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ESPN analyst picks Kansas, Texas Tech for early upsets
“One of them is a team that we would never say, and that’s the Kansas Jayhawks,” Farnham said. “The Kansas Jayhawks are stumbling their way to the end of this season. I just look at this team, they struggle to shoot from beyond the arc, I have them losing to New Mexico State in the second round. I have them winning the first round game, then losing to New Mexico State in the second round. And that’s why I would have them getting out of the tournament.

Jayhawks get 4-guard do-over to open NCAA Tournament | Smithology | KUsports.com
“They ran some stuff that I think got us tricked up a little bit, but for the most part, I feel like we can learn from this — how to defend four guards better,” Dotson said. “And how we can score on the other end easier when our shots aren’t falling. We can find other ways to get the ball in the basket.”

Ochai Agbaji ending slump could be key to KU's success in NCAA tourney | Jackson's Journal | KUsports.com
Forget the fact the game was out of reach, because the outcome was essentially decided by the time Kansas freshman Ochai Agbaji got things going.

3-point D: KU was better by the numbers than you might think | KUsports.com
While the overall perception is that this has been one of Self’s worst teams in terms of 3-point defense, a deep dive into all 34 games to this point paints a slightly different picture.

Chou's steady play paces Jayhawks at Briar's Creek Invite | KUsports.com
Kansas showed its balance and consistency after two rounds at the Briar's Creek Invitational at the par-72, 6,101 yard Golf Club at Briar's Creek Monday afternoon.

Lexy Mills tosses no-hitter to lead KU softball past Omaha | KUsports.com
Freshman Lexy Mills did not allow a single hit through six innings Monday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.

NCAA Tournament: KU matchup vs Northeastern’s Vasa Pusica | The Kansas City Star
Thus, Kansas has all the material it needs to dissect the game of — and marvel at the talents of — a player such as Northeastern’s Vasa Pusica, the No. 13 seed Huskies’ leading scorer entering Thursday’s NCAA Midwest Regional first-round game against No. 4 seed KU, which will tip off approximately 3 p.m. at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

K-State basketball: Dean Wade NCAA Tournament injury update | The Kansas City Star
“He says he feels better,” Weber said. “He’s not in as much pain as he was. I told you he has done treatment. He did it today twice. We will see what the doctor says and see if we can make some progress as the week goes on.”

How Ochai Agbaji hopes to turn his slump around
Agbaji was redshirting. He was banged up. He didn't have the same high-pressure, high-level AAU experiences that some of the other freshmen in the class were able to have, and he hadn't performed on comparable stages to what he is now. Everything he's given the Jayhawks this year has been a bonus.

CONFERENCE CALL: Postseason is here
The Big 12 Conference is used to having a good amount of teams playing not just in the postseason, but in the NCAA Tournament. This year, that is no different as six teams from the conference were picked into the field of 68 by the selection committee yesterday evening.

Other Sports News

Baylor top seed in NCAA women's tournament
Two-time national champion Baylor is the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, and UConn isn't among the No. 1 seeds for the first time since 2006.

Curry's 61-foot 3-pointer longest FG this season
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry drained a 61-foot 3-pointer to close the first quarter of Monday night's 111-105 road loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It is the longest shot anyone in the league has hit all season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Dirk passes Wilt as NBA's 6th all-time scorer
Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night in what will probably be the final major milestone of his legendary career.

Jay Bilas picks every game in the 2019 NCAA tournament bracket
Truthfully, we have no advance notice. We are being asked to talk intelligently about snubs, seedings and matchups for the bracket-filling public to analyze and enjoy, while at the same time our great crew and unreasonable bosses are asking us to fill out a makeshift bracket so our "picks" can be revealed before the end of the Bracketology show. We do this because our bosses believe that you, the unwashed masses, hang on our every ego-filled assessment of the teams and matchups to fill out your brackets and win countless dollars in your illegal, yet glorious, office pool.

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IRS audit triggers: How to avoid a review of your tax return this year
“If you’re not responding or not giving what the IRS feels is adequate documentation, then it could become a full-fledged audit,” Allec says.

Here’s what could trigger an audit or review.

Shopko going out of business, closing stores nationwide | ABC Fox Missoula | abcfoxmontana.com
Discount chain Shopko announced that it’s going out of business and will close stores within about three months, according to online news reports.

Cassie Barker, former Mississippi officer, says she had sex while child was dying in hot car - CBS News
A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer told a judge Monday that she had sex with her supervisor and then fell asleep while her 3-year-old daughter was dying inside an overheated patrol car. Cassie Barker pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in a plea bargain after being indicted on a second-degree murder charge.

Popular video shows bear out of hibernation in Bigfork | KECI
The 13-year-old whipped out her cellphone and began recording. Her mom, Mindi Passons, posted the video to Facebook, and it’s been viewed more than 35,000 times.

National Enquirer reportedly paid $200,000 for private Bezos texts
The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media, the supermarket tabloid's publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren's brother.