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By The Associated Press | Updated - Mar 16th, 2019 @ 6:06am | Posted - Mar 16th, 2019 @ 1:31am



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dedric Lawson poured in 24 points, Quentin Grimes added 18 before leaving late in the game with cramps, and No. 17 Kansas roared away from West Virginia for an 88-74 victory Friday night in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals. Devon Dotson added 13 points and Marcus Garrett had 11 for the third-seeded and reigning champion Jayhawks, who advanced to play No. 5 seed Iowa State for the title Saturday night.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marial Shayok hit back-to-back 3-pointers right in front of his own bench to give Iowa State the lead in the final minute, and the fifth-seeded Cyclones held on at the foul line to beat No. 15 Kansas State 63-59 on Friday night in the Big 12 semifinals. The Cyclones will play Kansas for the title Saturday night.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas wide receiver and track standout Johnny "Lam" Jones, who won an Olympic relay gold medal in 1976, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 60. Jones was a two-time all-Southwest Conference football player in 1978-79 and scored eight touchdowns of 45 yards or longer in his career. He was 18 when he ran the second leg of the U.S. men's winning 400-relay at the Montreal Games.

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