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KU freshman Josh Jackson eager to atone for past mistakes |
"He’s always competitive to me," Self said. "So if he’s got another gear to go to in that (area) then that’ll be fun to watch. But, to me, he’s always given everything he’s got on the court."

Deja vu? Les faces Kansas in the first round again |
Les, a former coach at his alma mater Bradley, figures to have a tougher time when his 16th-seeded UC Davis squad lines up against the No. 1 seeded Jayhawks at 5:50 p.m. Friday (TNT) at BOK Center.

KU softball tops UMKC in Rock Chalk Challenge opener |
"It's a great way to get the weekend started," KU coach Megan Smith said. "We've got a really tough task this weekend with a couple of phenomenal teams here. To start off tonight and gut out a win, that was huge for the weekend."

No place like Ottawa for SMU star Semi Ojeleye |
jeleye, who said he grew up rooting for the Jayhawks, had a chance to make Allen Fieldhouse his home court not once, but twice. Each time, he made his decision based on what he believed to be the best fit; not based on where his heart was before he became a college basketball player.

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. UC Davis |
Several Jayhawks on Thursday stressed the importance of playing a clean half-court game and strong execution against what KU coach Bill Self called "a good, sound team."

Sam Mellinger: Set aside blame, hyperbole and realize what Josh Jackson story is about
Josh Jackson’s stardom has created the perception that this is about him. It is not. Kansas basketball’s profile has created the perception that this is about coach Bill Self’s program. It is not.

Though Landen Lucas’ path is ‘not for everybody,’ senior glad he stuck it out at KU
He’s here at the NCAA Tournament, a starter for top-seeded KU, after averaging 4.9 minutes his redshirt freshman season. He’s here after he had thoughts of leaving the program a few years ago, and after watching as KU’s coaching staff attempted to recruit over him year after year.

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NCAA Tournament 2017: Grades for Thursday's winners; Wisconsin earns an 'A' -
A pair of double-digit seeds advanced Thursday -- No. 12 Middle Tennessee and No. 11 Xavier -- but otherwise we lacked the seed upsets some expected.

NCAA Tournament 2017: 10 things to watch Friday as bracket ripe for madness -
In fact, it’s hard to argue there was even one upset. The biggest by seed was No. 12 Middle Tennessee over No. 5 Minnesota, but the Blue Raiders — who are Sweet 16-capable — were favored in that one. The only other game with a double-digit seed winning was No. 11 Xavier over No. 6 Maryland, but that was probably the most popular double-digit seed pick of the tournament not including Wichita State over Dayton.

Raiders reportedly 'strongly considering' bringing Marshawn Lynch out of retirement -
The Oakland Raiders are in need of a running back after seeing former starter Latavius Murray sign with the Minnesota Vikings. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are talented players, but neither really fits the role of lead back, so the Raiders are hitting the market.

2017 NCAA Tournament bracket: Expert picks for Friday's first-round games -
The second day of the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament is Friday and there are plenty of good games on tap.

2017 March Madness: Vegas pros going big on four Friday NCAA Tournament games -
Thursday’s first-round NCAA Tournament action was pretty uneventful. We saw some games go down to the wire, but ultimately only a pair of lower seeds advanced with 12-seed Middle Tennessee beating 5-seed Minnesota and 11-seed Xavier eliminating 6-seed Maryland.

WATCH: Northwestern gets first NCAA tourney win after Vanderbilt foul blunder -
The biggest story from the first half of Thursday’s bracket action is the baffling way Northwestern wound up winning its first NCAA Tournament game in program history.

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