Jayhawks somber as elimination hits home
Upset loss to Oregon in Elite Eight will linger; season’s stars won’t.
Frank Mason III and Landen Lucas will be lost to graduation, Josh Jackson is likely headed to the NBA, and very little about Kansas next season will look remotely the same. That only makes things harder. After a frustrating loss to Oregon in the Midwest Regional semifinals ended the Jayhawks’ season a week earlier than they had hoped, the only thing they want to do is look to the future.
Yet that gaze is met with much uncertainty.
“I don’t really know. It’s my first time being in this position,” Jackson said in a morose locker room shortly after the Ducks punched their ticket to the Final Four with a 74-60 victory at the Sprint Center on Saturday night. so
Frank Mason III will graduate from Kansas and move on to the NBA in the months ahead.