Even though the Border War between Kansas and Missouri formally ended on the floor with the two teams splitting a pair of games this season, the animosity between the two programs won't die just because they're in two separate conferences.
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger offered further proof of that Saturday when he gleefully addressed a group of Jayhawks alumni in Omaha after Missouri's stunning upset loss at the hands of 15th-seeded Norfolk State. Without ever saying the name "Missouri" once, Zenger made it very clear he was pleased with the Tigers' early exit.
"Karma, karma, karma," Zenger said. "Learn how to handle success. The Jayhawks nation knows how to handle success. Five times I believe, we've handled it really, really well."
Zenger certainly wasn't the only Kansas fan in Omaha who seemed to be more pleased with the Tigers' loss than the Jayhawks' routine win over 15th-seeded Detroit.
They celebrated with smiles, high fives and fist pumps when Phil Pressey's desperation three at the buzzer missed the mark. And they wildly applauded Norfolk State's players when they came out of the tunnel during the Kansas-Detroit game.