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Homecoming: Jackson helps propel Jayhawks past Michigan State, 90-70

Saturday afternoon, inside a locker room that one day later would turn into the scene of a bunch of smiles and satisfaction, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was asked by a handful of Michigan State reporters why he chose Kansas over MSU. By Matt Tait

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.

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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Notebook: Jayhawks excited to return to Sprint Center; Three Big 12 teams reach Sweet 16

The Kansas Jayhawks are coming home, and when they get there, a date with Purdue in the nearby NCAA Tournament will be waiting. By Matt Tait

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Tom Izzo on Jayhawks in tournament: 'They have a good chance to have some success'

After Kansas advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 90-70 second-round victory at BOK Center, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said the Spartans lost to the better team. By Bobby Nightengale

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks refuse to back down in tough games

When Kansas guard Frank Mason and Michigan State forward Miles Bridges stood chest-to-chest exchanging boxer’s glares early in the game, nobody in attendance would dispute program listings that showed Bridges with an 8-inch, 40-pound advantage. By Tom Keegan

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Homecoming: Jackson helps propel Jayhawks past Michigan State, 90-70

Saturday afternoon, inside a locker room that one day later would turn into the scene of a bunch of smiles and satisfaction, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was asked by a handful of Michigan State reporters why he chose Kansas over MSU. By Matt Tait

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Marching on: Jayhawks handle MSU, advance to Sweet 16

Kansas City, here they come. The Midwest’s No. 1 seed, the Kansas Jayhawks, took care of business Sunday at BOK Center, running away from Michigan State late in a 90-70 victory, that sends KU to Sprint Center for a Sweet 16 matchup with Purdue. By Benton Smith

Kansas baseball falls to TCU, 5-1

TCU starter Jared Janczak retired Kansas’ first 22 batters in a 5-1 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday night at Fort Worth, Texas.

Tulsa rallies past KU softball

Tulsa rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and edged Kansas, 4-3, in college softball Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark

Kansas tennis blanks Columbia

Kansas’ doubles team of Anastasia Rychagova and Maria Toran Ribes won their fifth straight match, and KU’s women’s tennis team blanked Columbia, 4-0, on Saturday in Denton, Texas.