March 13, 2008
KU awaits winner of MU-NU
With a first round bye in the 2008 Big 12 Conference Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks (28-3, 13-3) will play the wait-and-see game Thursday as Missouri (16-15, 6-10) and Nebraska (18-11, 7-9) fight for a spot in Friday's quarterfinal against second-seeded KU. Bill Self's team swept the season series with both MU and NU, and will look to make it three wins over either team as the Jayhawks shoot for their third-straight conference tournament championship.
In all likelihood, KU will find themselves as a two-seed in the NCAA tournament, but a strong showing in Kansas City, Mo., this weekend will put Self's squad in position to grab one of four top seeds should Tennessee, UCLA, and/or Memphis falter.
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