Stories for March 16, 2019


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Late run in first half lifts Kansas past West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals

Kansas City, Mo. — The shot was big, the foul was foolish but the pass was pristine. Late in what was, in just about every way, a sluggish offensive half for the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in Friday’s Big 12 semifinal against West Virginia at Sprint Center, freshman point guard Devon Dotson darted his way up the floor after a West Virginia miss and needed about three steps to know where he was headed. Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jayhawks will turn their attention to NCAA tournament after loss to Cyclones

Kansas City, Mo. — All season, whenever the Jayhawks had a bad outing on a Saturday, the quickest they could hope to put it behind them and move forward from their latest loss was two days away.

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Benton Smith: Jayhawks not dwelling on negatives after 4-guard lineup comes up short

Kansas City, Mo. — Over the course of the past few weeks, David McCormack morphed from being a large freshman who plays minutes here and there for Kansas into an effective, at times overpowering producer in the paint.

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Shooting struggles doom Kansas in loss to Iowa State during Big 12 title game

Kansas City, Mo. — If you’re looking for black-and-white examples of how Iowa State handed Kansas its latest loss in the Big 12 tournament title game on Saturday night at Sprint Center, look no further than the 78-66 final score and the fact that the Cyclones led for more than 36 minutes of the 40-minute game. Matt Tait

KU softball splits doubleheader during Rock Chalk Challenge

On the second day of the Rock Chalk Challenge, the Kansas softball team split a doubleheader against Nebraska and Tulsa.

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Quick recap: Kansas suffers 78-66 loss to Iowa State in Big 12 championship game

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas was unable to make amends for the letting its NCAA-record streak of 14 consecutive regular-season conference titles come to an end.

Ryan Cyr's complete game not enough for KU baseball

Redshirt-junior right hander Ryan Cyr tossed a complete game, as the Kansas baseball team dropped its second-straight contest at St. John's, 3-1, Saturday afternoon at Jack Kaiser Stadium.

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KU's Bill Self expecting Sprint Center to be slanted Iowa State's way for Big 12 title game

Kansas City, Mo. — The stage is set for the 2019 Big 12 tournament title game and it’s No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 5 Iowa State for the hardware and confetti. But Kansas coach Bill Self is not exactly planning on his team having the home-court advantage in today’s 5 p.m. final like the Jayhawks are accustomed to inside Sprint Center. By Matt Tait