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KU women earn No. 12 seed in NCAA Tournament

The Kansas women's basketball team earned a No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will play fifth-seeded Colorado at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Boulder, Colo., on ESPN2.

KU earns No. 1 seed in South region

The Kansas men's basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the South region and will face 16th-seeded Western Kentucky approximately 8:50 p.m. Central time Friday in Kansas City, Mo. By Gary Bedore

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Former Hilltopper Townsend to scout WKU for Jayhawks

Kansas University coach Bill Self put assistant Kurtis Townsend in charge of the scouting report for the Jayhawks' NCAA Tournament game against Western Kentucky, where Townsend played college basketball for two years. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Seeds say KU in toughest NCAA region

The clocks have changed. Winter is about to step aside for spring. So it’s that time again — time for every supporter of every NCAA tournament team to grouse about their team having the toughest road to the Final Four. By Tom Keegan

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KU women earn No. 12 seed in NCAA Tournament

The Kansas women's basketball team earned a No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will play fifth-seeded Colorado at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Boulder, Colo., on ESPN2.

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KU men's basketball open practice set for 5:10 p.m. Thursday

The Kansas men's basketball team will have its open practice from 5:10-5:50 p.m. Thursday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., in preparation for Friday's 8:50 p.m. NCAA opener against 16th-seeded Western Kentucky.

KU rowing wins 5 more

Kansas University won five more races Sunday to increase its weekend total to 14 at the Louisville Rowing Invitational.

KU softball falls in extras, 1-0

Freshman pitcher Kesley Kessler tied the Kansas University record with 14 strikeouts in six shutout innings but received no decision in KU’s 1-0 eight-inning softball loss to Sacramento State on Sunday in the final game of the Capital Classic.

Kansas baseball edges TCU in 12

Senior Jordan Dreiling hit an RBI single through the left side of the infield to break a scoreless tie in the top of the 12th, and junior Jordan Piché pitched 41/2 scoreless innings of relief as Kansas University earned a series win with a 2-0 extra-inning victory over Texas Christian University on Sunday at Lupton Stadium.

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Hilltopper ‘owes’ Elijah Johnson

When Western Kentucky University guard Jamal Crook learned that his 16th-seeded Hilltoppers would face top-seeded Kansas University in the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament on Friday in Kansas City, Mo., his mind immediately flashed back to his senior season of high school in Las Vegas. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Under Bill Self, KU dazzlingly consistent

In the past seven years, Bill Self’s Kansas University teams entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed five times, a phenomenal total in any era. By Tom Keegan