OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives inside in the second half against Eli Holman #32 of the Detroit Titans during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament 2012, Kansas Vs. Purdue: Jayhawks Come Back From Double Digits To Win

The Kansas Jayhawks try to make their way into the Sweet Sixteen against the Boilermakers tonight.

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Missouri's Loss To Norfolk State Considered Biggest Upset This Season

For Missouri Tigers fans, this will be a no-brainer, but the basketball team’s loss in the 2012 NCAA Tournament to Norfolk State has been called the biggest upset in 2012. The loss still has some wondering what exactly went wrong after a Cinderella season that garnered Coach of the Year honors from the Associated Press for Frank Haith and 30 wins during the regular season for the Tigers. Instead of advancing far into the tourney as a No. 2 seed, the Tigers fell unexpectedly in the first round.

Braden Gall of Athlon Sports writes, “The Missouri Tigers were a chic pick to make it to the Final Four in 2012 after winning the Big 12 tournament. But Mizzou failed to make it out of the first round despite shooting 52.7% from the floor and making 13 three-pointers. It wasn’t enough to top the MEAC tournament champs from pulling off the monumental upset. Kyle O’Quinn led the Spartans with 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 14 rebounds. A big reason the guard-heavy Tigers got beat? Norfolk State dominated the glass 35-23 in the two-point victory.”

The Tigers not only lost in the first round, but they also must watch their rival Kansas Jayhawks advance all the way to the national title game against Kentucky tonight. While some might root for KU, it will be a reminder for all of what Missouri might have enjoyed.

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Kansas Vs. Purdue: Tyshawn Taylor Hopes To Avoid Cramping In NCAA Tournament's Third Round

The Kansas Jayhawks have already enjoyed a season far beyond what most college basketball fans expected riding on the backs of their two stars: point guard Tyshawn Taylor and Player of the Year candidate Thomas Robinson. The Jayhawks will definitely need both to make a deep run in the playoffs, yet Taylor had a hard time staying on the floor after cramping issues in the opening round against Detroit.

Taylor received treatment during the Detroit game for cramps that limited him to 23 total minutes played. In fact, Taylor missed most of the second half.

"After the first IV went in, they asked if I was all right. My legs felt tight," Taylor said. "I tried to move. I said, ‘Dang.’ As a competitor, you want to be out there for your team. If it was a close game, I’d feel worse about myself."

Head coach Bill Self didn’t seem too worried about Taylor’s health for tonight’s 8:40 CT tip-off time.

"I think he’s fine. He cramped in Hawaii, too, and sat out a good portion of the Georgetown game, and that was a full-body deal. Yesterday it was just his calf. He says his calf is sore," Self said.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a completeprintable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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