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Heat Tops Thunder, Nears Title

LeBron James battles through thigh cramps

(Newser) - A limping, grimacing LeBron James shook off the pain of leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer and the Miami Heat held on to edge the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 last night, taking a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. No team has ever blown a 3-1 lead in... More »

100,000 at Parade for KU

Fans implore NBA prospects to return during largest fete in Lawrence history

(Newser) - In possibly the biggest celebration in the city's history, a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 lined Lawrence's streets Sunday to honor the national basketball champion Kansas Jayhawks. Fans from as far away as Colorado and Minnesota, some in trees and on rooftops, came to get a glimpse of... More »

The Blues Ring Out in Memphis

The Tigers had only just begun to believe they could make it

(Newser) - Memphis coach John Calipari had told his team's fans to "Expect good things to happen," and they did. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose knew their Tigers had the chance to snatch the NCAA crown away from Kansas, and for a while it looked like they would. Instead, the... More »

Rock, Chalk Jayhawks Are Champs

Kansas wins after Memphis is foul from the line

(Newser) - Mario Chalmers hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to push the game into overtime and the Jayhawk defense shut down Memphis throughout the extra period to clinch the NCAA men's basketball championship, 75-68. "We got the ball in our most clutch player's hands, and he... More »

Kansas Says 'So Long, Cinderella'

Kansas barely avoids upset at the hands of Davidson

(Newser) - Davidson battled Goliath again and this time Goliath won, as Kansas' big men controlled the middle in a 59-57 victory to advance to Final Four for the first time ever under coach Bill Self. It marked it a clean sweep for the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, another... More »

Kansas Crushes Depleted UNLV

Team effort pushes Jayhawks to Sweet 16

(Newser) - It looked close early, but the Runnin' Rebels couldn't cope with Kansas' balanced attack tonight, succumbing 75-56, as Kansas earned a spot in the sweet 16 for the second straight year, the AP reports. UNLV, led by Wink Adam's 25 points, mustered little else offensively, and with foul trouble, had... More »

UNC Wins ACC Championship

Wisconsin tops Illinois for Big 10 while Kansas outduels Texas in Big 12 title game

(Newser) - Sophomore Wayne Ellington scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting as North Carolina defeated Clemson for the third time this season, 86-81, to win the ACC championship. The Tigers, who took the Tar Heels to overtime in their previous two meetings, got 28 points from guard K.C. Rivers. This was... More »

No. 3 Kansas Clamps Down on Colorado

Jayhawks hold Buffs to 35% shooting, retain lead in Big 12

(Newser) - Over 200 former Kansas players and coaches who were in Lawrence today for a celebration of KU's 110 years of basketball left Allen Fieldhouse happy, after the Jayhawks stifled Colorado, 69-45. Mario Chalmers led the nine KU players who scored with 13 points, and the hosts held Colorado's leading scorer,... More »

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