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Bobby Nightengale

High school sports reporter

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Bobby is the high school sports reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Ducks embrace road atmosphere, underdog role in Elite Eight win

Entering Saturday’s Elite Eight game against Kansas at Sprint Center, the Jayhawks’ home away from home, Oregon basketball players were happy to play the role of the underdog. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU's small-ball lineup pays off in big way

At the beginning of the season, Kansas basketball players weren’t sure how much time they’d spend on the court in a four-guard lineup. Now the small-ball lineup is one of the reasons the Jayhawks are thriving in the NCAA Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale

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Purdue coach Matt Painter on KU: 'Shoot the way those guards shot then they can't be stopped'

After KU’s 98-66 victory over Purdue in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center, Purdue head coach Matt Painter was asked whether he could see anybody stopping the Jayhawks. By Bobby Nightengale

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Most player of the year votes counted before Mason and Swanigan tip off

Most of the ballots were mailed and the majority of the votes will be counted by the time Frank Mason and Caleb Swanigan face off against each other Thursday night in the Sweet 16. By Bobby Nightengale

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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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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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Deja vu? Les faces Kansas in the first round again

Exactly 11 years ago Friday, Jim Les coached a team past Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale

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A peek at the path forward for Big 12 teams in NCAA tournament

The Big 12 Conference was considered one of the best conferences in the nation throughout the season and it was rewarded with six teams in the NCAA Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale

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TCU senior after upsetting Jayhawks: 'This is the win of my career'

As soon as TCU senior Brandon Parrish saw Kansas guard Devonte Graham’s 3-pointer at the buzzer bounce off of the rim, he punched the air and let out a scream. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks secure outright Big 12 title with win over Texas

With an opportunity to lock up an outright Big 12 title Saturday, the Kansas basketball team leaned on some of its players off of the bench in a 77-67 victory over Texas at the Frank Erwin Center.

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