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1. Those Crazy Rush Brothers. Kansas star freshman Brandon Rush attended four high schools. His brothers, Jaron (most famous for drinking his way out of basketball) and the Charlotte Bobcats' Kareem, both attended Pembroke Hill, an small private high school. While in Kansas City, Brandon attended Westport, not exactly a school mentioned as one of the best in the KC area. That didn't prevent Brandon from not making his grades there, and was forced to go to Mount Zion to get his "degree." Apparently Mt. Zion did wonders for Rush, as Rush had over a 3.0 GPA in his first semester at Kansas. Yes, Rush could not succeed at a Kansas City Missouri Public high school, but Rush's tutor, errr, Brandon, averaged better than a "B" at Kansas.

2. They Retired Their Broadcaster's Number. Mad props to Kansas radio broadcaster Max Falkenstein. Depending on another Bucknell-like choke job, Falkenstein could be calling his last Jayhawk basketball game this week. Max spent 60 years on the job at Kansas, calling the team's football and basketball games. The team recently raised the number 60 to the rafters in honor of Falkenstein, who will be remembered by millions of KU fans as the voice of Kansas athletics.

3. They Were Kind of Co-Champs, Not Really. Memo to Bill Self: You lost to Texas. Badly. After drubbing Oklahoma on their homecourt on March 5, the Longhorns were presented with the regular season Big 12 trophy. Yes, the Longhorns did in fact tie the Jayhawks in the conference standings with a 13-3 record, but Texas drubbed the 'Hawks 80-55 in Austin, giving them the tiebreaker over KU. But apparently Bill Self didn't get that and was peeved when the team was not presented a trophy when they beat Kansas State on March 4 to clinch a share of the title. After hearing Self's complaints, the Big 12 chalked it up to a miscommunication and promised that it will never happen again. — Nick Bromberg

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