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No mercy: Kansas avoids upset

Tyshawn Taylor was lounging in his Embassy Suites hotel room Friday afternoon when he decided to check his infamous Twitter account. “Somebody wrote on there that we should call today ‘Upset Friday,’’’ Taylor, Kansas University’s senior point guard, said after the Jayhawks’ 65-50 Midwest Regional-opening victory over Detroit Mercy in CenturyLink Center.

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How former Jayhawks fared (March 17)

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Purdue next test for KU

Kansas at 7:40 p.m. Sunday will meet Purdue, a 72-69 winner over St. Mary’s on Friday night. Purdue (22-12, 10-8 Big 10) led by as many 13 points before holding on for the victory.

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Titans troubled by Jayhawks’ size

He entered the night billed as the only former McDonald’s All-American on the floor, but played a game more befitting of a Hardee’s all-star.

Notre Dame drops Kansas baseball

Notre Dame pitchers Will Hudgins and Cristian Torres combined to shut out the Kansas University baseball team, 1-0, on Friday at the Irish Baseball Classic.

Missouri snaps streak, one-hits KU softball for 10-0 win

The Kansas University softball team’s 20-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Friday as the Jayhawks managed just one hit and lost, 10-0, at No. 12 Missouri.

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No mercy: Kansas avoids upset

Tyshawn Taylor was lounging in his Embassy Suites hotel room Friday afternoon when he decided to check his infamous Twitter account. “Somebody wrote on there that we should call today ‘Upset Friday,’’’ Taylor, Kansas University’s senior point guard, said after the Jayhawks’ 65-50 Midwest Regional-opening victory over Detroit Mercy in CenturyLink Center.

Kansas women staying sane before March Madness debut

Things have been pretty relaxed the last few days for the Kansas University women’s basketball team.

Purdue holds off St. Mary’s

Although there were dozens of plays by both teams that helped shape the outcome of Friday’s 72-69 victory for No. 10 seed Purdue over No. 7 seed St. Mary’s, the most important ones were the type children dream about year in and year out.

Defense carries Jayhawks

The Kansas University basketball players were back in the team hotel when Norfolk State knocked Missouri out of the NCAA Tournament. They were listening to their coach, Bill Self, give his pregame speech when Lehigh had Duke on the ropes.