Stories for March 10, 2002


Lead stories

Kansas, Duke, Maryland, Cincinnati lead the field of 65

(Web Posted Sunday at 5:29 p.m.) Duke was seeded No. 1 for the NCAA tournament for a record fifth straight year Sunday, joined atop the regional brackets by top-ranked Kansas, Maryland and Cincinnati.

Oklahoma topples Kansas

(Updated Sunday at 5:22 p.m.) Oklahoma toppled No. 1 Kansas, 64-55, in Sunday's championship game of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. Update: Kansas will play 16th seed Holy Cross (18-14) on Thursday in St. Louis in the first round of the NCAA Final Four Tournament.

OU stomps Texas, sets sights on KU - Oklahoma 67, Texas 51

By Robert Sinclair Following Oklahoma's Big 12 tournament semifinal victory over Texas, OU's Aaron McGhee and Daryan Selvy were asked how the Sooners should play against Kansas University in today's Big 12 title game.

Price leads Oklahoma to Big 12 tourney win over No. 1 Kansas

Hollis Price scored 23 points, including two clutch 3-pointers that turned back a second-half rally by No. 1 Kansas, and No. 4 Oklahoma won its second straight Big 12 tournament with a 64-55 victory on Sunday.

Softball tourney delayed

Kansas University's Holiday Inn Invitational softball tournament on Saturday was postponed to today because of cold and windy conditions. The tournament will resume today at Jayhawk Field.

Jayhawks stun Oklahoma State

By Andy Samuelson A day after surviving a close match with Texas Tech to pick up its first Big 12 victory of the season, Kansas University pulled off its biggest stunner of the season on Saturday when the Jayhawks rocked Oklahoma State, 6-1, at Alvamar Racquet Club.

KU Basketball Notebook: Boschee caught snoozing

By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee was in dire need of a catnap on Saturday afternoon at Kemper Arena. "It's hard to stay in the game. I was thinking about what I'm going to eat at the steakhouse tonight," Kansas University's senior guard said of his daydreams on the bench during the final eight minutes of KU's 90-50 Big 12 semifinal rout of Texas Tech.

Oklahoma tough test for Kansas

By Chuck Woodling Eleven times this season Kansas University's men's basketball team has scored 100 or more points. Eight more times the Jayhawks have reached the 90-point plateau. Not today, though. Not when Kansas tangles with Oklahoma in a classic match of two No. 1 one certain (KU) and the other probable (OU) NCAA Tournament seeds for the championship of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

Miles sets assists record

By Robert Sinclair It should come as no surprise that a freshman point guard set the Big 12 tournament record for assists on Saturday afternoon. The shocker might be the fact that it was Kansas University's Aaron Miles and not acclaimed T.J. Ford of Texas who set the standard.

Decisions, decisions: Pods muddle bracket outlook

Prepare for the invasion of the pods. No, it's just the NCAA Tournament, version 2002 not a science-fiction, body-snatching thriller. When the NCAA announces its men's field at 5 p.m. today, the bracket will look the same.