TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - UCLA kept clanking free throws, Michigan State kept draining 3-pointers. It turned a potential rout into a nailbiter.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cincinnati wasn't about to play Missouri's game.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After carrying Connecticut to the Big East title, Kemba Walker decided to get his teammates involved in the Huskies' NCAA tournament opener against Bucknell.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A trip to the desert sunshine brought the Wisconsin offense out of the deep freeze and doomed the upstart hopes of little Belmont University.
DENVER (AP) - Stopping The Jimmer? As the poster in the stands said, "Fredette about it."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida made its opening game in the NCAA tournament look like one of those preseason exhibitions.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - San Diego State's players chased Devon Beitzel around screens, got hands in his face, challenged his shots.
DENVER (AP) - Richmond added another upset to an impressive NCAA tournament resume that already had several.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Dickey chased down a loose ball and fed J.P. Primm for a fast break, cutting UNC Asheville's deficit to six with 15:22 to play and prompting Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon to call one of those need-to-stop-the-momentum timeouts.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on the bench in the final minute against Princeton.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Don't call him "one-and-Dunphy" anymore.
DENVER (AP) - On the verge of seeing his unheralded, 13th-seeded Morehead State program turn into something much more impressive, the coach could have called a play for his NBA-bound center or his guard who couldn't miss.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sometimes, a game-winning play is craftily designed and enacted with precision by each of the five players on the floor.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Clemson's determination to overcome fatigue was no match for West Virginia's fresh legs.
Barton Community College day and evening classes will be closed for the college's Spring Break March 21-25. Barton's offices will remain open through March 23, but will be closed March 24 and 25. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 20-25. The gallery will be open Sunday, March 27, for the final day of the Barton County High School Juried Art Exhibition.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.
LAWRENCE - Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas has received a lead donation from alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy to help finance the first phase of the Fieldhouse Apartments project, which will house basketball players and other students.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the City of Great Bend are sharing in the announcement from the Kansas State High Sschool Activities Association that the 2014 Class 2-1A State Baseball and Softball State Tournaments will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex on Thursday, May 29 to Friday, May 30.