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Clash with Cowboys: KU to face Oklahoma State in Big 12 quarterfinals

Kansas University’s basketball practice ended at the perfect time early Wednesday afternoon, crunch time of a first-round Big 12 tournament clash between Oklahoma State and Nebraska. “That was a great win for Oklahoma State,” KU coach Bill Self said.

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Texas A&M takes down Missouri, 86-71

There’s nothing like a quick start and a big early lead to fill a team with confidence and pep.

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Oklahoma State's Marshall Moses: Fifth foul a 'terrible call'

Oklahoma State forward Marshall Moses didn’t mince words when talking about his controversial fifth foul — a charge against Kansas University’s Mario Little with 2:55 remaining in OSU’s 63-62 loss to KU on Thursday afternoon.

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Texas rolls past Oklahoma, 74-54

Allowing big leads to disappear cost No. 10 Texas dearly during the regular season. The 10th-ranked Longhorns were determined not to let it happen again Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

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Colorado stuns Kansas State, advances to face Kansas in Big 12 tournament semifinals

When Colorado waltzed in and beat nationally ranked Kansas State two months ago, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats, Cory Higgins sounded a warning.

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Kansas freshman Josh Selby focused on team goals during recent struggles

For about a minute during Thursday’s 63-62 victory against Oklahoma State in the second round of the Big 12 tournament, Kansas University guard Josh Selby had it going.

Baylor freshman Perry Jones ruled ineligible

Baylor freshman Perry Jones was declared ineligible by the NCAA on Wednesday after an investigation about whether Jones or his family received preferential treatment or improper benefits from an AAU coach before enrolling in college.

National Bracket Day coming Monday

Turner Sports and the NCAA have branded Monday the first “National Bracket Day” and will flood the streets of big cities and key college campuses, including Kansas University, with bracket sheets, urging fans to fill them out.

KU tennis rolls

Kansas University’s tennis team recorded its first sweep of the season with a 7-0 rout of UMKC on Wednesday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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Clash with Cowboys: KU to face Oklahoma State in Big 12 quarterfinals

Kansas University’s basketball practice ended at the perfect time early Wednesday afternoon, crunch time of a first-round Big 12 tournament clash between Oklahoma State and Nebraska. “That was a great win for Oklahoma State,” KU coach Bill Self said.

KU coach Bill Self loves playing in Kansas City

Bill Self, who played in four Big Eight Tournaments in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena, grew up as a fan of the event that precedes the all-important NCAAs.

Big 12 women's roundup: Oklahoma women survive Texas Tech scare

K-State, A&M advance in quarterfinals

Danielle Robinson scored 19 points, and Carlee Roethlisberger added 18 to lead No. 21 Oklahoma to a 71-69 victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma State's 53-point total won't cut it against Kansas

There’s no Big 12 Player of the Year candidate on this year’s Oklahoma State men’s basketball team like there was last season, when James Anderson led the league in scoring.

KU baseball wins despite hitting slump

High-quality starting pitching carried the Kansas University baseball team in its first 11 games of the season.

NCAA selection committee ready to do the dirty work

NCAA selection committee chairman Gene Smith hopes he’s seen the last of this week’s complications.