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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Auburn vs Kansas Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas News

Inside Auburn's game plan to run past Kansas and into Sweet 16
Kansas utilized a triangle-and-2 zone defense at times in Auburn’s 89-75 blowout of the blue-blooded Jayhawks. It didn’t quite work as Bryce Brown hit seven 3-pointers and the Tigers hit 13 overall (both tournament records for the program).

KU football adds commitment from local tight end
Les Miles and Kansas football have picked up a third name in the 2020 recruiting class, adding a verbal commitment from tight end Will Huggins on Saturday. Huggins is from Overland Park, Kan., and played his high school ball at Shawnee Mission South.

A teary end: Dedric Lawson unable to carry KU one more time
It was the antithesis of everything Lawson had ever shown — every public reaction to adversity as a member of the Jayhawks. After a loss to Oklahoma that guaranteed the end of KU’s 14-year Big 12 streak, Lawson didn’t address the streak but matter-of-factly said he hated losing — period. He was well-composed and stoic. Some were rubbed the wrong way, wondering how much he truly cared. Of course, that was the way he reacted to everything.

Everything Auburn, Kansas said after Tigers' NCAA Tournament win
Tremendous respect for the Kansas program. It was an honor to compete against them. The reality is our Auburn basketball team is a better team than the Kansas team. I think Bill will say that. I think we just had a little bit -- we've got some firepower. We'd like to think we've got, we're tough to play against because we have ten guys that play and they all contribute. So in some ways, it really wasn't an upset; I thought the better team won tonight.

Notebook: KU coach Bill Self on season: ‘I’m really proud of our guys’ | KUsports.com
Saturday night, during the Jayhawks’ 89-75 loss to Auburn, Kansas coach Bill Self elected to start four freshmen — and five first-time NCAA Tournament participants — for the 13th consecutive game, which, Self believed, put a little perspective on what the Jayhawks accomplished and endured during the 2018-19 season.

Benton Smith: No miracle March run for Dedric Lawson and Jayhawks | KUsports.com
On a Kansas basketball team devoid of both senior stars and heavy March experience, the Jayhawks would only go as far in this NCAA Tournament as a junior transfer could carry them.

It's Over: Kansas suffers 89-75 season-ending loss to Auburn in Round of 32 | KUsports.com
Even if you had not seen a single second of Saturday’s first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the vision of the Jayhawks walking off the floor at halftime would have told you all you needed to know.

Other Sports News

Morant mum on NBA decision after tourney loss
Murray State star Ja Morant will wait to make an announcement on whether he plans to enter the NBA draft after his team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament Saturday.

Irving critical of Celtics' implosion, D on Walker
Kyrie Irving appeared to question Brad Stevens' coaching strategy after Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter to rally Charlotte to a 124-117 victory over the Celtics.

KD after 35-point loss to Mavs -- 'Not odd at all'
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was given Saturday night's game off against the Dallas Mavericks to rest. His team followed suit a couple of hours later, falling 126-91 at home in what was the group's worst loss of a season that has been littered with such games.

Mizzou's Porter re-tears ACL after missing '18-19
Missouri sophomore big man Jontay Porter recently re-tore the ACL that caused him to miss the entire season, a school spokesman confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.

Down go Villanova and Kansas, and here comes Zion vs. Tacko
Half of the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 field was established on Saturday, with the other half to follow Sunday. ESPN.com's panel of college basketball experts weighed in on what has impressed them (and what hasn't) in the round of 32 so far and what they expect to see from Sunday's action.

Other News

The House of S&M Restaurant Opens in Downtown Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
A new restaurant specializing in Mexican food had its grand opening in downtown Kalispell on March 17. The House of S&M, which already had a popular food truck, has now added a brick-and-mortar location at 7 First Ave. E. in Kalispell.

Its Territory May Be Gone, but the U.S. Fight Against ISIS Is Far From Over - The New York Times
The fight to expel the Islamic State from its last shard of territory in Syria may be over. But the United States and its partners still face significant battles against the terrorist group, its affiliates and other networks that are less formally aligned with it elsewhere, in Afghanistan, West Africa and the Philippines.

55 Years Later, Lawyer Will Again Argue Over Redistricting Before Supreme Court : NPR
When he was just 26 years old, Emmet Jopling Bondurant II argued and won a foundational voting rights case in the Supreme Court. This week, he returns to take on partisan redistricting.