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Bitter sweet 16

Michigan State 67, Kansas 62

Sherron Collins spoke in hushed tones, his eyes staring holes in the carpet in a somber Lucas Oil Stadium locker room.

Evening

FINAL: Michigan State uses late comeback to take down KU, 67-62

The Spartans finished the game on a 12-2 run, ending the Jayhawks' season in the Sweet 16.

Stories

It's 'Nova over Pitt 78-76 in East Region

It was physical. It was defensive. It was just the way they like it in the Big East. With bodies clogging the lane and 3-pointers clanging off the rim, Scottie Reynolds made a half-court dash for a last-second basket to give Villanova 78-76 victory over Pittsburgh and send the Wildcats to their first Final Four since the 1985 team made its stunning run to the NCAA championship.

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Top-seeded UConn outlasts Missouri 82-75

Connecticut is making another trip from the desert to the Final Four. The wait goes on for Missouri.

KU men's basketball returns home to Allen Fieldhouse

Bad weather across Kansas forced the Kansas men's basketball team's flight back from Indianapolis to be diverted again, this time to Kansas City International Airport. They arrived in Lawrence a little after 2 p.m. Saturday.

KU men's basketball team scheduled to arrive in Topeka at 11:30 a.m. Saturday

The latest plans for the Kansas men's basketball team are to arrive at Forbes Field in Topeka at approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Bitter sweet 16

Michigan State 67, Kansas 62

Sherron Collins spoke in hushed tones, his eyes staring holes in the carpet in a somber Lucas Oil Stadium locker room.

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Down go the champs

In the end, a two-deep Kansas basketball team proved too shallow to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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Honors court: Forgotten memorabilia reflects basketball founder James Naismith’s commitment to faith

In a forgotten little room in Allen Fieldhouse, Michael Zogry felt he’d seen a ghost.

KU softball called off

sts for snow and cold prompted Kansas University to postpone its scheduled weekend softball series with Texas A&M.

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Jayhawks two deep, too shallow

Pin it on Sherron Collins. That’s the easy way to go. He even begged for it in the wake of Michigan State’s come-from-behind, 67-62 Friday night knockout punch of Kansas University in Lucas Oil Stadium. “I don’t want to hear anybody talking about the young fellas, putting anything on them,” Collins said from a seat in front of his locker. “I can take whatever anybody wants to give me, but don’t dish it on them. Dish it all on me.”

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Gary Bedore's KU Basketball Notebook

Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich addressed the NBA question numerous times after Friday’s season-ending loss to Michigan State.

Lucas 'got lucky'

Guard carries Spartans late

Kalin Lucas wasn’t planning his move. With the game tied, a minute left, and the shot clock winding down, he instead turned to instinct.