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Numbers contradict Kansas reputation as tournament underachiever

Mike Vest, formerly of the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Big Ten Network and a graduate of the University of Kansas, took to Twitter (@mike_vest) to poke holes in the notion that Kansas has underachieved in the NCAA basketball tournament under coach Bill Self, who has reached ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Where does Devonte’ Graham’s NBA candidacy stand after his junior year?

From the moment Josh Jackson decided to play at Kansas, everyone knew he would spend one season with the Jayhawks before becoming an NBA lottery pick. And now that his freshman year is done, we can see Jackson’s a near lock to go in the first three ... Continue reading

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KU seniors say goodbye

One of the things that made [Saturday's Elite Eight loss to Oregon in Kansas City, Mo.,][1] so tough for so many Jayhawks to swallow was the fact that none of them wanted seniors Landen Lucas, Frank Mason III and Tyler Self to end on anything other than ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason III: Jayhawks rushed a lot of shots in Elite Eight loss, couldn’t complete comeback

After his stellar Kansas basketball career ended in the Elite Eight, with a loss to Oregon in Kansas City, Mo., senior point guard Frank Mason III said the top-seeded Jayhawks didn’t give up after trailing by 18 in the second half, but couldn’t complete a comeback to ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Elite Eight Ending

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Josh Jackson: First-half foul trouble disrupted his rhythm versus Ducks; no NBA decision announced

Kansas City, Mo. — After two quick fouls in the first half kept him on the bench early in what became an Elite Eight loss to Oregon Saturday night, Kansas star freshman Josh Jackson addressed in the locker room his thoughts on the whistles. “I feel like ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Oregon 74, KU 60

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s season-ending, 74-60, Elite Eight loss to Oregon at Sprint Center on Saturday night. Offense: D ---------- By far KU’s worst grade of the season in this category on a night when the Jayhawks flat-out could not hit anything. KU finished ... Continue reading

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Bill Self: KU settled for ‘marginal’ shots in Elite Eight loss to Oregon

Kansas City, Mo. — After rolling through the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas finally had an off night offensively in the Elite Eight versus Oregon. After the Ducks moved on to the Final Four Saturday night at Sprint Center, KU coach Bill Self said ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason tops ratings in loss to Oregon and for season

**1 - Frank Mason:** Kansas scored 33 first-half points and Mason scored 17 of them, including points 17 through 31. He went in among the trees again, making floater after floater and 2 of 4 3-pointers. Finished with 21 points. Had at least a share of the ... Continue reading

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Baseline View Highlights: Jayhawks season ends with 74-60 loss to Ducks

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Oregon’s Dana Altman harbors bad memories, big respect for KU basketball

**Kansas City, Mo. —** Oregon coach Dana Altman, who spent three seasons at Kansas State as an assistant under Lon Kruger and, a few years later, returned to Manhattan to lead the Wildcats’ program for four seasons, has had enough experience with Kansas basketball to last a ... Continue reading

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Devonte Graham on tourney wins: We’re defending way better

Kansas City, Mo. — After three straight double-digit wins in the NCAA Tournament, Kansas junior guard Devonte Graham discussed why the team's playing so well and what the keys are against Oregon in Saturday's Elite Eight showdown (7:49 p.m., TBS) at Sprint Center. "I actually think we ... Continue reading

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KU-Oregon by the numbers

**Kansas City, Mo. —** By now, everybody knows that both coaches, several players on each side and most of the people paying attention to this game in any way, shape or form believe that Kansas and Oregon are pretty similar teams that play very similar styles. And ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason, Svi Mykhailiuk on trying to avenge last year’s Elite Eight loss

Kansas City, Mo. — One day before facing Oregon in the Elite Eight, Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Svi Mykhailiuk discussed using last year's Elite Eight loss to Villanova as motivation for this season. The Jayhawks will play Oregon for a spot in the Final Four ... Continue reading

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Fun-loving Carlton Bragg: Tourney game prep serious business

Kansas City, Mo. — The Jayhawks have been enjoying themselves on the floor thus far in the NCAA Tournament, blowing teams out on the way to an Elite Eight meeting with Oregon at Sprint Center. But fun-loving sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., said KU’s game preparation away from ... Continue reading

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Landen Lucas excited to face father’s alma mater, Oregon, in Elite Eight

Kansas City, Mo. — Growing up with a father who played center at Oregon, Kansas senior big man Landen Lucas has seen a lot of Ducks games in his time. The Portland, Ore., native said it will be strange to battle against a program he has long ... Continue reading

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Oregon players discuss matching up against KU, Josh Jackson

Kansas City, Mo. — About 24 hours prior to Saturday's Elite Eight showdown (7:49 p.m, TBS) against Kansas, Oregon basketball players discussed the similarities between teams and what makes KU freshman Josh Jackson so difficult to guard. "Everyone on that team knows their role," Oregon forward Dillon ... Continue reading

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Ducks prepared to play in front of pro-KU, KC crowd

Kansas City, Mo. — Sitting in the locker room after a one-point Sweet 16 victory over Michigan, Oregon basketball players heard the pro-Kansas crowd at Sprint Center when the Jayhawks tipped off against Purdue on Thursday. It was loud and definitely felt like a home game for ... Continue reading

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Oregon players hope to use Elite Eight experience to their advantage

Kansas City, Mo. — One season after a 12-point loss in the Elite Eight to Oklahoma, Oregon basketball players want to use that experience to their advantage when they face Kansas on Saturday at Sprint Center (7:49 p.m., TBS). The Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight with ... Continue reading

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Winning rebounding battle makes world of difference for Jayhawks

Kansas City, Mo. — In the first half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup at Sprint Center, everything was going to plan for Purdue except in one spot. Kansas had an edge in rebounding, which led to an edge on the scoreboard. It didn’t matter that the Boilermakers ... Continue reading

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