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Thank you to all of the seniors for a great season!

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas News

Bitter end: Shots don't fall, Jayhawks dropped in Elite Eight against Oregon | KUsports.com
After steam-rolling their way through the first three games of this year’s NCAA Tournament at a record pace, top-seeded Kansas ran into a team equally as willing to run and just as confident Saturday night at Sprint Center.

Notebook: Jackson, Graham waiting to decide on NBA plans | KUsports.com
“I just lost one of the toughest games of my life,” said likely one-and-done freshman and top-three NBA Draft pick Josh Jackson. “I haven’t thought of anything outside of that. Right now I’m just gonna talk about it with my family and see how I’m feeling and make a decision from there.... We had a heck of a run. We had a great year.”

Big man Jordan Bell a game-changer as Oregon topples Kansas | KUsports.com
The junior’s energetic approach on both ends of the floor injected his upset-minded Ducks with the kind of punch it would take to knock the Jayhawks out of the NCAA Tournament. By the end of a challenging night for KU, Bell had swatted eight shots, secured 13 boards, scored 11 points and spearheaded Oregon’s 74-60 victory.

Ducks embrace road atmosphere, underdog role in Elite Eight win | KUsports.com
Entering Saturday’s Elite Eight game against Kansas at Sprint Center, the Jayhawks’ home away from home, Oregon basketball players were happy to play the role of the underdog.

Downtown fans try to process 'ridiculously shocking' KU loss in Elite Eight | KUsports.com
The Kansas City, Kan. visitor had hardly gotten the words out of his mouth before University of Kansas freshman phenom Josh Jackson got his second foul. It ended up being that type of night in Downtown Lawrence, where any bar with a good set of TVs was full, but the downtown all evening was a bit like the Jayhawks — far from electric.

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