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
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
When the Kansas basketball team gets to Louisville, Kentucky, later this week there won’t be a March Madness Cinderella waiting for the top-seeded Jayhawks. Instead, KU and coach Bill Self will meet fifth-seeded Maryland, which defeated 13-seed Hawaii, 73-60, Sunday night to move on to the Sweet 16.
Kansas University’s men’s golf team took second place among 20 teams Saturday in the Desert Shootout.
Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller closed her KU career with a 41st-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly preliminaries Saturday at the NCAA championships.
Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis banged knees with a UConn player during the Jayhawks’ 73-61 second-round victory Saturday at Wells Fargo Center, and left the floor limping early in the contest. KU fans were relieved when Ellis was back after a minute or so on the sidelines. By Gary Bedore
Stanford broke open a close game with a seven-run fifth inning and defeated Kansas University, 10-4, in college baseball Saturday.
Chaley Brickey went 3-for-3, and Monique Wesley pitched five scoreless innings in relief, but Kansas University’s softball team dropped a 4-2 decision to Minnesota in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.