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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.
March 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas considers Texas A&M and Oklahoma rivals, and doesn't particularly like losing to Texas Tech. Kansas always highlights Kansas State and Missouri on its schedule. But when it comes to memorable games, the rivalry between Texas and Kansas is quickly becoming one of the best in college basketball -- and it seems to be getting better by the game. Mario Chalmers had a career-high 30 points and eight of Kansas' Big 12 tournament-record 15 three-point baskets, helping the fifth-ranked Jayhawks beat No. 6 Texas, 84-74, Sunday for their third straight Big 12 title victory over the Longhorns.
February 18, 2001
Re Robert Hilburn's Perspective "Taking Abbey Road in a Backstreet Era," Feb. 4): Yes, the Beatles are still amazing, but what will record labels do for an encore after they've recycled the best (and worst) of their catalog from 30 years ago yet again? While they've been busy banking on this to pay the rent one more time, they neglected something called "artist development." That the Beatles can still outsell all the rest in 2001 is a testament to both the quality of their music and the poor job major labels have done in signing (and retaining)
January 20, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
Estancia quarterback Matt Johner has committed to Kansas and plans to sign with the Jayhawks on Feb. 3. Johner, 6-1 and 180 pounds, chose Kansas over Colorado State and San Diego State. "Getting to play in the Big Eight was a major factor in my decision," Johner said. "You're playing against Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado. I think it will be a lot more fun than playing in the Western Athletic Conference." Johner committed to Kansas Coach Glen Mason during a home visit Monday night.
March 16, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Scott Skiles scored, passed and even coached his Michigan State teammates to an 80-68 victory over Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday at Dayton, Ohio. Skiles, a 6-1 senior guard, scored 24 points, 18 in the second half, for the 18th-ranked Spartans. Skiles had five assists and made 10 of 11 free throws that helped turn the tide for the Spartans in the final 15 minutes of the game.
Kansas finally got the monkey off its back. Now, it's coming along for the ride. The Jayhawks, frustrated by second-round losses in the NCAA tournament the last three years, advanced to the Sweet 16 in overpowering fashion Sunday, pummeling Syracuse, 87-58, in a Midwest Regional game before 13,159 at Dayton Arena.
December 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Freshman Jay Edwards, a spectator on the bench for the game's first 30 minutes, made the most of his opportunity when Indiana Coach Bob Knight sent him into action. Edwards entered the game with 9:49 to play and excited the capacity crowd of 17,155 at Bloomington, Ind., by scoring seven consecutive Indiana points as the fifth-ranked Hoosiers defeated Notre Dame, 76-59, Tuesday night.
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.
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