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  1. Kansas happy to finally move on

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Bruce Weber had the famous mock funeral for Bill Self eight years ago at Illinois. Sunday night, Self and the Kansas Jayhawks got to perform a two-for-one burial. First they did away with No. 9 seed Illinois 73-59. Then they interr...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  2. Tulsa time produces Sweet 16 for Arizona

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Arizona is living on Tulsa time. Texas died on it Sunday. Tulsa time, as calculated by veteran official Richard Cartmell, is a very brisk five seconds. Or less. Judging from replays of his inbounds count that changed the course ...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  3. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 73, Illinois 59

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Thoughts on Kansas' 73-59 win over Illinois: Overview: The Northern Iowa loss is now dead. Top-seeded Kansas got past the ghost of its shocking round-of-32 upset loss last year by beating stubborn Illinois at the same point in this...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  4. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 70, Texas 69

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Thoughts on Arizona's 70-69 win over Texas: Overview: Arizona advances after leading virtually all game, losing the lead in the final minute, and then pulling out the victory in a wild series of plays in the final 30 seconds. Derri...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  5. Preview: Sunday in Tulsa

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- This has become the Bill Self Subregional. The Kansas coach is everywhere or, more accurately, his past is everywhere. He's an Oklahoma native and Oklahoma State alum whose first two head-coaching jobs were in this city, at Oral...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  6. Texas Longhorns' Tristan Thompson: 'I'm coming back another year'...

    Pat Forde

    Texas freshman forward Tristan Thompson delivered some good news to Longhorns fans Saturday by declaring that he will return to school for his sophomore season.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2011
  7. Fighting Illini finally show up

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Better late than never, the Illinois team we thought we'd see this season showed up. In force. It's been a disappointing slog of a season for the Illini, which began the year in the AP top 15 and ended it sliding close to the 68...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Illinois 73, UNLV 62

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Thoughts on Illinois' 73-62 win over UNLV: Turning point: From a 5-5 tie, Illinois went on a 24-9 run and was never again threatened. Key player: Illini forward Mike Davis had 22 points and 10 rebounds, hitting an array of open ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 72, Boston 53

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Thoughts from Kansas' 72-53 win over Boston U.: Overview: Kansas had the toughest opening-game struggle of any No. 1 seed, beating game Boston U. by 19 points. Duke won its opener by 42, Ohio State won its by 29 and Pittsburgh won ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  10. Final collision decides Memphis-Arizona

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- There was a collision in the final seconds. A collision of bodies. A collision of fates. A collision of reputations. A collision they'll be talking about for a long time in Memphis, and in Tucson. Derrick Williams and t...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 77, Memphis 75

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Derrick Williams came to the rescue defensively for Arizona, blocking a Wesley Witherspoon layup in the final seconds to preserve a thrilling 77-75 victory for the Wildcats. Williams won a game in similar fashion against Washington du...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  12. Thompson wins matchup, lifts Texas

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- For his introduction to March Madness, Texas freshman Tristan Thompson was presented the challenge of guarding 6-foot-11 Oakland senior Keith Benson, a guy some think will be selected in the first round of the NBA draft in June. Ac...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Texas 85, Oakland 81

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- Quick thoughts from Texas' 85-81 win over Oakland Friday afternoon. Overview: Texas played about 30 minutes of dominant basketball and 10 minutes of shaky basketball in defeating the Golden Grizzlies. Oakland mounted a spirited com...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. Previewing Tulsa: The night games

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- A brief breakdown of the two night games here Friday No. 1 seed Kansas (32-2) vs. No. 15 seed Boston (21-13), 6:50 p.m. ET (TBS) What to watch: Are the Jayhawks ready to take care of business? The No. 1 seed in the Southwest wa...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  15. Previewing Tulsa: The day games

    Pat Forde

    TULSA, Okla. -- The NCAA tournament is back here for the first time in 26 years, and in a shiny modern arena -- the BOK Center. Historically speaking, this has been a good town in which to launch a big tournament performance. In five previous NCAA...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  16. Illini coach carries on with family business

    Pat Forde

    A day after his mother died, Illinois coach Bruce Weber was back engaging in the family business. And his team was certainly overjoyed to see it.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2005