Still Kansas

They can change coaches. They can change systems. They can even change some of the players. They are still Kansas.

Wayne Simien and Kansas beat the UAB press and forced a high-tempo game. After 106 years of basketball, some freak defense from a hyphenated school on a commuter campus wasn't going to upset basketball royalty. Alabama-Birmingham wasn't going to rattle the Jayhawks here Friday night, especially with another Final Four on the horizon.

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Alabama-Birmingham needs to understand something: Bill Self owns the state of Missouri. UAB didn't know it, but they played Friday's NCAA Tournament game on one of Self's many home courts in our state. No surprise that Self and Kansas rag-dolled UAB by 26 points, 100-74. You simply do not come into Self's state and win. Don't even think about it. It doesn't matter if Self is coaching Illinois or Kansas. Gov. Self rules the state.

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The first half of "Mama Simien's" prediction came true Friday night. The Jayhawks are among the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight after defeating the University of Alabama-Birmingham 100-74.

If Margaret Simien, mother of University of Kansas forward Wayne Simien, continues to prove correct, her son and the rest of the KU team will have another victory Sunday and will head to San Antonio for the Final Four.

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Kansas ought to star in an insole commercial, because here we are halfway through the NCAA Tournament, and the Jayhawks are gellin' like felons.

I don't know what was lining their Nikes, but it was obvious there was joy in their hearts Friday night, when they ran ninth-seeded Alabama-Birmingham off the floor at the Edward Jones Dome, 100-74, and ran themselves into a third Elite Eight in three years.

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