David Patten

West capsules

1. KANSAS LOCATION: Lawrence. ENROLLMENT: 29,624 HOW THEY GOT HERE: Won Big 12 tournament. RECORD: 30-4. RPI: 11th. RECORD VS. FIELD: 5-3. NCAA HISTORY: This is 36th appearance, and 18th in a row. The Jayhawks won it all in 1952 and 1988; they also advanced to the Final Four 10 other times, including 2002 and '03. KEY PLAYERS: G Sherron Collins (5-11/Fr., 9.4 ppg, 41.0 3-pt FG%); G Brandon Rush (6-6/Soph., 13.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 40.5 3-pt FG%); F Julian Wright (6-8/Soph., 11.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg, 55.1 FG%). THE BUZZ: The Jayhawks have no seniors, but it hasn't mattered. Coach Bill Self has an athletic group that likes a fast pace, and despite their youth, these guys can play good...