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Evening

'Real-game pressure': Jayhawks handle Harvard's heat

There certainly was angst in the Allen Fieldhouse stands during crunch-time on Saturday, with No. 4-ranked Kansas University and 22 1/2-point underdog Harvard tied at 56 with 7:35 to play. No trepidation existed in KU’s huddle, however. By Gary Bedore

Afternoon

Jayhawks survive scare from Harvard

The Kansas basketball team survived a scare from Harvard on Saturday, inside Allen Fieldhouse, gritting its teeth down the stretch for a scrappy 75-69 victory.

Early Morning

Mason shows way on boards, floor

The fact that the shortest player on Kansas University’s basketball roster leads the squad in defensive rebounds classifies as ... “Embarrassing,” KU coach Bill Self said Friday when informed 5-foot-11 Frank Mason III indeed has grabbed 27 defensive boards heading into today’s 2:15 p.m. home game against Harvard.

Evening

KU volleyball sweeps Mizzou, advances to 2nd Sweet 16 in program history

The Kansas University volleyball team swept Border War rival Missouri, 25-16, 25-13, 27-25, on Friday night at Horejsi Family Athletics Center to advance to the second NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in program history.

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Notebook: Wayne Selden Jr. plagued by fouls

It didn’t impact the outcome of a 75-69 Kansas University men’s basketball victory over Harvard on Saturday, but junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. only played 22 minutes — a season low — after getting in foul trouble.

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Banged-up Perry Ellis keeping head up

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis elected to not challenge Harvard’s Agunwa Okolie on a one-handed dunk early in Saturday’s 75-69 win over the Crimson in Allen Fieldhouse. The lack of resistance on the slam bothered KU coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Perry Ellis hasn't been himself

The alleged mystery surrounding Perry Ellis’ sluggish play isn’t all that mysterious. He’s a perfectionist and when perfectionists are burdened by imperfections beyond their control, it sometimes bothers them more than most. It changes their routine, eats at their focus. By Tom Keegan

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'Real-game pressure': Jayhawks handle Harvard's heat

There certainly was angst in the Allen Fieldhouse stands during crunch-time on Saturday, with No. 4-ranked Kansas University and 22 1/2-point underdog Harvard tied at 56 with 7:35 to play. No trepidation existed in KU’s huddle, however. By Gary Bedore

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Composed Harvard comes close in upset bid

Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker, a disciple of Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski, emphasized four “C” words for his team's showdown with Kansas University Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse — concentration, composure, confidence and competitive. He forgot one. Close. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks survive scare from Harvard

The Kansas basketball team survived a scare from Harvard on Saturday, inside Allen Fieldhouse, gritting its teeth down the stretch for a scrappy 75-69 victory.

Kansas swimming routs Jewell

Kansas University won every event and swept the top three places in six events in a 126-67 rout of William Jewell College in a swimming dual on Friday at Robinson Natatorium.

KU track cruises at Timmons

Kansas University claimed victories in 15 individual events at the Bob Timmons Challenge on Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.

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Mason shows way on boards, floor

The fact that the shortest player on Kansas University’s basketball roster leads the squad in defensive rebounds classifies as ... “Embarrassing,” KU coach Bill Self said Friday when informed 5-foot-11 Frank Mason III indeed has grabbed 27 defensive boards heading into today’s 2:15 p.m. home game against Harvard.

Matt Tait: Horejsi Center kind to KU

Need an explanation for why the Kansas University volleyball team chose to host first- and second-round NCAA Tournament matches inside cozy, 1,300-seat Horejsi Family Athletics Center instead of quadrupling the attendance by playing at Allen Fieldhouse? One word tells the story — attitude.