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UNC-ya: Halftime speech by seniors — not Bill Self — sparks KU in 70-58 win

Kansas coach Bill Self has given a rousing halftime speech or two, but he deferred to his players during that time Sunday during KU's 70-58 come-from-behind win over North Carolina. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

Evening

UNC coach Roy Williams: Loss stings, but not because of history with KU

By game's end, an emotional North Carolina coach Williams was sitting at the podium congratulating Kansas and talking about the disappointment of another season finished. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

Early Morning

Kansas-Carolina more than coaches

Bill Self doesn’t see today’s Kansas-North Carolina basketball game as a battle between the current and former head coaches of the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore

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Point guards key for KU, South Carolina women

When Kansas University faces South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Gamecocks’ coach Dawn Staley said the game will come down to the teams’ point guards. By Sarah Kuta

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Notebook: Bill Self says team 'fortunate' to have three-game NCAA win streak over UNC

Current Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wasn’t gloating on Sunday after leading the Jayhawks to their third victory in as many tries against his predecessor Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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UNC-ya: Halftime speech by seniors — not Bill Self — sparks KU in 70-58 win

Kansas coach Bill Self has given a rousing halftime speech or two, but he deferred to his players during that time Sunday during KU's 70-58 come-from-behind win over North Carolina. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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Opinion: Naadir Tharpe takes Bill Self on wild ride ... to the Sweet 16

While others sweated watching him, Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe played with the confidence of a man convinced that in the end everything would be just fine, says Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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UNC coach Roy Williams: Loss stings, but not because of history with KU

By game's end, an emotional North Carolina coach Williams was sitting at the podium congratulating Kansas and talking about the disappointment of another season finished. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

Marcus Paige gives Heels stability

North Carolina (25-10) enters today’s 4:15 p.m. third-round rematch with Kansas a more complete team than the one that lost in last year's NCAAs to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Jeff Withey capable scorer, also

America’s fascination with the shot-blocking sensation whose foundation was built by playing volleyball has overshadowed another aspect of Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey’s ever-improving game. Withey not only can keep others from scoring, he can be tough to keep from scoring, too. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Jayhawks call team meeting; Self closing in on 300th KU win

Less than impressed with a seven-point victory over No. 16-seed Western Kentucky, Kansas University’s seniors conducted a players-only team meeting in the locker room Friday night. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas-Carolina more than coaches

Bill Self doesn’t see today’s Kansas-North Carolina basketball game as a battle between the current and former head coaches of the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in March 23 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA games.