Bill Self couldn’t contain his emotion after his team beat Duke to get to the Final Four.
The Kansas coach teared up as he addressed his players in the locker room after an 85-81 overtime win over the Blue Devils in the Elite Eight. Despite being a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, this Kansas squad was generally regarded as one of Self’s weaker teams.
So for the Jayhawks to come through and beat one of the country’s top programs to get to the Final Four made it an extremely sweet moment for Self.
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“You know I’m not that emotional,” Self said. “But this is the best I’ve felt about a group [of players]. And you guys have no idea how much this means to so many people. And I said before, you’re going to be loved by this place forever. All you can do is add to it. And you’ve added to it. Now all we can do is add to it [again].”
Now the Jayhawks will head to San Antonio to play Villanova for a spot in the national championship. Kansas opened as a 5-point underdog in that matchup.
The Jayhawks and Wildcats will tip off at 7:49 p.m. CT on Saturday. The game will be televised on TBS.