Robinson Faces Defensive Challenges
Associated Press - Thu 06:14 AM 03/22/2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The double-doubles have turned into double troubles for Thomas Robinson.
The player of the year candidate for No. 2 seed Kansas got a taste of what life will be like in the rest of the NCAA tournament last weekend. Hounded and harassed by Purdue all night, the big guy was nearly shut down, and the Jayhawks nearly sent home before the second weekend.
That's the biggest reason why the Jayhawks survived and advanced.
Kansas will play No. 11 seed North Carolina State on Friday night in St. Louis for the right to play in the regional final. Just two games separate an unheralded bunch of former backups and walk-ons from playing in the program's 14th Final Four.