Notebook: Jayhawks healthy for NCAA opener

Barring an unforeseen mishap, such as somebody slipping in the shower Friday morning, Kansas University’s basketball team should be relatively healthy heading into an 11:15 a.m., second-round NCAA Tournament game against New Mexico State. By Gary Bedore

New Mexico State prides itself on zone, press

New Mexico State guard Matt Taylor remembers a time, not long ago, when he thought teammates Daniel Mullings and DK Eldridge were the best defenders on the planet. By Matt Tait

Column: Big 12 needs big comeback

Down goes Iowa State. Down goes Baylor. Down goes Texas. Just a bad day for the Big 12, or a good day to stop referring to it as the best basketball conference in the country? Both. By Tom Keegan

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KU exit early? Don't make Kelly Oubre Jr. laugh

Kelly Oubre Jr. has the same reaction whenever it is stated in print, electronic or social media that Kansas University’s basketball team is destined to suffer the same fate of, say, an Iowa State, Baylor or Texas in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore

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New Mexico State's 'Chili' plays to represent South Africa

There's no dog, powder or dip involved, only a 17-year-old South African boy trying to make his name easier for people to pronounce. When New Mexico State forward Tshilidzi Nephawe (pronounced Cha-lee-zee Nah-pow-way) first started playing basketball back in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa, the other athletes he played with had a difficult time pronouncing his name.

Full transcript of Thursday's New Mexico State media session

Ian Baker, Remi Barry, head coach Marvin Menzies, Daniel Mullings, Tshilidzi Nephawe and Pascal Siakam spoke at the podium in Omaha during today's open media session previewing tomorrow's match-up with second-seeded Kansas at 11:15 a.m. at CenturyLink Center.

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Jayhawks arrive in Omaha for NCAA opener

Bill Self didn’t take a catnap on the relatively short, three-hour bus ride from Allen Fieldhouse to the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday afternoon.

Column: A few factors favor KU vs. WSU

Already having looked at the NCAA Tournament experience factor that favors Wichita State in a potential matchup with Kansas University, it’s time to take a look at what elements favor Kansas.

Cliff Alexander doesn't make trip to Omaha for tournament

KU coach Bill Self says there's no change in status of freshman forward

Cliff Alexander is not in Omaha for the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas attorney general fires back after New Mexico A.G. predicts NCAA upsets

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt fired back at New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas after Balderas picked upsets of two Kansas schools in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.

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Jayhawks’ Greene looking to regain shooting touch

It’s been more than three weeks since Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene made more than one shot in a KU basketball game. And even in that game — a Feb. 23 loss at Kansas State — Greene knocked down a pair of two-pointers.

NMSU’s Menzies credits mentors

All three of New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies’ best-known mentors have guided teams to the Final Four, with two of them owning championship rings.

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Big 12 teams confident of NCAA success

For the second season in a row, the Big 12 will send seven of its 10 teams dancing in the NCAA Tournament.

Jayhawks are nation's second-most valuable college basketball team, study says

In the a national tournament to decide college basketball’s most valuable team, Kansas University isn’t the national champion, but it appears to be closing in. The KU Jayhawks are worth $35.4 million, making them the second most valuable team in the country, according to Forbes magazine’s annual rankings published this week. By Sara Shepherd

Big 12 has chance to assert dominance

The Big 12 again has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament.