ITP: Jayhawks Lose to Villanova in the Elite Eight


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Inside the Paint logo.The Jayhawks’ brilliant season came to a sudden close on Saturday night with a loss to No. 2-seed Villanova in the Elite Eight. A bid for Kansas’ first Final Four in four years came up just short, but there are many different people to blame and reasons to cite for the Jayhawks’ demise. We break down every aspect of the loss, from Perry Ellis’ struggles to KU’s bench to Bill Self’s coaching to referees, in an extended segment devoted entirely to the regional final.

Even though it doesn’t matter much to Kansas fans anymore, we go through the other tournament games and make our picks for the Final Four. Who should KU be rooting for to win the national title? Does it matter? Is Josh Jackson next for Kansas? Are Josh and Daniel returning for their senior years? We answer everything on this extended episode of Inside the Paint.

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Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.