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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas uses brain and brawn inside

He beat out a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans in practice daily to earn a spot in the starting lineup, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Landen Lucas beat up another hamburger All-American to help Kansas University advance to the Elite Eight. Maryland freshman Diamond Stone showed early why he projects as a one-and-done, first-round talent and Lucas proceeded to take him right out of the game so that he could do what he does best, dominate the boards. By Tom Keegan

One step closer: Perry Ellis' career night leads Kansas into Elite Eight

Strong 2nd half pushes KU past Maryland, 79-63

Behind an NCAA-Tournament-best 27 points from senior Perry Ellis, the Kansas University men's basketball team moved within one victory of earning a spot in the 2016 Final Four in Houston with a 79-63 victory over fifth-seeded Maryland in the Sweet 16 in Louisville. Top-seeded Kansas and No. 2 seed Villanova will meet in Saturday's Elite Eight with a trip to Houston on the line. By Gary Bedore

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Notebook: Jerod Haase possible candidate for Stanford vacancy?

Former Kansas guard Jerod Haase, the fourth-year head coach at UAB, is one of the leading candidates to fill the Stanford vacancy, CBSSports.com reported Thursday. By Gary Bedore

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Aaron Miles misses playing days

Like Kansas University’s current basketball players, Aaron Miles played in a huge NCAA Tournament game against Maryland. “No bueno,” Miles said with a smile, referring to KU’s 97-88 Final Four semifinal loss to the Terps on March 30, 2002 in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore

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One step closer: Perry Ellis' career night leads Kansas into Elite Eight

Strong 2nd half pushes KU past Maryland, 79-63

Behind an NCAA-Tournament-best 27 points from senior Perry Ellis, the Kansas University men's basketball team moved within one victory of earning a spot in the 2016 Final Four in Houston with a 79-63 victory over fifth-seeded Maryland in the Sweet 16 in Louisville. Top-seeded Kansas and No. 2 seed Villanova will meet in Saturday's Elite Eight with a trip to Houston on the line. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas uses brain and brawn inside

He beat out a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans in practice daily to earn a spot in the starting lineup, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Landen Lucas beat up another hamburger All-American to help Kansas University advance to the Elite Eight. Maryland freshman Diamond Stone showed early why he projects as a one-and-done, first-round talent and Lucas proceeded to take him right out of the game so that he could do what he does best, dominate the boards. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 24, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 24, 2016

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Mark Turgeon: We lost to nation's best team

In the moments that followed Thursday’s 79-63, Sweet 16 loss to top-seeded Kansas at KFC Yum! Center, the teary-eyed Maryland Terrapins were left lamenting what could have been. After a first half in which Maryland delivered the first punch and outplayed the Jayhawks much of the way, the Terps went to the locker room trailing by two. By Matt Tait