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Notebook: Kansas/Duke to Face Off for Final Four Bid Today

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Duke’s Marvin Bagley, offense rebounding could be a ‘problem’ for Jayhawks |
Attempting to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2012, the Kansas basketball team will have to confront one of its biggest weaknesses Sunday against one of the top players in the country.

Former teammates prepare to square off in KU-Duke Elite Eight matchup |
A couple months before the Madness of March overtook most of his waking hours, Duke freshman guard Trevon Duval stumbled across a Kansas game on television, while flipping through the channels.

The Road to Recovery: Inside KU center Udoka Azubuike's journey back to full health |
The Kansas Jayhawks are ready to tip it off in the Elite Eight for the eighth time under Bill Self at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in large part because of the strong play of KU sophomore Udoka Azubuike.

Baylor crushes KU baseball, 17-6 |
Allowing 17 hits and multiple runs in six innings Saturday, the Kansas baseball team couldn't keep up with Baylor's offense in a 17-6 loss at Baylor Ballpark.

KU softball falls to Texas |
The Kansas softball team only produced three hits in a 5-2 loss to Texas on Saturday at McCombs Field, losing its third straight game.

This Bill Self comment about threes shows his evolution as a coach and KU's as a team
"I know one thing: I'm going to tell my guys to let it fly," Self said, "because whoever we're playing, you know we're going to have to shoot 30 threes."

'Coach was blasting us:' KU's Graham recalls marathon meeting after home loss to OSU
A players-only team meeting at Henry’s T’s during a turbulent time during the 2007-08 college basketball season has been credited with helping Kansas surge to the national championship.

KU or Duke? Last spot in the Final Four reserved for college basketball royalty
Amid all of the chaos in this year’s NCAA Tournament, with three teams seeded ninth or lower playing for a trip to the Final Four, the Midwest Region is the exception.

Duke's zone defense, yes zone, to test Kansas in NCAA Midwest Regional final
Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski did not switch from man-to-man to zone defense this season on a mere whim.

Mismatch management will decide Regional Final between No. 1 KU, No. 2 Duke ::
Duke and Kansas will play for the last remaining spot in the Final Four Sunday evening, giving a historically wild March Madness a Regional Final finale that is undisrupted as the No. 1 seed Jayhawks and No 2 seed Blue Devils face off.

2018 NCAA Tournament - Next Up: Kansas Jayhawks - Duke Basketball Report
Kansas has relied heavily on Raleigh native DeVonte Graham, and he’s become a tremendous college player. He originally committed to Appalachian State then blew up in AAU ball and everyone wanted him. Hometown NC State was his original second choice but then-ASU coach Jason Capel accused State of tampering. Long story short, he ended up at Kansas.

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