Stories for March 1, 2014


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Column: Desperate Cowboys steadier than KU

Kansas University had Marcus Smart’s Oklahoma State team, which desperately needed a victory to revive sagging NCAA Tournament hopes, on the ropes. Then Markel Brown got hot. Then Smart smelled blood, and when that happens, all best are off. By Tom Keegan

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Cowboys soak in excitement of upset victory over Kansas

After thousands of his new closest friends stormed the floor at Gallagher-Iba Arena to celebrate Oklahoma State's 72-65 victory over No. 5 Kansas on Saturday night, OSU senior Markel Brown found himself crowd surfing above the jubilant crowd.By Matt Tait

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Kansas women suffer fourth straight setback in home finale

The past few days, Kansas University women’s basketball practices haven’t exactly been pleasant. Losing streaks tend to have that effect. After the skid extended to four games Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, in an 87-79 loss to Iowa State, things won’t look any less bleak for the Jayhawks in the days to come. By Benton Smith

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 1

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 1.

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Kansas-OSU ‘rivalry’ to resume today

The officials were kept busy trying to keep order on the court the last time Kansas University played Oklahoma State in basketball. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 28

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Feb. 28.

KU tennis falls

A late rally wasn’t enough to prevent Kansas University women’s tennis from absorbing a 4-3 loss to Wichita State on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. After losing the doubles point and the first two singles matches, KU gained singles victories from Maria Belen Ludueña, Paulina Los and Claire Dreyer.

KU baseball wins ninth straight

Junior right fielder Connor McKay and senior center fielder Tucker Tharp homered as Kansas University’s baseball team posted its ninth straight victory, 11-5 over Houston Baptist on Friday.

Close calls haunt KU women

As the Kansas University women’s basketball season heads toward an end, and losses outnumber wins, the narrow defeats are the most difficult ones for coach Bonnie Henrickson to forget. The Jayhawks (12-16 overall, 5-11 Big 12) have lost five of their last six games, and some of those losses would qualify as winnable games in Henrickon’s mind.

KU track athletes second at Big 12 Indoor

Runner-up finishes from Sydney Conley and Natalia Bartnovskaya were among Kansas’ highlights Friday at the Big 12 Track Indoor. Conley was second in the women’s long jump at 20-81⁄2. Bartnovskaya was second in the women’s pole vault at 14-11⁄4.

KU swimmer Miller champion

Sophomore Chelsea Miller delivered Kansas University its first Big 12 swim champion in program history Friday night. Miller won the 400-yard IM by seven seconds (4:07.97) to set a school record.