Jayhawks to face No. 5 seed Maryland on Thursday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Top-seed Kansas will face No. 5 seed Maryland in the NCAA Championship South Regional Semifinals on Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Tipoff is approximately 8:40 p.m. Central time on CBS.

“Maryland is without question one of the most talented teams in the country,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “They are very strong on the perimeter and play through both bigs. They have been ranked nationally in the top-10 for the majority of the season. We know how talented they are and certainly it will be a great test.”

The Terrapins (28-7, 12-6 Big Ten) are coached by former Jayhawk Mark Turgeon, who will be coaching against his alma mater for the seventh time (0-6) and first time as the Maryland head coach.

“Our fans will be very familiar with their coach because Mark was one of the beloved Jayhawks during his time in Lawrence,” Self said. “I was a graduate-assistant coach at Kansas when Turg was a junior. He has had a great coaching career and has really got that Maryland program on a very solid foundation.”

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