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Men's Basketball 2015-16 coverage

Kansas defeats Connecticut, 73-61

  • 6:45 p.m., March 19, 2016
  • Wells Fargo Arena,
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Notebook: Perry Ellis fine after bumping knee

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis banged knees with a UConn player during the Jayhawks’ 73-61 second-round victory Saturday at Wells Fargo Center, and left the floor limping early in the contest. KU fans were relieved when Ellis was back after a minute or so on the sidelines. By Gary Bedore

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Bill Self likes Jayhawks' feisty attitude

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self loved his team’s feisty attitude at halftime of Saturday’s 73-61 second-round NCAA South Regional victory over UConn in Wells Fargo Arena. The squad’s veteran players were animated despite leading, 44-24. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor closing the lane on defense

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s search for quality post play alongside Perry Ellis kept coming up empty early in the season. It ended long ago and was stuffed deeper into the past Saturday night at a block party at the expense of Connecticut. By Tom Keegan

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Husky wants best for Jayhawk pal Wayne Selden Jr.

After watching his team trim a 23-point Kansas lead down to nine on two different occasions late in the first half of Saturday’s second-round NCAA Tournament game at Wells Fargo Arena, UConn freshman Jalen Adams said he could feel the momentum turning the Huskies’ way. But both times a familiar face and fellow Roxbury, Mass., native made plays that pushed the Kansas lead back to double digits and kept UConn from completing the comeback. By Matt Tait

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Self, Ellis and Selden discuss KU's second-round victory over UConn

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, as well as Jayhawks Perry Ellis and Wayne Selden Jr., answer questions from media members following the Jayhawks' 73-61 victory over Connecticut, which advanced KU to its first Sweet 16 since 2013.

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