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Tom Keegan: Selden parting means Jackson good fit

Wayne Selden Jr.’s decision to enter his name in the NBA Draft and hire an agent means that Kansas University must replace a starting wing in Selden and a go-to scorer in Perry Ellis.That paves the way for one player who would fill both roles as a starter from Day 1. Josh Jackson, the No. ...

Tom Keegan: All eligible players should test NBA waters

Any college basketball player with even a remote chance of earning an invitation to the NBA pre-draft combine would be a fool to do anything other than precisely what Cheick Diallo did Monday.Diallo declared for the NBA Draft and did not hire an agent, which means he can withdraw his name at ...

Tom Keegan: Brutal first-half stretch doomed KU

Louisville, Ky. ? Sure, there were chances at the end, a five-point, second-half lead, even. But the reality is Villanova won Saturday night’s Elite Eight game in the KFC Yum! Center by making Kansas University lose it, 64-59, with as bad a seven-minute stretch of basketball as it had played ...

Tom Keegan: Ellis, Jenkins ‘mismatch nightmares’

Louisville, Ky. ? He is a highly skilled power forward in the midst of the hottest scoring streak of his career, defending much better than in younger years and coming off a monster Thursday night game that launched his school into an Elite Eight game today. His name is Perry Ellis.His name ...

Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas uses brain and brawn inside

Louisville, Ky. ? He beat out a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans in practice daily to earn a spot in the starting lineup, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Landen Lucas beat up another hamburger All-American to help Kansas University advance to the Elite Eight.Maryland ...