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Monster in the making: Markieff Morris no longer just ‘the other twin’

A couple of weeks ago, Philadelphia’s Prep Charter High basketball coach, Dan Brinkley, saw one of his former big men do something he wasn’t sure was in the player’s best interest.

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Arizona upsets defending NCAA basketball champion Duke 93-77

Derrick Williams scored a career-high 32 points and his teammates dominated Duke in the second half to upset the defending national champion 93-77 Thursday night and reach the final eight for the first time since 2005.

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Balanced Florida beats Jimmer Fredette, BYU 83-74 in OT

Alex Tyus is like most of these Florida Gators — good at a lot of things, but lacking one dominant skill. He's usually content to blend in and be just another part of the team's effectively anonymous style. On the biggest stage of his career, the senior's impact was obvious.

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Kemba Walker leads UConn past San Diego State

The legend of Kemba Walker is growing bigger with each postseason feat for the Connecticut Huskies, who are on the brink of another trip to the Final Four.

KU basketball a powerful economic influence

Rick Renfro, the owner of Johnny’s Tavern in Lawrence, knows that for the Lawrence economy, March Madness can bring forth a bumper crop of spending or can mean a significant famine.

Google Earth to offer look inside Allen Fieldhouse

A Kansas University graduate plans to introduce the planet to the haunting and hallowed interior of the world’s great basketball arena, just in time for the nation’s biggest weekend for college hoops.

Anderson leaving MU for Arkansas after all

Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks’ basketball coach.The school confirmed the move Wednesday night.

Golfer Gary Woodland a confident, grounded athlete

Now that there isn’t a hotter golfer on the planet, the demands on Gary Woodland’s time have increased exponentially.

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Missouri sweeps KU softball in twinbill

Scoring a few runs hasn’t been much of an issue for Kansas University’s softball team this year.

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Escorted Jayhawks arrive to San Antonio in style

Police car sirens blared as Kansas University’s basketball team bus pulled in front of the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel at 5:59 p.m. Wednesday in sunny south-central Texas.

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Monster in the making: Markieff Morris no longer just ‘the other twin’

A couple of weeks ago, Philadelphia’s Prep Charter High basketball coach, Dan Brinkley, saw one of his former big men do something he wasn’t sure was in the player’s best interest.