by Chris Durden & The Associated Press
With a key player nursing a painfully bruised knee, Kansas coach Bill Self is glad to be on a Friday-Sunday schedule this week in the Midwest Regional.
Self says by the time the top-seeded Jayhawks meet Number 12 seed Villanova on Friday night, sophomore guard Sherron Collins should be back to one-hundred percent. After not practicing at all on Friday, Collins managed to score 10 points in the 75-to-56 victory on Saturday over UNLV, which propelled the Jayhawks into the round of 16.
Collins, a spark plug off the bench and a fearless playmaker who loves to drive to the basket in traffic, is one of the Jayhawks' best players when he's 100 percent.