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Mr. March: Malik Newman carries Jayhawks past Duke, into Final Four

KU returns to Final Four for first time since 2012

It would be next to impossible to take complete inventory of all of the celebratory moments that followed top-seeded Kansas' 85-81, overtime victory over second-seeded Duke at CenturyLink Center on Sunday night. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks topple Duke in OT to reach Final Four

Playing on the familiar March stage known as the Elite Eight, Kansas finally kicked down the door in its third straight regional final appearance. In what could have been their college finales, KU seniors Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk instead helped take the program achieve its first Final Four berth since 2012. Kansas eked past fellow blue blood Duke, 85-81, in overtime, Sunday at CenturyLink Center, in the eighth Elite Eight appearance for head coach Bill Self at Kansas. By Benton Smith

Game day Breakdown: No. 1 KU basketball vs. No. 2 Duke

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Sunday's Elite Eight, NCAA Tournament clash with second-seeded Duke at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. By Matt Tait

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Silvio De Sousa's 'terrific,' bloody performance saves KU in Elite Eight

Silvio De Sousa sat at his locker with a bandage on his left knee, a bloodstain on the fabric over his thigh and a single piece of red confetti stuck to his shoulder. It was a “heavyweight bout,” coach Bill Self would later say, and De Sousa looked the part of the champion. By Scott Chasen

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Jayhawks survive encounter with Duke's monster frontcourt to reach Final Four

A pair of projected top-10 NBA draft picks in June, the 6-foot-11 Marvin Bagley and 6-10 Wendell Carter Jr. represented a pair of potential March nightmares for the Jayhawks, who only use one traditional post player in their four-guard lineup. Between double-teams of Bagley and foul trouble for Carter, though, KU turned what looked like a mismatch into manageable Elite Eight road bumps, in an 85-81, overtime victory over Duke. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Jayhawks outrebound Duke; Newman named regional's Most Outstanding Player

The fear going in was that the mammoth size and superior rebounding prowess of Duke would be too much for Kansas to contend with in Sunday's Elite Eight game, a game that was the antithesis of the rest of this year's NCAA Tournament, pitting the top two seeds and college basketball powerhouses against each other in the regional final. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Svi for 3 and great 'D' in KU's Elite Eight victory

His legs weary from leaning into 7-foot Marvin Bagley III all Sunday afternoon, Svi Mykhailiuk’s jumpers started glancing off the front of the CenturyLink Center rim. By Tom Keegan

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Mr. March: Malik Newman carries Jayhawks past Duke, into Final Four

KU returns to Final Four for first time since 2012

It would be next to impossible to take complete inventory of all of the celebratory moments that followed top-seeded Kansas' 85-81, overtime victory over second-seeded Duke at CenturyLink Center on Sunday night. By Matt Tait

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KU announces team will greet fans at Allen Fieldhouse tonight

Fresh off their Elite Eight victory, the Kansas men's basketball team will return to Allen Fieldhouse for a brief celebration Sunday night.

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Jayhawks topple Duke in OT to reach Final Four

Playing on the familiar March stage known as the Elite Eight, Kansas finally kicked down the door in its third straight regional final appearance. In what could have been their college finales, KU seniors Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk instead helped take the program achieve its first Final Four berth since 2012. Kansas eked past fellow blue blood Duke, 85-81, in overtime, Sunday at CenturyLink Center, in the eighth Elite Eight appearance for head coach Bill Self at Kansas. By Benton Smith