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Regional Headlines for Sunday, April 1, 2012


KU Comes from Behind to Beat Ohio State 64-to-62.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to rally the Jayhawks past Ohio State 64-62 in the Final Four.  Kansas rallied from 13 points down to complete another comeback in a game the Jayhawks led for a grand total of 3:48 — two of those minutes coming when the score was 2-0.  Elijah Johnson made a lay-up with 1:12 left to put the Jayhawks up 62-to-59 — their biggest lead of the game.  KU (32-6) plays Kentucky in the final Monday night in New Orleans.


Kansas Lottery Winner Still Unknown

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The holder of a golden Mega Millions ticket from Kansas is now the state's all-time jackpot winner, but lottery officials said that person hasn't contacted them. Executive Director Dennis Wilson says Kansas Lottery officials are planning to have a big, public celebration once the winner of an estimated $213 million comes forward. But he adds that Kansas law allows jackpot winners to remain anonymous.


Juvenile Justice Officials Fired

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The top two officials at the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority have been fired. Commissioner Curtis Whitten and Deputy Commissioner Dennis Casarona were fired on Friday. Both men said the firing happened over the phone. Governor Sam Brownback has appointed Terri Williams as acting commissioner. Williams is currently the deputy secretary of community and field services in the Kansas Department of Corrections.


KSU Hires Ex-Illini Coach Weber

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) —Bruce Weber has received a lukewarm reception after being hired by Kansas State to replace men's basketball coach Frank Martin, who left for South Carolina. Weber was introduced Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum, and heard some groans from K-State fans familiar with his recent rough record at Illinois. The Illini went 17-15 and 6-12 in the Big Ten this season before the administration let Weber go with three years left on his contract.



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