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‘This is terrible’

Panthers stun KU in second round

Kansas University senior Sherron Collins wept as he made his way from one locker to the next Saturday night in the basement of Ford Center.

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Kramer sends Purdue over A&M in OT

Determined and undaunted, 6-foot-3 Chris Kramer bulled past one defender 4 inches taller than him. He flipped a layup over another 6 inches taller. Seconds later, he was getting pounded by his own teammates.

Xavier advances with 71-68 victory over Pittsburgh

Dunking on LeBron James made him a sensation on YouTube. Now Jordan Crawford is making a name for himself on a more traditional stage, putting together consecutive big games to lead Xavier into the second week of the NCAA tournament.

Top-seeded Duke advances to round of 16 again

Duke relied on an old, trusted ally to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Again.

Michigan State beats Maryland, 85-83, at buzzer

Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frantic finish and give injury-depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Butler leads West Virginia past Mizzou, 68-59

Da'Sean Butler accounted for 19 of West Virginia's 30 points in the first half, then finished with 28 to lead the second-seeded Mountaineers to a 68-59 victory over 10th-seeded Missouri in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

Cornell dominates another higher seed, defeating Wisconsin

Louis Dale scored 26 points and Ryan Wittman had 24, helping 12th-seeded Cornell dominate No. 4 seed Wisconsin 87-69 on Sunday to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time.

Ohio State defeats Georgia Tech in NCAA tourney

Evan Turner rebounded from one of the worst shooting nights of his career with 24 points, and second-seeded Ohio State outlasted foul- and turnover-plagued Georgia Tech for a 75-66 victory Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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KU women hold off Creighton in WNIT, 71-68

Davis propels KU women into WNIT Sweet 16

Carolyn Davis scored 25 points and pulled down 12 boards off the bench, and the Kansas University women's basketball team defeated Creighton in the WNIT, 71-68, on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Johnson and Triche lead Syracuse over Zags

Wes Johnson scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and Andy Rautins added 24 points as Syracuse hit a dozen 3-pointers to stun Gonzaga 87-65 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

Several Kansas University basketball players were asked about their futures after Saturday’s season-ending loss to Northern Iowa at Ford Center.

KU’s Kuzhil ninth

Kansas junior Iuliia Kuzhil took ninth place in the 200-yard backstroke on the final day of the NCAA swim championships.

KU Athletics worker honored as most inspirational athlete

Local Special Olympian Todd “Leaper” Williams took home a gold medal for basketball Saturday at the State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament in Hays.

KU softball takes two

Junior Brittany Hile’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning turned out to be the game-winner as the Kansas University softball team held on to defeat San Diego, 5-4, in the Jayhawks’ final contest of the San Diego Classic.

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KU women set for Creighton

What a difference three months makes. Last time Creighton University’s women played in Lawrence, freshman point guard Angel Goodrich burned the Bluejays for a career-high 20 points in Kansas’ 77-56 romp.

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Northern Iowa relishes victory

'This is a pretty awesome story’

"The Shawshank Redemption” might be in trouble.

KU golfers second

Nate Barbee led Kansas University’s men’s golf team to a championship playoff against Wichita State in the final round of the Desert Shootout, where they fell and finished second. Barbee had a final-round 70.

Saint Louis sweeps KU baseball

Despite a pair of three-hit games by junior Brian Heere, 19th-ranked Kansas University was swept in a baseball doubleheader by Saint Louis University, 12-8 and 8-5, on Saturday.

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Press might have saved Jayhawks

So on top of his trade is Bill Self that he opens himself up to legitimate second-guessing only slightly more often than Halley’s Comet appears, which is about as often as a college basketball coach being asked why he doesn’t apply full-court pressure more often qualifies as a fair question.

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‘This is terrible’

Panthers stun KU in second round

Kansas University senior Sherron Collins wept as he made his way from one locker to the next Saturday night in the basement of Ford Center.

Tale of two Chicago guards: Pullen still alive

Two Chicago point guards, neither of whom quite measures 6 feet. About the time one was sitting at his locker inside the Ford Center, trying to complete sentences with a shaky, shaky voice and red eyes, the other was out on the court, completely changing the tone of a game.

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March sadness for Jayhawks: OKC end of the road for KU fans

Down one with 42.8 seconds left, his Jayhawks breathing with new life after staggering all game to catch up with Northern Iowa, Tyshawn Taylor went for the steal. And missed.