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Jayhawks fall to TCU, still in line for 1-seed

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Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?

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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Frustrating Finish: Jayhawks upset against TCU in Big 12 tournament, 85-82 | KUsports.com

The more accurate reason Kansas was headed home to wait for Selection Sunday was because the Jayhawks were beat on the boards, struggled defensively all night and got next to nothing from their bench.

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“Man, this is the win of my career right here, to be completely honest,” said Brandon Parrish, who scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

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The Horned Frogs built an 11-point lead but knew a Kansas run was inevitable. So too were whistles. "Every time we've played them we've been in foul trouble ... amazingly," Dixon deadpanned.

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But the (TCU) game certainly served as a jarring reminder that at less than its best, Kansas can be had by a lesser team — in this case, one that it beat by 19 on Feb. 22.

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If the absence alone of Jackson -- one cog in a Kansas team that needs several to reach its national-title aspirations -- explains the loss, the Jayhawks face bigger problems than a bus ride home in the dark on Thursday.

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The shocking result sends Kansas back to Lawrence to await Selection Sunday, but here’s the truth: It actually means very little for Kansas. As FOX Sports bracketologist Stewart Mandel pointed out following the loss, while the Jayhawks might no longer be in line for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, they will still almost certainly be one of the four teams given a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday.

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The Jayhawks won the nation’s top-rated conference by four games, entered the day with the nation’s top RPI and were likely to drop not more than a spot or two after Thursday’s loss at the Sprint Center.

Kansas' shocking loss to TCU isn't as bad as it seems | FOX Sports

The shocking result sends Kansas back to Lawrence to await Selection Sunday, but here’s the truth: It actually means very little for Kansas. As FOX Sports bracketologist Stewart Mandel pointed out following the loss, while the Jayhawks might no longer be in line for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, they will still almost certainly be one of the four teams given a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday.

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Third-year head coach David Beaty brought staff members and some of the program’s most recognizable players with him to a pep rally across the street from Sprint Center, a couple of hours before KU’s basketball team opened up its postseason at the Big 12 tournament, in what turned out to be an 85-82 loss to TCU.

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A lawyer for KU basketball star Josh Jackson offered restitution — where “money is no object, within reason” — to the family of women’s player McKenzie Calvert if they agreed not to seek charges against Jackson, according to Calvert’s father.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

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How!?

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Cal is also clinging to hope with another win in the Pac-12 tourney.

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It’s counterintuitive to not put your three most influential players on the floor at the same time. That’s simple enough. You don’t need to have a coaching mindset to understand that basic concept. But that school of thought has been twisted by Purdue coach Matt Painter.

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“Now everybody’s got social media, and we don’t need The New York Times to find out what in the dickens is going on in the country,” Williams said. “You know, our president tweets out more bulls--t than anybody I’ve ever seen.”

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

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The Houston Texans have traded Brock Osweiler, a 2018 second-round pick, and a sixth-round pick this year to the Browns, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Houston receives a fourth-found pick this year, saves $10 million in cap space, and $16 million in cash in the deal.