Why will Jayhawk coach Roy Williams be spitting in the Hudson River in April?
Why not? Everybody else does. But any musings about Williams’s expectorations are based on the high expectations his Jayhawks have this year. The ultrasuperstitious coach began a tradition in 1982 when, as a North Carolina assistant coach, he spit in the Mississippi River for good luck before the Tar Heels won the NCAA championship game in New Orleans. He repeated the tactic with his Kansas team during the ’93 Midwest Regional in St. Louis and again when the Jayhawks reached the Final Four in New Orleans a week later. To help win a national title this season, Williams could make a similar pilgrimage to the Hudson River, only a few miles from the Meadowlands Arena, site of this year’s Final Four. Kansas has the talent to go all the way. The brainy backcourt of Jerod Haase and Jacque Vaughn (their GPAs are 3.60 and 3.68, respectively) will again set the tone for the team. Haase averaged 15.0 points per game last season, while Vaughn has a shot at breaking former Jayhawk Cedric Hunter’s B