ITP: By beating Kansas State, Jayhawks advance to Big 12 championship

For the 12th time in 22 years, the Kansas Jayhawks will play in the Big 12 championship game after defeating Kansas State on Friday night in the semifinals.

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It helped that K-State’s best two players were out, but the Jayhawks cruised past the Wildcats in another Sunflower Showdown installment to advance to Saturday’s championship game. By beating Kansas State, KU advanced to its 9th title game in Bill Self’s 15-year tenure, which is as remarkable as his overall record against the Wildcats.

One more game against a league opponent remains for the Jayhawks, and it’s a third battle with the West Virginia Mountaineers. Without Udoka Azubuike, it won’t be easy for Kansas to grab the tournament title, but if you’ve made it this far, why not win the whole thing?

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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.