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Sweet-talking: KU's Marcus Morris has words of wisdom for Richmond Spiders

Marcus Morris bounced a basketball while walking down an Alamodome hallway with brother Markieff and TBS announcer Craig Sager on Thursday afternoon.

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Kentucky edges Ohio State 62-60 on Knight's jumper

Brandon Knight did it again. Knight knocked down a jumper with 5 seconds remaining as the fourth-seeded Wildcats stunned top-seeded Ohio State 62-60 on Friday in the East regional semifinals.

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North Carolina dominates Marquette 81-63

Catch 'em if you can. After repeated early, deep deficits this postseason, North Carolina flipped the script Friday night, dismantling Marquette 81-63 in an East Regional semifinal that was over before the half.

KU will play VCU at 1:20 p.m. Sunday

The Kansas men's basketball team will face VCU at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, KU officials confirmed Friday night.

Let's chew up the competition: NCAA Tournament eats based on each team KU faces during March Madness

For each game the Jayhawks play in the tournament, we’ll be posting a recipes inspired by the team Kansas is playing. On deck? The University of Illinois.

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Matt Howard leads Butler over Wisconsin 61-54

Wisconsin's normally suffocating defense could not slow Matt Howard and Butler's run toward a second straight Final Four appearance. If anything, the Bulldogs may be gaining momentum.

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Sweet-talking: KU's Marcus Morris has words of wisdom for Richmond Spiders

Marcus Morris bounced a basketball while walking down an Alamodome hallway with brother Markieff and TBS announcer Craig Sager on Thursday afternoon.

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Bigs could be key for Richmond Spiders

University of Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney went on and on Thursday about the challenge Kansas University’s Morris twins pose for his team.

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Mario Little biding his time on Kansas bench

Senior forward has played sparingly in tournament, but he’s still enjoying final trip to NCAAs

Though Kansas University senior forward Mario Little has played just seven combined minutes in the Jayhawks’ last two games, it hasn’t stopped him from enjoying his final NCAA Tournament.

Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: Releford reveals fear of flying

As a red-shirt, Travis Releford was more than welcome to travel with Kansas University’s basketball team last season on trips to UCLA, Temple, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas and Texas A&M.

Nader calls for end of athletic scholarships

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for the elimination of college athletic scholarships, saying the move is necessary to “de-professionalize” college athletes.

Power group struggles at Bay Hill

Spencer Levin is atop the leaderboard after the opening round for the third time this year, so that’s nothing new. It was his score Thursday afternoon at Bay Hill that surprised him and everyone else.

Recent slump not worst thing KU's Josh Selby has experienced

When Kansas University freshman guard Josh Selby is asked about the Baltimore neighborhood where he grew up, he shakes his head, says very little and comes across a bit like a veteran of a foreign war who just doesn’t want to go there.