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Thursday, March 31

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Villanova's Caleb Daniels completes 'marathon' from New Orleans to Final Four

Three years after deciding to transfer from Tulane to Villanova, Caleb Daniels finds himself back in New Orleans for the Final Four.

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Kansas basketball guard Ochai Agbaji in position to add name next to Danny Manning's on exclusive list

With confetti flying around them and the rest of the Jayhawks celebrating top-seeded Kansas’ 26-point win over Miami in the Elite Eight last Sunday in Chicago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self quietly pulled Ochai Agbaji to the side of the celebration stage for a quick chat. On Thursday afternoon, between Final Four media sessions at the Caesars Superdome, Self shared the message he delivered during that conversation. By Matt Tait

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Kansas enjoying 'a great experience' in its first day at Final Four

Kansas junior guard Christian Braun said the first days at the Final Four have "all been really fun" as the Jayhawks settle in to prepare for their national semifinal game against Villanova on Saturday.

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Hi Mom: Kansas basketball coach Bill Self's mother, Margaret, has been back in the bleachers for every stop on KU's run to the Final Four

A familiar face has returned to the seats behind the Kansas basketball bench during the Jayhawks' current postseason run, as Bill Self's mother, Margaret, has been along for the ride. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, March 30

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Top-seeded Jayhawks arrive in New Orleans ready to soak up 'college basketball's best'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self had a simple thought go through his head when the Jayhawks’ team bus pulled up to its J.W. Marriott headquarters at the Final Four just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. “Pretty cool,” Self said. The Jayhawks are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2018 and back at a Final Four in New Orleans for the first time since reaching the national title game in the Big Easy in 2012. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, March 29

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Kansas coach Bill Self has "no concerns" over health of KU big men ahead of Final Four

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday that he had “no concerns right now” about the health of KU forwards Mitch Lightfoot and David McCormack as the Jayhawks prepare to head to New Orleans for this weekend’s Final Four. By Matt Tait

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Injury ends Kansas defensive tackle Caleb Sampson's spring practice

Kansas football coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday that defensive tackle Caleb Sampson, who has an injured right ankle, has been shut down for the rest of spring practice.

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Collin Gillespie, Villanova (again) await Kansas in Final Four showdown

Here's what you should know about Villanova heading into its Final Four matchup against Kansas in New Orleans on Saturday night.

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Here's what Villanova's missing without injured guard Justin Moore, along with how they plan to replace him

Villanova coach Jay Wright said Monday that injured guard Justin Moore had surgery over the weekend to repair a torn Achilles tendon that will keep him out of Saturday’s Final Four matchup with Kansas. Moore, who leads the Wildcats in minutes played, suffered the injury in the final minute of Villanova’s Elite Eight victory over Houston. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 27

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KU fans flock to Allen Fieldhouse to welcome Jayhawks home after clinching Final Four berth

After top-seeded Kansas completed its second-half surge in the Midwest Regional Championship to complete a 76-50 win over 10-seed Miami in Chicago, Final Four fever swept through Lawrence as the Jayhawks returned to campus Sunday night.

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Kansas, Villanova rekindle history with Final Four matchup

The long history between Kansas and Villanova will be rekindled on Saturday when they meet in the Final Four.

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Kansas' Bill Self: Ochai Agbaji will 'be full of confidence' after performance vs. Miami

Ochai Agbaji had his best performance of the postseason in Kansas' 76-50 victory over Miami on Sunday in the Elite Eight as he finished with a team-high 18 points, five rebounds and four assists, and tied a career high with four steals.

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David McCormack's awakening propels Kansas over Miami after halftime

David McCormack finished with 15 points, including the two that led to an emotional explosion early in the second half, to power top-seeded Kansas' comeback in a 76-50 victory over No. 10 seed Miami.

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On to New Orleans: 2nd-half surge leads top-seeded Kansas past Miami and into the Final Four

All-American Ochai Agbaji scored 18 points and senior forward David McCormack added 15 points as top-seeded Kansas recovered from a six-point halftime deficit with a dominant second half to beat No. 10 seed Miami 76-50 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. The win pushed Kansas into its 16th Final Four — and first since 2018 — next week in New Orleans and set off a joyous celebration inside the United Center. By Matt Tait

Saturday, March 26

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Soaking it all in: How Kansas guard Remy Martin is embracing every second of KU's deep tourney run

Chicago — Before coming to Kansas, super-senior point guard Remy Martin never made it farther than the first round of the NCAA Tournament during two trips to the Big Dance with Arizona State. Today, he sits one win away from reaching a Final Four. In order to get there, Martin knows he must first remember the feeling of sitting in the losing locker room with the Sun Devils, dreams dashed, emotions raging. By Matt Tait

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To Ochai Agbaji, Kansas' NCAA title goals take root in unfinished business

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji won't forget the disappointment he and his teammates experienced two years ago when the postseason was canceled at the start of the pandemic. The Jayhawks were the unanimous top-ranked team in the country then. "This run," Agbaji said, "is for them."

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Game Day Breakdown: No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. 10 seed Miami (Fla.) - NCAA Elite Eight

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Sunday's NCAA Tournament Elite Eight showdown with No. 10 seed Miami at United Center in Chicago. Tipoff is set for 1:20 p.m. on CBS and the winner will advance to next week's Final Four in New Orleans. By Matt Tait

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Miami's disruptive defense awaits Kansas in Elite Eight matchup

Top-seeded Kansas will encounter an opponent in No. 10 seed Miami on Sunday that likes to create havoc for offenses and force turnovers with its smaller lineup.

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David McCormack's presence, late offense help Kansas survive Providence in Sweet 16 victory

It’s no secret that Kansas coach Bill Self likes to play through his big men. Always has. Always will. But it might have come as a bit of a surprise that Self elected to do that so late in Friday’s 66-61 win over fourth-seeded Providence at United Center. By Matt Tait

Friday, March 25

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Miami beats Iowa State, advances to play Kansas in Elite Eight

Kameron McGusty scored 27 points and Miami advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time, using its swarming defense to beat Iowa State 70-56 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.

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Providence challenges Kansas late behind Ed Croswell's physical presence

Providence coach Ed Cooley said senior Ed Croswell's performance in the second half of the game against Kansas on Friday allowed the Friars to recover from a 13-point deficit and briefly take the lead before they lost 66-61 in the Sweet 16.

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KU-Providence Notebook: Jayhawks the lone No. 1 seed still playing after 66-61 Sweet 16 win in Chicago

Thursday losses by Arizona and Gonzaga, followed by KU’s 66-61 survival victory over No. 4 seed Providence at United Center on Friday night, have left the Jayhawks (31-6) as the lone No. 1 seed remaining in the NCAA Tournament and as the betting favorite in the eyes of several gambling outlets. By Matt Tait

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Survive & Advance: Top-seeded Kansas reaches Elite Eight with grind-it-out, 66-61 win over Providence

Friday night, with its season on the line and the three other No. 1 seeds out of the NCAA Tournament already, top-seeded Kansas played a game that featured as many ugly moments as pretty and as many heart-stopping plays as easy ones. The result was a 66-61 win over fourth-seeded Providence at United Center that sent the Jayhawks (31-6) to the Elite Eight for the eighth time under head coach Bill Self and the first time since 2018. By Matt Tait

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Ochai Agbaji's lob dunk gives Kansas the lift it needs to hold off Providence

Ochai Agbaji's dunk off a lob pass with 2:59 remaining spurred the resolve and determination the top-seeded Jayhawks needed to hold off No. 4 seed Providence and its upset bid Friday night by winning 66-61 in the regional semifinal of the NCAA Tournament.

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Sam Burt, Kansas' elder statesman, embracing extra year of eligibility

Sam Burt learned after he broke his right arm last season that he could play one additional year for the Kansas football team. He opted to do so, and now will return for one last chance to help the Jayhawks move forward.

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Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore's long basketball journey takes him back to Chicago

Miami's Charlie Moore, who played for Kansas for two seasons, has returned to his home city for the last time as a college basketball player as the Hurricanes prepare to play Iowa State in the regional semifinals on Friday.

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In Kansas, Providence's Ed Cooley eager to face a college basketball 'blue blood'

Providence coach Ed Cooley bristled Thursday when he was asked about rarely getting a chance to face the most storied programs in college basketball. One of them is Kansas, which it will play for the first time on Friday in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday, March 24

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Experienced transfers lead Providence into Sweet 16 showdown with Kansas

If Providence is able to knock off top-seeded Kansas in the regional semifinals on Friday, it will advance to the Elite Eight for only the fifth time in school history.

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Sweet 16 Notebook: Jayhawks, Friars have familiarity despite Friday's matchup being first meeting between the 2 programs

Chicago — Early in the week, once the Sweet 16 matchup with fourth-seeded Providence was set, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said preparing for the Friars would be interesting because the two teams kind of “mirror” one another. By Matt Tait & Zac Boyer

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Kansas signs men's golf coach Jamie Bermel to new five-year contract

Kansas men's golf coach Jamie Bermel, who is in his 10th season, has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at the university through the 2026-27 season.

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Game Day Breakdown: No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. 4 seed Providence - NCAA Sweet 16

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Friday's Sweet 16 matchup with No. 4 seed Providence at Chicago's United Center. Tipoff is set for 6:29 p.m. on TBS. By Matt Tait

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Kansas' Bill Self on leaving Illinois: 'It's worked out well for us'

Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday in Chicago that he initially had doubts after leaving Illinois for Kansas in 2003 but is pleased he did so because of the level of success the Jayhawks have achieved.

Wednesday, March 23

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Top-seeded Kansas basketball team greeted by good vibes in return to Windy City

Chicago — The top-seeded Kansas men’s basketball team arrived at its team hotel in The Windy City via police escort on a rainy Wednesday evening, much to the delight of head coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait

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Remy Martin's emergence makes scouting Kansas tougher for KU's postseason foes

While containing red-hot Kansas guard Remy Martin has been tough enough for KU’s opponents this month, finding game film that can help devise plan on how to go about it has been an even bigger challenge. By Matt Tait

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Kansas' Brandon Schneider: 'We don't want to take a step back' after breakthrough season

The Kansas women's basketball team's season ended Sunday with a loss to Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Now, it's onto the offseason, which will be crucial in setting the Jayhawks up to duplicate their success a year from now.

Tuesday, March 22

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Without Kwamie Lassiter II, Kansas begins identifying the future at wide receiver

Kwamie Lassiter II was the go-to option for Kansas and its quarterbacks last season, but for the first time since 2016, he won't be on the field. It will be up to new wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel to figure out who will be.

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Top-seeded Jayhawks gearing up for Sweet 16 showdown in Chicago

As the top-seeded Kansas basketball team prepares to head to Chicago, the Jayhawks continue to watch All-American guard Ochai Agbaji rack up honors and are getting closer to getting fully healthy ahead of their Sweet 16 matchup with 4th-seeded Providence on Friday night. By Matt Tait

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Future Kansas basketball guard Gradey Dick named Gatorade National Player of the Year

Kansas signee Gradey Dick was named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Tuesday during a ceremony at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita. Dick, who signed with KU last November, leads Sunrise Christian at 17.9 points per game and also has been active in the community with a number of outreach programs to help others. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 20

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Kansas women's basketball team fights but falls to top-seeded Stanford, 91-65 in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

The Kansas women’s basketball team hung tough with top-seeded Stanford for nearly three quarters on Sunday night, but a late surge by the defending national champions buried the Jayhawks 91-65 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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No. 4 seed Providence up next for top-seeded Kansas in NCAA Tournament

The top-seeded Kansas men's basketball team's run in the NCAA Tournament continues Friday when it faces No. 4 seed Providence in the Sweet 16 at United Center in Chicago. Here's what you should know about Providence heading into the Sweet 16 matchup.

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Kansas basketball welcomes mini-break after hard-fought Round 2 NCAA Tournament win over Creighton

With two NCAA Tournament wins under their belts and six days before their next game — a Sweet 16 showdown with No. 4 seed Providence in Chicago — the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks are looking forward to a little rest and recovery time before diving back into action next week. By Matt Tait

Saturday, March 19

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NCAA Tournament Notebook: Win over Creighton moves Kansas into tie with Kentucky for all-time wins

Fort Worth, Texas — Saturday’s 79-72 win by top-seeded Kansas over No. 9 seed Creighton at Dickies Arena in the second round of the NCAA Tournament moved the Jayhawks into a tie with Kentucky for the most wins in NCAA men’s basketball history. By Matt Tait

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Kansas women's basketball team takes aim at top-seeded Stanford in NCAA Tournament

Can Kansas shock the world? That question will be answered when the eighth-seeded Jayhawks try to upset No. 1 seed Stanford in Sunday's NCAA women's basketball tournament second-round game.

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Moving On: Top-seeded Kansas holds off undermanned Creighton to return to Sweet 16

Remy Martin scored 20 points and Jalen Wilson added 14 points and 14 rebounds as the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks held off No. 9 seed Creighton and won 79-72 on Saturday afternoon at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

Friday, March 18

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8th-seeded Kansas women power past Georgia Tech 77-58 in first-round NCAA Tournament game

Ioanna Chatzileonti had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Holly Kersgieter scored 19 points and eighth-seeded Kansas beat ninth-seeded Georgia Tech 77-58 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Game Day Breakdown: No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. 9 seed Creighton in Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Saturday's second-round NCAA Tournament matchup with No. 9 seed Creighton. The Jayhawks (29-6) and Bluejays (23-11) will tip off at 1:40 p.m. from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

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Despite injury to Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton vows to 'just keep going' against Kansas

Ryan Kalkbrenner, the Big East's Defensive Player of the Year, injured his left knee and will miss No. 9 seed Creighton's second-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 1 seed Kansas on Saturday.

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No. 9 seed Creighton awaits top-seeded Kansas in NCAA Tournament's second round

Here's what you should know about No. 9 seed Creighton heading into its second-round matchup with top-seeded Kansas. The Bluejays' biggest question is about the status of sophomore center Ryan Kalkbrenner, who injured his left knee in the first round on Friday.

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Kansas' reserves must stay focused given NCAA Tournament madness

What the Jayhawks showed late Thursday against Texas Southern brings up a potentially important question. If the bench players cannot finish out a game against a clearly overmatched opponent, should there be any worry about how any of them may handle a closer game as the NCAA Tournament unfolds?

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Notebook: Jayhawks get first win in Texas this season; Lightfoot plays limited minutes

The top-seeded Kansas basketball team ended their Texas drought this season by winning a first-round NCAA Tournament game three miles away from the venue where they lost their last game. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 17

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Magnificent game from Remy Martin sparks top-seeded Kansas to NCAA Tournament rout of Texas Southern

Remy Martin scored 15 points and Christian Braun had 14 as the Kansas men's basketball team, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 83-56 victory over No. 16 seed Texas Southern at Dickies Arena on Thursday.

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Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot plays in NCAA Tournament game vs. Texas Southern

Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot, who had been considered day to day with a sprained left knee, entered the NCAA Tournament game against Texas Southern in the first half.

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Creighton tops San Diego State in OT; Bluejays to face Kansas on Saturday

Fort Worth, Texas — The 9th-seeded Creighton Bluejays staged a wild comeback on Thursday night to top No. 8 San Diego State, 72-69 in overtime at Dickies Arena.

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'I needed to be here': Taiyanna Jackson powers Kansas' run to NCAA Tournament

Taiyanna Jackson, a 6-foot-6 center who set the women's basketball team's single-season record for blocks last week, is one of the biggest reasons the Jayhawks have returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years.

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NCAA Tournament Notebook: Lightfoot still day to day, KU-TSU connections and more...

Fort Worth, Texas — Kansas senior Mitch Lightfoot practiced for the second day in a row on Wednesday, wearing a brace and protective sleeve on his sprained left knee during the Jayhawks’ open practice at Dickies Arena. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, March 16

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Game Day Breakdown: No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. 16 seed Texas Southern - 2022 NCAA Tournament

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas (28-6) in Thursday night's Round 1 NCAA Tournament clash with No. 16 seed Texas Southern. Tipoff is slated for 8:57 p.m. from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Tru TV. By Matt Tait

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Johnny and John Jones, father and son, 'cherish' final days together at Texas Southern

Johnny Jones has been coaching his son, John, at Texas Southern for four seasons. Their time together will end after the NCAA Tournament, but a strengthened relationship will endure.

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Kansas women's basketball team wants NCAA Tournament appearance to set standard

The Kansas women's basketball team, which is playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years, is hoping to make a trip to the event an annual occurrence.

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Return of regular format has Jayhawks locked in and fired up for latest NCAA Tournament run

After 19 seasons and more than 500 wins as the head coach at Kansas, KU's Bill Self said some of the biggest things in college basketball have had a tendency to seem a bit routine. The NCAA Tournament, however, is not one of them. And Self and the Jayhawks are ready to start their run in this year's tourney as the top seed in the Midwest Region in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, March 15

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'We've seen monsters before' How Kansas sophomore Jalen Wilson found his game again after DUI arrest, confidence issues

After starting his redshirt sophomore season with a 4-game suspension for a DUI arrest last October, Kansas basketball forward Jalen Wilson's 2021-22 season was off to a rocky start. But the third-year Jayhawk vowed to atone for his mistake, worked hard to get back into the starting lineup and helped lead KU to a Big 12 title and a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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Texas Southern advances to face top-seeded Kansas Thursday night in Round 1 of NCAA Tournament

The top-seeded Kansas men's basketball team now knows its first-round NCAA Tournament opponent for Thursday night. The Jayhawks (28-6) will face Texas Southern (19-12) at 8:57 p.m. Thursday night in Fort Worth, Texas. Texas Southern defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 76-67, in a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday.

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Kansas arrives in Fort Worth; Mitch Lightfoot still targeting NCAA Tournament opener

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday that sixth-year senior center Mitch Lightfoot is still aiming to play in the first-round NCAA Tournament game against Texas Southern or Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday despite a sprained left knee.

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Milestones paved Kansas women’s road to NCAA Tournament

Throughout the season, Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider wanted his players to do what they could to celebrate the little victories they earned along the way. They saved their greatest celebration for Sunday night, when the Jayhawks qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years.

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KU senior Ochai Agbaji named first-team AP All-American

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji added to his haul of honors on Tuesday, earning first-team All-American honors from The Associated Press. By Matt Tait

Monday, March 14

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'I'm just happy' - Late emergence by senior guard Remy Martin has changed Kansas and turned around his season

The big question throughout the several weeks that Kansas guard Remy Martin sat out with a bone bruise in his right knee was whether he had enough time to work back into the rotation without disrupting the Jayhawks’ rhythm. In three games last weekend at the Big 12 tournament — all Kansas victories — Martin answered that question with a resounding yes. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks jump to No. 3 in final AP poll before NCAA Tournament

The Kansas men’s basketball team, which is one of four No. 1 seeds in this year’s NCAA Tournament, moved up three spots from No. 6 to No. 3 following wins over West Virginia, TCU and Texas Tech for the Big 12 tourney title. By Matt Tait

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No. 9 seed Georgia Tech awaits Kansas women's basketball in NCAA Tournament

The Kansas women's basketball team loves to play defense. So does Georgia Tech, its first-round NCAA Tournament opponent.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT 2022: Senior guard Ochai Agbaji, KU's latest Big 12 Player of the Year, eyeing memorable March encore

Now that the final stage of his Kansas career has arrived, Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has one more opportunity to put a bow on his legacy. Kansas coach Bill Self has already broken the news that Agbaji’s name and No. 30 one day will be hanging in the south rafters at Allen Fieldhouse. But both he and Agbaji know that, as special as that honor will someday be, there’s still business to take care of this season first. By Matt Tait

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NCAA TOURNAMENT 2022: 10 teams, not named Kansas, that can win this year's national title

Some years, the favorites to win the NCAA title are easy to spot when the brackets are released. This year, the field is wide open and you can make a strong case for as many as 20 or 25 teams to make a run to the title. Here’s a look at 10 of them not named Kansas. By Matt Tait

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NCAA TOURNAMENT 2022: Five reasons Kansas can win it all

After a fight to the finish during the grueling Big 12 regular season — KU lost two of its final four games and needed OT at home in the finale to secure a share of the conference title — Bill Self’s 19th Kansas basketball squad looked much looser and played more freely during its run to the Big 12 tournament title in Kansas City, Missouri. By Matt Tait

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NCAA TOURNAMENT 2022: Looking back at KU's 32-year NCAA Tournament streak

After rolling to a share of the Big 12 regular season championship and winning the Big 12 tournament title, the Kansas men's basketball team received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament's Midwest region. That extended the Jayhawks' NCAA-record streak of consecutive tournaments to 32 tourneys in a row. Here's a look back at the successes and failures from all of them.

Sunday, March 13

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Selection Sunday Notebook: Drawing First Four winner presents preparation challenge for top-seeded Kansas

The top-seeded Kansas men’s basketball team will have to wait a couple more days to find out who it will play in Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. And KU coach Bill Self said being forced to have a little more patience has its advantages and disadvantages. By Matt Tait

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Texas Southern or Texas A&M-Corpus Christi await top-seeded Kansas in NCAA Tournament

The Jayhawks, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, will face the winner of the First Four game between Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Southland champion, and Texas Southern, the SWAC champion. Here's a primer on each potential opponent.

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Kansas women's basketball a No. 8 seed in NCAA Tournament; will face Georgia Tech

The Kansas women's basketball team has returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years and will face No. 9 seed Georgia Tech on Friday in Palo Alto, California.

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Kansas basketball lands No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament's Midwest region

Jayhawks to open Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas against First Four winner

The Kansas men’s basketball team’s run in the 2022 NCAA Tournament will begin in Fort Worth, Texas. Fresh off of Big 12 regular season and tournament championships, the Jayhawks received a No. 1 seed in the Midwest region and will open against the winner of the First Four game between Texas Southern and Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Thursday. By Matt Tait

Saturday, March 12

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Kansas' David McCormack, ailing foot and all, 'terrific' in Big 12 title win

A sore foot has increasingly bothered David McCormack in recent weeks and he was limited in the first two games of the Big 12 tournament as a result. But on Saturday, McCormack was free to play nearly 30 minutes — and he delivered.

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Notebook: Kansas' Ochai Agbaji named Big 12 tourney's most outstanding player; Mitch Lightfoot injured

Ochai Agbaji was named the Big 12 tournament's most outstanding player after he scored 16 points and had seven rebounds in the top-seeded Kansas men's basketball team's 74-65 victory over third-seeded Texas Tech on Saturday at T-Mobile Center.

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Big 12 Champs: KU 'euphoric' after 74-65 win over Texas Tech, but Jayhawks still hungry for more

The 6th-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team validated its Big 12 regular season title by winning three games in three days this week to claim the Big 12 tournament title, as well, knocking off Texas Tech, 74-65, in a thrilling battle in front of a packed house at T-Mobile Center on Saturday night. By Matt Tait

Friday, March 11

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Notebook: Kansas' Remy Martin feeling great, healthy after heavy Big 12 minutes

Remy Martin said after the Kansas men's basketball team's 75-62 win over TCU in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament on Friday that he feels completely healthy after missing a significant portion of the season with a bone bruise in his right knee.

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Agbaji's lob, Lightfoot's spark help No. 6 Kansas cruise past TCU, into Big 12 title game

The top-seeded Kansas men's basketball team defeated fifth-seeded TCU, 75-62, on Friday night at T-Mobile Center to secure a spot in Saturday's conference tournament title game. Big 12 Player of the Year Ochai Agbaji led the Jayhawks with 22 points and KU improved to 27-6 on the season. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Kansas awaits NCAA Tournament fate; Taiyanna Jackson sets blocks record

The Kansas women's basketball team's 80-68 loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 tournament on Friday came suddenly for coach Brandon Schneider, who did not have an idea how the team would watch the NCAA Tournament selection show.

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Kansas women's basketball's Big 12 tournament aspirations halted in loss to Oklahoma

The fifth-seeded Kansas women's basketball team's time in the Big 12 tournament ended on Friday when it lost 80-68 to No. 4 seed Oklahoma in the quarterfinals at Municipal Auditorium.

Thursday, March 10

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Notebook: KU coach Bill Self says he always enjoyed competing against now-former K-State coach Bruce Weber

Like many coaches around the Big 12 on Wednesday, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self was asked for his thoughts on Kansas State moving on from coach Bruce Weber on Thursday morning following the Jayhawks' 87-63 win over West Virginia at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. By Matt Tait

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Limited minutes means Kansas' David McCormack could be 'fresh' vs. TCU

By playing only 10 minutes in the top-seeded Kansas men's basketball team's 87-63 victory over West Virginia in the Big 12 quarterfinals on Thursday, David McCormack may have bought himself more time throughout the rest of the tournament.

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Kansas women's basketball has 'good feeling' entering Big 12 tournament opener

Kansas, which has played in the first round of the Big 12 tournament for the last nine seasons, is the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 seed Oklahoma on Friday. "I think it will be exciting, even if it's early in the morning," said guard Chandler Prater.

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Technical knockout: Top-seeded Kansas routs West Virginia, 87-63 in Big 12 quarterfinal matchup

Ochai Agbaji scored 18 points and Christian Braun had 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as the top-seeded Kansas men's basketball team rolled to an easy 87-63 victory over No. 9 seed West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday afternoon at T-Mobile Center.

Wednesday, March 9

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West Virginia tops K-State, 73-67; Mountaineers will face top-seeded Kansas in Big 12 quarterfinals

Sean McNeil scored 21 points, Malik Curry added 17 points and No. 9 seed West Virginia beat eighth-seeded Kansas State 73-67 on Wednesday night in the opener of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

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Kansas' Kyron Johnson, Kwamie Lassiter II and other seniors prepare for NFL in pro day

The Kansas football team held its annual pro day on Wednesday, giving the Kansas football team's seniors an opportunity to state their cases for playing professionally in front of NFL scouts.

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Pride, seeding, rubber match with Baylor all on the line for Kansas at Big 12 tourney

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday that he was looking forward to this year’s Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, as much as he has looked forward to any of them during his 19 years in charge of the program. By Matt Tait

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Kansas signs women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider to new 4-year contract

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider, who was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year on Monday, has signed a four-year contract that will keep him with the university through the 2025-26 season.

Tuesday, March 8

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Kansas football team unafraid to establish new standards to escape mediocrity

As coach Lance Leipold and his assistants continue to talk about instituting a culture of accountability, competition and productivity throughout the spring, an interruption to Tuesday's session served as a reminder that there is still some way to go.

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Kansas' Ochai Agbaji unanimous pick as AP's Big 12 Player of the Year

Kansas senior guard Ochai Agbaji on Tuesday was announced as a unanimous pick as The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year after the league's leading scorer helped the sixth-ranked Jayhawks share the regular-season conference title with No. 3 Baylor. By Matt Tait

Monday, March 7

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Kansas women's coach Brandon Schneider named Big 12 Coach of the Year

3 KU players also honored by Big 12 coaches

The best season of Kansas women's basketball in a decade led to some memorable honors for four members of the KU program, which is set to open play in this week's Big 12 tournament as the No. 5 seed and headed toward earning its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2013.

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Kansas basketball stays at No. 6 in latest AP poll

A 2-1 week that featured Kansas splitting with TCU and topping No. 21 Texas to win a share of the Big 12 title kept the Jayhawks in the No. 6 spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

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KU's Ochai Agbaji earns first-team All-American nod from The Sporting News

One day after being named the Big 12 Conference player of the year by the league’s coaches, Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji landed his first All-American honor. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 6

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Big 12 coaches name Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji conference player of the year

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named by the Big 12 coaches the conference player of the year after leading the league in scoring at 19.8 points per game and leading the Jayhawks to a share of the Big 12 title with a 14-4 conference record. Agbaji was one of six Jayhawks honored by the coaches in their postseason awards, which were released on Sunday evening. By Matt Tait

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Top-seeded KU men to play K-State or West Virginia in quarterfinals of Big 12 tourney

KU women to face Oklahoma in rematch of regular season finale

The brackets are set for next week's Big 12 men's and women's basketball tournaments, running simultaneously in Kansas City, Missouri. By Matt Tait

Saturday, March 5

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KU's Ochai Agbaji 'felt the pressure' of emotional senior day as Jayhawks win Big 12 title

It was a rare off day for Ochai Agbaji, who scored eight points and had four rebounds in Kansas' 70-63 overtime win against No. 21 Texas on Saturday. "I was just trying to win the game," he said.

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The Trophy Returns: No. 6 Kansas wins share of Big 12 regular-season title with gritty OT win vs. No. 21 Texas

David McCormack, Jalen Wilson and Christian Braun all finished with a double-double as Kansas clinched a share of the Big 12 regular-season title on Saturday with a 70-63 overtime victory against No. 21 Texas at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Taiyanna Jackson leads Kansas women's basketball team to win at No. 19 Oklahoma

The Kansas women's basketball team likely secured its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in nine years when it won 73-67 at No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, March 4

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Senior Sendoff: Kansas basketball's unique, 6-man senior class has contributed in a variety of ways during past 4-plus years

A unique group of Kansas basketball seniors is set to say its final farewell to Allen Fieldhouse and the adoring KU fan base on Saturday in the regular season finale for the sixth-ranked Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Kansas women's basketball looks to gain tournament momentum at No. 19 Oklahoma

The Jayhawks appear bound for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years, and a win at No. 19 Oklahoma would cement an at-large bid for a team that is seemingly on the safe side of the selection bubble.

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Kansas junior Christian Braun hits 2 big shots vs. TCU but aims to be more aggressive in games to come

Kansas junior Christian Braun hit two of the biggest shots of the night for the sixth-ranked Jayhawks in Thursday's 72-68 home win over TCU. But both Braun and his teammates believe KU's second-leading scorer needs to be more aggressive offensively than he has been in recent weeks. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 3

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Better intensity, big block lead No. 6 Kansas to brink of Big 12 title with 72-68 win over TCU

Ochai Agbaji scored 22 points as the sixth-ranked Kansas men's basketball team held on in the final minute to defeat TCU 72-68 on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse in the second game between the teams in three days. By Matt Tait

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Kansas coaches hope QB battle between Jalon Daniels, Jason Bean motivates teammates

Jalon Daniels and Jason Bean will compete throughout spring and, likely, into the summer to be the starting quarterback. Kansas' coaches hope that allows their teammates "to see and accept competition" at their positions.

Wednesday, March 2

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Kansas' late upset bid turned aside in home loss to ninth-ranked Texas

The Kansas women's basketball team fell 70-60 to No. 9 Texas Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse despite pulling to within one point with 3:39 remaining.

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Jayhawks expecting better effort, intensity in rematch with TCU on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse

There are a dozen different reasons the sixth-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team lost in ugly fashion on Tuesday night at TCU. But the biggest area that KU coach Bill Self wants to see corrected before Thursday’s rematch at Allen Fieldhouse has nothing to do with boxing out, making jump shots or better ball movement. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, March 1

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Notebook: Kansas basketball focusing on 'one-game season' the rest of the way

For the second year in a row, the Kansas men’s basketball team finds itself playing the same opponent in back-to-back games late in the season, with TCU headed to Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday night for a rematch of Tuesday’s 74-64 TCU victory over No. 6 Kansas in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

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TCU bullies No. 6 Kansas, 74-64, dropping Jayhawks into 2nd place in Big 12 race

It was back-to-back losses for Kansas and back-to-back wins over ranked teams for the first time in TCU history for the Horned Frogs on Tuesday night in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

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Despite 'ups and downs,' Kansas' Aniya Thomas appreciative of basketball journey

Aniya Thomas, who will be recognized during Kansas' senior night ceremony prior to Wednesday's game against No. 9 Texas, has played in more games for the Jayhawks than any other player. "She's been part of building the foundation," coach Brandon Schneider said.

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Kansas football begins Lance Leipold's first spring practices with 'big sense of pride'

Lance Leipold, who was hired as Kansas' football coach nearly a year ago, will get a chance to continue turning the program around during his first spring in charge.

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Kansas QB Jalon Daniels to be limited as spring practice gets underway

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels is dealing with an unspecified injury that will limit him through at least the opening two weeks of spring practice, coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday.