Stories for March 2015


Tuesday, March 31

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McDonald’s standouts inspire rumors

Ben Simmons interrupted fellow Florida star and LSU recruit Antonio Blakeney’s interview to break the news.

Column: Jayhawks in no hurry for hiring women’s coach

Sheahon Zenger wants to get it right, even if that means the naming of Kansas University’s next women’s basketball coach might not happen for another fortnight, even longer.

Top recruits constantly consulting

Not long after Carlton Bragg put on his Kansas cap, mistakenly said he was going to Kentucky, then declared himself a Jayhawk after all, the power forward from Cleveland set his sights on Brandon Ingram.

KU soccer falls

Kansas University hung tough with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League, but the Jayhawks could not muster any offense in their 2-0 exhibition match loss, Tuesday at Rock Chalk Park.

Stigler honored

Kansas University senior Michael Stigler has been named national athlete of the week by the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn.

Self visits Thorne's parents; former Charlotte player to visit May 1

KU coach Bill Self visited the parents of former Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr. on Monday in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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KU football assistants off to fast start

For weeks after he was hired back in December, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty raved about the quality of the coaching staff he brought with him to Lawrence. Three days into spring practices, the elements that make Beaty so high on each coach already have become evident. By Matt Tait

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Moving forward: Kansas recruit Carlton Bragg hustles to all-star game

Less than two hours after leading his team to the Ohio Division III title, Carlton Bragg was on a plane bound for Chicago, the host city of Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American Games.

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Column: Kansas hurdler Stigler blazing early

Kansas University's Michael Stigler posted a personal-record 48.44, best time in the world in 2015 and the best time for anybody in any college meet since 2011. Researchers are in the midst of trying to find a faster March time in a college meet. So far, nothing. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 30, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30

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KU's Perry Ellis receives honorable mention in All-America voting

An All-Big 12 first-team selection in his junior season, Kansas University forward Perry Ellis received honorable mention on the Associated Press’s 2014-15 All-American team, unveiled Monday.

KU baseball falls in finale at Tech

Kansas University limited Texas Tech to just four hits, but the Red Raiders made the most of them in a Big 12 baseball series-clinching 3-2 victory over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Rip Griffin Park.

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Self: KU might ‘soften’ its schedule

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks played the toughest schedule in the country the past two seasons, according to strength-of-schedule ratings calculated by By Gary Bedore

Sunday, March 29

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Too little, too late: KU softball’s rally falls short; UT sweeps

Five solo home runs and a loading of the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning were not enough to save Kansas University from a softball sweep by Texas. By Matt Tait

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Column: Coleman could be best bet at WR

Signs of spring: Flowers budding, birds chirping louder, the scent of fresh-cut grass floating in the breeze and jaws dropping watching Kansas University wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, long, lean and, above all, fast. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 29, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 29, 2015

KU soccer upends Iowa

Kansas University freshman Eli Mayr scored the only goal 25 minutes into the second half as the Jayhawks edged Iowa, 1-0, in a spring exhibition soccer match Saturday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.

Kansas tennis edged by SMU

Two lopsided losses in doubles cost Kansas University the doubles point, and the Jayhawks never recovered in a 4-3 tennis loss to Southern Methodist on Saturday.

KU’s Conley wins Texas long jump

Kansas University’s Sydney Conley soared to a mark of 6.50 meters (21 feet, 4 inches) to win the long jump at the Texas Relays on Saturday.

KU baseball falls to Tech, 9-3

A big early deficit proved too much for Kansas University to overcome, and the Jayhawks’ Big 12 baseball winning streak came to an abrupt end Saturday.

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Jayhawk-to-be Bragg wins state

Future Kansas University basketball forward Carlton Bragg scored 12 points with five assists against no turnovers to help his Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph team defeat Lima Central Catholic, 63-50, in the Ohio Div. III state high school championship game Saturday at Ohio State’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. By Gary Bedore

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Column: KU football focus must be to trend upward

The Kansas University cornerback got burned, and the receiver had nothing but air between him and the end zone during Saturday morning’s spring football practice. That happens. The cornerback stopped running. That won’t happen again, unless he wants to be caught in the middle of a vise of incensed coaches one more time. By Tom Keegan

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Rough start: First-inning blues doom KU softball again

For the second straight day, Texas scored four runs in the top of the first. For the second straight day, Texas used that quick start to beat Kansas University softball. By Chris Duderstadt

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 28, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Saturday, March 28

KU tennis falls to North Texas

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to North Texas on Friday.

KU’s Stigler wins in Texas

Kansas University senior Michael Stigler won his third consecutive Texas Relays 400-meter hurdles title Friday in a school-record and world-leading time.

KU baseball trips Tech, 7-4

Michael Tinsley, Connor McKay and Matt McLaughlin each had three hits, and Kansas University’s baseball team opened Big 12 play with a 7-4 victory over Texas Tech on Friday night.

Texas blanks KU softball

Nationally ranked and riding a 10-game winning streak, Kansas University’s softball team picked a poor time to put out what coach Megan Smith described as the Jayhawks’ worst effort of the season.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 27, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, March 27, 2015.

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Rabb down to two; KU out

Ivan Rabb, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound senior power forward from Bishop O’Dowd High in Oakland, California, has narrowed his college choices to California and Arizona and could pick Cal as early as today, several recruiting services have reported.

Thursday, March 26

KU relay team excels in Texas

Rhavean King, Sarah Kelly, Whitney Adams and Hannah Richardson teamed up to run the sixth fastest time in school history in the women’s 4x800-meter relay to highlight the second day of the Texas Relays for the Kansas University track and field team.

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KU’s Self talks with Charlotte center Thorne

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday traveled to North Carolina to visit with Charlotte junior center Mike Thorne Jr., who plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school.

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Strength coach Jackson getting Jayhawks into shape

The whole thing lasted less than 10 seconds but so adequately summed up the work that had been done in the Kansas University football weight room from early December to mid-March.

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Beaty contract more favorable for KU than those of previous football coaches

Kansas Athletics, Inc., and first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty recently finalized Beaty's five-year contract and the details and language within it may be the best indicator to date that KU learned a valuable lesson from the failings of its past two contracts with dismissed football coaches Turner Gill and Charlie Weis.

Kansas softball to retire Larson-Bradney's jersey

Kansas University softball plans to retire former KU standout Jill Larson-Bradney’s jersey on Saturday, before the Jayhawks’ game against Texas at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU women’s golf downs Michigan

Kansas University upended Michigan, 3-2, on the final day of the SDSU Farms Women’s Golf Invitational on Wednesday at the Farms Golf Club.

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Put to the test: Jayhawks run, jump, lift for NFL scouts

Wednesday’s pro timing day for Kansas University’s football team attracted scouts from 25 NFL teams and produced mixed results for the 15 members of the 2014 KU football team who participated. By Matt Tait

Column: NCAA needs to fight back

The one-and-done rule, a one-way street in favor of the NBA, has flattened college basketball’s nose, and it’s time for a counter-punch. By Tom Keegan

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KU hits road wooing prep Diallo

The recruiting battle for elite basketball big man Cheick Diallo is heating up as the spring signing period (April 15-May 20) approaches. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 25, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Wednesday, March 25

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 24, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Tuesday, March 24

KU softball player Stein honored

Kansas University senior softball player Maddie Stein has been named Big 12 player of the week. Stein hit .500 over five games.

KU baseball falls to Missouri State

Missouri State overcame a five-run deficit Tuesday night to hand Kansas University’s baseball team its third straight loss, 15-9. The Jayhawks (9-18) will face Texas Tech Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

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Self reflects on season’s highs, lows

More than anything, Bill Self wishes he was in Cleveland today, preparing his Kansas University basketball team for an NCAA Midwest Regional Sweet 16 game against Notre Dame.

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KU spring practice opens Beaty era

There was no depth chart, only a number of different position charts. There were no old habits, only new routines. And by the time the first spring practice under first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty had wrapped — a little more than three hours after it began, thanks to a lightning delay that Beaty called “adversity” — Beaty summed up the day with genuine excitement over what had just been accomplished.

Column: Jayhawks working with what they’ve got this spring

Such good weather leading up to the first day of spring football practice and then Tuesday arrives and wham. Gray skies. A brief appearance of the sun. Heavy rain. Two different hail storms. A brief blast of thunder and lightning.

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Beaty eager to kick off first Kansas spring

Kansas University football coach David Beaty has been a busy man since he was hired back in December. And all of the running from place to place to meet with recruits, fans, administrators and donors is something the first-year coach believes was critical in building his program. By Matt Tait

Monday, March 23

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Tough slate awaits Kansas basketball again next year

Kansas University’s nonconference basketball schedule figures to be rugged again during the 2015-16 season. By Gary Bedore

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Column: KU’s 2015-’16 outlook uncertain

The malaise in the aftermath of Kansas University’s two other recent NCAA Tournament losses to schools from the Missouri Valley Conference feels different this time. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 23, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 23, 2015

Cal clips Kansas in women’s golf

Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Gabriella DiMarco each won their matches, but the Jayhawks fell to Cal, 3-2, in the first round of the SDSU Farms Invitational on Monday.

Home runs power Hawkeyes past Kansas baseball, 6-2

Kansas University stranded 17 runners and surrendered three home runs in a 6-2 baseball loss to Iowa on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Quick start propels KU tennis to 4-0 win over West Virginia

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team used a fast start and a come-from-behind singles win to blank West Virginia, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Stein sets RBI mark in Jayhawks’ 5-4 softball win

Maddie Stein became Kansas University’s all-time career RBI leader with a solo home run in the fifth inning, and KU coach Megan Smith claimed her 300th career win in a the Jayhawks’ 5-4 victory over Georgia State on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Sunday, March 22

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 22, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 22, 2015

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Notebook: Jayhawks take season-ending loss hard

Frank Mason III sat with one hand on his head in front of his stall Sunday, in a quiet locker room following Kansas University’s 78-65, season-ending loss to Wichita State.

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After season-ending loss, Jayhawks will contemplate what's next

Kelly Oubre, Jr., a McDonald’s All-American who arrived at Kansas University as an almost-certain one-and-done college player, shed no light on his future plans after Sunday’s 78-65 loss to Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament. He and some teammates were asked about their plans for next season in Omaha.

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Bounced: Shockers do as they please, send Jayhawks home

The much-talked-about, long-awaited, highly-anticipated battle between major-college power Kansas University and mid-major extraordinaire Wichita State didn’t turn out to be much of a contest Sunday in CenturyLink Center. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Wichita State's veterans prove to be difference-makers

The song remains the same in the Kansas University locker room on the day it gets knocked out of the NCAA tournament. This year, that day came Sunday when a veteran, unflappable Wichita State squad defeated Kansas, 78-65, in the round of 32 at CenturyLink Center. By Tom Keegan

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Hustle, desire define Shockers' victory over Jayhawks

There were a dozen big shots, all kinds of clutch moments and even a few runs that decided Sunday's 78-65 victory by seventh-seeded Wichita State over No. 2 seed Kansas at CenturyLink Center. But no play better illustrated the difference between the two teams or defined the reason for the final score like the hustle play and ensuing slam dunk made by Wichita State freshman Zach Brown. By Matt Tait

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Shockers end KU's season in Round of 32

Despite a slow start that saw No. 2 seed Kansas play with the lead for the first 15 minutes of the first half, the seventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers got hot when it counted and ran over the Jayhawks, 78-65 on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.

KU-WSU notebook: Conner the spy?

Former Kansas University guard Conner Frankamp, who will be eligible to play at transfer destination Wichita State next season, has been spotted in downtown Omaha with his parents this weekend. He’s not practicing this weekend with the Shockers or sitting on the bench during games. By Gary Bedore

Saturday, March 21

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2015

KU swimmer misses finals

Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller finished her appearance at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 16:17.02 in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

KU men’s golf wins in Desert

All six Kansas University men’s golfers placed in the top 20 — paced by runner-up Brock Drogosch — and KU won the Desert Shootout on Saturday at Palm Valley Golf Club.

Iowa baseball slips past KU

Kansas University collected seven hits and eight walks but stranded 10 runners in a 6-4 baseball loss to Iowa on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU softball tops Georgia State

Kansas University’s softball team won its ninth straight game, and Alicia Pille improved to 17-0, as the Jayhawks defeated Georgia State, 8-6, in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Ellis’ knee ‘feels good’

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who is still wearing a brace at practice and in games to protect his sprained right knee, had an especially strong workout Saturday. By Gary Bedore

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WSU guard Baker calm in face of hyped matchup

During the past three seasons, Wichita State guard Ron Baker has demonstrated on dozens of occasions the unflappable demeanor that has made him one of the toughest players in college basketball. By Matt Tait

Column: Two Jayhawks Shocker-like

Accomplished Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall tried to assume the role coaches enjoy during the buildup to monster games such as the one his Shockers play today against Kansas University. It didn’t quite fit this time. By Tom Keegan

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Rock/shock: KU, WSU to meet at long last

It has been 22 long years since Sunflower State schools Kansas University and Wichita State have met on the basketball court. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20

KU swimmer 13th in 400 IM

Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller placed 13th in the 400-yard individual medley at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.

Kansas tennis rallies past ISU

Kansas University’s tennis team lost the doubles point and the first two sets in singles before rallying for a 4-2 Big 12 tennis victory over Iowa State on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

KU men’s golf in first at Desert

Connor Peck shot his Kansas University-career-low round of 64 and is tied for second overall, while KU took sole possession of first place in the team race after the second round of the Desert Shootout Men’s Golf Classic on Friday at Palm Valley Golf Club.

Kansas softball wins two more

Maddie Stein tied Kansas University softball’s career RBI record, and the Jayhawks won two games in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Pitching carries KU to victory over Iowa

Since suffering a lopsided loss to Central Michigan on March 10, the Kansas starting rotation has helped the Jayhawks win three of their last four, including a 4-3 victory Friday over Iowa at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt

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Column: Frank Mason once again plays bigger than a point guard

The Kansas University basketball team took the CenturyLink Center court for the second round of pre-game warmups Friday morning, meaning it was time for New Mexico State’s players to all go to the other end of the floor. Kansas point guard Fearless Frank Mason III, a 5-foot-11 giant, stopped for an instant, locked his big eyes on one of the Aggies’ tallest players and gave him the icy glare typically seen at the center of the ring when boxers receive instructions. If Mason’s glare had lips, perhaps they would have formed the words, “I’m going to play bigger than you.” By Tom Keegan

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KU hoops Notebook: Perry Ellis eager to face hometown team

KU, Wichita State to meet at 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Kansas University junior and Wichita native Perry Ellis said the idea of Sunday's showdown with Wichita State was exciting but still "just basketball." By Gary Bedore

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Hot to Trot: Jayhawks have fun, get hot in run-away victory over New Mexico State

KU to face WSU at 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Led by a hot-shooting day from behind the arc and some unusual pregame fun, the Kansas University men's basketball team moved into the next round of the NCAA Tournament with a 75-56 victory over No. 15 seed New Mexico State on Friday at CenturyLink Center. By Gary Bedore

A look back at the history of KU vs. Wichita State

The game everyone wanted to see is set. Sunday, in Omaha, Nebraska, Kansas University and Wichita State will lock up in the first meeting between the two men's basketball programs since 1993.

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Wichita State holds off Indiana to set up Sunday showdown with Kansas

Game time for KU-WSU not yet known

Down three at halftime, the seventh-seeded Wichita State University men's basketball team outscored 10-seed Indiana by eight in the second half of Friday's opening-round NCAA Tournament game in Omaha, to give the Sunflower State what it has been waiting for and talking about since the brackets were revealed last Sunday.

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Jayhawks frustrate Aggies big man

KU to face Wichita State at 4:15 p.m. Sunday

He made just three shots in 32 minutes and took a beating every trip down the floor. Holding New Mexico State big man Tshilidzi Nephawe to just 10 points may not have been the only key to Kansas' 75-56 victory in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center on Friday, but it definitely did not hurt. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks dispose of NMSU, move on to next round

A stellar first half and the return of some hot three-point shooting led No. 2 seed Kansas to a 75-56 victory over 15th-seeded New Mexico State and into the third round of the NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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

Kansas golfers tied for first in desert

Kansas red-shirt freshman Brock Drogosch found himself at the top of the leaderboard Thursday after Day One of the Desert Shootout after carding a round of 6-under 66 to help put the KU men’s golf team in a tie for first place.

Thursday, March 19

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2015

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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.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 18, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Wednesday, March 18

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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.

Burnett gains Missouri Sports Legend honor

Former Kansas University women’s basketball player Cheryl Burnett will be honored as a Missouri Sports Legend by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Saturday at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri, as part of the Women in Sports Luncheon.

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.

Tuesday, March 17

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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.

KU softball rallies, 5-4

Taylor McElhaney doubled home two runs in the sixth inning, and Kansas University’s softball team rallied past Indiana State, 5-4, on Tuesday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas golfers 13th in Arizona

Kansas University’s Minami Levonowich tied for 45th, and the Jayhawks finished 13th among 15 teams Tuesday in the Arizona Wildcat women’s golf invitational.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 17, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

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.

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Bill Self: Midwest didn't get any easier overnight

Bill Self woke up Monday morning feeling the same way about the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional as he did on Selection Sunday. By Gary Bedore

Column: WSU holds at least one tourney edge

The experience factor tends to favor the school that didn’t land big-name high school recruits, and it’s no exception here. Even in the area of NCAA Tournament experience, the Shockers have a big advantage. By Tom Keegan

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Veteran club: KU's opening-round foe boasts four seniors

As New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies prepares his 15th-seeded Aggies for an 11:15 a.m. NCAA Tournament showdown with No. 2 Kansas on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska, the eighth-year head coach said he thought an experienced roster could be one of the few advantages the Aggies possess in their opening-round matchup. By Matt Tait

Belmont edges KU in grad-rate bracket

Kansas University’s basketball team reached the championship game of Inside Higher Ed’s 2015 NCAA Academic Tournament, falling to Belmont in “double overtime,” the publication announced.

‘Play angry’? Easy for Shockers

Wichita State should have no problem playing angry this time around.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 16, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16

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Bill Self reiterates nothing has changed with Cliff Alexander

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self spoke with ESPN’s Andy Katz Monday about freshman Cliff Alexander and indicated he won’t play in the NCAA Tournament.

TCU tennis downs KU

Kansas University’s Madison Harrison defeated TCU’s Paulina Dubavets, 6-3, 6-3, to give the Jayhawks their only victory in a 4-1 Big 12 tennis loss to the Horned Frogs on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Stein sparks Kansas softball

Maddie Stein’s two-out, walk-off grand slam lifted — rather dramatically — Kansas University to a 5-4 softball victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas baseball upends Michigan

Owen Taylor went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs, Drew Morovick allowed just two runs over five innings, and Kansas University doubled up Michigan, 8-4, to wrap up their nonconference baseball series Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Aggies no strangers to tournament

The Kansas University men’s basketball team’s second-round opponent in this year’s NCAA Tournament might be seeded 13 spots lower than the Jayhawks, but the WAC champion New Mexico State Aggies are no strangers to success. By Matt Tait

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Column: KU vs. WSU? Yes, please

Conspiracy theorists will have a blast with insisting the NCAA Tournament selection committee rigged a potential third-round matchup between Wichita State, which wants to play Kansas University, and the Jayhawks, who won’t play the Shockers. By Tom Keegan

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Second chance: No. 2 seed KU headed to Omaha

For the sixth consecutive year and eighth time in the last nine seasons, Kansas University’s basketball team enters the NCAA Tournament as a 1 or 2 seed. By Gary Bedore

Sunday, March 15

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 15, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 15, 2015

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Kansas earns No. 2 seed in Midwest region, will tip off vs. New Mexico State at 11:15 a.m. Friday

Jayhawks in same region as Kentucky, same pod as Wichita State

The uncertainty is over. As the prevalent pre-March Madness speculation presumed, Kansas University’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed and will open the 2015 NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 14, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 14, 2015

KU softball tops Idaho State

Four Jayhawks had multi-hit games in the Kansas University softball team’s 10-2 five-inning victory over Idaho State on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas baseball falls to Michigan

Michigan rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and defeated Kansas, 4-2, in college baseball Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Vollmer 14th in pentathlon

Kansas University senior Lindsay Vollmer placed 14th in the pentathlon Saturday at the NCAA Indoor.

Saturday, March 14

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Column: KU's stars still haven't aligned

The stars on the preseason magazine cover still haven’t aligned for the Kansas University basketball team. When Perry Ellis emerged as a strong candidate for Big 12 Player of the Year honors, the guy laying bricks wasn’t the one named Mason. It was Wayne Selden Jr. Things changed for both Ellis and Selden this week, with the start of the postseason. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Wayne Selden Jr. makes all-tournament team

After Iowa State beat Kansas University, 70-66, to win the Big 12 Tournament Saturday night at Sprint Center, two Cyclones and one Jayhawk made the all-tournament team.

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Jayhawks await NCAA Tournament fate

Kansas University Sunday will learn its seed and where it will be sent for the NCAA tournament. Most pundits believe KU will garner a No. 2 or 3 seed and open the tournament with a game in Omaha on Friday.

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ISU fans invade typically KU-friendly Sprint Center

To some, it may have seemed as if the entire population of Ames, Iowa descended on Kansas City’s Sprint Center for Saturday’s Big 12 championship game against Kansas University.

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Jayhawks share blame after blowing 17-point lead to Iowa State

Tears formed in Kansas University freshman Devonté Graham’s eyes as he met the media after Saturday’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament final in Sprint Center. The backup point guard took ownership of KU’s eighth loss of the season against 26 victories. By Gary Bedore

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Future champs?: Cyclone predicts ISU will end KU's streak

With his Big 12 Tournament championship hat propped up on his head and a smile of the utmost satisfaction plastered on his face, Iowa State senior Dustin Hogue leaned forward from his locker and looked into the future. Hogue said he believed the time had come to start looking at the Cyclones (25-8) on equal footing with the Jayhawks (26-8). And he was not afraid to make a bold prediction for a year from now. By Matt Tait

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Cyclones storm back to beat KU in Big 12 title game

Kansas University basketball's streak of 11 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles is in tact, but the Iowa State Cyclones now have won back-to-back Big 12 Tournament titles. No. 2 seed Iowa State fought off a 17-point second-half deficit and topped No. 1 seed Kansas, 70-66, in a wild atmosphere at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 13, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 13, 2015

KU tennis falls to Texas Tech

Texas Tech turned back Kansas University , 4-0, in Big 12 women’s tennis Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

KU’s Bowen 7th in pole vault

Kansas University senior Casey Bowen earned All-America honors by placing in a three-way tie for seventh in the men’s pole vault at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

Kansas baseball tops Michigan

Kansas University’s baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 6-5 victory over Michigan at Hoglund Ballpark.

Pille propels KU softball

Alicia Pille pitched a three-hit shutout, and Kansas University’s softball team defeated Northern Colorado, 5-0, on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Friday, March 13

Notebook: KU holds Baylor to season-low point total

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team held Baylor to its lowest point total of the season Friday night in a 62-52 Jayhawks victory at Sprint Center.

Brannen Greene gets a three to drop

Brannen Greene hit his first three-point attempt against Baylor in Kansas University’s 62-52 win in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday.

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Landen Lucas banged up, too

Everybody’s been talking about Perry Ellis and his sprained right knee. Garnering a lot less attention are the ailments of Kansas University sophomore Landen Lucas, whose “body is worn out right now,” KU coach Bill Self said before Friday’s KU-Baylor Big 12 tournament semifinal in Sprint Center.

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Column: Jayhawks back to winning games with rugged defense

When a young basketball player starts to talk like his coach, applies his standards, sees every blemish in the mirror, that usually is a sign of better days on the horizon. It means a team knows what it is and isn’t and knows what it will take to get the job done. By Tom Keegan

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Perry Ellis returns to help KU reach title game

There’s a suite in the Downtown Marriott hotel that has been turned into a makeshift training room for Kansas University’s basketball players. It’s a place KU junior Perry Ellis has pretty much called home since the KU traveling party checked in on Wednesday night. On Friday, Ellis returned to the KU lineup, helping the Jayhawks beat Baylor 62-52. By Gary Bedore

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Bears see different version of Perry Ellis

When it comes to conference foes who have faced each other a bunch of times during the past few seasons, players and coaches tend to know when something's off about a guy or team with which they are familiar. That was the case for the Baylor Bears on Friday night with Kansas' Perry Ellis, who scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 minutes of a 62-52 Big 12 tournament semifinal victory at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks handle Baylor, move on to Big 12 title game

The Kansas Jayhawks opened the scoring with two three-pointers in the early going and then allowed their defense to carry the load the rest of the way. The result was a hard-fought, 62-52 victory over Baylor that pushed the Jayhawks (26-7) into Saturday's Big 12 title game against No. 2 seed Iowa State at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Self: Perry Ellis back in KU starting lineup against Baylor

KU coach said Ellis looked good in morning workout

Injured KU forward Perry Ellis will return to the court against Baylor in Friday's Big 12 tournament semifinal, KU coach Bill Self said during pregame interviews.

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Safety Isaiah Johnson leaving Kansas football

The Kansas University secondary will enter the 2015 season in full rebuild mode now that former Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year Isaiah Johnson is leaving. KU football announced Friday afternoon that Johnson, a safety from Cary, North Carolina, who started at Kansas during the past two seasons, had decided to leave Lawrence after graduating in May.

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Attack-mode: Aggressive play a point of emphasis for Kelly Oubre

Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre carried the Jayhawks into the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament with 25 points, including 15-of-19 shooting from the free throw line, on Thursday afternoon. Attacking the paint has been a focal point for the freshman during the past few weeks and it's really starting to pay off. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12

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Column: Norm and Justin Roberts chasing tourney titles this weekend

The best evidence of how deeply the father-son love shared by Norm and Justin Roberts burns lies in how badly they don’t want to see each other over the next couple of days. Norm, one of Bill Self’s three assistant basketball coaches, and Justin, junior co-star of the Lawrence High basketball team, both have two teams to root for this weekend. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Brannen Greene's 3-point slump continues

Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene is 0-for-14 from three over four games, following an 0-for-3 showing in the Jayhawks’ 64-59 Big 12 Tournament victory over TCU Thursday.

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Cliff Alexander situation remains in stalemate

An attorney representing Kansas University freshman forward Cliff Alexander put out a statement on Thursday, before KU’s 64-59 win over TCU at the Big 12 Tournament, indicating the NCAA will not meet with the KU big man until he provides documents that Alexander apparently does not possess.

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KU hopes extra day of rest will help Perry Ellis

Kansas University forward Perry Ellis has been told to tell the truth, the whole truth and and nothing but the truth about how his sprained right knee is feeling.

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Ooh-la-Oubre: Freshman's career-high 25 points lead Jayhawks past TCU, 64-59

Freshman guard Kelly Oubre scored a career-high 25 points, including 15 of his team’s final 21 points over the last 11 1/2 minutes, to lead top-seeded Kansas University to a 64-59 victory over No. 9 seed TCU in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. By Gary Bedore

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Foul trouble costs Horned Frogs

The top-seeded Kansas University men's basketball team may have had to play Thursday's 64-59 victory over No. 9 seed TCU without leading scorer Perry Ellis, but the Horned Frogs were not about to feel sorry for them. By Matt Tait

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Kelly Oubre Jr. carries Kansas past TCU

Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a career-high 25 points to lead top-seeded Kansas University past upset-minded TCU, 64-59, in Thursday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinals at Sprint Center.

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Attorney for Cliff Alexander says freshman waiting on NCAA

An attorney for Kansas University freshman forward Cliff Alexander released a statement on the Chicago native’s NCAA eligibility issues on Thursday.

KU coach Self says Ellis won't play against TCU

Injured KU forward Perry Ellis won't play Thursday against TCU in the Big 12 Tournament, according to pre-game comments by KU coach Bill Self.

Wednesday, March 11

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 11, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Creation of Kansas basketball uniforms calculated

Legible name. Clear number. School colors. Pronounced logo. That’s about as far as the check list goes for college basketball fans and the requirements they have for the uniforms worn by their favorite teams. But for those behind the scenes, the process of taking the uniforms from concept to creation is much more intricate and actually begins as many as 10 months prior to their teams wearing any new gear.

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TCU awaits Jayhawks in Big 12 tourney

Those folks who figured Kansas University forward Jamari Traylor wanted to play Kansas State instead of TCU today in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament figured wrong.

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TCU tops K-State at Big 12 tourney, will play KU on Thursday

The ninth-seeded Texas Christian Horned Frogs knocked off No. 8 seed Kansas State in opening-round Big 12 tournament action in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday night, earning the Frogs a third match-up with top-seeded Kansas at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Availability of Perry Ellis to be determined Thursday

Selden, Greene will play in Big 12 quarterfinals

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who practiced on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse and participated  in a 40-minute shoot-around in Sprint Center, remains questionable for Thursday’s 1:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament quarterfinal against either TCU or Kansas State.

Tuesday, March 10

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 10, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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Column: Mickelson’s progress encouraging for Kansas

An encouraging development with this gritty Kansas University basketball team bubbles beneath the surface of concerns regarding Perry Ellis’ knee injury and the in-limbo eligibility status of freshman center Cliff Alexander.

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Ellis practices, remains questionable

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who was given the OK to practice on Tuesday by KU’s team doctors, remains questionable for Thursday’s Big 12 tournament quarterfinal game against Kansas State or TCU.

Mistakes costly in KU baseball’s 8-2 loss

Early errors and base-running mistakes doomed Kansas University’s baseball team in a 8-2 loss to Central Michigan on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Perry Ellis practices today after being given OK by doctors

KU forward, who hurt right knee versus West Virginia, still questionable for Thursday's Big 12 quarterfinal

Perry Ellis remains questionable for Thursday's Big 12 quarterfinal versus TCU or Kansas State.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 9, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 9, 2015

Geno Auriemma tops this KU wish list

The Kansas University athletic department is in the beginning stages of another coaching search, this time for a women’s basketball coach. As with any fantasy GM and/or real athletic director, I have five a list of five names of potential candidates in my pocket. By Tom Keegan

Monday, March 9

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Wayne Selden Jr. trying to re-gain rhythm after ankle sprain

Wayne Selden, Jr. might not be back to full speed quite yet, but Kansas University’s starting sophomore shooting guard said Monday he’s getting closer.

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KU won't count on Cliff Alexander returning

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said he’s not counting on freshman big man Cliff Alexander playing the rest of the season.

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Brannen Greene to return for Big 12 Tournament

Kansas University sophomore wing Brannen Greene, who was suspended for Saturday’s KU-Oklahoma game for irresponsible behavior, “should play,” in the Big 12 tournament, KU basketball coach Bill Self said.

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Perry Ellis will wear 'precautionary' knee brace rest of season

Forward expected to be near 100 percent by start of NCAAs

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis will wear a knee brace in practice and games the rest of the season to protect his sprained right knee, coach Bill Self said Monday.

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Perry Ellis produces on, off court

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis was named first-team All-Big 12 on Sunday by league coaches and picked up the same distinction Monday from the Associated Press. But there is much more to the Wichita native, who values giving back off the court in his spare time. By Gary Bedore

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Bonnie Henrickson out as KU women's basketball coach

After enduring season after season of mostly sub-par play in the ultra-competitive Big 12 Conference, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger decided enough was enough and on Monday morning fired women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson. By Matt Tait

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Self named AP Big 12 coach of the year

One day after learning that the coaches had pegged West Virginia's Bob Huggins as the Big 12 coach of the year, Kansas University coach Bill Self learned during Monday morning's Big 12 coaches teleconference that he had earned the award from the Associated Press.

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Bill Self comments on being named coach of year, upcoming tourney

Jayhawk coach speaks on today's Big 12 teleconference

Bill Self was surprised on the Big 12 conference call today when told he was the league's AP coach of the year.

Utah upends KU baseball

Four Kansas University pitchers surrendered a combined 14 hits, and the Jayhawks fell to Utah, 8-4, in college baseball Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU softball thumps Mocs

Daniella Chavez hit her third grand slam of the season, and Kansas University atoned for a shutout loss to Chattanooga on Saturday with an 11-3 rout of the Mocs in the title game Sunday of the Stetson Classic.

Column: RIP RPI; long live TVM

The RPI, which some in college basketball like to use as an indication of a team or league’s strength, stands for Really Poor Indicator. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 8, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8

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Squeezed out for player of the year, Perry Ellis earns first-team All-Big 12 selection

Three other Jayhawks honored by Big 12 coaches

Not playing in the final game and a half might have hurt Perry Ellis' chances for Big 12 player of the year. But the Kansas University junior did land on the all-Big 12 first team, voted on by the coaches and released by the conference on Sunday.

KU baseball falls to Utah

Dalton Carroll pitched a six-hitter, and Utah used two home runs to defeat Kansas University, 5-1, on Saturday in college baseball at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas softball splits pair

Lily Behrmann and Chaley Brickey each homered and doubled, and Kansas University’s softball team routed Stetson, 10-1, on Saturday in the Stetson Classic.

Saturday, March 7

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 7, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 7, 2015

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OU's Buddy Hield makes final case for Player of Year

If Oklahoma junior Buddy Hield felt he needed to make one more statement to help his candidacy for Big 12 Player of the Year, he picked a heck of a way to do it. By Matt Tait

Notebook: Wayne Selden Jr. plays on tender ankle

Kansas University’s starting shooting guard, sophomore Wayne Selden Jr., missed seven shots and didn’t score in 18 minutes Saturday against Oklahoma.

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Big 12 Tournament matchups set

Kansas to face K-State-TCU winner on Thursday in K.C.

After finishing the regular season with a buzzer-beater road loss at Oklahoma on Saturday, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has five days to prepare for the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. The undisputed league champions, the Jayhawks (24-7 overall, 13-5 Big 12) will have to wait until Wednesday evening to find out who they will play in the tournament quarterfinals.

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Brannen Greene likely to return this week; Perry Ellis 'fine'

Kansas University guard Brannen Greene was suspended for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma by coach Bill Self. Self also provided an update on junior forward Perry Ellis, who has a sprained right knee that kept him out of Saturday’s game.

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Bill Self: A negative ruling on Cliff Alexander would keep him out of NCAAs

Kansas University freshman Cliff Alexander did not make the trip to Oklahoma Saturday for the Jayhawks’ 75-73 setback, because of his issue with the NCAA that has been described as a possible extra benefit situation involving an agent and Alexander’s family. Before Saturday’s game, Yahoo!Sports reported that Cliff’s “family” met with agents last August and his mom, Latillia, made a public filing in August tying her to a financial firm. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Jayhawks as tough to figure out as ever

Is this the worst team among Bill Self's 11 Big 12 champions at Kansas? Probably not. Hardest to figure out? Yep. Most inconsistent? You bet. Toughest to predict? Absolutely. Saturday's road loss to the Sooners was all the proof you needed of that. By Matt Tait

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Busted: Crunch-time 'D' costs Kansas again

Call it deja vu, or a recurring nightmare or simply an unsatisfying way to conclude a Kansas University basketball game. But on Saturday, for the second time in three weeks, the Jayhawks found themselves lamenting a coast-to-coast layup that proved the difference in a gut-wrenching Big 12 Conference basketball loss. By Gary Bedore

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Sooners survive scare from short-handed Kansas

Buddy Hield tip-in wins it for OU in final second

No. 9 Kansas, which already had the outright Big 12 title wrapped up, battled No. 15 Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center tooth and nail for 40 minutes on Saturday before Oklahoma's Buddy Hield wound up tipping in an OU miss as the buzzer sounded to give the Sooners a 75-73 victory.

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Greene suspended for KU game at OU

Jayhawks short-handed for regular season finale

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said earlier today on the pregame radio show with Bob Davis that sophomore guard Brannen Greene would not play in today's 3 p.m. game at Oklahoma after Greene was suspended "for being irresponsible."

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 6, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 6, 2015

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Jayhawks look to regain shooting touch

Kansas University’s basketball team would certainly love today’s 3 p.m. rematch against Oklahoma to be a replay of KU’s first meeting against the Sooners.

Friday, March 6

KU softball takes two, raises record to 19-1

Kansas University’s softball team ran its winning streak to seven and improved to 19-1 with a pair of victories Friday in the Stetson Classic.

Kansas turns back Utah in baseball home opener

After playing its first 13 games of the season on the road or at neutral sites, Kansas University’s baseball team was eager to return to Hoglund Ballpark for its home opener Friday against Utah.

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K-State hands KU women first-round Big 12 loss

Kansas University rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to take a late lead, but Kansas State came up big down the stretch for a 57-49 victory Friday night in the first round of the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 5, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thiursday, March 5, 2015.

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KU’s Mickelson makes most of chance

Kansas University junior power forward Hunter Mickelson, who had played 29 total minutes in Kansas University’s first 16 Big 12 games, responded with 13 extremely productive minutes in Tuesday’s 76-69 overtime victory over West Virginia in Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday, March 5

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Jayhawks’ Aldridge always reliable

Forty minutes. Roughly the time it takes to get from Lawrence to downtown Kansas City. The total running time of several of those primetime television shows — minus the commercials, of course. Or the number of minutes freshman Lauren Aldridge plays just about every time the Kansas University women’s basketball team hits the floor.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 4, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Wednesday, March 4

KU’s Gardner tapped all-Big 12

Kansas University senior Chelsea Gardner has been selected to the all-Big 12 women’s basketball first team.

KU baseball prevails, 9-5

Michael Tinsley and Blair Beck homered, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Grand Canyon, 9-5, on Wednesday.

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KU’s Ellis to miss Oklahoma game

Kansas University’s Perry Ellis and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, who are arguably the top two contenders for 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year, will not guard each other in any epic one-on-one confrontation Saturday at Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Inside the stats: Kansas beats West Virginia in OT

More game notes from Kansas University’s 76-69 overtime victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Notebook: Christian Garrett goes out in style on Senior Night

Garrett, who per tradition, made his first career start — committing one foul and being fouled once before giving way to Kelly Oubre, Jr. one minute, 46 seconds into the game, also spoke to the fans after KU’s pulsating 76-69 overtime victory. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Fearless Frank Mason delivers when Jayhawks need it most

Players from both sides competed with such vigor that easy buckets were tough to come by, so it’s no surprise then that the toughest guy in a Kansas uniform, Fearless Frank Mason, didn’t let his team lose.

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No asterisk necessary: Jayhawks come back to win Big 12 outright

Kelly Oubre Jr., who had fouled out of a fierce overtime battle, charged off the Kansas University basketball bench to greet Wayne Selden Jr., at center-court as the buzzer sounded on Kansas University’s 76-69 come-from-behind victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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WVU coach Bob Huggins: We deserved to win the game

Several West Virginia Mountaineer players said after Tuesday's 76-69, overtime loss at Kansas that there were moments in the final couple of minutes of regulation that they thought they had done the unthinkable and knocked off Kansas on its home floor. WVU coach Bob Huggins said he felt his team deserved to win but made too many mistakes late to pull it out.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 3, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 3, 2015

KU golfers 5th at Louisiana

Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished fifth among 14 teams Tuesday in the Louisiana Classics Invitational.

Kansas’ Evans player of week

Kansas University outfielder Briana Evans has been named player of the week in Big 12 softball.

Tuesday, March 3

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Perry Ellis likely out for Saturday game at Oklahoma

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who only played 17 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 76-69 win over West Virginia Tuesday night, had an MRI after leaving the game for good in the first half of an overtime thriller.

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Jayhawks earn outright Big 12 title in OT

The Kansas University men's basketball team scratched, clawed and used overtime to avoid its first loss on Senior Night since 1982-83 and escaped suffering the 10th loss at Allen Fieldhouse under head coach Bill Self. KU prevailed 76-69 in overtime against West Virginia. By Matt Tait

NWSL team inks ex-Jayhawk

Former Kansas University soccer midfielder Sarah Robbins signed with Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League over the weekend.

Hudson leads KU men’s golf

Kansas University freshman Daniel Hudson is tied for fourth, and the Jayhawks are fifth in the team race after the first day Monday of the Louisiana Classics Men’s Golf Invitational at Oakbourne Country Club.

Kansas tennis upends Iowa, 4-1

Kansas University won the doubles point, then won three singles matches to thump Iowa, 4-1, in women’s tennis Monday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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Column: WVU’s Huggins belongs in college basketball

I always suspected that Bob Huggins was more like legendary coach/color commentator Al McGuire than any coach before or after Al. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks snare share, can win Big 12 outright Tuesday vs. WVU

Kansas University’s basketball team will take the court tonight against West Virginia as champions — 2014-15 Big 12 champions. By Gary Bedore

Monday, March 2

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 2, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 2, 2015

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ISU win wraps up KU's 11th straight Big 12 crown

A game in Ames, Iowa, not involving Kansas University has assured the program from Lawrence yet another conference crown. Iowa State protected its home court on Big Monday against Oklahoma, winning 77-70, meaning KU has wrapped up at least a share of its 11th Big 12 regular-season championship in a row.

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KU women hold on for 68-64, Senior Night victory over Iowa State

As hard as it is for a program to say goodbye to four seniors like the ones the Kansas University women’s basketball team said goodbye to on Monday night, big-time plays from a couple of freshmen sure made it easier. By Matt Tait

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Bill Self says there's no news on Cliff Alexander situation as work-week begins

There's been no decision by the NCAA regarding Cliff Alexander's eligibility issue.

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Perry Ellis named Big 12's top player for third time this season

Given his recent tear, Kansas University junior Perry Ellis had to be an easy pick for this week’s Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

Sunday, March 1

Kansas softball rained out

Kansas University’s scheduled softball game in the UNF Tournament on Sunday was canceled due to wet grounds.

KU baseball falls to B.C.

Kansas University jumped to a four-run lead, but Boston College rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Jayhawks in the final game of the Snowbird Classic on Sunday.

Attorney mum on Cliff Alexander

Arthur McAfee, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney retained by the family of Cliff Alexander regarding an undisclosed issue with the NCAA, hopes for a timely resolution of the matter. By Gary Bedore

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Chelsea Gardner, women's seniors set for home finale

It was not until the 19th game of her freshman season that Kansas University forward Chelsea Gardner truly knew she could play in the Big 12. By Matt Tait

Column: Big 12 could have 5 champs

The final week of the Big 12 men’s basketball season begins with the chance that the conference that markets itself with the slogan “one true champion” could crown five true champions. By Tom Keegan

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Man of faith: Basketball, Bible study highlight senior walk-on Christian Garrett’s KU tenure

Some of the most memorable moments in Christian Garrett’s four years at KU have taken place in Allen Fieldhouse and in his parents’ abode, where a weekly Bible study has attracted more than 100 individuals on a given night. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 1, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 1, 2015

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Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming

If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.