Bill Self could have easily loaded up with cupcakes after losing all five starters. Instead, the Kansas coach still put together a difficult non-conference schedule that includes a trip to the Bahamas, a date with Duke and road games against a pair of Top 25 teams.
The NCAA released on Tuesday it's Consensus All-America teams, meaning these are the rosters for the record books. Using the All-America teams from four sources -- the Associated Press, Sporting News, the United States Basketball Writers Association the National Association of Basketball Coaches -- the NCAA draws a conclusion on who was voted on to the First and Second teams.
The biggest story not only in this region, not only in this tournament or in college hoops, but in the entire sports universe, is Florida Gulf Coast. Dunk City. Florida Dunk Coast. Whatever we want to call it, this 15 seed is the darling narrative, the best story in college basketball to reach a wider audience since Butler made back-to-back national title games.