Sam Mellinger

Jayhawks’ comeback is a story that will be told for years

Kansas had some kind of moments Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse with decibels and tension filling the air — moments when a 76-69 overtime win felt impossible before slowly materializing in front of another sellout crowd and national television audience.

University of Missouri

On senior night, Keith Shamburger leads Missouri to 63-61 win over Auburn

Missouri senior guard Keith Shamburger’s time with the Tigers was brief, but he left a fantastic final impression on senior night at Mizzou Arena. Shamburger’s 15-foot jumper with 10.9 seconds remaining proved to be the difference Tuesday in a 63-61 comeback win against Auburn.

Royals

Royals reliever Luke Hochevar steps on the gas in recovery from elbow surgery

Royals relief pitcher Luke Hochevar took another step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday when he threw a 20-pitch batting practice session. He may not be ready for Opening Day, but he is making steady progress.

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Don't Kill The Mellinger

Twitter Tuesday: Trading Houston, hyping Dozier and appreciating Ned (sort of)

This is that time of year where Joe Lunardi brings his Gene Keady hairdo to your television screen during every ESPN game, making up news by telling you which team is out and which team is in, which team has a No. 2 seed, which is a No. 3 seed, and always couching it by telling you this is how it is at the moment, not necessarily an hour from now or tomorrow or heaven forbid next Sunday when it counts.

No. 9 Kansas rallies past No. 20 West Virginia, wins Big 12 title outright

No. 9 Kansas trailed by 18 points in the first half. It did not matter. The Jayhawks trailed by eight points with 2:32 remaining. It did not matter. Kansas was not losing to West Virginia on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, clinching the Big 12 regular season championship outright with an 76-69 victory in overtime.

Opinions differ on Kansas State’s NCAA Tournament chances

Some think Kansas State’s men’s basketball team can make an interesting case for the NCAA Tournament with a few more wins. Others, such as CBS bracket expert Jerry Palm, think it is too late for the Wildcats unless they win the Big 12 Tournament.

No. 9 Kansas rallies past No. 20 West Virginia, wins Big 12 title outright

No. 9 Kansas trailed by 18 points in the first half. It did not matter. The Jayhawks trailed by eight points with 2:32 remaining. It did not matter. Kansas was not losing to West Virginia on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, clinching the Big 12 regular season championship outright with an 76-69 victory in overtime.

Opinions differ on Kansas State’s NCAA Tournament chances

Some think Kansas State’s men’s basketball team can make an interesting case for the NCAA Tournament with a few more wins. Others, such as CBS bracket expert Jerry Palm, think it is too late for the Wildcats unless they win the Big 12 Tournament.

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Don't Kill The Mellinger

Twitter Tuesday: Trading Houston, hyping Dozier and appreciating Ned (sort of)

This is that time of year where Joe Lunardi brings his Gene Keady hairdo to your television screen during every ESPN game, making up news by telling you which team is out and which team is in, which team has a No. 2 seed, which is a No. 3 seed, and always couching it by telling you this is how it is at the moment, not necessarily an hour from now or tomorrow or heaven forbid next Sunday when it counts.