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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

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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

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Notebook: Jayhawks play 'best defense that we've played all year' in win over UC Davis

On a night when the Kansas men’s basketball team reached the century mark for just the second time this season, all anybody wanted to talk about was the Jayhawks’ defense. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks make the most of UC Davis technical foul

It doesn’t take much to spark the No. 1-seeded Kansas basketball team, and perhaps, all it took was one whistle Friday. By Bobby Nightengale

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Top-seeded Kansas to face No. 9 seed Michigan State in 2nd round Sunday

For the second year in a row, the Jayhawks’ second-round foe will be a team that has reached a Final Four more recently than Kansas, as No. 9 seed Michigan State knocked off No. 8 Miami, 78-58, in Friday's final game at BOK Center. Last season, KU knocked off UConn in the second round in Des Moines, Iowa. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Pro-KU crowd makes big difference in Midwest regional

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had the ball in the left corner and the pro-Kansas crowd in his ears midway through the second half of Friday night’s NCAA tournament opener for the Jayhawks. By Tom Keegan

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Showtime in Tulsa: Jayhawks cruise past UC Davis in first round

The UC Davis Aggies did all they could to hang around and compete with Kansas on Friday night at BOK Center. But then the Jayhawks unleashed a barrage of plays, some believable, others not, that reminded everyone watching why KU spent most of the season ranked in the Top 5. By Matt Tait