Video: Kansas-Stanford preview

CBS Sports previews Sunday's South Region matchup between No. 10 Stanford and No. 2 Kansas. The Jayhawks took care of Eastern Kentucky in the round of 64 while Stanford upset #7 New Mexico.

Not a true point guard? Naadir Tharpe must prove critics wrong for KU to go deep in tournament

Naadir Tharpe was bad in Kansas’ win over Eastern Kentucky in the round of 64 on Friday, particularly in the first half, which means another round of the Tharpe-isn’t-good-enough talk. The difference this time, though, is that it starts with an opponent. “Coach was telling us about that,” Stanford junior Anthony Brown says of KU’s first game. “They kind of struggled, not a true point guard.”

Wiggins brothers meet and KU and K-State share a locker room in St. Louis

There's plenty of familiarity in the Scottrade Center locker rooms this week in St. Louis. Between the Kansas and Wichita State practices, two of the Wiggins brothers, freshman Andrew of KU and senior Nick of the Shockers, met in the Shockers’ room. Oh, and KU and K-State were assigned the same locker room. The Jayhawks get it for the first session; the Wildcats, the second.

Eastern Kentucky’s Eric Stutz lets his hair and love flow

Eastern Kentucky junior forward Eric Stutz is more than just the only big body in the Colonels’ starting lineup. He may also be the most colorful character in the NCAA Tournament. Stutz showed up to Eastern Kentucky’s news conference wearing a rainbow “peace and love” headband around his long, flowing hair.

Freshmen-laden NCAA title teams are the exception, not the rule

The youngest, most mystifying team in the country will open the NCAA Tournament in St. Louis on Friday, a program led by one-and-done talent and a coach with one shining moment to his name. Kansas coach Bill Self may be relieved we’re not talking about his team. No, the youngest team in the country is No. 8 seed Kentucky, which will open the tournament against No. 9 K-State.

KU’s Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid make basketball writers’ freshman all-America team

On Monday, KU’s Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid were selected to a five-man freshman all-America team by the United States Basketball Writers Association. They joined Duke freshman Jabari Parker, Kentucky freshman Julius Randle and Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis. Parker, who led Duke with 19.3 points and grabbed 8.8 rebounds, was selected the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year.

KU is No. 2 seed in South, will play Eastern Kentucky in St. Louis

The Jayhawks landed as the No. 2 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. KU will face Eastern Kentucky around 3:10 p.m. Friday (TBS) in the round of 64 in St. Louis. If the Jayhawks advance, they will face the winner of No. 7 seed New Mexico and No. 10 Stanford on Sunday for a spot in the Sweet 16 in Memphis, Tenn.

As KU awaits NCAA seed, Wiggins ponders his last chance in college

Nearly 35 minutes earlier, KU had fallen 94-83 to Iowa State in the Big 12 semifinals, and if reality hadn’t set in yet, Andrew Wiggins began to sense the moment. The next time Kansas loses will be the last time he suits up for a college game. “We have another chance,” Wiggins said. “This is a lot of the teammates’ first experience at the postseason, so we just have one more chance left.”

KU’s defense is exposed in loss to Iowa State

Iowa State has its best win of the season, 94-83 over Kansas in a Big 12 semifinal, and the Jayhawks have a reminder to the college basketball world: they are mediocre defensively, and the team that knocks them out of the NCAA Tournament will likely take advantage of this.

Kansas falls to Iowa State 94-83 in Big 12 semifinals

For 40 minutes Friday night, Iowa State victimized Kansas with an offensive clinic in the Jayhawks’ 94-83 loss in the Big 12 semifinals. In the first half, it was a three-point barrage — Iowa State hit eight of 12. In the second half, it was a layup line. For the night, the Cyclones shot 54 percent, the second team in three games to eclipse 90 points against KU.