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Villanova ends KU's season, reaches Final Four

The top overall seed is out of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova is headed to the Final Four. No. 2 Villanova snapped Kansas’ 17-game winning streak Saturday night inside KFC Yum! Center with a stifling defensive effort that limited Kansas to one of its roughest shooting nights of the season. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Ellis, Jenkins ‘mismatch nightmares’

He is a highly skilled power forward in the midst of the hottest scoring streak of his career, defending much better than in younger years and coming off a monster Thursday night game that launched his school into an Elite Eight game today. His name is Perry Ellis. His name is Kris Jenkins. By Tom Keegan

Man on a mission: Frank Mason III driven to move Jayhawks past ’Nova

Just a freshman, Frank Mason III made a key blunder on Villanova’s shot heard ’round the Bahamas back in 2013. It was a mistake on a game-winning three by current 6-foot-3 ’Nova senior Ryan Arcidiacono that haunted the Jayhawks’ guard for a long time. By Gary Bedore

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Villanova game-planned to stop Perry Ellis

Although it looked at the time like No. 2 seed Villanova was on the verge of melting down, Wildcats coach Jay Wright said an early timeout his team took after a hot second-half start by Kansas might have been the best thing that could’ve happened. By Matt Tait

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Villanova ends KU's season, reaches Final Four

The top overall seed is out of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova is headed to the Final Four. No. 2 Villanova snapped Kansas’ 17-game winning streak Saturday night inside KFC Yum! Center with a stifling defensive effort that limited Kansas to one of its roughest shooting nights of the season. By Matt Tait

Milt Newton’s job safe for now

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glenn Taylor says he plans to keep general manager Milt Newton on through the draft and free agency to evaluate him fully.

Stanford hires Haase

Stanford hired University of Alabama at Birmingham coach Jerod Haase as its new basketball coach Friday, a week and a half after firing eighth-year coach Johnny Dawkins.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 25, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 25, 2016

Notebook: KU’s Graham says he’s over cramps

Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham thinks he’s over the bout of the cramps that affected him in the second half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 victory over Maryland. By Gary Bedore

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’Nova-Kansas three matchup: efficiency vs. volume

Even with second-seeded Villanova shooting a red-hot 53 percent in this year’s NCAA Tournament — including a 10-of-15 clip in Thursday’s Sweet 16 victory over Miami — top-seeded Kansas University enters tonight’s Elite Eight showdown with significantly better three-point statistics. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Ellis, Jenkins ‘mismatch nightmares’

He is a highly skilled power forward in the midst of the hottest scoring streak of his career, defending much better than in younger years and coming off a monster Thursday night game that launched his school into an Elite Eight game today. His name is Perry Ellis. His name is Kris Jenkins. By Tom Keegan

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Man on a mission: Frank Mason III driven to move Jayhawks past ’Nova

Just a freshman, Frank Mason III made a key blunder on Villanova’s shot heard ’round the Bahamas back in 2013. It was a mistake on a game-winning three by current 6-foot-3 ’Nova senior Ryan Arcidiacono that haunted the Jayhawks’ guard for a long time. By Gary Bedore

Krauth sparkles, but KU tumbles

Ben Krauth allowed just three hits and struck out a career-best 12, but Kansas University’s offense couldn’t support him in a 1-0 Big 12 baseball loss to West Virginia on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Tulsa topples KU tennis, 4-2

Kansas University’s Anastasiya Rychagova won at No. 1 singles, but KU’s women’s tennis team fell to Tulsa, 4-2, on Friday in its final nonconference match of the season.