The Wildcats have never reached the NCAA Tournament – they’re all but assured of an invitation next week – and coach Brad Hill set up his pitching rotation with regional play in mind.
K-State’s best chance to make noise in the national tournament is to keep life normal for the staff. It’s why A.J. Morris, the Big 12′s pitcher of the year who started nearly every series for the Wildcats this season, didn’t get the ball Wednesday.
LAWRENCE | Fresh off watching Texas Tech’s Alan Voskuil torch his team for 35 points, Kansas coach Bill Self now faces the unwelcome task of figuring out which of his players will guard Texas’ A.J. Abrams.
Self has at least one volunteer.
“I hope I get to guard him,” KU guard Brady Morningstar said. “You know, to try to redeem myself a little bit.”
Morningstar has taken the Jayhawks’ shocking loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday night harder than anyone. He began the night on Voskuil, who proceeded to swish four three-pointers in the first 7 minutes.
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* KU research finds human emotions hold sway over physical health around the world
Most strikingly, the link between emotion and physical health was strongest in the poorest countries surveyed.
* ‘Jana Mackey Day’ set to honor legacy of slain KU law student
Mackey, who grew up in Hays, spent countless hours volunteering to aid victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
* Kansas Geological Survey wins contract to test new oil production methods
If successful, the new techniques would not only produce more oil but would be more cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly than current production methods. HOMETOWN INTEREST: Marion and Sedgwick counties
* KU names 15 Kansas Asia Scholars for 2009
Students preparing to teach at the elementary or secondary level will spend three weeks in China studying Chinese language, culture and history. HOMETOWNS: Basehor, Clyde, Derby, Dodge City, Garden City, Lawrence, Lenexa, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park and Stilwell, Kan.; Burr Ridge, Ill.; and Sumner, Wash.
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Kansas is the top seed in next week’s Big 12 men’s tournament despite Wednesday’s loss to Texas Tech. Three other seeds are known entering the final weekend of the regular season.
The Jayhawks, who would win a tie breaker over Missouri because of a better record against North foes and over Oklahoma because of their head-to-head win, will play the winner of the 8-9 game between Nebraska and Baylor.
Colorado is locked into the 12th seed. The Texas Tech at Iowa State winner will be the 10th seed, the loser the 11th.
LAWRENCE, Kan. | Baylor, playing without leading scorer and rebounder Danielle Wilson, made just 26 percent of its shots from the field and was upset by Kansas 69-45 Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Wilson, who may have suffered a torn ACL against Texas on Saturday, did not make the trip to Kansas.
Meanwhile, the other Danielle — that would be McCray of Kansas — fired off 35 points in the Jayhawks’ biggest victory of the season. McCray made seven three-point shots in her career-high game.