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Clocked: Wayne Selden Jr. highlights KU's semifinal victory

ESPN’s Holly Rowe walked with post-game interviewee Wayne Selden, Jr., to a TV monitor Friday night and showed the star of Kansas University’s 70-66 Big 12 semifinal win over Baylor not only a replay of his vicious dunk in the face of Baylor’s Ishmail Wainright, but the wild reaction of Selden’s much-beloved uncle, Anthony Pitts, in the Sprint Center stands. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks dunk their way to Big 12 semifinal victory

It might have been sloppy for a while, but the minute the Kansas University men’s basketball team flipped the switch, it turned into a highlight show at Sprint Center. Friday evening in the Big 12 semifinals, top-seeded KU knocked off No. 5 Baylor, 70-66, to advance to the title game Saturday night. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks have incentive to beat Baylor

It sure looks as if Kansas University’s basketball team (28-4) has wrapped up the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament entering Friday’s Big 12 semifinal versus (22-10) Baylor in Sprint Center. The likelihood of that made some media members wonder whether or not the Jayhawks have a deep desire to win a 6 p.m., contest against BU, as well as Saturday’s title game. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III driving KU's success

Nothing lasts forever. One of these decades, Bill Self will retire, an athletic director will botch the hire, and the once-proud Kansas University basketball program will have to cobble together a backcourt out of one player who committed to Towson, another to Appalachian State. And what will come of the Jayhawks then? Wait, that’s right, Frank Mason III originally committed to Towson, Devonté Graham to Appalachian State. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas knows WVU will bring pressure in title game

The Big 12 postseason championship will come down to the top two teams from the regular season. KU (29-4) at 5 p.m. Saturday will meet (26-7) West Virginia in the conference’s tournament title game.

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Bill Self's halftime message to Jayhawks short and blunt

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self didn’t tear into his team at halftime of Friday’s Big 12 Tournament semifinal against Baylor. He calmly addressed the Jayhawks’ two-point deficit off his team’s lowest scoring output (21) in any half this season. By Gary Bedore

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Clocked: Wayne Selden Jr. highlights KU's semifinal victory

ESPN’s Holly Rowe walked with post-game interviewee Wayne Selden, Jr., to a TV monitor Friday night and showed the star of Kansas University’s 70-66 Big 12 semifinal win over Baylor not only a replay of his vicious dunk in the face of Baylor’s Ishmail Wainright, but the wild reaction of Selden’s much-beloved uncle, Anthony Pitts, in the Sprint Center stands. By Gary Bedore

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KU to face West Virginia in Big 12 title tilt

There will be a rubber match. For the third time this season, No. 1 Kansas will match up with West Virginia, this time with the Big 12 championship on the line. The tournament's top two seeds will tip off at 5 p.m. Saturday night.

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Tom Keegan: Carlton Bragg following Perry Ellis' development path

College basketball wasn’t always as easy as Perry Ellis, a McDonald’s All-American from Wichita, has made it look lately. For stretches during his freshman season, he looked lost, not unlike current freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr. By Tom Keegan

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Bears: 'Some of us got dunked on'

It was the play that tipped the momentum fully in favor of Kansas during Friday night’s 70-66 victory over Baylor in the Big 12 semifinals at Sprint Center. And BU junior Ishmail Wainright had no problem talking about it. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks dunk their way to Big 12 semifinal victory

It might have been sloppy for a while, but the minute the Kansas University men’s basketball team flipped the switch, it turned into a highlight show at Sprint Center. Friday evening in the Big 12 semifinals, top-seeded KU knocked off No. 5 Baylor, 70-66, to advance to the title game Saturday night. By Matt Tait

Chalmers out for season

Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, and Memphis waived the veteran to clear up a much-needed spot on the roster.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 10, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 10, 2016

Kansas’ Wesley tosses shutout

Senior right-hander Monique Wesley struck out 11 in a four-hit shutout, and Erin McGinley went 4-for-4 as Kansas University’s softball team defeated Missouri State, 4-0, on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.