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North Carolina's Brady Manek provides Kansas with unique 3-point shooting challenge

North Carolina's 6-foot-10 fifth-year senior forward, Brady Manek, has an adept 3-point shooting touch — and it will provide Kansas with a challenge Monday in the national championship game.

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Why this KU run, at this particular time, means so much for a Kansas basketball team that sits 1 win shy of a national title

Throughout his 19 seasons in charge of the Kansas basketball program, KU coach Bill Self has always celebrated the fact that the school expects to win championships and that the opportunity to do it is always. This top-seeded Kansas team has embraced all of that, put in the work to do something special and now sits just one win away from delivering the school its sixth national title and first in 14 years. By Matt Tait

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UNC's Armando Bacot expects to face Kansas in NCAA title game despite ankle injury

North Carolina center Armando Bacot joked Sunday that doctors would have to "cut off my right leg" in order to prevent him from playing in the national championship game against Kansas on Monday.

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Jayhawks' mindset heading into Monday night: 'Might as well give it all we've got'

With just one game standing between them and the ultimate goal of winning a national championship, the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks are planning to leave nothing in the tank during Monday's NCAA title game showdown with 8th-seeded North Carolina. By Matt Tait

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North Carolina the final obstacle for Kansas on road to sixth national championship

Kansas' final NCAA Tournament opponent will be North Carolina, which will try to be only the second No. 8 seed to win the national championship when the teams play on Monday.

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North Carolina assistant and Lawrence native, Brad Frederick, calls chance take on Kansas program he grew up cheering for 'unbelievable'

New Orleans — The first text North Carolina assistant coach Brad Frederick got from the crew he went to Lawrence High with in the 1990s after advancing to Monday’s title game with a Saturday win over Duke posed a simple question. “Congrats,” it began. “But are you going to root for KU on Monday?” By Matt Tait

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Villanova's Collin Gillespie: 'We felt like we were right there' in loss to Kansas

Villanova's Collin Gillespie scored a team-high 17 points, but his time in college ended on Saturday with a Final Four loss to Kansas at the Superdome.