Stories for March 27, 2011


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Elite-est attitude: Jayhawks unapologetic about role as favorites

Media members pursuing the David-and-Goliath angle ran into a major roadblock in Kansas University’s Marcus Morris on Saturday afternoon in the Alamodome.

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KU hoops notebook: Jayhawks undecided

Twins, Robinson mull pro future

The Morris twins didn’t say if they were staying at Kansas University or leaving for the NBA Draft after Sunday’s Elite Eight loss to VCU in the Alamodome.

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VCU fired up by KU's pregame chatter

For the second time in two games, someone on the Kansas University men’s basketball team tried to use intimidation tactics to rattle an opponent.

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Josh Selby's 20th birthday no party after loss to VCU

When Kansas University freshman guard Josh Selby woke up Sunday morning, he had a Final Four in his sights and a handful of “Happy Birthday” texts on his phone.

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Kentucky beats North Carolina 76-69 in East final

Kentucky spent 13 straight springs watching other schools play in the Final Four, a destination college basketball's winningest program considers its birthright.

Jayhawks to arrive home at appx. 11:15 p.m., tentatively

KU officials said the Kansas men's basketball team will tentatively return to Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday night at approximately 11:15 p.m.

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Stunning loss leaves several Jayhawks undecided on futures

VCU's shocking, 71-61 victory over Kansas University in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, nudged a handful of Jayhawks to talk about their NBA futures a little sooner than they would have liked.

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Fans crushed by KU's exit from NCAA tournament

Snow showers only dampened the mood of Jayhawk fans who poured out onto Massachusetts Street Sunday after Kansas University’s heartbreaking loss to Virginia Commonwealth. “Just another March Madness let down,” Andrew DeBoest said.

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Tyshawn Taylor tickled by coach’s praise

Tyshawn Taylor’s smile was as wide as he could make it. During a 30-minute interview session Saturday, the Kansas University junior guard was told by a reporter that KU coach Bill Self had just complimented him a couple rooms away, saying Taylor had grown up as a person.

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KU Notebook: Morris twins say they’re undecided

KU forwards haven’t thought about NBA

The Morris twins were asked about their futures Saturday at the Alamodome. Have the two reached a decision whether to enter the NBA Draft or return to Kansas University for a final season?

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VCU Rams relish underdog role

Maybe they learned from the way Richmond handled things when the Spiders took their turn at toppling Kansas University on Friday night and failed.

VCU notes: Coach Shaka Smart explains unique first name

Led by one of the hottest young coaches in the game, VCU’s run to the Elite Eight has allowed the rest of the college basketball world to learn a little more about Shaka Smart.

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Elite-est attitude: Jayhawks unapologetic about role as favorites

Media members pursuing the David-and-Goliath angle ran into a major roadblock in Kansas University’s Marcus Morris on Saturday afternoon in the Alamodome.

UK-UNC battle of bluebloods

In an NCAA Tournament filled with stunning upsets and unlikely party crashers, the East region has provided an oasis of sanity.

KU men’s golf places 11th in Texas tourney

The Kansas University men’s golf team recorded its best round of the Border Olympics on Saturday to finish in 11th place.

KU women’s golf takes 17th in Arizona

Freshman Thanuttra Boonraksasat carded a 70 in the final round of the MountainView Collegiate to lead the Kansas University women’s golf team to a 17th-place finish on Saturday.

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KU tennis falls, 6-1, to Texas at home

Kansas University’s No. 1 doubles team of Ekaterina Morozova and Dylan Windom held off the 23rd-ranked team of Amanda Craddock and Cierra Gayton-Leach from Texas on Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center, but the Jayhawks got just one point against No. 26 Texas, falling 6-1.

Jayhawks shut out by Longhorns

The Kansas University softball team could not quiet Texas’ bats as the Jayhawks fell, 12-0 in five innings, to the No. 8/10 Longhorns on Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field.

Texas A&M shuts down KU

Aggies’ Wacha pitches complete game

Texas A&M sophomore right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha tossed a complete game, allowing one unearned run on seven hits with a walk and nine strikeouts, as the sixth-ranked Aggies routed Kansas University, 11-1, Saturday afternoon at Olsen Field.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Kansas reflects coach’s in-your-face personality

Late, great Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire was the king of basketball one-liners packed with street-wise wit.

Oklahoma tackle has surgery

Oklahoma offensive tackle Jarvis Jones has undergone surgery to repair a knee injury he sustained in practice.

Anderson enjoys welcome return to Arkansas

Mike Anderson couldn’t contain his emotions as he was introduced as Arkansas’ coach in front of about 5,000 Arkansas fans in Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.