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Larry Brown helped mold ‘Turg,’ Self

Wisdom often is passed down from elders to youngsters, experienced veterans to wide-eyed rookies. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon — whose teams will face off at KFC Yum! Center tonight in the Sweet 16 — both had the opportunity to tap into this concept early in their coaching careers while working under the legendary Larry Brown. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Lucas pivotal player in battle of the bigs

The most pivotal player in Thursday night's talent showcase just might be the last player to make his way off the bench into the lineup as a permanent starter. Kansas center Landen Lucas can’t be found on any mock drafts, but if he keeps playing the way he has of late, he’ll make his presence felt by future pros. By Tom Keegan

Guarded optimism: Melo vs. Mason could be focal point Thursday

There was a lot of talk about point guards, past and present, in KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, eve of Thursday's NCAA South Regional matchup between No. 1 seed Kansas University and No. 5 Maryland. By Gary Bedore

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Sweet victory: Jayhawks beat Maryland to stay alive

In a city and state known for horse racing, the Kansas University men’s basketball team saddled up its Thoroughbred on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center and rode him into the Elite Eight. KU senior Perry Ellis scored a tournament-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line to lead the Jayhawks to a 79-63 victory over fifth-seeded Maryland in the Sweet 16. By Matt Tait

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Larry Brown helped mold ‘Turg,’ Self

Wisdom often is passed down from elders to youngsters, experienced veterans to wide-eyed rookies. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon — whose teams will face off at KFC Yum! Center tonight in the Sweet 16 — both had the opportunity to tap into this concept early in their coaching careers while working under the legendary Larry Brown. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jayhawks visit Churchill Downs

A trip to Louisville wouldn’t be complete without an excursion to Churchill Downs, site of the world-famous Kentucky Derby. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Lucas pivotal player in battle of the bigs

The most pivotal player in Thursday night's talent showcase just might be the last player to make his way off the bench into the lineup as a permanent starter. Kansas center Landen Lucas can’t be found on any mock drafts, but if he keeps playing the way he has of late, he’ll make his presence felt by future pros. By Tom Keegan

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Guarded optimism: Melo vs. Mason could be focal point Thursday

There was a lot of talk about point guards, past and present, in KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, eve of Thursday's NCAA South Regional matchup between No. 1 seed Kansas University and No. 5 Maryland. By Gary Bedore

KU’s Cardona nets Big 12 honor

Kansas University senior Maria Jose Cardona was named co-Big 12 women’s tennis player of the week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Kansas golfers fall to Oregon

Kansas University’s women’s golf team fell to Oregon, 4-1, in San Diego State’s March Mayhem at the Farms on Wednesday and placed eighth in the 16-team tournament.

Kansas-Creighton baseball canceled

Kansas University’s baseball game Wednesday at Creighton was called off because of the threat of severe weather in Omaha, Neb.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 23, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 23, 2016.

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Ex-Kansas QB Cummings works during Pro Day

Wednesday afternoon, after almost an entire year away from football, former Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings was back on the turf throwing passes.