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Self's Tactic Ices It for Kansas

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Happiness bled through Thomas Robinson as he climbed to the top of the ladder, cutting his strand of the net, kissing it and showing it off to the Kansas faithful. Ditto Jeff Withey as he waved his newly acquired Final Four T-shirt like a towel and joined his teammates on the stage for the trophy presentation. And there was Travis Releford, so overcome with emotion he couldn't find the words to answer questions in the locker room afterward.

Conversely, agony suffocated Harrison Barnes as he sat in front of his locker in the North Carolina dressing room, blue towel covering his face, virtually motionless for more than 20 minutes. Or Kendall Marshall, still wearing a suit and that black brace on his wrist, having to pause between words just to formulate a sentence. Or Stilman White, his face flushed red from crying, as he got on the back of a golf cart to head to a...

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