NCAA Tournament

March 30, 2013 6:52 PM

KU’s early exit keeps season from being special

The end is almost always a brutal beast for the best basketball programs. Early endings are especially rough, and there is enough in this one to drive everyone around Kansas basketball mad. NCAA Tournament games — and the reputations that are built within them — are decided without safety nets. Kansas plunged in an overtime loss to Michigan in the Sweet 16 on Friday, carving new pain in a proud program’s history.

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