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THE JAYHAWKS TAKE FLIGHT
Alexander Wolff
December 04, 1989
By stunningly upsetting No, 1 UNLV and No. 2 LSU and winning the NIT, unflappable Kansas poleaxed the pollsters
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December 04, 1989

The Jayhawks Take Flight

By stunningly upsetting No, 1 UNLV and No. 2 LSU and winning the NIT, unflappable Kansas poleaxed the pollsters

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"You going to New York, Mo?" someone asked him as Thanksgiving approached.

"Is Reagan president?" Scurry replied, too confidently.

Tarkanian was despondent when word reached him before the semis that Scurry had scored only 68. Until the second semester, Johnson will have to take care of the frontcourt chores without much help.

For the moment, somebody has to be No. 1.

Syracuse? Georgetown? Arizona, perhaps?

Steven Pritchard has a suggestion. "I mean, look at this team," he says, flogging the Jayhawks. "They always seem to get five guys in double figures. And even in the championship game [in '88], the four starters other than Danny shot 81 percent...."

Pritchard has booked a lot of acts in Denver, the site of this season's Final Four. His clients have performed at Red Rocks and they have played the Paramount Theatre. "But I've never done McNichols Arena," he says. "Not yet, anyway."

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