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Self motivation: Jayhawks want to win for coach

Marcus Morris plans to huddle with his Kansas University basketball teammates sometime before tipoff tonight and remind the Jayhawks it’s time to win one for their coach.

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Kansas to face Richmond on Friday, tip scheduled for 6:27 p.m.

Kansas will face the Richmond Spiders in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday, March 25, 2011 in San Antonio. The game is set to tip off at 6:27 p.m. and will be televised on TBS.

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Top-seeded Ohio State routs George Mason 98-66

David Lighty made all seven of his 3-pointers and scored 25 points, freshman Jared Sullinger added 18 after informing one of George Mason's players "it's over" and top-seeded Ohio State made 16 threes to advance in the NCAA tournament with a jaw-dropping 98-66 win Sunday.

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Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland wins PGA's Transitions Championship

Gary Woodland, a pure athlete who only started serious golf competition eight years ago, figured out quickly that hitting the ball from here to the moon was not going to help him win tournaments.

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Duke holds off Michigan for Coach K's 900th win

Duke is no stranger to this situation: Facing an underdog with uncanny touch from 3-point range, one that's racing downcourt in the closing seconds, scrambling for one last shot at some NCAA tournament magic.

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North Carolina edges Washington 86-83

Back in the NCAA tournament spotlight after a one-year absence, North Carolina has returned to a more familiar spot: the round of 16. It sure wasn't easy.

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Illini have ties to Jayhawks

One grew up in Oklahoma and has known Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self for years. Two others played for Self at Illinois, with one later coaching under him for a season at KU. Yet another member of Illinois’ coaching staff spent time on Self’s staff when he was at Illinois from 2001-03.

KU's Kuzhil swims at NCAAs

Senior Iuliia Kuzhil represented Kansas University on the third and final day of the NCAA Championships on Saturday.

Baseball game against OSU postponed

Due to thunderstorms in the Lawrence area Saturday afternoon, the Kansas University baseball team’s game with Oklahoma State was postponed.

KU softball wins 10th straight

Senior Brittany Hile scored three times and was one of three Jayhawks with two hits as the Kansas University softball team defeated Coastal Carolina, 8-2, Saturday night to improve to 4-0 during the Chanticleer Classic.

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Self motivation: Jayhawks want to win for coach

Marcus Morris plans to huddle with his Kansas University basketball teammates sometime before tipoff tonight and remind the Jayhawks it’s time to win one for their coach.

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Tyshawn Taylor becoming three-point threat

With 8:06 left in the second half of Friday’s game against Boston University, Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor came around a ball screen and found himself wide-open.

KSU’s Pullen didn’t deserve this ending

Jacob Pullen untucked his jersey, knelt down and sobbed. And Kansas State basketball fans everywhere sobbed with him.

Rose in lead at Tampa; Woodland two back

Justin Rose is coming off a year in which he won two PGA Tour events on strong golf courses. He knows what to expect from his emotions in the final round and how to stay patient amid a crowded leaderboard.

Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

Illinois senior guard Demetri McCamey averages 14.9 points, 6.1 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game heading into tonight’s Round of 32 game against Kansas.

Marcus Morris deserves place in pantheon

Achieving Kansas University basketball royalty status requires March, and now April, greatness, so it’s premature to elevate junior forward Marcus Morris to that stratosphere.

Irving tops mock draft

In our annual salute to the NCAA Tournament, here’s a mock draft of all potentially eligible players.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Mario Chalmers injured

Starting point guard Mario Chalmers injured his right knee in the first quarter of Miami’s victory over Denver on Saturday night.

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Behind the Lens: Gearing up for the NCAA tournament

Shooting the tournament requires more gear than a standard assignment. A lot more.