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Second-round clash pits good friends, great coaches against each other |
They have more than 1,100 wins between them and are regarded as two of the finest coaches in college basketball history. But the one thing that Kansas coach Bill Self and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo have that might mean the most is a genuine friendship.

Kansas baseball falls to TCU, 5-1 |
TCU starter Jared Janczak retired Kansas’ first 22 batters in a 5-1 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday night at Fort Worth, Texas.

Tulsa rallies past KU softball |
Tulsa rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and edged Kansas, 4-3, in college softball Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas tennis blanks Columbia |
Kansas’ doubles team of Anastasia Rychagova and Maria Toran Ribes won their fifth straight match, and KU’s women’s tennis team blanked Columbia, 4-0, on Saturday in Denton, Texas.

Kansas needs confidence, consistency from Carlton Bragg |
“We’ve said it all year: Carlton’s the X factor,” teammate Josh Jackson said. “If you really look at our team, any time Carlton has a good game, we’re going to win and we know it. He just has to keep his confidence level up a little bit and we have to find him a little bit more. I don’t think we really look for him as much as we should.”

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Michigan State |
Asked Saturday what his final message to his team would be before the Jayhawks took the floor against Michigan State in Sunday’s second round, KU senior Landen Lucas focused on one thing.

Landen Lucas, meet Landon and Lucas |
Lifelong Kansas basketball fan Ian Sadler and his wife, Meredith, now live in Tulsa and found a way to take advantage of the good fortune of the top-seeded Jayhawks being sent to their new town for the first and second rounds of this year’s NCAA Tournament so their 10-month-old boys could meet the 6-foot-10 Kansas forward.

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