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Tyshawn Taylor not yet dome-free

When a reporter informed Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor the day before the North Carolina game that he never had hit a three-pointer in a dome, more stewing than laughing took place on the platform at which the coach and five starters sat.

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Report: Hinson in as Southern Illinois coach

Kansas University director of basketball operations Barry Hinson has accepted an offer to become the head coach at Southern Illinois, according to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports and Carbondale KFVS-TV 12's website.

Final Four ticket prices: They're a moving target

Huddled in front of a computer in New York City, Myles Kaufman, data analyst for the sports ticket website SeatGeek.com, has been busy crunching numbers figuring out the current rate for prized Final Four tickets.

K-State AD denies rift led to Martin's departure

Kansas State athletic director John Currie denied Tuesday that a rift with Frank Martin was the primary reason the popular basketball coach left for the same job at South Carolina.

South Carolina hires men's basketball coach Martin

South Carolina has hired Frank Martin to revitalize its basketball program.

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KU spring drills begin today

When new Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis was introduced in December as the 37th head coach in school history, he promised he and his coaching staff would make life miserable for the Jayhawks following their return from the holiday break.

Thad Matta hopes to enjoy it

The last time Thad Matta guided an Ohio State basketball team to the Final Four, he learned a valuable lesson that stuck with him. This time, when his squad invades New Orleans this weekend to face Kansas University at 7:49 p.m. Saturday, Matta vows to take five minutes to look around and enjoy what he and the Buckeyes (31-7) have accomplished.

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Tyshawn Taylor not yet dome-free

When a reporter informed Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor the day before the North Carolina game that he never had hit a three-pointer in a dome, more stewing than laughing took place on the platform at which the coach and five starters sat.

Final Four field filled with royalty

The 2012 Final Four is being billed as one of the best in history, with No. 1 seed Kentucky, No. 2s Kansas and Ohio State and No. 4 Louisville set to duke it out in New Orleans. “It’s a great field. You’ve got some of the most historic, tradition-rich programs in the country hooking up and going at it,” KU coach Bill Self said during Monday’s Final Four coaches teleconference.