The NCAA Tournament selection show on CBS may have been a train wreck, but we know this much: the Kansas basketball team was watching.
In praising the Jayhawks, Doug Gottlieb also gave them ammunition to get motivated for Thursday’s Sweet 16 game against Maryland:
The Sporting News had a story with the headline: No. 1 Kansas lacks NBA-caliber talent we expect of NCAA champions.
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Kansas’ Wayne Selden mentioned that talk after the 79-63 win over Maryland on Thursday, saying: “People counted all of us out of this game. They said they had pros over there and we were just joes. I think this locker room took it personally.”
Here is what Selden said:
Of course, KU was a 6 1/2-point favorite, so people weren’t overlooking the Jayhawks. But they were clearly motivated by that quote.
Others thought Selden’s quote was a stretch: