Blair Kerkhoff

Blair Kerkhoff

Road to Final Four went through … Kansas State

Two of the coaches in the Final Four — Oregon’s Dana Altman and South Carolina’s Frank Martin — are former Kansas State head coaches. In all, five of the last seven K-State head coaches have taken teams to the Final Four. But none took the Wildcats to college basketball’s final weekend.

Blair Kerkhoff

Blair Kerkhoff: Iowa State factor favors Purdue over KU, sort of

Purdue is coming off a second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Iowa State, the team that ended Kansas’ 51-game homecourt winning streak. That piece of information was used by Purdue coach Matt Painter as the Boilermakers prepared for the Cyclones. The Boilers seem split about how that plays into Thursday’s Sweet 16 game against KU.

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Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield and Oklahoma teammates shoot in NRG Stadium the day before Saturday's Final Four game against Villanova.
Blair Kerkhoff bkerkhoff@kcstar.com
Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield 0:30

Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston 1:19

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova 5:07

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight 4:54

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight