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Landen Lucas, meet Landon and Lucas

Ten months after learning about the sly and sweet story of a set of twins being named in his honor, Kansas senior Landen Lucas got the chance to meet them Saturday in the lobby of the team hotel before the Jayhawks’ practice. By Matt Tait

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Kansas needs confidence, consistency from Carlton Bragg

Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg produced six points and five rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in Friday’s 100-62, first-round NCAA tournament victory against UC Davis. If he can produce in similar fashion against tougher competition on a consistent basis, that can only help Kansas to survive and advance.

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Tom Keegan: NCAA no place for friendship bridges

Now that the recruiting battle that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo lost to Bill Self of Kansas for the pleasure of coaching Josh Jackson for his one year has faded from view in the rear-view mirror, Izzo felt comfortable Saturday afternoon revealing his failed strategy.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Michigan State

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Sunday's second-round clash with No. 9 seed Michigan State in Tulsa, Okla. By Matt Tait

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Second-round clash pits good friends, great coaches against each other

KU's Self, Michigan State's Izzo to meet for 13th time

They have more than 1,100 wins between them and are regarded as two of the finest coaches in college basketball history. But the one thing that Kansas coach Bill Self and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo have that might mean the most is a genuine friendship. By Matt Tait

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Landen Lucas, meet Landon and Lucas

Ten months after learning about the sly and sweet story of a set of twins being named in his honor, Kansas senior Landen Lucas got the chance to meet them Saturday in the lobby of the team hotel before the Jayhawks’ practice. By Matt Tait