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KU Sports Extra: Elite Eight Ending

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Josh Jackson: First-half foul trouble disrupted his rhythm versus Ducks; no NBA decision announced

Kansas City, Mo. — After two quick fouls in the first half kept him on the bench early in what became an Elite Eight loss to Oregon Saturday night, Kansas star freshman Josh Jackson addressed in the locker room his thoughts on the whistles. “I feel like ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Oregon 74, KU 60

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s season-ending, 74-60, Elite Eight loss to Oregon at Sprint Center on Saturday night. Offense: D ---------- By far KU’s worst grade of the season in this category on a night when the Jayhawks flat-out could not hit anything. KU finished ... Continue reading

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Bill Self: KU settled for ‘marginal’ shots in Elite Eight loss to Oregon

Kansas City, Mo. — After rolling through the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas finally had an off night offensively in the Elite Eight versus Oregon. After the Ducks moved on to the Final Four Saturday night at Sprint Center, KU coach Bill Self said ... Continue reading

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Baseline View Highlights: Jayhawks season ends with 74-60 loss to Ducks

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Oregon’s Dana Altman harbors bad memories, big respect for KU basketball

**Kansas City, Mo. —** Oregon coach Dana Altman, who spent three seasons at Kansas State as an assistant under Lon Kruger and, a few years later, returned to Manhattan to lead the Wildcats’ program for four seasons, has had enough experience with Kansas basketball to last a ... Continue reading

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Devonte Graham on tourney wins: We’re defending way better

Kansas City, Mo. — After three straight double-digit wins in the NCAA Tournament, Kansas junior guard Devonte Graham discussed why the team's playing so well and what the keys are against Oregon in Saturday's Elite Eight showdown (7:49 p.m., TBS) at Sprint Center. "I actually think we ... Continue reading

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KU-Oregon by the numbers

**Kansas City, Mo. —** By now, everybody knows that both coaches, several players on each side and most of the people paying attention to this game in any way, shape or form believe that Kansas and Oregon are pretty similar teams that play very similar styles. And ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason, Svi Mykhailiuk on trying to avenge last year’s Elite Eight loss

Kansas City, Mo. — One day before facing Oregon in the Elite Eight, Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Svi Mykhailiuk discussed using last year's Elite Eight loss to Villanova as motivation for this season. The Jayhawks will play Oregon for a spot in the Final Four ... Continue reading

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Fun-loving Carlton Bragg: Tourney game prep serious business

Kansas City, Mo. — The Jayhawks have been enjoying themselves on the floor thus far in the NCAA Tournament, blowing teams out on the way to an Elite Eight meeting with Oregon at Sprint Center. But fun-loving sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., said KU’s game preparation away from ... Continue reading

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Landen Lucas excited to face father’s alma mater, Oregon, in Elite Eight

Kansas City, Mo. — Growing up with a father who played center at Oregon, Kansas senior big man Landen Lucas has seen a lot of Ducks games in his time. The Portland, Ore., native said it will be strange to battle against a program he has long ... Continue reading

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Oregon players discuss matching up against KU, Josh Jackson

Kansas City, Mo. — About 24 hours prior to Saturday's Elite Eight showdown (7:49 p.m, TBS) against Kansas, Oregon basketball players discussed the similarities between teams and what makes KU freshman Josh Jackson so difficult to guard. "Everyone on that team knows their role," Oregon forward Dillon ... Continue reading

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Ducks prepared to play in front of pro-KU, KC crowd

Kansas City, Mo. — Sitting in the locker room after a one-point Sweet 16 victory over Michigan, Oregon basketball players heard the pro-Kansas crowd at Sprint Center when the Jayhawks tipped off against Purdue on Thursday. It was loud and definitely felt like a home game for ... Continue reading

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Oregon players hope to use Elite Eight experience to their advantage

Kansas City, Mo. — One season after a 12-point loss in the Elite Eight to Oklahoma, Oregon basketball players want to use that experience to their advantage when they face Kansas on Saturday at Sprint Center (7:49 p.m., TBS). The Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight with ... Continue reading

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A rundown of laws to follow, parking advice to heed if you are coming downtown to celebrate KU and the Elite Eight

I watched the spirits of University of Kansas fans rise as the Jayhawks came back Thursday night to beat Purdue in what can only be described as a blowout. A blowout of another kind — the type with celebrations and jubilation — may be in store for ... Continue reading

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Longtime downtown business moving to west Lawrence; BBQ spot closes doors

At least Rhonda Gibler won’t have any difficulties in getting stationery with her business’ new address. “We definitely know how to do that,” said Gibler, co-owner of the Lawrence-based print shop Pro-Print. Yes, the longtime printer of stationery, business cards, forms and other such items is ending ... Continue reading

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Winning rebounding battle makes world of difference for Jayhawks

Kansas City, Mo. — In the first half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup at Sprint Center, everything was going to plan for Purdue except in one spot. Kansas had an edge in rebounding, which led to an edge on the scoreboard. It didn’t matter that the Boilermakers ... Continue reading

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Landen Lucas goes from rooting for Ducks to trying to beat them

Josh Jackson grew up a fan of Michigan State’s winning basketball program and played a huge part in knocking the Spartans out of the NCAA tournament. Now it’s Landen Lucas’ turn to do the same to the team for which he rooted. A native of Portland, Lucas’ ... Continue reading

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Josh Jackson: KU won the paint vs. Purdue by executing game plan

Kansas City, Mo. — Leading up to a Sweet 16 meeting with Big Ten champion Purdue, much was made of the Boilermakers’ bulk and height in the frontcourt and how Kansas would be able to handle it. After the Jayhawks destroyed Purdue, in part by out-scoring their ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for March 24

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:10 a.m. Thursday to 5:19 a.m. Friday and includes 253 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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