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Self Licks Wounds After Season-Ending Loss

Kansas Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self dreads his trip this weekend to Houston for the coaches convention. It's held in conjunction with the Final Four. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, Self says it will be tough after KU's season-ending loss on Sunday.

Meanwhile in the National Invitation Tournament, Wichita State advanced to the title game tomorrow (THUR) night in New York against Alabama. The Shockers defeated Washington State, 75-44, last (TUE) night.

Shockers Prepare for NIT Semifinal

The Kansas Jayhawks aren't the only basketball team feeling the sting of a loss to Virginia Commonwealth. Wichita State, which plays in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament tonight (TUE) in New York, also lost to V-C-U. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the outcome likely played a role in the Shockers post-season destination.

KU Hoops Season Ends With Upset Loss

It was a crushing blow to the Kansas Jayhawks, a season-ending loss in the NCAA tournament to Virginia Commonwealth University. The
V-C-U Rams became only the third team since the seeding system began in 1979 to advance to the Final Four as a number-11 seed. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the Jayhawks will find the loss tough to swallow despite a 35-3 record this season.

KU Not Taking Hoops Opponent Lightly

With Duke losing last (THUR) night in the NCAA basketball tournament, only Kansas and Ohio State remain in the field as number-1 seeds. The Jayhawks play tonight (FRI) against 12th seeded Richmond. En route to KU's national title three years ago, coach Bill Self remembers the Jayhawks' two-point victory over tenth-seeded Davidson.

Tipoff on tonight's (FRI) game in San Antonio, where the Jayhawks won the title in '08, is at 6:27. The television network it can be seen on is TBS.

WSU Coach Hopes Win Will Change Perception

In college basketball, Wichita State has a home game tonight (WED) in the National Invitation Tournament with a trip to New York on the line. The Shockers will play a South Carolina mid-major, the College of Charleston. But, as Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the Shockers head coach is sensitive about the perception of tonight's teams.

WSU Coach Miffed About Perception

Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall is miffed about the perception of the Shockers as a mid-major team. The Shockers have a home game tomorrow (WED) night in the National Invitation Tournament against the College of Charleston, in South Carolina, where Marshall used to be an assistant coach.

So far in the N-I-T, the Shockers have beaten two teams from B-C-S conferences, Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

Rules of Basketball Command Attention

Tournament basketball in downtown Kansas City comes to a close tonight (TUE). Marking its conclusion is the title game of the
N-A-I-A tournament. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, not only did tournament interest stir up business in downtown Kansas City, a basketball-related exhibit captured attention at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.


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