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K-State Tops Upstart UMBC, Advances to NCAA Sweet 16

K-State Athletics Press ReleaseMarch 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A strong defensive effort and junior guard Barry Brown Jr.'s 18 points led K-State to a 50-43 win over upstart UMBC in the Second Round of the NCAA South Regional at the Spectrum Center on Sunday to advance the Wildcats to the Sweet 16. K-State (24-11) will meet No. 5 seed Kentucky Wildcats (25-10) on Thursday, March 22, in the South Region Semifinals at Phillips Arena in Atla...

Sweet 16 Bound: Newman’s Heroics Propel Jayhawks Past Pirates

KU Athletics ReleaseMarch 17, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – Jayhawk redshirt-sophomore guard Malik Newman scored 18 points in the final 10 minutes of regulation to help lift No. 1 seed Kansas past the No. 8-seed Seton Hall Pirates, 83-79, in the second round of the NCAA Championship inside INTRUST Bank Arena Saturday Night. Newman led all scorers with 28 points as Kansas advanced to its third-straight Sweet 16 and 10th in the last 15 seas...

K-State Tops (8) Creighton in NCAA Tournament First Round

KSU Athletics ReleaseMarch 17, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three Wildcats scored in double-figures, including a career-high 17 points from freshman Mike McGuirl, as the Wildcats topped Creighton, 69-59, in the first round of the NCAA South Regional at the Spectrum Center on Friday. The victory advances K-State into the second round of the NCAA Tournament against the winner of the No. 1 seed Virginia (31-2) or No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10...

AUDIO: Central Kansas Outdoors with Bob Roberts 3/17

Pat StrathmanMarch 16, 2018

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. A lot of talk about guns right now.  Bob Roberts departs from  hunting and fishing to visit with Scott Anderson, a concealed carry class instructor, about a class being held in Salina. Even though the permit is not required for most Kansas residents, it is necessary for thos...

Graham Leads Kansas to Win Over No. 16 seed Penn

KU Athletics ReleaseMarch 15, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – A game-high 29 points from senior Devonte' Graham propelled the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks past the pesky No. 16 seed Penn Quakers, 76-60, in the first round of the NCAA Championship Thursday inside INTRUST Bank Arena. The Jayhawks, who trailed the Quakers by 10 points in the first half, shot over 54 percent over the final 25 minutes of game action to sprint past Penn and to the ...

Chiefs Ink Deal with Receiver Sammy Watkins

KC Chiefs ReleaseMarch 15, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins. “We’re fired up to have Sammy join our roster,” General Manager Brett Veach said. “We believe he was the best wide receiver on the market with an incredibly high ceiling. He’s got a good supporting cast around him here and with his size and speed, he can be a threat for us.”...

Chiefs Sign Linebacker Anthony Hitchens

KC Chiefs Press ReleaseMarch 15, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed free agent linebacker Anthony Hitchens. “Anthony has been a consistently tough football player in this league, and we are excited to add him to our defense,” Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said. “He’s versatile with great vision and also has strong cover skills.” “We believe Anthony has a lot of ability and...

Saints Plan to Host Playoff Game

Salina Saints ReleaseMarch 14, 2018

The Salina Saints will host a playoff game this Saturday at 2:00PM in Mabee Arena at KWU.  The Saints will welcome the 14-5 St. Louis Spirits to town.  The Saints are looking for their fans to come out and support the team, as they make plans to make it to the Final 8 of the ABA World Tournament.  The ABA has teams in 4 countries.  The Final 8 tournament will be held in Austin Texas the first ...

SC’s Backes Earns Player of Year, Highlighting AVCTL-I Honors

Pat StrathmanMarch 12, 2018

After a thrilling 2017-18 basketball season, the AVCTL Division One has released its postseason honors as voted on by the coaches. Salina Central senior Elisa Backes was tabbed as player of the year. The future Nebraska-Kearney Loper averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Mustangs, who advanced to the Class 5A state tournament for the third consecutive year. Backes also set single-seas...

Magical Mustangs Fall Short in 5A Title Match

Pat StrathmanMarch 10, 2018

Salina Central was looking for its first state championship since the "Miracle Mustangs" of 1983. The magical Mustangs of 2018 fell a tad bit short. SC's hot-shooting charge late in the game wasn't enough as the No. 6 Mustangs lost to the No. 4 Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles, 43-41 in overtime. The 43 points on the scoreboard ended up being the lowest winning score in Class 5A state tournament...

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