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Josh Jackson’s late free throw caps 31-point day, propels KU past Texas Tech 80-79
Josh Jackson, a 55.2 percent free-throw shooter, stepped to the line and bricked the first of two shots with 2.8 seconds left in Saturday’s Kansas-Texas Tech thriller at United Supermarkets Arena.

How a pair of KU players helped Josh Jackson late — and also got some redemption
Start with junior guard Devonté Graham. Seven days earlier, he threw the worst lob pass of his life against Iowa State, missing a wide-open Jackson when he threw a pass off the top of the backboard. The Cyclones took the steal, made a three, gained momentum, and eventually knocked off KU 92-89 in overtime.

Blair Kerkhoff: Jayhawks respond to selection committee’s mock seeding with narrow victory
Before most of the college basketball action started Saturday, Division I men’s basketball committee chairman Mark Hollis unveiled the top four seeds in the four regionals based on results to date.

Freshman Phenom: Jackson's career day lifts Jayhawks past Texas Tech |
One day after celebrating his 20th birthday, Jackson, who admitted he woke up “feeling a little bit old” on Friday, erupted for 31 points, including the game-winning free throw with 2.8 seconds to play, to help No. 3 Kansas sneak past Texas Tech, 80-79, at United Supermarkets Arena.

KU tennis falls to Arkansas |
The Kansas women’s tennis team couldn’t rally behind sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia’s pair of wins and fell to Arkansas, 4-3, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas softball wins two more |
Behind strong pitching performances, the Kansas softball team remained unbeaten in its season-opening weekend. The Jayhawks beat Savannah State, 16-1, and topped Stetson, 4-0, on Saturday in Deland, Fla.

Texas trips KU women |
The Kansas women's basketball team never found a rhythm offensively Saturday, shooting 21 percent from the floor in a 75-42 loss to 10th-ranked Texas at Frank Erwin Center.

Notebook: Mason 'wasn't himself' playing sick; KU earns a top seed in NCAA tournament sneak peek |
Battling an illness throughout the week but still able to practice, Kansas senior Frank Mason III gutted out a season-low 26 minutes to help No. 3 Kansas hold off a serious threat by Texas Tech, 80-79, on Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena.

Josh Jackson carries KU to win at Texas Tech |
Senior leader Frank Mason III can’t carry the offensive load every game for Kansas. So his freshman teammate Josh Jackson came through with his best Mason impersonation Saturday afternoon at Texas Tech, in an 80-79 KU road win.

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Sixers' Joel Embiid has torn meniscus, will not require surgery -
Joel Embiid has a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The tear was discovered after Embiid underwent an MRI following a 93-92 victory on January 20th over the Portland Trail Blazers. Embiid left the game in the third quarter with a left knee contusion after landing awkwardly following a drive to the basket.

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim confirms former Orange star Fab Melo dead at 26 -
"I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of Fab Melo," Boeheim tweeted. "He was a kind, genuine person who was committed to doing his best while he was at Syracuse. Our staff and his teammates were fortunate to have had the opportunity to know Fab. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Durant-Westbrook showdown reveals much about both in Warriors victory -
Here's the deal: wins and losses come and go. There will come a time when the Thunder beat the Warriors again, though it might not be for a long, long time. There will be a time when Russell Westbrook comes out on top, when he's not the one pushing the boulder up the hill like a basketball Sisyphus. Roster change, people change, games change, everything changes.

NCAA early top 16 surprises: Kentucky too high, Gonzaga too low, Duke just right -
For the first time ever, the NCAA selection committee revealed its top 16 teams a month before the real selections are announced on March 12. This is something they have been considering for several years now, and finally came about in part because of a similar request from the coaches' association.

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Panic setting in among Hispanics over deportations | TheHill
One of the first cases to receive national attention, the deportation of Arizona resident Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, has put undocumented and mixed status communities on edge.