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Elite forces: KU dispatches ’Pack; UNC next

Kansas University’s basketball team smoked one of the schools on Tobacco Road — North Carolina State — on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The Jayhawks’ 60-57 victory over the Wolfpack before 23,964 fans at Edward Jones Dome — made possible in large part by the fearless shot-blocking prowess of junior center Jeff Withey — now sets up an Elite Eight clash on Sunday against a more-renowned team from the Triangle.

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Angel Goodrich bright spot for KU again

Kansas University junior point guard Angel Goodrich, who led the women’s basketball team to a berth in the Sweet 16, scored 20-plus points for the fourth game in a row Saturday in the Jayhawks’ 84-73 loss to Tennessee at Wells Fargo Arena.

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KU women overcome adversity, but can’t overcome UT

Nothing came easily for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team this season. The Jayhawks’ trip to the Sweet 16 was no different.

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Arch rivalry: Thomas Robinson keeps KU focused — on Heels

Thomas Robinson was tempted to start a food fight with Kansas University basketball teammate/best buddy Tyshawn Taylor during brunch Saturday in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch Hotel.

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UNC notebook: Roy Williams says Jayhawk sticker criticism unfair

Shortly after Kansas University's run to the 2008 national championship was complete, North Carolina coach Roy Williams took quite a beating from the folks in Chapel Hill, N.C., for wearing a Jayhawk sticker and supporting his former school during the national title game against Memphis.

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UNC point guard Kendall Marshall's status still up in air

Last Thursday, during the media session leading up to his team's Sweet 16 matchup with Ohio, North Carolina coach Roy Williams could not go 20 seconds without fielding a question about the status of injured UNC point guard Kendall Marshall.

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Tyshawn Taylor's career shouldn't, won't be defined by UNC game

Shielded more from the media during the season, when the locker rooms are off limits to reporters, Kansas University basketball players get questions fired at them on a far more regular basis during the NCAA Tournament.

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Tennessee dominates second half in 84-73 victory over KU women in Sweet 16

Des Moines, Iowa -- Nothing came easy for Kansas University's women's basketball team this season. The Jayhawks' trip to the Sweet 16 was no different. After seeing one of its top players unexpectedly transfer in December and its All-Big 12 forward suffer a season-ending ACL injury in February, KU rode junior point guard Angel Goodrich to some March Madness magic before Tennessee derailed the No. 11 seed's roller-coaster season with an 84-73 victory Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Wolfpack size up KU-UNC

During the past three months, North Carolina State’s men’s basketball team has faced the two teams left standing in the Midwest Regional of this year’s NCAA Tournament a combined four times. That kind of makes the Wolfpack players well suited to break down Sunday’s Elite Eight showdown between top-seeded North Carolina and second-seeded Kansas, which knocked off N.C. State, 60-57, Friday at Edward Jones Dome.

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Jeff Withey helps ice win

Big man’s blocks key as Kansas ‘straps up’ defensively

Thomas Robinson sat at his locker Friday night wearing the aches and pains, the bumps and bruises of another physical defense aimed at him. He looked forward to the ice bath he would take before getting a good night’s sleep. The box score suggested Robinson was the main man in a 60-57 Kansas victory against North Carolina State. He had 18 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals. But Robinson sent the credit for this one a few lockers to his right, where Jeff Withey drew a crowd.

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Elite forces: KU dispatches ’Pack; UNC next

Kansas University’s basketball team smoked one of the schools on Tobacco Road — North Carolina State — on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The Jayhawks’ 60-57 victory over the Wolfpack before 23,964 fans at Edward Jones Dome — made possible in large part by the fearless shot-blocking prowess of junior center Jeff Withey — now sets up an Elite Eight clash on Sunday against a more-renowned team from the Triangle.

Heels’ Jerod Haase seeks ‘opportunity’

Former Kansas University guard/current North Carolina assistant basketball coach Jerod Haase, who turns 38 on April 1, does indeed want to be a head coach some day.

KU golfer Gilbert leads men in Arizona

Kansas University golfer Chris Gilbert carded a 2-under 70 to lead the KU men’s team on Friday, during the second day of the Desert Shootout.

KU women’s golf sits in 14th place

Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 14th place after the second day of the Mountain View Invitational on Friday.

Baylor baseball pummels KU, 10-2

Kansas University’s Jake Marasco was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, but the KU baseball team lost its Big 12 conference opener to Baylor, 10-2 on Friday at Baylor Ballpark.

KU softball wins home opener with strong pitching, walk-off HR

A pair of Kansas University freshmen combined to win a dramatic 1-0 Big 12 softball battle against Oklahoma State in extra innings on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Vols familiar with Kansas women's team

It isn’t too often that Kansas University’s women’s basketball team makes it to the Sweet 16.

How former Jayhawks fared (March 24)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 23.

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No. 1 North Carolina wins OT thriller over No. 13 Ohio

Ready for Round 2?

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KU women up against powerhouse Vols

Throughout the season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has seen its share of juggernauts.