After four seasons of being unable to reach the Final Four, the KU basketball team always seems to fall short in the NCAA Tournament. Will this team be different?
It has been five years since the Kansas Jayhawks have mustered anything that qualifies as a deep NCAA Tournament run. With last year being the farthest they have gotten since the 2012 season, how will this team be different?
If you look at how Kansas basketball has evolved over the years, it is easy to see why this team is different. Most of Kansas’ game plans in the past stemmed around consistent big men who could add two points to the board when asked.
This year, however, Kansas has the smallest lineup that they have ever had since the 2008 national championship season. Led by the tough senior leader, Frank Mason III, the Jayhawks could end this season on a high note.
The Jayhawks don’t have to rely on just one scorer, so that is bound to help them come tournament time.
If you look at the roster, five players stick out as major components to March Madness success. So, since Selection Sunday draws closer lets grade major components of value to Kansas’ postseason.