Kansas diminished its chances of securing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament Saturday on the road at West Virginia despite the best efforts of fabulous freshman Andrew Wiggins.
No team ever has earned a No. 1 seed with more than seven losses. The 92-86 loss to the Mountaineers was the eighth of the season for the Jayhawks.
The Jayhawks seemed to be sleepwalking through the first half and fell behind by 25 points at one point playing without Wiggins’ fellow freshman star Joel Embiid, who was out with an injury.
Kansas missed Embiid badly, particularly on the defensive end. West Virginia freshman forward Devin Williams had his way in the post in the first half. Williams came in averaging eight points and seven rebounds and finished with 22 points and 13 boards. Guard Eron Harris led the Mountaineers with 28 points.
After Bill Self used his final timeout with 17 minutes remaining, the Jayhawks rallied to cut the lead to five in the final two minutes but couldn’t claw all the way back.Read More »from Andrew Wiggins' career day can't save Kansas and its hopes for No. 1 seed