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On to the next round: Jayhawks show 'swag' in tourney win over UConn

Devonté Graham raced full speed downcourt, and after passing Kansas University’s bench, cupped the basketball and lobbed it in the direction of Wayne Selden, Jr., whose acrobatic one-handed flush with 1:31 left proved to be the exclamation point in the Jayhawks’ 73-61 second-round NCAA South Regional victory over UConn on Saturday night in Wells Fargo Arena. By Gary Bedore

Moving on: Jayhawks get back to Sweet 16 with win over UConn

Kansas is back in the Sweet 16, exorcising the demons of the past two seasons of Round of 32 failures by rolling past No. 9 seed UConn, 73-61, at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night.

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Huskies: Hey, we bleed blue, too

On paper, tonight’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup between Kansas University and UConn looks like a showdown between giants. But there are those inside the Connecticut locker room who feel that the Huskies historically have not been given the same respect as blue-blood programs like Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina. By Matt Tait

Laying it on the line: Jayhawks aware of UConn’s free-throw prowess

There’s something No. 9 seed UConn does better than (overall) No. 1 seed Kansas University — as well as all other teams in the country. That’s shoot free throws. By Gary Bedore

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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2016

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Bill Self likes Jayhawks' feisty attitude

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self loved his team’s feisty attitude at halftime of Saturday’s 73-61 second-round NCAA South Regional victory over UConn in Wells Fargo Arena. The squad’s veteran players were animated despite leading, 44-24. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor closing the lane on defense

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s search for quality post play alongside Perry Ellis kept coming up empty early in the season. It ended long ago and was stuffed deeper into the past Saturday night at a block party at the expense of Connecticut. By Tom Keegan

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On to the next round: Jayhawks show 'swag' in tourney win over UConn

Devonté Graham raced full speed downcourt, and after passing Kansas University’s bench, cupped the basketball and lobbed it in the direction of Wayne Selden, Jr., whose acrobatic one-handed flush with 1:31 left proved to be the exclamation point in the Jayhawks’ 73-61 second-round NCAA South Regional victory over UConn on Saturday night in Wells Fargo Arena. By Gary Bedore

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Husky wants best for Jayhawk pal Wayne Selden Jr.

After watching his team trim a 23-point Kansas lead down to nine on two different occasions late in the first half of Saturday’s second-round NCAA Tournament game at Wells Fargo Arena, UConn freshman Jalen Adams said he could feel the momentum turning the Huskies’ way. But both times a familiar face and fellow Roxbury, Mass., native made plays that pushed the Kansas lead back to double digits and kept UConn from completing the comeback. By Matt Tait

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Moving on: Jayhawks get back to Sweet 16 with win over UConn

Kansas is back in the Sweet 16, exorcising the demons of the past two seasons of Round of 32 failures by rolling past No. 9 seed UConn, 73-61, at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night.

Tease photo

Huskies: Hey, we bleed blue, too

On paper, tonight’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup between Kansas University and UConn looks like a showdown between giants. But there are those inside the Connecticut locker room who feel that the Huskies historically have not been given the same respect as blue-blood programs like Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina. By Matt Tait

Notebook: Jayhawks not dwelling on early exits

Kansas University’s basketball team has not made it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons. Obviously, the Jayhawks hope for better results this year. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: By all accounts, UConn coach Ollie a great guy

Phil Martelli, Jay Wright, Fred Hoiberg, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovon, John Calipari, Tad Boyle. Saturday, Bill Self will attempt to do what those seven big names failed to accomplish: defeat UConn coach Kevin Ollie in an NCAA Tournament game. By Tom Keegan

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Laying it on the line: Jayhawks aware of UConn’s free-throw prowess

There’s something No. 9 seed UConn does better than (overall) No. 1 seed Kansas University — as well as all other teams in the country. That’s shoot free throws. By Gary Bedore

Kansas tennis topples Texas

Kansas University’s Janet Koch, Nina Khmelnitckaia and Maria Jose Cardona claimed singles victories, and KU’s women’s tennis team defeated Texas, 4-3, on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

KU’s Miller 8th in NCAA 400 IM

Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller took eighth place in the 400-yard individual medley Friday at the NCAA swimming and diving championships to earn first-team All-America honors.

Kansas golfers second at Desert

Kansas University’s Chase Hanna and Connor Peck were at 7-under 137 through two rounds, and KU’s men’s golf team held second place among 20 teams Friday in the Desert Intercollegiate.

Havili, Rigdon on U.S. squad

Kansas University volleyball setter Ainise Havili and outside hitter Madison Rigdon have been named to USA Volleyball’s 12-player roster for the U.S. collegiate national team that will tour China.

Kansas softball alters schedule

The opening day of Kansas University softball’s Rock Chalk Challenge was canceled because of rain and cold weather.

KU baseball falls to Stanford, 2-0

Ben Krauth pitched a complete game, but Kansas University’s baseball team fell to Stanford, 2-0, on Friday night.