Kansas Jayhawks Basketball

Kansas Fails To Play Like a Team, and Ends Up Losing to Northern Iowa

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  Sherron Collins #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks attempts to maintain control the ball as he is defended by Anthony James #52 (L) and Lucas O'Rear #32 of the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Brandon BohningCorrespondent IMarch 21, 2010

America, you may want to review your brackets, the No. 1 overall seed, most people's brackets would have had the Jayhawks winning it all. 

Not so, the Northern Iowa Panthers beat Kansas 69-67 after what will be the most talked about three-pointer of the entire tournament once it concludes in April. 

UNI struggled the last four minutes of the game when Kansas forced the issue with their stingy full court press. After UNI's Koch broke through, tossing it to Faroukmanesh, who had no one in front of him except a shot clock which read 31, took the shot, and hit nothing but net. 

As soon as the shot went through, UNI's lead went from one to four, and with the shot, went Kansas' chance to come back. 

Kansas played horribly the first half, and at the end of the game had just 9 assists for 24 shots made. 

No one should take anything away from Northern Iowa, they were deserved winners. 

Kansas did nothing for 40 minutes to deserve even an overtime forcing shot, and they were deserved losers. 

Kansas fans shouldn't feel bad about the result as much as they may want to feel bad for Sherron Collins. 

Northern Iowa proved the Midwest region was stacked from top to bottom, and KU felt the brunt of that fact in just the second round. 

Some will question Kansas' draw, others will just shrug it off. 

One thing is for sure, Kansas and Bill Self will be answering questions for weeks to come. 

 

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