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Regional Headlines for Sunday, March 25, 2012



 KU Clobbers North Carolina, Advances to Final Four in New Orleans

The Kansas Jayhawks got top-flight performances from their powerful duo of Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson and defeated North Carolina 80-to-67 to advance to the NCAA's Final Four.  It's the 14th time KU has made the Final Four in school history -- and the second time under Coach Bill Self. The Jayhawks will now head to New Orleans for their first trip to the Final Four since winning the National Title in 2008.  Robinson had 18 points and nine rebounds.  But Taylor came through in a big way, leading KU with 22 points, six rebounds, five steals and five assists.  The senior from Hoboken, New Jersey, made 10-of-19 shots from the field on his way to his 22 points.  Kansas will now turn its attention to Ohio State for a Saturday evening matchup in the National Semifinals. The Jayhawks defeated the Buckeyes 78-to-67 in Lawrence last December, but Ohio state was without one of its best players during that game.


500 Protest in Wichita Over Teen Shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — About 500 people have demonstrated in Wichita over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida. The protest started Friday with about 250 people. The crowd grew as passers-by parked and joined the demonstration to call for repeal of a Kansas stand-your-ground law that's based on the one in Florida. The statute has been in the news since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot February 26th in the Orlando suburb of Sanford.


Brownback Meets with Nebraska, Colorado Governors

WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) — The governors of Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado are collaborating this weekend on how to attract more tourists to their states. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman hosted Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on a crane-watching tour Friday near Wood River, Nebraska to discuss ways the three states can draw more tourists.


Kansas Teen Killed in Skiing Accident

DENVER (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas man is dead after skiing into a tree at the Wolf Creek resort area in southwestern Colorado. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday's collision. The skier's name has not been released.

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