Come Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks must face a tall task in order to move on to the Sweet Sixteen. It will be a 7-foot tall task in UConn center Amida Brimah, the remaining player from the Huskies 2014 Championship team.
Connecticut has a knack for performing on the big stage in March, the team was a 7 seed when they cut down the nets. This post-season, the team rallied from a 36-27 half-time deficit by scoring 47 points in the second half. Brimah contributed 7 rebounds and 5 blocks on the day, helping the Huskies bounce back to a 74-67 victory.
Perry Ellis will be called to match-up on UConn’s center in the second round match. “You could get your shot blocked, and you just got to keep going,” will be the mentality if the 7-footer deflect KU’s attempts.
The contest between the Jayhawks and Huskies will begin at 6:45 in Des Moines.