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Impeached: Governors no match for Jayhawks in first round

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is one of many Kansas University basketball players who, on Thursday, admitted to having a case of the jitters for the Jayhawks’ first game of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. “The court seemed kind of longer. Everything was a lot bigger. But it’s still the same game, same basketball,” Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Ukraine said after the Jayhawks — who led Austin Peay by a mere two points after eight minutes — impeached the Governors, 105-79. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Jayhawks fly by Austin Peay in NCAA opener

No. 1 overall seed Kansas rolled to a 105-79 first-round NCAA Tournament victory over 16 seed Austin Peay on Thursday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. The 105 points marked the most in an NCAA Tournament game since 2007, when the Jayhawks scored 107 in a first-round win over Niagara. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Good to go: Mason, Jayhawks raring to get started in NCAAs

Still standing after playing a team-leading 1,131 minutes in Kansas University’s 34 basketball games, Frank Mason III took inventory of his current aches and pains Wednesday in Wells Fargo Arena. By Gary Bedore

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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 17, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 17, 2016

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Notebook: Jayhawks not thrilled with defense in tourney rout; KU band fills in for Drake

Austin Peay hit 41 percent of its shots in a 105-79 loss to Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.

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Everybody plays: Seldom-used subs thrive against Austin Peay

Lagerald Vick, who hadn’t played at all in seven of the Jayhawks’ past 11 games and earned a combined 10 minutes in the other four contests, admitted to being “excited” when coach Bill Self told him to enter Thursday’s NCAA Tournament game against Austin Peay with 14:15 left, KU up 17. By Gary Bedore

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KU freshmen overjoyed by first taste of NCAA Tournament

Three Kansas University freshmen — Carlton Bragg, Cheick Diallo and Lagerald Vick — got their first taste of the NCAA Tournament during Thursday's 105-79 victory over Austin Peay at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. By Matt Tait

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Impeached: Governors no match for Jayhawks in first round

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is one of many Kansas University basketball players who, on Thursday, admitted to having a case of the jitters for the Jayhawks’ first game of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. “The court seemed kind of longer. Everything was a lot bigger. But it’s still the same game, same basketball,” Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Ukraine said after the Jayhawks — who led Austin Peay by a mere two points after eight minutes — impeached the Governors, 105-79. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks have no need to stress

Stressed out over the poor timing of Joel Embiid’s back injury two years ago and last March by the NCAA’s docking of Cliff Alexander, Kansas University’s basketball coach is back to his smooth self. Bill Self’s not mad in March. He’s not uptight, and if he can stay that way, his players will continue to play with the confidence they have displayed during a 15-game winning streak. By Tom Keegan

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Governors: Even KU's bench players were great

All week, during their preparation for a first-round matchup with No. 1 overall seed Kansas University in the NCAA Tournament, the Austin Peay Governors focused on names like Ellis, Selden, Mason and Graham. And then a guy who entered the tournament as the Jayhawks’ fifth-leading scorer at 5.7 points per game in an average of 13 minutes, checked in early in the first half and blew up their plans. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks fly by Austin Peay in NCAA opener

No. 1 overall seed Kansas rolled to a 105-79 first-round NCAA Tournament victory over 16 seed Austin Peay on Thursday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. The 105 points marked the most in an NCAA Tournament game since 2007, when the Jayhawks scored 107 in a first-round win over Niagara. By Matt Tait

Peay alumnus ‘Fly’ quite a character ... and scorer

Never having spoken to a to a man who scored 100 points in a basketball game, tracking down a phone number for former Austin Peay great James “Fly” Williams and giving him a call seemed a timely thing to do. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: KU’s Selden not dwelling on past

Nobody on Kansas University’s roster needed this basketball season to start in July instead of the customary November more than junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., even if it meant flying all the way to South Korea to cleanse the stench of another premature March exit. By Tom Keegan

Notebook: Jayhawks notice presidential bracket pick

President Barack Obama, who last correctly picked the national champion (North Carolina) in his first year in office, says Kansas University will win the 2016 NCAA Tournament. “I wasn’t that giddy about it at all,” KU coach Bill Self said. “He’s done that before, and then he will blame me for ruining his pool if things don’t work out." By Gary Bedore

Austin Peay's Horton a monster on glass

Like most young ballplayers, Austin Peay senior Chris Horton’s basketball beginning was built around scoring. But a tip from his father, Eddie, who played at Austin Peay in the mid-1970s, changed that. And it may have been the best advice he ever received. By Matt Tait

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Good to go: Mason, Jayhawks raring to get started in NCAAs

Still standing after playing a team-leading 1,131 minutes in Kansas University’s 34 basketball games, Frank Mason III took inventory of his current aches and pains Wednesday in Wells Fargo Arena. By Gary Bedore

Foyle fuels KU past Murray State

Devin Foyle went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs, and Kansas University’s baseball team hammered Murray State, 14-8, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas’ Formby baffles Creighton

Kansas University sophomore Andie Formby pitched a one-hitter and extended her scoreless streak to 262⁄3 innings, and the Jayhawks blanked Creighton, 6-0, in nonconference softball on Wednesday at Creighton Sports Complex.

Rychagova earns Big 12 honor

Kansas University freshman Anastasiya Rychagova was named the Big 12 Conference women’s tennis player of the week on Wednesday afternoon, the league office announced.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 16, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 16, 2016.