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Dominant Dwight: Coleby's big first half lifts Jayhawks past Texas, 77-67 |
In 13 minutes off the bench for a Kansas team that followed Wednesday’s Big 12 title-sharing clincher by taking the outright hardware on Saturday in Texas, the junior from the Bahamas delivered a career-high-tying 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and added four rebounds to help lead the third-ranked Jayhawks past Texas, 77-67, at half-interested Erwin Center.

Kansas tennis falls to Vols |
Sophomore Anastasia Rychagova and freshman Maria Toren Ribes won their third-straight doubles match for Kansas, but Tennessee won the doubles point and added three singles wins to defeat KU’s women’s tennis team, 4-0, on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Kansas softbal splits pair |
Sophomore pitcher Alexis Reid pitched her fourth shutout of the season as Kansas softball defeated Lamar, 1-0, on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas. Reid allowed six hits, striking out three.

KU track 2nd at Big 12 Indoor |
Kansas track and field secured a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Indoor Championship Saturday at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa, with the Kansas men finishing 13 points behind overall champion Texas and the women posting a fifth-place finish. The teams scored 110.5 points and 81 points, respectively, over the two-day meet.

Stanford blanks Kansas baseball |
Stanford’s baseball team shut out Kansas for the second straight day, winning a 5-0 decision over the Jayhawks on Saturday in Stanford, Calif.

Benton Smith: Self masterfully pushes the right buttons, Jayhawks avoid trap game |
Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks have experienced more hostile environments and found ways to slow down more dynamic lineups, while tangling with some of the nation’s top teams over the course of this season. Still, Self figured, Saturday night’s game against a Texas team with a losing record could be the most challenging of the season for KU from one specific perspective.

KU women slip in Sunflower Showdown on Senior Day |
With 27 seconds to go, Washington got a near-perfect look at the rim from the top of the key on a designed play from the sideline. Had her 3-pointer found the bottom of the net, it would have evened the score and likely sent Allen Fieldhouse into a frenzy Saturday afternoon.

Notebook: Jayhawks keep business as usual after Big 12 outright title; Bill Walton meets with team |
“We really didn’t even talk about it much,” Self said. “Afterwards, we said, ‘Congratulations. We don’t have to share.’ So, it’s nice, without question. But I think the euphoria of winning the league took place on Wednesday.”

Kansas holds off Texas 77-67 to win Big 12 title outright
“He has more bounce,” Kansas coach Bill Self said after the Coleby, a seldom-used junior forward from the Bahamas, emerged as the unlikeliest of heroes in the Jayhawks’ 77-67 victory over Texas on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

For KU’s Landen Lucas, catching passes not as easy with nagging injury
Yes, Lucas would love to be able to catch the ball more cleanly. He’d love to have full range of motion in a right thumb that has been taped for the last six weeks after he injured it during KU’s road victory at Oklahoma on Jan. 10.

Other Sports

BYU ends Gonzaga's undefeated dream, but the Zags are far from done -
The biggest story in sports now is Gonzaga getting got in a staggering way that nobody predicted. The outcome no one saw coming turned true, out of the blue: Gonzaga lost. Gonzaga lost at home ... by eight points. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the nation’s polls and placed above all others by every accepted major metric ranking system, had their dream of an undefeated season vanish in shocking fashion, as the they were felled 79-71 to a BYU team that had spent most of this season being an underachiever.

Winners and losers: Kansas, North Carolina, Villanova build case for a No. 1 seed -
Villanova’s senior class of Kris Jenkins , Josh Hart and Darryl Reynolds clinched its fourth Big East regular season title on Saturday with a 79-63 win over Creighton Bluejays . In the last four years, the Wildcats are 127-13 overall and 27-3 this season. The defending champs are not only one of the best teams in the country over the last couple of years, but a sure-fire bet to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Warriors top last year, clinch earliest playoff berth ever, beat Nets: Takeaways -
En route to the NBA’s first 73-win campaign last season, the Golden State Warriors made history by clinching a playoff spot on Feb. 27. Less than a year later, the Warriors beat themselves.

No. 5 UCLA making late case for No. 1 seed with massive victory at Arizona -
The game of the weekend in college basketball has birthed some interesting new plot lines as we get ready for March.

Baylor's Kim Mulkey: Knock Parents Concerned About Sexual Assault Scandal "Right In The Face"
“If somebody’s around you and they ever say, ‘I will never send my daughter to Baylor,’ you knock them right in the face.”

Washington's Kelsey Plum Drops 57 To Become NCAA Women's Basketball All-Time Leading Scorer
With a 57-point barrage against a fledgling Utah squad, Washington senior guard Kelsey Plum passed Missouri State great Jackie Stiles to become the all-time leading scorer in women’s college basketball history with 3,397 career points. Stiles now sits in second place with 3,394 points, trailed by Brittney Griner’s 3,283.