The Kansas Jayhawks are looking forward to the chance to not only make it to the Final Four with a win today in their Elite 8 match-up in the 2012 NCAA Tournament but to do so against such a storied opponent in North Carolina. With former Kansas coach Roy Williams at the helm and such a talented roster, Kansas' players say they will be ready for such a tough contest.
"This is going to be one of the funnest games of our careers," KU center Jeff Withey said. "We’re excited to play against them. We wouldn’t want it any other way than to play North Carolina to get to the Final Four. We match up really well with them. It’s going to be fun game, a physical game, one for the history books."
Thomas Robinson, the team's unquestioned star, has confidence the Jayhawks will bounce back from poor shooting efforts in their last two games. The team shot less than 40 percent versus both North Carolina State and Purdue to get to this point, so they can ill afford a third performance.
"We know we haven’t been playing great lately," Robinson said. "A lot of people see that as a bad thing, but I see it as a good thing. We’ve been finding a way to win and we still haven’t played close to our abilities. The lid will come off (the rim) tomorrow and we’ll play a great game."
Here's the info you need heading into the game tonight: