7:27 PM ET, March 25, 2011
SAN ANTONIO -- Ramping up for perhaps the biggest game in school history, 12th-seeded Richmond huddled in the tunnel. That's when Kansas players came trotting past and the trouble started.Shoves were traded. Words were exchanged and security appeared. It ended quickly without a fight and the Jayhawks went on their way.
• Kansas advanced to its fourth Elite Eight in eight seasons under Bill Self.
• No. 1 seeds improved to 18-0 all-time against No. 12 seeds in the NCAA tournament.
• Kansas went on 27-4 run over a 13-minute span in the first half to take a 35-11 lead, and the Jayhawks led by at least 15 the rest of the game.
• Richmond was in its second Sweet 16 -- its first since 1988 -- but had its nine-game winning streak snapped.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The last time Bill Self led a team to the Elite Eight, he also faced a double-digit seed, beating No. 10 Davidson in 2008 en route to winning his first national title. Self had lost four straight Elite Eight games with three different schools prior to that win.
|*Won national title|
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-65 (.338)||30-63 (.476)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-26 (.154)||9-19 (.474)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-12 (.750)||8-10 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||10 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
|» Mar 25, 2011||@KU 77, RICH 57||Recap|
Twice before, Bill Self and Kansas have posted double-digit wins in the Sweet 16. Both times, the Jayhawks' Elite 8 game was a significantly tighter game. In 2004, Kansas pounded UAB before losing to Georgia Tech in overtime. Before winning the 2008 national title, Kansas rolled by Villanova before edging Davidson by 2 points.[+]
Double-digit Sweet 16 Wins, Kansas Under Bill Self
ESPN Stats & Information