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.
(Another brother, Mitchell Jr., will be in Missouri on Saturday: He plays for Southeastern (Fla.) and is scheduled to compete in the NAIA slam-dunk contest at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.) Although their teams will play in the same arena Friday, the only way Andrew and Nick Wiggins could face off in the NCAA Tournament is if both advance to the national championship game. Kansas coach Bill Self said that’s probably a break for their parents, Mitchell Sr. and Marita.
“The fact that they’re not playing each other (in St. Louis) will probably be better for them,” Self said. “It would be something that everybody in our state would probably think was a dream matchup. For the family, it probably played out perfectly.” Oh, and KU and K-State were assigned the same locker room. The Jayhawks get it for the first session; the Wildcats, the second.