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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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Frustrating finish: Jayhawks baffled by Villanova

Senior Perry Ellis limited to 4 points in finale

Perry Ellis, the eighth leading scorer and 12th-leading rebounder in Kansas University basketball history, sat dejectedly in front of his KFC Yum! Center locker and, in a clear voice, explained to wave after wave of reporters how he felt after Saturday’s 64-59 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight loss to Villanova. It was a loss that ended the 6-foot-8 Wichita native’s career as a Jayhawk. By Gary Bedore

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Prep bigs Maker and Ayton to play for World Team

Two of the top big men in the country, senior Thon Maker and junior DeAndre Ayton, who both are considering attending Kansas, will play for the World Team in the Nike Hoop Summit, set for April 9 in Portland, Ore.

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Bill Self: Elite Eight loss 'hard for everybody'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, as well as his players, hoped Louisville wouldn’t be their last stop of the 2015-16 season. By Gary Bedore

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Devonté Graham addresses controversial fifth foul

Kansas sophomore guard Devonté Graham was called for his fifth foul with 0:45 left of what turned out to be a 64-59 loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight, Saturday night at KFC Yum! Center. Graham appeared to get hit as he lost the basketball near mid-court on the play. He was called for a foul while diving for the ball and hit the leg of a ’Nova player. By Gary Bedore

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KU target Corprew held to six points

For most of the Grind Session national championship game on Saturday, a showcase for some of the top prep schools across the nation, Deshawn Corprew was a distributor, trying to help his teammates find open looks. That’s not the way Corprew prefers to play. By Bobby Nightengale

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Seniors likely not only players KU will lose

Seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickelson and Evan Manning have completed their basketball careers at Kansas University. Some additional players could also be moving on, the futures of some non-seniors to be decided in coming weeks. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas soccer falls to FC Kansas City in exhibition

The stifling defense of the National Women’s Soccer League’s defending champion proved to be too much for Kansas Univeristy soccer, as the Jayhawks fell, 3-0, to FC Kansas City in an exhibition Saturday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park.

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Mountaineers top Jayhawks, 11-6

After a 1-0 pitchers’ duel on Friday, Kansas University and West Virginia produced a decidedly different game Saturday, when the Mountaineers blasted the Jayhawks, 11-6, at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Tom Keegan: Brutal first-half stretch doomed KU

Sure, there were chances at the end, a five-point, second-half lead, even. But the reality is Villanova won Saturday night’s Elite Eight game in the KFC Yum! Center by making Kansas University lose it, 64-59, with as bad a seven-minute stretch of basketball as it had played in months. By Tom Keegan

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Frustrating finish: Jayhawks baffled by Villanova

Senior Perry Ellis limited to 4 points in finale

Perry Ellis, the eighth leading scorer and 12th-leading rebounder in Kansas University basketball history, sat dejectedly in front of his KFC Yum! Center locker and, in a clear voice, explained to wave after wave of reporters how he felt after Saturday’s 64-59 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight loss to Villanova. It was a loss that ended the 6-foot-8 Wichita native’s career as a Jayhawk. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 26, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 26, 2016.