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Notebook: Kansas, Clemson clash in Sweet 16

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If Kansas continues to shoot the ball the way they have, there may not be a team in the field that can keep up.

Bill Self’s record in First Round, Sweet 16, and Final Four games is a testament to his experience, determination, and preparation.

Clemson center Elijah Thomas says playing in the ACC has prepared him to face off against a player like Udoka Azubuike.

An overlooked reason for KU’s success the past two weeks is the re-emergence of Lagerald Vick.

One of the reasons Vick is being overlooked is because of the rise of Malik Newman.

Svi is poised to break the single-season record for three-pointers made at Kansas; here’s how KU coaches got him to this point.

Did you guys know that Devonte Graham was once committed to Appalachian State? In all seriousness, this article is an interesting look at Graham’s high school career and how he ended up at KU.

Regarding Udoka Azubuike’s knee, Self reports: “I can’t imagine him not starting and being 100 percent tomorrow.”

Three months after calling his team the “softest team that Kansas has had since I’ve been here,” Bill Self now says the Jayhawks still aren’t as tough as he would like.

SBNation sister-site Shakin the Southland breaks down our Kansas Jayhawks.

Kansas baseball wraps up an 8-game road trip with a weekend set at Baylor this weekend. The Jayhawks are just 1-4 on the road swing so far.

The #FireZenger billboard near Topeka has reportedly been taken down; it’s alleged that the KU Athletic department is behind the removal.

In other news...

Even though Kentucky missed a boatload of free throws, John Calipari says the loss to K-State is on him.

K-State players are upset that Kentucky didn’t wait around for them to finish celebrating to go through a handshake line.

Oh yeah, there were other games last night, too. Go Loyola! Florida State handled Gonzaga and Michigan torched Texas A&M.

The debate about paying college athletes rages on.