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Basketball notebook: Tharpe draws interest from New England schools

Providence and UMass have emerged as possible transfer destinations of former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe. CBSsports.com’s Jeff Borzello tweeted on Tuesday that the 5-foot-11 Worcester, Massachusetts, native is being pursued by both schools. Playing overseas also was listed as an option for Tharpe, who announced his decision to transfer from KU on May 1. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

Cool head, hot hand: Freshman closer Villines quick to make impact for KU

If not for the way he executed his craft — one strike after the next, pinpoint accuracy, fantastic command — one might think Kansas University freshman Stephen Villines did not care all that much about pitching. But it’s the competitor behind that happy-go-lucky exterior that allowed Villines to lead the Jayhawks in saves (8) and fill one of the game’s most important roles, despite inheriting it just a few months after receiving his first Div. I scholarship offer. By Matt Tait

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Price, 'true team' of Jayhawks depart for NCAA regional

Ritch Price stood outside the home dugout at Hoglund Ballpark late Tuesday afternoon, an hour before Kansas University’s baseball team departed for Louisville, Kentucky — site of Friday’s NCAA Tournament opener against the University of Kentucky.

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Cool head, hot hand: Freshman closer Villines quick to make impact for KU

If not for the way he executed his craft — one strike after the next, pinpoint accuracy, fantastic command — one might think Kansas University freshman Stephen Villines did not care all that much about pitching. But it’s the competitor behind that happy-go-lucky exterior that allowed Villines to lead the Jayhawks in saves (8) and fill one of the game’s most important roles, despite inheriting it just a few months after receiving his first Div. I scholarship offer. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 27

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 27.

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Basketball notebook: Tharpe draws interest from New England schools

Providence and UMass have emerged as possible transfer destinations of former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe. CBSsports.com’s Jeff Borzello tweeted on Tuesday that the 5-foot-11 Worcester, Massachusetts, native is being pursued by both schools. Playing overseas also was listed as an option for Tharpe, who announced his decision to transfer from KU on May 1. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

Jayhawks embrace facing do-it-all Wildcat at NCAAs

If baseball were a one-on-one game, Ritch Price’s Kansas University team might be in trouble Friday during its first NCAA Tournament game in five years. Waiting across the diamond at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium will be Kentucky junior A.J. Reed, the Wildcats’ ace on the mound and top hitter in their batting order. By Matt Tait