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I feel almost as bad as I did; When you were still here

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Elite Ellis Lifts No. 1 Kansas past Maryland, 79-63

Senior Perry Ellis scored 27 points as top-ranked Kansas muscled its way to a 79-63 victory over No. 5 seed Maryland on Thursday night at KFC Yum! Center. KU's 17th-straight win puts the Jayhawks in the NCAA Elite Eight for the 21st time to face No. 2 seed Villanova on Saturday (7:50 p.m. Central, CBS).

One step closer: Perry Ellis' career night leads Kansas into Elite Eight |

"All I’m trying to do is leave it all on the floor," Ellis said after grabbing five rebounds and helping KU to a 43-28 advantage on the boards against a tall No. 5-seed Maryland team. "It’s the same mindset as always. I just want to attack," Ellis added.

The Day After: Trippin' up the Terps in the Sweet 16 | Tale of the Tait |

There may have been more than a few signs pointing to the Sweet 16 match-up with Maryland being a serious challenge for the top-seeded Kansas basketball team, but the Jayhawks did not let any of those change anything about the way they do business.

Aaron Miles misses playing days |

"One thing I love about this team is something as a player I miss ... that camaraderie, that brotherhood," Miles said. "I have that with our coaching staff."

Mark Turgeon: We lost to nation's best team |

"Everything was going great for us and I just felt like we should have had the lead," said freshman forward Diamond Stone after the loss. "But Kansas is a great team, just like us. It really should’ve been two No. 1 seeds. But the better team won today. Kansas brought their A-game and we came up short."

The key to the Kansas Jayhawks’ supremacy - The Washington Post

Bill Self's starters have been sensational, but it's been the bench that has been the biggest difference-maker.

Kansas' Wayne Selden to Maryland's Jake Layman: 'He can't guard me' -

The top-seeded Jayhawks put on a show in Louisville against No. 5 seed Maryland. The highlight of the night for Kansas came when Wayne Selden heat-checked himself and cashed a 3-pointer right in the face of his former AAU teammate, Jake Layman.

Kansas football players wheeled a basketball hoop onto the field and played 'Knockout' in full uniform -

The Kansas Jayhawks are set to battle Maryland in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, but back home, as a tribute, the football team is busy playing Knockout during practice. In full uniform. Like, they stuck a basketball set on the field and played Knockout.

Baseball - Kansas Welcomes West Virginia to Open Big 12 Play

The Kansas baseball team opens up Big 12 play March 25-27 at Hoglund Ballpark, as the Jayhawks play host to West Virginia for a three-game set.

Women's Soccer - Jayhawks to Host FC Kansas City in Exhibition Saturday

Kansas soccer will continue its spring exhibition season Saturday, March 26 when the Jayhawks welcome FC Kansas City for a noon match at Rock Chalk Park. Admission will be free to the public.

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Oregon player irritates Duke's Grayson Allen, lectured by Coach K -

Grayson Allen and an Oregon player had a moment after the Ducks' win in the Sweet 16.

WATCH: Cespedes allows inside-the-park HR by refusing to get ball -

The Mets center fielder could've picked up this fair-hit ball off the bat of Houston's A.J. Reed, but, well, nah.