Kansas hadn’t even left the Superdome floor Saturday night after coming from behind to stun Ohio State and reach Monday’s NCAA tournament final when the talk began.
No chance. No way. No how.
That is the prognosis for the Jayhawks when they face Kentucky in college basketball’s national championship game. The question wasn’t whether Kentucky would win, but by how much.
“We get to play the best team in the country hands down from day one until now,” Kansas Coach Bill Self said after his team had pulled yet another escape act to beat the Buckeyes, 64-62. “We could play as well as we played in the second half tonight for two halves Monday night and it might not be good enough.”
That’s the general consensus.