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Late run in first half lifts Kansas past West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals

Kansas City, Mo. — The shot was big, the foul was foolish but the pass was pristine. Late in what was, in just about every way, a sluggish offensive half for the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in Friday’s Big 12 semifinal against West Virginia at Sprint Center, freshman point guard Devon Dotson darted his way up the floor after a West Virginia miss and needed about three steps to know where he was headed. Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Toughness, defense on display in spurts for Jayhawks vs. Mountaineers

Kansas City, Mo. — College basketball coaches don’t come much more hard-nosed than Bill Self and Bob Huggins. Both made their reputation in the business with their no-nonsense styles and the correspondingly uncompromising standards to which they hold their players.

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Late run in first half lifts Kansas past West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals

Kansas City, Mo. — The shot was big, the foul was foolish but the pass was pristine. Late in what was, in just about every way, a sluggish offensive half for the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in Friday’s Big 12 semifinal against West Virginia at Sprint Center, freshman point guard Devon Dotson darted his way up the floor after a West Virginia miss and needed about three steps to know where he was headed. Matt Tait

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Kansas set to take on Iowa State in highly-anticipated championship game

Kansas City, Mo. — The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, Iowa State and Kansas will battle for a Big 12 tourney title Saturday night at the Sprint Center after both teams notched wins in their respective semifinal matchups. It guarantees that either the Jayhawks or the Cyclones will win the Big 12 championship for the seventh season in a row.

KU softball falls to Tulsa in Rock Chalk Challenge opener

In its first game of the Rock Chalk Challenge, Kansas fell to Tulsa by an 11-5 margin at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas baseball falls to St. John's in extras

A wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th sealed Kansas baseball's fate Friday afternoon at Jack Kaiser Stadium in an 1-0 loss to St. John's.