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Jayhawks have open practice Wednesday at Kansas City's Sprint Center

The first reward of the Kansas men’s basketball team’s ability to land the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region in nearby Kansas City, Mo., in this year’s NCAA Tournament figures to show up loud and clear Wednesday afternoon.

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Notebook: Bill Self likes Jayhawks' mindset entering Sweet 16

At this time of year, a team’s mentality can mean everything. And Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday that he was pleased with where his Jayhawks sit in that department heading into preparations for Thursday’s Sweet 16 showdown with Purdue. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Stealth weapons have a way of resurfacing in March

The NCAA tournament has a way of bringing on flashbacks of regular-season moments that stood out as different, went back under the radar, and resurface in March to enable a team to survive and advance. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks arrive in KC focused on next step in tourney journey

Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, less than an hour after leaving Lawrence, the Kansas men’s basketball team arrived at the Westin Crown Center, its headquarters for the second weekend of this year’s NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Suprises aplenty despite lack of upsets in NCAA tournament

Only one double-digit seed (Xavier) survived the first week of the NCAA tournament, but that doesn’t mean surprising developments didn’t surface.

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Nebraska coach Tim Miles: Bigs, guards both key in KU-Purdue Sweet 16 battle

An opponent of each team during the 2016-17 season, Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles on Monday broke down top-seeded Kansas’ upcoming match-up with fourth-seeded Purdue, set for approximately 8:39 p.m. Thursday in the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Mo. By Matt Tait

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Three months after rape reported at KU men’s basketball dorm, police investigation still open

Three months after a 16-year-old girl was reportedly raped at the University of Kansas men’s basketball team dorm, the case remains under police investigation with no new details being released.

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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