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Region honors Aldrich

Kansas University sophomore center Cole Aldrich on Sunday was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Regional team. Michigan State’s Goran Suton, Kalin Lucas and Travis Walton and Louisville’s Earl Clark also were voted to the squad by media members covering the tournament.

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KU women advance to WNIT semifinals for first time in school history

Jayhawks take road victory over New Mexico, 78-69

Danielle McCray scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds, helping the Kansas women's basketball team to a 78-69 victory over New Mexico in the WNIT on Monday night in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Collins a third team All-America selection

Aldrich an honorable mention

Kansas junior guard Sherron Collins is a third-team All-America selection, the Associated Press announced Monday. Sophomore center Cole Aldrich was tapped honorable mention. Collins also has been named second-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and third-team by CBSsportsline.com and the Sporting News. He also was first-team All-Big 12 and All-NABC District Eight.

Surging KU women hope to end road woes

Kansas University's women's basketball team will try to claim just its second road win since Christmas when it faces New Mexico in the Elite Eight of the Women's NIT.

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KU to address equality of women’s sports venues

The Kansas University Athletics Department is undertaking several facility improvements after external reports showed the university’s men’s and women’s facilities were unequal. Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director, said the university annually undergoes an external review for Title IX issues related to gender equity in all facets of its program.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

CBSsportsline.com has listed Kansas University assistant Joe Dooley as one of the candidates for the vacant Virginia Commonwealth head coaching job. Others on the list: VCU assistant Tony Pujol, Texas assistant Russell Springman, Florida assistant Shaka Smart, Wake Forest assistant Jeff Battle, Ohio State assistant Archie Miller as well as head coaches Jeff Lebo of Auburn and Billy Lange of Navy.

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Region honors Aldrich

Kansas University sophomore center Cole Aldrich on Sunday was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Regional team. Michigan State’s Goran Suton, Kalin Lucas and Travis Walton and Louisville’s Earl Clark also were voted to the squad by media members covering the tournament.

KU women’s golf last

KU's women's golf team placed 18th of 18 teams at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.

KU baseball falls, 6-5

Kansas University's baseball team fell to Texas A&M, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series.

College hoops dynasties are history

Dynasties can’t exist in college basketball, not anymore. You have Florida, with its back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007, now working on a two-year streak of NIT trips. You have UCLA, with three straight Final Four appearances snapped this year, but no titles. ou have Kentucky (no Final Fours since 1998), you have Duke (no Final Fours since 2005), and you have a mishmash of everyone else.

Kansas tennis wins

Kansas University's tennis team beat Oklahoma State, 4-3.

KU men’s golf 16th

KU's men's golf team was 16th after the first day of the Western Intercollegiate.