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Dual champs: Devonté Graham pushes KU to Big 12 postseason title

Several hundred fans seated behind the basket chanted, “MVP, MVP,” at Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham as he stepped to the free-throw line with 1:33 left in the Jayhawks’ 81-71 Big 12 Championship victory over West Virginia on Saturday in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

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Big 12 champs: KU knocks off WVU for tourney title

Behind a huge game from sophomore guard Devonte' Graham, the Kansas University men's basketball team claimed the Big 12 championship title with a 81-71 victory over West Virginia at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

Night

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

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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Another day, another Wayne Selden Jr. clock for Uncle Anthony

Wayne Selden, Jr.’s uncle, Anthony Pitts, who made news Friday by bringing a huge Flavor Flav-styled clock to the Big 12 semifinals, wore a much bigger clock, predominately silver, around his neck for Saturday’s final.

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Notebook: Frank Mason III's foot bothering him

Kansas junior guard Frank Mason III played on a severely bruised left foot on Saturday night, while passing out a team-high seven assists in the Jayhawks’ 81-71 Big 12 title game win over West Virginia, at Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks likely No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney

KU projected to open NCAA Tournament in Des Moines

Various college basketball analysts are saying Kansas University’s 30-4 basketball team Sunday will be awarded the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Tough group of Jayhawks keep on conquering

First, the Kansas University basketball team conquered the world in South Korea. Next came the island of Maui. The grueling Big 12 regular season, a marathon in which the Jayhawks fell behind for a blink, proved a particularly gratifying championship. Saturday, Kansas claimed the Big 12 Tournament title in Sprint Center, with an 81-71 victory against relentlessly physical West Virginia. By Tom Keegan

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Dual champs: Devonté Graham pushes KU to Big 12 postseason title

Several hundred fans seated behind the basket chanted, “MVP, MVP,” at Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham as he stepped to the free-throw line with 1:33 left in the Jayhawks’ 81-71 Big 12 Championship victory over West Virginia on Saturday in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

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Devin Williams redeems himself vs. Landen Lucas

But Mountaineers lament lack of scoring support in loss

The last time West Virginia big man Devin Williams faced Kansas University, he watched KU junior Landen Lucas dominate the paint to the tune of nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in a 10-point Kansas victory in early February, in Lawrence. Playing the rubber match in the Big 12 title game on Saturday night at Sprint Center, Williams was determined to prevent that from happening again. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 champs: KU knocks off WVU for tourney title

Behind a huge game from sophomore guard Devonte' Graham, the Kansas University men's basketball team claimed the Big 12 championship title with a 81-71 victory over West Virginia at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

Guard Aldridge asks for transfer

Sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge surprised Kansas University women’s basketball Thursday by requesting a transfer.

Kansas’ Formby tosses shutout

Sophomore right-hander Andie Formby tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out eight, as Kansas University ran its softball winning streak to six with an 8-0 win over Western Illinois on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas baseball blanks North Dakota

Senior left-hander Ben Krauth pitched a complete-game shutout as Kansas University’s baseball team blanked North Dakota, 7-0, Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Two Jayhawks All-Americans

A pair of Kansas University athletes turned in All-American performances on Day One the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night inside the Birmingham CrossPlex.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 11, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 11, 2016.

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Parents of alleged rape victim file lawsuit against KU, calling university housing unsafe

KU says allegations in lawsuit are 'baseless'

A couple who say their daughter was raped in Kansas University’s Jayhawker Towers apartments are suing the university, claiming KU is misleading the public by representing campus housing as safe. The former KU rower and Student Senate representative was a freshman when she says she was assaulted by another student.