OMAHA, Neb. - Having watched his team hang on against Saint Mary's after blowing a late double-digit lead, Purdue coach Matt Painter didn't point to a specific play that made the difference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Walter Offutt got a taste for what it was like to beat Michigan while he was at Ohio State. Clinching an upset win for Ohio over the Wolverines in the NCAA tournament is just a bit sweeter.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mike Krzyzewski knew this year's Duke team had its flaws.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - During his years away from coaching as an ESPN commentator, Rick Majerus figured he'd have the perfect forum to discuss how much fun defense is.
The ball left his hand and Gonzaga sophomore guard David Stockton's first thought was "uh-oh."
GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Henson had a great seat on the North Carolina sideline to watch his teammates advance in the NCAA tournament. The question is how long the Tar Heels will have to win without him, not to mention if his sore left wrist will heal enough to make him a factor in March at all.
OMAHA, Neb. - Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For a whole year Georgetown had to live with its failure last March, a second straight early-round NCAA exit. It haunted the Hoyas, angered them, drove them.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida State beat North Carolina twice this season. Did the same to Duke, too.
OMAHA, Neb. - With his 1.5-point scoring average, Casey Prather surely wasn't a big part of Virginia's scouting report on Florida.
NESS CITY - Carl Henry Reinert, 88, died March 14 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born March 2, 1924. Fitzgerald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Josh Jones figured he owed his teammates one.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Richard Howell has been a solid, if often overlooked, part of North Carolina State's resurgence this season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This time, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin wanted to be on the other end of a slow start.
Commission to meet
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
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