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Kansas Jayhawks

A look at each of the four No. 1 seeds in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

Sports >  NCAA basketball

How we voted: Kansas becomes third team to concede No. 1 ranking after two-week stint at the top

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.

Sports >  NCAA basketball

Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before routing Michigan to win their second national championship in three years. Both teams have much different rosters this season, and the game Saturday will be played at Allen Fieldhouse rather than the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down how he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags (9-1) from the unbeaten ranks with a 76-73 win Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Kansas, which was the preseason No. 1 but dropped despite not losing a game, returned to the top spot.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

How we voted: With one fewer top-10 win, Gonzaga – not Kansas – gets our nod for nation’s top ranking

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down how he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga, looking out for No. 1, entertains North Dakota State

The debate began shortly after Gonzaga outlasted Duke and picked up steam a couple days later when Kansas rallied past Tennessee in overtime. It simmered over the weekend. Two strong resumes, coming off big-time wins. Two worthy candidates, but room for only one atop the rankings … unless the AP media panel votes one way and USA Today coaches go in a different direction.

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News >  Idaho

Kentucky Vs. Kansas For Title

Kentucky Anthony Davis walks off the court after an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game against Louisville Saturday in New Orleans. Davis scored 18 points as Kentucky won 69-61 and now will face Kansas tonight for the national title. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)...