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Kansas Falls to Creighton; Thanks to Seniors for a Great Season

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KU volleyball falls short in five-set, NCAA Tournament loss to Creighton | KUsports.com
Creighton survived and advanced with a 3-2 victory taken in an extremely suspenseful fifth set that required extra points to decide. The 20-18 score only hints at the competitiveness of it. The schools were tied 15 times in the fifth set alone and Creighton didn’t put Kansas away until its seventh match point.

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 4 Kansas edged by No. 21 Creigton, suffers bitter ending to a sweet season
Kansas staved off six match points, including a near-match-ending call reversal, but Creighton's Megan Ballenger flushed an overpass while playing out the seventh to lift the Bluejays to a 20-18 victory in the fifth set and 3-2 win over the Jayhawks. Creighton advanced to its second consecutive NCAA Championship Regionals while denying Kansas a repeat bid to the NCAA Final Four.

Gameday Breakdown: No. 4 KU basketball vs. Stanford | KUsports.com
The name that jumps out of the Stanford box scores and stat sheet is that of junior Reid Travis, who enters this one averaging a double-double and playing as consistently well as anybody Kansas has faced.

Fewer minutes far from the only way Bill Self seeks rest for key players | KUsports.com
After averaging more than 35 minutes per game apiece during the first five Kansas basketball contests of the season, lead guards Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Grahahm have been able to kick back down the stretch of the Jayhawks’ two most recent victories, gaining important rest after an early-season onslaught of big minutes and tough opponents.

Stanford’s Christian Sanders to play in Allen Fieldhouse, just as dad did in 1970s
“I understand what that environment is like. It is cool to go back. It’s fun to go where my dad played and where he spent a lot of hours and time,” added Christian Sanders, a starter who averages 3.6 points, 3.6 assists and 19.6 minutes for the (6-2) Cardinal.

Quick scout: Stanford has weird quirk on offense and defense
First-year coach Jerod Haase has quickly turned last year’s weakness into a strength, as Stanford ranks 38th in defensive rebounding percentage. Playing primarily man defense (as opposed to zone) appears to have particularly helped.

Other Sports

Four things we learned as Washington looks playoff bound after rout of Colorado - CBSSports.com
With a 41-10 blowout win over Colorado on Friday night, Washington won the Pac-12 and should be one of the four teams selected by the CFP Selection Committee on Sunday.

LeBron James: Championship 'honeymoon stage is over' as Cavs lose third straight - CBSSports.com
James' frustration is warranted. The Cavs have been a mediocre defensive team since the start of the season, but have been dismal throughout the three-game losing streak, allowing teams to score easily inside. In their 118-101 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday, the Cavs allowed Milwaukee to score 68 points in the paint. And against the Bulls, Cleveland allowed a whopping 78 points in the paint. Cleveland now has the 20th ranked defense in the league, giving up 105.1 points per game.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he used marijuana to alleviate chronic pain - CBSSports.com
"I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this," Kerr told CSN's Monte Poole on the Warriors Insider Podcast. "But I've actually tried [marijuana] twice during the last year and a half, when I've been going through this chronic pain that I've been dealing with."

Draymond Green defends his high kick to Harden with photos of Pistons' 'Bad Boys' - CBSSports.com
"They're going to do what they're going to do," Green said. "It ain't got nothing to do with me. They're going to do what they're going to do. I don't control what them people do. Whatever they decide is what they decide. Ain't much I can do about it. Ain't much, apparently, anybody else can do about it. So I really don't care what it is. They called it. I move on."

Joe McKnight's Alleged Killer Has A Previous Arrest On Road Rage Charges
The man accused of shooting former NFL and USC star Joe McKnight to death in Louisiana in a road rage incident was arrested in 2006 on charges he punched a man multiple times under similar circumstances.

NCAA Punishes Ex-Appalachian State Football Coach For Sending 416 Texts To Prospect's Mother
The NCAA has punished a former Appalachian State assistant football coach who violated bylaws by texting a prospect’s mother 416 times.