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Stayin’ alive: Morris twins help Kansas bury Illini

There were no funeral services held for Bill Self and his Kansas University basketball players on Sunday night in BOK Center. The 2010-11 Jayhawks are still breathing today, marching on to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 after a convincing 73-59 victory over Illinois and coach Bruce Weber, the man who held a mock burial service for Self after Self left U of I for KU in 2003.

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Pick-and-roll key for Jayhawks

Halftime adjustment helps Kansas pull away from Illinois

Kansas University’s offense was stagnant toward the end of the first half, and KU coach Bill Self told his players he believed he knew why.

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KU slows Illini leader Demetri McCamey in NCAA Tournament win

Jayhawks held the IU senior to six points

Of all the players in college basketball and all the games shown on television this year from which he could choose, Kansas University guard Elijah Johnson probably watched more minutes played by Illinois’ senior Demetri McCamey than anyone.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Tyrel Reed has passed Sherron Collins as winningest four-year player in Kansas University history.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Texas Tech hires Billy Gillispie as men's basketball coach

Texas Tech hired Billy Gillispie as the new men’s basketball coach, two seasons after he was fired at Kentucky.

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Kansas sweeps OSU

Senior Jimmy Waters went 3-for-4 and drove in what proved to be the winning run as Kansas knocked off Oklahoma State, 5-4, to sweep a Big 12 baseball doubleheader Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. KU won the first game, 7-2.

Grand slam propels KU

Tied through six innings, Kansas University loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, and sophomore Maggie Hull launched a grand slam to lift the Jayhawks to a 6-2 softball victory over Coastal Carolina on Sunday.

Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers to miss up to 2 weeks with sprained right knee

Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers is expected to miss up to two weeks after spraining his right knee.

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Stayin’ alive: Morris twins help Kansas bury Illini

There were no funeral services held for Bill Self and his Kansas University basketball players on Sunday night in BOK Center. The 2010-11 Jayhawks are still breathing today, marching on to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 after a convincing 73-59 victory over Illinois and coach Bruce Weber, the man who held a mock burial service for Self after Self left U of I for KU in 2003.

NCAA Tournament win, Gary Woodland's PGA Tour victory make it a sweet Sunday for KU athletics

Three great athletes from Kansas University finished like champions Sunday and showed the world how much they have grown.

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No. 11 seed Marquette tops 3rd-seeded Syracuse

Oh, is there ever a Buzz in the NCAA tournament. Brent Williams is better known as Buzz — Coach Buzz if you play for Marquette — and his postgame celebrations have become the stuff of legend. On Sunday, he might have had his wildest yet.

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VCU wins 3rd NCAA game, routs Purdue 94-76

Oh yeah, VCU belongs in the NCAA tournament. The real question now: Who can stop the Rams?

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James scores 14, Florida State upsets Notre Dame

The scene was familiar to any Florida State fan: Seminoles players doing the tomahawk chop in front of a rowdy crowd. It's not just for football games anymore.

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Williams lifts Arizona past Texas 70-69

Derrick Williams is now 2-for-2 in game-saving plays in the NCAA tournament.