Stories for March 19, 2019


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3-point D: KU was better by the numbers than you might think

In 13th seeded Northeastern, No. 4 Kansas will face one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the country. The Huskies enter Thursday's 3 p.m. game with Kansas in Salt Lake City shooting 38.8 percent from 3-point range, which ranks them 14th in the nation. KU's 3-point D will be put to the test for 40 minutes. Here's a quick look back at how the Jayhawks' 3-point defense fared during the first 34 games of the 2018-19 season. By Matt Tait

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Carrying Kansas: Junior forward Dedric Lawson born and bred for what lies ahead

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has a saying he uses this time of year that probably applies to this KU team better than most during his 16-year run with the Jayhawks. “When you’ve got a great player, which we do, you can always ride that guy." By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks arrive in Salt Lake City more 'under the radar' than in recent years

Salt Lake City — Usually, by now, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has done a dozen different radio and television interviews and talked until he was blue in the face about his team’s status entering the NCAA Tournament, both as a top contender and as a general representative of one of the greatest sporting events on the calendar each year. But there’s been nothing typical about the 4th-seeded Jayhawks’ pre-tourney status this season.

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Shane Jackson: Kansas should wait to go small against Northeastern

By now you have heard the narrative regarding KU’s first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament. Many are wondering how Kansas is going to defend Northeastern’s four-guard lineup when the two teams square off at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday in Salt Lake City. It is a reasonable conundrum for the Jayhawks, who just faced a similar style of play in a double-digit loss to Iowa State during the Big 12 championship.

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Les Miles: KU football's third spring practice focused on 'physicality'

After getting the previous week off for the university’s spring break, the Kansas football team got back to its spring practice schedule Tuesday afternoon and, unlike the first two sessions from earlier this month, the Jayhawks got to wear some shells and do some hitting. By Benton Smith

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Northeastern has 'more fire power' with 2 key rotation players back from injuries

Coach Bill Coen’s Northeastern basketball team has lost just twice since its 3-point road setback at Hofstra on Jan. 5, and enters its NCAA Tournament first-round matchup with Kansas not only trending way up, but also benefiting from the boost provided by the return of two crucial rotation players. By Benton Smith

Chou guides Jayhawks to top-10 finish at Briar's Creek Invitational

The Kansas women's golf team finished in a tie for eighth place with No. 22 Clemson, firing a collective score of 884 (+20) over 54 holes of play at the Golf Club of Briar's Creek.

Sentencing for basketball recruiting fixer moved to September

A college basketball recruiting fixer who revealed that he had made illicit payments to University of Kansas basketball players will now have to wait until September for sentencing.