PORTLAND, Ore. - Louisville coach Rick Pitino predicted it would be a low scoring game. He never anticipated such a struggle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Marquette has perfected the art of the comeback.
PITTSBURGH - Jared Sullinger doesn't get mad anymore. Those days are over. The Ohio State sophomore forward knows he can't afford to lose his temper if the Buckeyes want to reach the Final Four.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The basket was as wide as the ocean for Brady Heslip, and because of that, the future looks as bright as those uniforms for the Baylor Bears.
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt Painter knows the topic isn't sexy. He knows that it's liable to put folks to sleep, sometimes his very own players. But the coach of Purdue also knows that it often saves teams from misfortune this time of year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Marquis Teague finally feels in step with Kentucky coach John Calipari's offense.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Four years after hitting rock bottom, Indiana is making noise again in the NCAA tournament.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Wisconsin Badgers are riding the nation's stingiest defense - and admittedly a bit of luck - back to the round of 16.
Kevin Regier, a pharmacist at Medical Park Pharmacy in Great Bend, will talk about what people need to know about prescriptions and prescription plans during the Touched by Cancer support group meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Heartland Cancer Center. Reigier will answer questions after his presentation.
Barton Community College honored five employees during an All-College Forum on March 2, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five, 25 and 30 years of service.
PITTSBURGH - It had been a while since Syracuse played like the team that spent all season ranked in the top five.
In a few short months our youngest granddaughter will be mobile and that means we will need to child proof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.
Mildred Bean, 97, died March 8 at Country Place Senior Living, Ellinwood. She was born Aug. 21, 1914 at Jetmore the daughter of Lloyd M. and Ethel M. (McGee) Scothorn.
Zulet Rodriguez Harp, 38, of Great Bend died Friday, March 16 in Barton County. She was born April 13, 1973 in Mexico, the daughter of Ricardo and Griselda (Ortega) Rodriguez.
Robert D. "Bob" Engle died on Feb. 9 at Ellinwood District Hospital, Ellinwood. Bob was born on December 25, 1929 in Ransom to Oscar V. and Florence E. (Combest) Engle.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
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Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN