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Notebook: Kansas Ready to Face Seton Hall

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Guarding Graham no easy task for Seton Hall or anyone else who has tried it |
Outside of their dynamic personalities and electric smiles, Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham bears just about zero resemblance to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

KU shut out against Murray State, 9-0 |
The Kansas softball team was held to three hits and suffered a 9-0 loss to Murray State on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

'It's been hard': How Silvio De Sousa keeps strong ties with family, Angola |
When Silvio De Sousa attacks the rim he usually goes up with two hands, ferociously slamming the ball into the hoop with loads of force. He snatches the iron after releasing the ball, pulling down and creating reverberations that leave the backboard trembling — and crowd erupting — for several moments after the play is complete.

Game day Breakdown: No. 1 seed KU basketball vs. No. 8 seed Seton Hall |
Offensive rebounding is a real strength of Seton Hall's, and it goes beyond big man Angel Delgado, who ranks eighth nationally at almost four per game. As a team, the Pirates rank 37th nationally in offensive rebounding, getting 12.2 offensive boards a game, and 28th in the nation in getting 34.1 percent of available opportunities. KU, meanwhile, as you all know, ranks 280th in the country in giving up offensive rebounds, allowing opponents to get 31.2 percent of their misses back.

Notebook: Kansas expecting 15-20 minutes from Azubuike vs. Seton Hall |
“He's not going to be ready to start or play 30 minutes,” KU coach Bill Self said of his 7-footer following Friday's practice. “But he's ready to go. He may only go three minutes at a time because of conditioning, but I thought he looked good and we stressed him. We threw him lobs, we did a lot of things to make him go get it and get him some confidence and he did a good job with that.”

Seton Hall brings 'best rebounder in college basketball' into 2nd-round matchup with Kansas |
Through first-hand experience and a little good-natured conditioning courtesy of the man they’ve seen grab so many missed shots over the past four seasons, Seton Hall players lovingly refer to senior center Angel Delgado as “the best rebounder in college basketball,” prefacing or following the phrase with words such as “obviously” or “everybody knows that.”

Kansas-Seton Hall lineups, tipoff time, TV information, facts and figures
The Pirates defeated Texas Tech 89-79 on Nov. 30 in New York and won 79-77 at Louisville on Dec. 3. … Seton Hall lost a pair of games to No. 1 seed Villanova — 92-76 on Feb. 4 at Nova and 69-68 in overtime on Feb. 28 at Seton Hall.

Kansas needs its 'old head' Devonte Graham more now than ever
Facts only: Devonte Graham is older than Perry Ellis was his senior year.

What the coach who wouldn't let Devonté Graham leave App State thinks about him now
“It was never his doing in my eyes. I've always stated that,” Capel says now. “In recruiting him, we were as surprised as anyone that we got a player of his talent. But we worked our (butts) off, and made everyone believe and feel comfortable. And got lucky because he was severely under-recruited.”

Azubuike, Jayhawks face stern test in Seton Hall big man Delgado
“It hurts a little bit, not bad,” said the 7-foot, 280-pound sophomore from Delta, Nigeria, happy to report he had just completed his first full practice with the Jayhawks since spraining the medial collateral ligament 10 days ago.

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Most Obnoxious College Basketball Fans, Ranked - Thrillist
You may have no connection to any of the schools seeded in the NCAA tournament, but chances are you’ve encountered plenty of people who do. And some of those people become downright intolerable for the three weeks of March Madness. Because it's difficult to gauge just how obnoxious these fans and alumni can get, we relived some of college basketball's most treacherous fan moments -- the legitimately profane, the unsettling schemes, and the unfounded arrogance -- to rank their level of transgressions in a list considered with the same precision as the NCAA selection committee. These are the cream of the obnoxious crop, the Sweet 16 of obnoxious college basketball fans.