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K-State women earn NCAA Tournament berth

K-State women earn NCAA Tournament berth

The Kansas State women’s basketball team earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament on Monday. K-State is the #8 seed and will play the #9 seed Michigan. It’s the team’s third trip to the big dance under coach Jeff Mittie.The game will be played in Louisville, Kentucky at 1 PM on Friday, the same time…MORE

Kansas and K-State get their seeds and opponents for the NCAA tournament

Kansas and K-State get their seeds and opponents for the NCAA tournament

Kansas and K-State have their matchups for the opening round of the NCAA tournament!This year, the Jayhawks will play Northeastern in Salt lake City. KU is the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region. The game is on Thursday, March 21 The Wildcats are heading to San Jose, to play against the UC Irvine Anteaters. K-State is…MORE

Iowa State romps past KU 78-66 to win Big 12 tourney title

Iowa State romps past KU 78-66 to win Big 12 tourney title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Something about the Big 12 Tournament brings out the best in Iowa State.      The fifth-seeded Cyclones raced to a big early lead against No. 17 Kansas, then leaned on some balanced scoring and enough stops down the stretch to beat the Jayhawks 78-66 on Saturday night and remain…MORE

Ichabod massive rally comes up short in NCAA Central Regional

Ichabod massive rally comes up short in NCAA Central Regional

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Washburn Ichabods rallied from a 20-point deficit cutting the lead to one with 38 seconds to go but could not get over the hump in a 101-100 loss in the first round of the NCAA Central Regional to Missouri Southern. Washburn finishes the season 24-7.   Washburn was down 72-52 with…MORE

Kansas tops WVU, advances to Big 12 title game

Kansas tops WVU, advances to Big 12 title game

Impressive shooting nights from Dedric Lawson and Quentin Grimes helped push the No. 17/18 Kansas Jayhawks past the West Virginia Mountaineers, 88-74, Friday night in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship semifinal contest at Sprint Center. The No. 3-seeded Jayhawks advanced to meet the No. 5 seed Iowa State Cyclones in the tournament final on…MORE

Light Show! Lightfoot, Lawson, Grimes Shut Down Wildcats

Light Show! Lightfoot, Lawson, Grimes Shut Down Wildcats

One word described Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in this Sunflower Showdown: preservation. The Jayhawks needed to preserve their home court, a venue where head coach Bill Self has never lost a Big Monday game. They needed to preserve their standing as the Big 12’s alpha dog (or, at least, they needed to preserve a chance…MORE

Kansas Overcomes Emotion, Adversity to Defeat Texas Tech

Kansas Overcomes Emotion, Adversity to Defeat Texas Tech

Texas Tech walked into “a hornets’ nest” on Saturday at Phog Allen Fieldhouse, as Red Raider head coach Chris Beard described it. With their backs against the wall, Kansas overcame adversity to defeat No. 16-ranked Texas Tech 79-63, snapping a two-game losing streak. “We needed it,” KU coach Bill Self said after the game. “We…MORE

Agbaji Shines in Debut, Lawson Secures 11th Double-Double in KU Win Over TCU

Agbaji Shines in Debut, Lawson Secures 11th Double-Double in KU Win Over TCU

Life without Kansas center Udoka Azubuike started off sloppy in Saturday night’s loss to Iowa State. In game two without the All-Conference junior, Kansas found more continuity in a 77-68 over TCU thanks to Dedric Lawson’s 11th double-double of the season and the emergence of freshman Ochai Agbaji. Agbaji, the freshman from Oak Park High…MORE

Vick, Lawson Carry Kansas past Villanova in Final Four Rematch

Vick, Lawson Carry Kansas past Villanova in Final Four Rematch

When Kansas needed their stars to make plays, Dedric Lawson and Lagerald Vick came through. With a combined 57 points and 19 rebounds, the duo carried KU to a 74-71 win over Villanova at the Phog, remaining unbeaten and going 9-0 for the first time since the 2010-2011 season. “Those two headliners were terrific, they…MORE

Missed Opportunities Plague Kansas Against Iowa State

Missed Opportunities Plague Kansas Against Iowa State

Coming off a big win in conference against TCU, the Kansas Jayhawks looked to win back-to-back conference games for the first time since 2008. The team will have to continue to wait as Iowa State came away with a 27-3 win in Lawrence. Head coach David Beaty shouldered the blame after the game, knowing his…MORE