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Enjoy the ride: Bill Self wants Jayhawks to stay loose, have fun in NCAA Tournament

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will have a game plan — stock full of Xs and Os — for Friday’s NCAA Tournament opener against Boston University.

Evening

KU men's basketball team is No. 1 seed in Southwest regional, will play 16 seed Boston at 5:50 p.m. Friday

The Kansas men's basketball team is the No. 1 seed in the Southwest regional.

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Clemson takes down UAB, 70-52, in 'First Four' game

Jerai Grant scored a career-best 22 points and fast-starting Clemson built a double-figure lead and never backed off in beating Alabama-Birmingham 70-52 on Tuesday night in an NCAA tournament "First Four" game at the University of Dayton Arena.

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UNC Asheville opens NCAA Tournament with 81-77 OT win over Arkansas-Little Rock

Matt Dickey and the Bulldogs were quite an opening act on the NCAA tournament's expanded stage, one that has more teams in the brackets and — so far — the same March drama on the court.

Big 12, Fox working on long-term TV deal

The Big 12 Conference is nearing a cable agreement with Fox that will more than triple the conference’s revenue over its current contract, Sports Business Journal reported Monday.

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Enjoy the ride: Bill Self wants Jayhawks to stay loose, have fun in NCAA Tournament

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will have a game plan — stock full of Xs and Os — for Friday’s NCAA Tournament opener against Boston University.

Louisville poses threat in NCAA Tournament's Southwest bracket

First impressions tend to last. Still, it’s always wise to put them under a microscope to see if they stand up to scrutiny.

NBA all-star Paul Pierce backs alma mater Kansas in NCAA Tournament

Nine-time NBA all-star Paul Pierce, who has played for the Boston Celtics the past 13 seasons, is pleased that Boston University has advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002.

Bishop Seabury excited Lew Perkins on board as assistant girls basketball coach

Seabury Academy girls basketball coach and personal trainer Becky Bridson loves to talk about basketball with one of her clients: former Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins.