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Jayhawks arrive in San Antonio ready to make 'new memories'

It sounded more like a home game than a hotel arrival. With dozens of staff members and KU fans lined up in all corners of the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk lobby on Wedndesday evening, the Jayhawks officially arrived at the Final Four. By Matt Tait

2 of nation's best 3-point shooting teams, KU and Villanova, to duel at Final Four

Even before Villanova secured its second trip to the Final Four in the past three seasons, head coach Jay Wright kept hearing about Kansas. The discussions had nothing to do with a potential national semifinal meeting in San Antonio between the two No. 1 seeds, though. In the midst of preparing for two of KU’s most prominent challengers to the conference throne, Wright heard coaches who know the Jayhawks well compare this year’s Big 12 regular-season and postseason champions to his own, Big East-title sweeping roster. By Benton Smith

Tom Keegan: Kansas connections to other three schools add spice to Final Four

It’s not difficult to find compelling connections between schools for nearly any game played in the tournament.

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Graham among 5 players vying for Wooden Award

Jalen Brunson of Villanova and Devonte’ Graham of Kansas are among five players vying for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball’s player of the year.

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KU signees shine in McDonald's All-American Game

Playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, future Kansas guards Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson didn’t disappoint in a 131-128 victory over the East squad, which featured a big night from KU signee David McCormack at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

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Bill Self, Sunflower League coaches eyeing NCAA tournament success of Clayton Custer, Ben Richardson

Sam Stroh may not have made the call himself. But he may as well have passed off the winning March Madness lottery ticket to his mother-in-law. By Scott Chasen

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Tom Keegan: In search of the psychological edge in Kansas vs. Villanova

San Antonio — In gargantuan basketball games too big to be called big, it’s only natural to look beyond heights and wingspans, shooting percentages and rebounding numbers, in search of psychological/emotional edges.

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Jayhawks arrive in San Antonio ready to make 'new memories'

It sounded more like a home game than a hotel arrival. With dozens of staff members and KU fans lined up in all corners of the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk lobby on Wedndesday evening, the Jayhawks officially arrived at the Final Four. By Matt Tait

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Final Four appearance yet to sink in for Jayhawks

Fans filling Allen Fieldhouse after the Kansas basketball players returned to Lawrence with their regional championship trophy? That was cool. Stopped by several people to take photos at Walmart? It was funny. The moment that caught Malik Newman off guard? It was something that he’s never seen before. By Bobby Nightengale

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Malik Newman idolizes ex-UConn star Kemba Walker when it comes to March Madness success

As Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman looks to continue building his lofty March Madness résumé, he's taken some time to reflect on some of his favorite memories of watching postseason college hoops while growing up. Newman has idolized Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker, who led UConn to Big East and NCAA titles in 2011.

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Alumni Association announces Final Four week events for KU fans in San Antonio

Bill Self joked San Antonio was the most expensive place in the country to fly into this week. If you’re in and around, the area, though, there are plenty of chances to make sure you get your money's worth. By Scott Chasen

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KU fans have 2 opportunities today to send off Jayhawks en route to San Antonio

Kansas basketball fans wanting to send off the Jayhawks to San Antonio with good wishes and loud cheers will have two opportunities to do so today. By Matt Tait