Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
APTOPIX NCAA North Carolina Kansas Basketball North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) shoots against Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the first half of a college basketball game in the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. The Jayhawks brought their fourth NCAA title back to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs. North Carolina missed its final four shots, including Caleb Love’s desperation 3 at the buzzer. North Carolina grabbed an offensive rebound and got the ball to Armando Bacot under the bucket. Carolina was trying to join 1985 Villanova as only the second 8 seed to win March Madness.wftv.com
Jayhawks' Bill Self masterminds epic championship comeback
NCAA North Carolina Kansas Basketball Kansas head coach Bill Self cuts the net after their win against North Carolina in a college basketball game at the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. McCormack finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, dueling in the paint all night with ailing Carolina big man Armando Bacot. It's the fourth title for the Jayhawks and the second for Self, who claimed his first when another bunch of comeback kids rallied to beat Memphis in overtime in 2008. Caleb Love and Puff Johnson both missed tying 3-point tries, then North Carolina got one last chance when Dajuan Harris turned the ball over with 4.3 seconds to go. The comeback broke the record for the largest halftime deficit overcome in a championship game, set by Kentucky in 1998, when it rallied to beat Utah.wftv.com
Adjustments earn Bill Self second national title at Kansas
NCAA North Carolina Kansas Basketball Kansas celebrates with the trophy after their win against North Carolina in a college basketball game at the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. Forcing the issue in the first half, Martin shot 1 of 5 and had Self yelling at him to pass the ball. The good Remy showed up in the second half, taking the Jayhawks' already-humming offense to another level. He scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, finishing 4 of 6 from 3. Kansas shifted gears, got a spark from Martin and, after surviving Caleb Love's 3-point attempted at the buzzer, finally got Self his second national title.wftv.com
Post play proved pivotal throughout Final Four
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Brynn Anderson)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — David McCormack's two late baskets in the paint to help Kansas surge past North Carolina during the NCAA championship game followed a Final Four trend. The way teams played in the post had a major influence on how the games turned out. McCormack scored the final four points of Monday night's national title game to finish with 15 points and 10 rebounds in Kansas' 72-69 triumph. The Jayhawks rolled to an 81-65 victory in which they led most of the second half by double digits. But McCormack asserted himself in the second half, when he had nine points and seven rebounds.wftv.com
Kansas rallies, beats North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
APTOPIX NCAA North Carolina Kansas Basketball North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) shoots against Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the first half of a college basketball game in the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Kansas brought its fourth NCAA title back home Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs. North Carolina missed its final four shots, including Caleb Love’s desperation 3 at the buzzer. After McCormick’s go-ahead bucket, Love’s shot got blocked but North Carolina got an offensive rebound and fed to Armando Bacot under the bucket. Carolina was trying to join 1985 Villanova as only the second 8 seed to win March Madness.wftv.com
Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
Kansas finished off the biggest comeback in national championship history Monday night, getting a big game from David McCormack, crucial shots from Remy Martin and surviving a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Caleb Love at the buzzer for a 72-69 victory over North Carolina in the Superdome.
Kansas, North Carolina leaning on dynamic duos in title run
No one in the NCAA Tournament has yet. “I’ve always felt working inside/out is the way for successful offensive basketball and that’s the way we’re going to do it,” North Carolina coach Hubert Davis. North Carolina and Kansas, the last teams standing, have numerous offensive options with multiple players who can put up 30 points any given night. But the winner of of Monday night's national championship game could come down to which team can slow the other's dynamic duo. He led Kansas with 18.9 points per game this season and has been a difference-maker through most of the NCAA Tournament, including a 21-point game against Villanova.wftv.com
Villanova doomed by Kansas 3-pointers in Final Four loss
NCAA Kansas Villanova Basketball Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) shoots over Villanova forward Jermaine Samuels during the second half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. Villanova fell into a big early hole and under a barrage of 3-pointers all night, losing 81-65 to Kansas on Saturday in the national semifinals. The Wildcats went 13 for 31 from long range, including 5 of 8 by Collin Gillespie, who had 17 points in his final collegiate game. Villanova threw the Jayhawks off for a stretch by going small, cutting the lead to seven early in the second half. The Wildcats went on another short run later in the half after Kansas stretched the lead again, pulling within six with six minutes to go.wftv.com
Kansas cruises to 81-65 win over Villanova in Final Four
NCAA Kansas Villanova Basketball Kansas guard Remy Martin celebrates after scoring against Villanova during the first half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. The last three times that the Jayhawks and Wildcats have met in the tournament, the winner has gone on to cut down the nets. 1 seed to reach the semifinals score the game's first 10 points and eventually build a 19-point cushion. Samuels finished with 13 points in the final game of his college career. ___More AP college basketball: http://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Kansas races past Miami in 2nd half, reaches 16th Final Four
APTOPIX Kansas Miami Basketball Kansas head coach Bill Self and players hold up the winning trophy after a college basketball game in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament against Miami Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Chicago. The Jayhawks trailed by six points at halftime but outscored Miami 47-15 in the final 20 minutes. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, won the Midwest for the 13th time with its ninth consecutive victory overall. SWEET HOME CHICAGOKansas improved to 6-0 in NCAA Tournament games played in the Windy City. Miami finished with 14 turnovers, compared to 11 for Kansas.wftv.com
Kansas blows past Miami in 2nd half, reaches 16th Final Four
Kansas Miami Basketball Kansas' David McCormack react after making a shot and being fouled during the second half of a college basketball game in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — (AP) — Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack and Christian Braun powered a dazzling second half for Kansas, and the top-seeded Jayhawks pounded Miami 76-50 on Sunday to advance to the program's 16th Final Four. Agbaji scored 18 points, McCormack had 15 and Braun finished with 12, helping Kansas rally after a lackluster start. The Jayhawks trailed by six points at halftime but outscored Miami 47-15 in the final 20 minutes. McGusty spent two seasons at Oklahoma before transferring to Miami, averaging 13.5 points in four games against Kansas.wftv.com
No. 6 KU beats No. 14 Texas Tech 74-65 to win Big 12 tourney
14 Texas Tech 74-65 on Saturday night to win the Big 12 Tournament title. Texas Tech trailed 63-58 with about 4 minutes to go when Terrence Shannon Jr. was called for charging. Shannon finished with 14 points, and Bryson Williams had 17 for the Red Raiders (25-9), who still have never won the Big 12 Tournament. The teams, who finished a game apart in the Big 12, waged a pair of nip-and-tuck classics during the regular season with each winning at home. 2 line after their spirited run to the Big 12 Tournament title game.wftv.com
Wilson scores 22, No. 8 Kansas beats Oklahoma 71-69
APTOPIX Oklahoma Kansas Basketball Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) blocks a shot by Oklahoma guard Elijah Harkless (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 71-69. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel)LAWRENCE, Kan. — (AP) — Jalen Wilson had 22 points and No. 8 Kansas used a late run to beat Oklahoma 71-69 on Saturday. Oklahoma had just eight points for its reserves while Kansas had only three. Kansas: The Jayhawks maintained their half-game lead over Baylor at the top of the Big 12.wftv.com
Allen jumper sends No. 20 Texas over No. 8 Kansas 79-76
Kansas Texas Basketball Texas forward Tre Mitchell, front center, drives around Kansas forward David McCormack (33)during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Austin, Texas. 20 Texas ahead before Marcus Carr's free throws sealed a 79-76 win over No. Allen's jumper put Texas ahead before Carr's steal and free throws with 6 seconds left sealed the victory, Texas' third in a row over the Jayhawks. The final turnover from Harris as Kansas still had a chance to shoot for the win before Carr's free throws. Texas: Physical play by Allen, Mitchell and Christian Bishop had Texas hanging with the bigger Jayhawks inside.wftv.com
Agbaji helps No. 5 Kansas beat Texas Tech 94-91 in 2OT
Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 37 points to help No. 5 Kansas avenge its only conference loss of the season with a 94-91 double overtime win over No. 13 Texas Tech. Agbaji outdueled Bryson Williams, who poured in 33 points for Tech. Kansas led by one in the second overtime when Williams banked in a 3-pointer.
Coronavirus doesn't care that it's the NCAA Tournament
The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)If you didn’t pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA Tournament, the good news is you didn’t miss much. The loss marked the second time in the Cavaliers’ last three NCAA Tournament appearances — this time as a No. “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” Self said afterward. “I mean really, really good.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
McCormack helps No. 3 seed KU survive E Washington, 93-84
3 seed Kansas. 14 seed Eastern Washington 93-84 on Saturday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Compounding problems for Kansas: Garrett, one of the nation's best defenders, picked up his third foul before the break. AdThey finally did midway through the second half. But the Eagles' defense let them down in the second half, when Kansas began getting open looks and knocking them down.
Stuck in quarantine, Virginia has spot in tournament waiting
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Virginia has a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals Friday because a person with the team tested positive for COVID-19. “It’s certainly a unique way to prepare for the NCAA Tournament. There are replacement teams waiting if Virginia, or any team, needs to pull out of the tournament. Bennett is hopeful Virginia will take the court as scheduled, 7:15 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
No. 11 Kansas withdraws from Big 12 tourney due to COVID-19
Kansas head coach Bill Self watches player introductions before an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 11, 2021. – Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men's basketball program, becoming the third major team to have its conference postseason come to an end beceause of the coronavirus. “Obviously we are disappointed and our players are disappointed that they can't continue to compete for the Big 12 championship,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a statement. It remained to be seen whether the Longhorns will return a positive test before the Big 12 title game. On Thursday, perennial power Duke pulled out of the ACC Tournament after a pair of wins because of a positive test.
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Hall of Famers taking part include include Anthony Muñoz, in both English and Spanish, Darrell Green, Aeneas Williams, and Drew Pearson. ___Indiana baseball coach Jeff Mercer has tested positive for COVID-19, and the Hoosiers’ home doubleheader against Penn State on Friday has been called off. ___Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men’s basketball program, sending No. ___The Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball team to receive government approval for fans to return to their games this season. Only a limited amount of family members of players and staff have been able to attend those games this season.
Pons scores 17 as No. 18 Tennessee beats No. 15 Kansas 80-61
18 Tennessee never trailed Saturday in beating 15th-ranked Kansas 80-61 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. This was just Tennessee's second win all-time against Kansas in six games. David McCormack led the Jayhawks with 17 points, Marcus Garrett added 15 and Jalen Wilson had 10. Kansas shot only 7 of 26 through the first 20 minutes and kept from being blown out by hitting 11 of 12 at the free throw line. Tennessee: The Vols have proven they can play stingy defense, and they dominated on the boards 38-23, scoring 14 second-chance points.
Cunningham scores 18; Oklahoma St. tops No. 6 Kansas 75-70
Cade Cunningham scored 18 points, and the Cowboys held off a late rally to beat No. “This is what the process looks like,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. It was the fifth time in the past eight tries that Oklahoma State has beaten the Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Garrett missed a 3-pointer, and Oklahoma State got the ball in a scramble and called timeout with 17.8 seconds left. Oklahoma State hosts rival Oklahoma on Saturday.
Wall Street's beleaguered bond traders relive their glory days with a breakout quarter
Wall Street firms just posted the biggest surge to bond-trading revenue in years, helping several banks break records for annual profit but don't expect the party to last. Morgan Stanley said earlier Thursday that its fixed income division a chronic underperformer a few years ago posted a 126% surge in fourth-quarter revenue to $1.27 billion. At J.P. Morgan Chase, bond trading revenue rose 86% to $3.4 billion, exceeding estimates by $800 million. In late 2018, spikes in volatility across asset classes caused institutional clients to stay on the sidelines, and even mighty J.P. Morgan posted its worst bond-trading results in a decade. "It was a good year for fixed income traders off the back of some very challenging years," said David McCormack, head of recruitment firm DMC Partners.cnbc.com