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February 6, 1993 | JERRY CROWE
Joe Zielinski, also known as Captain Jayhawk, was banned from Allen Field House for the rest of the season after then-No. 1-ranked Kansas was upset by Cal State Long Beach. Near the end of the Jayhawks' 64-49 loss two weeks ago, Zielinski, a Kansas alumnus, switched the nameplates on an auxiliary scoreboard to make it look as if Kansas were leading.
March 16, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
1 Florida (32-2, Southeastern champion) 16 Play-in winner (See matchup below) Can you say "Gator bait"? Whoever wins the play-in game will have effectively played its way out of the tournament by Thursday. 8 Colorado (23-11, at-large) 9 Pittsburgh (25-9, at-large) Colorado has struggled since Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a season-ending injury Jan. 12. Pittsburgh will try to do the ACC proud. 5 Virginia Commonwealth (26-8, at-large) 12 Stephen F. Austin (31-2, Southland champion)
December 6, 2009
UCLA today VS. NO. 1 KANSAS When: 2:30 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 2-4, Kansas 6-0. Record vs. opponent: 10-4. Update: The last time these teams met was in the 2007 NCAA tournament, the West Regional, when UCLA cruised to a 13-point victory. A lot has changed since then. The Bruins have lost three straight and are making only 43.6% of their shots, which puts them at No. 176 among Division I teams.
March 12, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
The 10-person NCAA selection committee meeting at the Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis this week will use a myriad of analytic indexes - RPI, Sagarin, Kenpom - to help it seed the 68-school tournament field that will be announced Sunday. “The committee is very aware of everything,” Ron Wellman, chair of this year's panel, said on a conference call Wednesday. When it comes to injuries, however, the committee must depend on trust. “We have to rely upon what the schools tell us,” Wellman, the athletic director at Wake Forest, said.
December 20, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
USC next vs. No. 12 Kansas, Thursday at the Galen Center, 8 p.m. TV: FSN. — USC has played Kansas three times since 2007, losing each time. The Jayhawks are led in scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (11.4) by junior forward Thomas Robinson.
November 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Kansas has the script for early season games down pat. For the second consecutive night, the seventh-ranked Jayhawks had a hot-shooting first half then held on down the stretch, this time for an 82-74 victory over St. John's on Friday night to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. "For the atmosphere this was more like March Madness, something we had to adjust to early in the season," said Kansas' Kenny Gregory, the tournament's MVP.
March 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Kansas was the best team in the country during the regular season. The NCAA tournament was another matter. Arizona, avenging a loss to the Jayhawks in last year's tournament, took control with superior quickness and withstood a barrage of three-point baskets to stun Kansas, 85-82, on Friday in the semifinals of the Southeast Regional. Kansas (34-2), trailing by 10 with less than two minutes remaining, made three consecutive three-point shots to move within 83-82 with 21.1 seconds left.
For nearly the entire second half, Kansas senior Jerod Haase was a non-factor as he watched the Jayhawks and Arizona take turns with one emotional rally after another. But in key moments, Haase made two plays that counted the most--including a three-point basket with 34 seconds remaining--to lead Kansas to an 83-80 victory over the Wildcats on Friday night in a West Regional semifinal at McNichols Arena.
March 24, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Kansas, take us to your leader. You say there isn't one? The Jayhawks team taking on UCLA today at HP Pavilion in the West Regional final is trying to win a national title without a lead vocalist. Kansas is rock-chalked with backup singers, though, and all of them can carry a tune. Ask UCLA who its leaders are and two names roll off the tongue: Arron Afflalo and Darren Collison. Ask Kansas the same question and someone unfurls a scroll. The short answer is that it depends on what day it is.
January 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Time to round up the usual Pac-12 Conference suspects as well as those who may be suspect. Arizona enters conference play ranked No. 1 in the nation, taking its familiar role as Pac-12 behemoth. UCLA has old-school tradition and was the 2013 regular-season champion but has played a junior varsity nonconference schedule. Oregon won the Pac-12 tournament last season and is ranked 10th, getting as much out of Phil Knight's Nike money as the Ducks' football team. Then there is Colorado.
March 17, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The waiting is almost over in “Bubbleville” as the clock ticks toward Sunday's  NCAA tournament Selection Sunday show at 3 p.m. Pacific time on CBS. Believe it or not, a few late results might affect the final bracketing. The smart money says Kansas' win in the Big 12 Conference title game will push the Jayhawks into the No. 1 seeding line at the expense of Duke. Duke seemed to have a No. 1 spot wrapped up before making the fatal mistake of losing early in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament to Maryland.
October 6, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Kansas Coach Charlie Weis might not want to pick up the student newspaper after Saturday's 56-16 loss at Kansas State. Weis was critical of the University Daily Kansan this week for not supporting the home team. In a tweet this week, Weis said "Team slammed by our own school newspaper. Amazing! No problem with opponents paper or local media. You deserve what you get. But, not home! The paper touted Kansas' game in a headline as "Road Kill Ahead. " Turns out the the paper was right.
September 29, 2012 | Wire reports
Kansas basketball Coach Bill Self agreed to a restructured contract Friday that extends through the 2021-22 season and includes a raise to $3.857 million a year. Self's previous deal, worth $3.376 million annually, would have run through June 2018. Self is coming off his second appearance with Kansas in the Final Four. He led the Jayhawks to the 2008 national title and lost to Kentucky in the championship game in April. "I know there are a lot of great jobs out there, but I certainly don't think it takes long to call roll for the best of the best, and I'm fortunate to have one of those," Self said.
June 10, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Dead last on the list of things Dayne Crist expected coming out of high school was walking through 2012 graduation ceremonies at Notre Dame as the starting quarterback for the Kansas Jayhawks. Craziness abounds in a world of ups, downs, caps and gowns. Crist turned a business degree tassel over in the shadow of Rockne last month as he mulled his sports management, postgraduate major at Rock Chalk. "It was kind of surreal, a little bit weird being out there," Crist said during a recent phone interview from his new football home in Lawrence, Kan. "More than anything, though, it gave me closure to that chapter in my life.
April 2, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
NEW ORLEANS -- No one hit a jumper to send the game to overtime, or called a timeout his team didn't have, or put a missed airball in the basket to win the national title. Sometimes the experts are right and serendipity gets dunked. Kentucky won its eighth NCAA basketball championship Monday night with a 67-59 victory over Kansas before a crowd of 70,913 at the Superdome. Photos: Kansas vs. Kentucky There are outcomes that leave you chewing your nails.
April 2, 2012 | By Chris Foster
The Kentucky Wildcats withstood a late second-half rally by the Kansas Jayhawks to capture the program's eight NCAA championship with a 67-59 victory on Monday night at the Superdome in New Orleans. Kansas, which trailed by double digits for much of the game, had a chance to cut the lead to three points when guard Elijah Johnson elevated for a three-pointer. But a Kentucky defender forced him to pull the shot down, causing him to travel with 23.5 seconds left and Kentucky leading, 65-59.
April 1, 2012
The Times' Chris Dufresne talks to Cinesport's Noah Coslov about the victories for Kentucky and Kansas in the NCAA Final Four on Saturday in New Orleans. Among Dufresne's observations: Kentucky proved in its 69-61 victory over Louisville that the Wildcats are the team to beat. Biggest reason: Anthony Davis, who had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in the victory. Kansas has yet to put together a full 40 minutes of solid play, yet the Jayhawks had plenty of talent to overcome a 13-point deficit in beating Ohio State, 64-62.
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