No piece of hardware could take Frank Mason III's mind off what could have been. The senior point guard from Kansas was selected the AP player of the year Thursday at the Final Four in Phoenix. He was there without his teammates since the Jayhawks were eliminated in the Midwest Regional final by Oregon.
“I've still been thinking about it. It's been on my mind a lot,” Mason said when asked if he had gotten over that loss. “And I just have to move on to what's next. And I just look at the bigger picture and focus on everything that I can control.”
Mason said he expected to be at the Final Four with his teammates and coaches.
“You know, I didn't plan...