Kansas’ Vick one of several Final Four impact players

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March 27, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) throws a pass across the baseline beyond TCU guard Kenrich Williams (34) and TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) during the second half on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse. LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD/NICK KRUG

2018 NCAA Tournament: Final Four

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas’ Lagerald Vick started the year with a series of strong performances — and then abruptly faded for most of Big 12 play.

The 6-foot-5 junior is back to playing reliably productive minutes again, and that’s a big reason why the Jayhawks are back in the Final Four for the first time in six years.

Beyond each team’s top scorers and best talents, Vick is part of a group that could play critical roles in determining whether Kansas, Villanova , Michigan or Loyola-Chicago ends up hoisting the trophy Monday night in San Antonio. Others include Wildcats guard Phil Booth, Wolverines point guard Zavier Simpson and Ramblers regional hero Ben Richardson.

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