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Final Stop: Jayhawks crushed by 3-pointers in Final Four loss to Villanova |
A Kansas basketball season that featured the Jayhawks playing with fire and experiencing growing pains throughout came to an end on Saturday night at the Alamodome in front of 68,257 spectators and under a barrage of Villanova 3-pointers.

Notebook: Azubuike's mom attends first game; KU players undecided on NBA futures |
Escorted by her son's host family, with whom he lived in Jacksonville, Fla., after leaving Nigeria at age 13, Florence Azuonuwu, the mother of Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, walked over to Scott “Scooter” Ward about 15 minutes before tipoff of Saturday's Final Four clash with Villanova and planted a big hug on him.

Disappointed fans in downtown Lawrence: KU simply got 'outplayed' but 'we'll be back' next year |
KU never led after the first basket, trailed by more than 10 the entire second half. With foe Villanova turning in a record-setting performance, the downtown Lawrence crowd’s hopefulness of celebrating a Final Four win with a massive street party — which the city had painstakingly prepared for — seemed to slip away long before the final buzzer.

Villanova's defense of 3-point line just as crucial as its shots from behind it in Final Four win |
As Villanova guards, wings and bigs buried 3-pointer after 3-pointer Saturday night at the Alamodome, Kansas guards, typically the beneficiaries of such shots, went through periods of struggling to even find an attempt.

Devonte' Graham tops ratings in final game of stellar career | The Keegan Ratings |
As was the case two years ago in the Elite Eight, Graham was the team’s best player against Villanova. He scored 23 points, made 4 of 8 3-pointers and had three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Colorado State crushes KU softball |
Kansas softball pitchers couldn't slow down Colorado State's offense in a 14-6 loss Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Sharon Lokedi breaks KU's 10K record |
Another day, another record for Kansas junior distance runner Sharon Lokedi.

How 155 painful seconds summarized KU's loss to Villanova
"We've been playing teams that usually the guards can shoot, but not the big men. That was just a lot different," De Sousa said later in the locker room. "It's hard to guard a team where everybody can shoot."

Devonté Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk end KU careers as best-shooting duo in Jayhawk history
For the 25th time this season, Devonté Graham exited the court having played all but 1 minute of regulation.

Final Four loss is the end for a KU team that was both overachieving and exasperating
Kansas associate athletic director Jim Marchiony has attended all but one Final Four since 1982, and for five years with the NCAA, he was media coordinator of the NCAA Tournament as it was morphing from an event into a spectacle.

After loss to Villanova, the right perspective will take time for Kansas basketball
They thrive in the noise, and now the room is silent. The guys in here pushed and dug and made a place for themselves in the history of one of the country's great college basketball programs by rising above the chaos. Now, in this moment, you can hear a whisper.

'So proud of you guys.' KU fans say farewell to Devonte' Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk
While he would have liked to play one more game, Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham had a heck of a senior season.

Think Reaching the Final 4 Is Tough? Then You Haven't Met Kansas' Udoka Azubuike | Bleacher Report
"My father was a proud man, a police officer," Azubuike says. "But when I looked through the door, I saw tears. My whole life, I had never seen my dad cry. The look on his face that night, the sadness…"