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Still Dancin': Azubuike leads Jayhawks to third straight Elite Eight appearance

After rolling to a 14th straight Big 12 regular season title a little more than a month ago, the Kansas men's basketball team now sits one win away from adding an ACC title to its 2017-18 haul. Oh, and a trip to the Final Four. By Matt Tait

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Kansas survives close call vs. Clemson to advance to Elite Eight

It wouldn’t be March without a little drama. Although top-seeded Kansas looked in control against Clemson early in the second half, the Tigers rallied to make the Jayhawks sweat before KU escaped CenturyLink Center with a 80-76 victory Friday night. By Benton Smith

Game day Breakdown: No. 1 seed KU basketball vs. No. 5 seed Clemson

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Friday's Sweet 16 showdown with fifth-seeded Clemson at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. By Matt Tait

Notebook: Guard-heavy attacks will be key for both KU and Clemson

Kansas and Clemson are both wary of serious backcourt talent on the other bench heading into Friday's Sweet 16 showdown at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Graham still searching for shot; Azubuike says knee is 'better'

After delivering a 1-of-7 shooting performance in last weekend's second-round victory over Seton Hall, the expectation was that Kansas senior Devonte' Graham would come out in Friday's Sweet 16 game against Clemson ready to bounce back big time. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks ready to let it fly in Elite Eight

As difficult as it was for the pro-Kansas crowd to watch a 20-point lead shrink to one-fifth that size, the final 10 minutes of KU’s 80-76 survive-and-advance victory Friday night against Clemson served a purpose. “Certainly nobody can say that we’ve played our best game yet,” Kansas coach Bill Self said in the hall outside of his team’s cramped locker room inside CenturyLink Center. “Hopefully, that will come Sunday.” By Tom Keegan

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Still Dancin': Azubuike leads Jayhawks to third straight Elite Eight appearance

After rolling to a 14th straight Big 12 regular season title a little more than a month ago, the Kansas men's basketball team now sits one win away from adding an ACC title to its 2017-18 haul. Oh, and a trip to the Final Four. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks settle for stopping Gabe DeVoe's teammates in Sweet 16 victory

Tigers guard sets program NCAA tourney record with 31 points

No one in Clemson basketball history ever scored more points in an NCAA Tournament game than senior guard Gabe DeVoe did Friday night in the Sweet 16. The Kansas players who couldn’t stop the 6-foot-4 DeVoe were just glad his teammates weren’t as successful. By Benton Smith

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Kansas survives close call vs. Clemson to advance to Elite Eight

It wouldn’t be March without a little drama. Although top-seeded Kansas looked in control against Clemson early in the second half, the Tigers rallied to make the Jayhawks sweat before KU escaped CenturyLink Center with a 80-76 victory Friday night. By Benton Smith

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Tigers always trust Brownell's preparation will give them chance to win

Through the course of any given season, when Clemson coach Brad Brownell isn’t preparing his Tigers for the next opponent on their schedule, he inevitably checks in on other college basketball games. During the past several months it wasn’t uncommon for Brownell to find himself watching Kansas, his Tigers’ Sweet 16 opponent Friday night at CenturyLink Center. By Benton Smith