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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks got a serious challenge from a Western Kentucky team trying to become the first No. 16 seed to win its first round game. Jeff Withey scored 17 points in the 64-57 victory. The Jayhawks trailed 31-30 at halftime. They built an 11-point lead but couldn’t put Western Kentucky away until two foul shots with 11 seconds left.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — On a day of high-seed upsets, Kansas State is out of the NCAA tournament in a stunner. No. 13 La Salle survived 63-61 after blowing an 18-point halftime lead. Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds to preserve the victory. He had a game-high 21 points for the Explorers.
William Jewell fell to McKendree Friday afternoon in the first two games of a four game Great Lakes Valley Conference series. The Cardinals lost game one 6-5 and game two 7-4.
The Cardinals will conclude their four game series with McKendree Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. in Lebanon, Ill.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Opening Day tune-up wasn’t a good one for the Royals’ big offseason acquisition, James Shields. He was tagged for nine runs and 11 hits in five innings against the Los Angeles Angels. Their starter, C.J. Wilson, didn’t fare much better. The Royals ultimately won the game 13-9. Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur homered in a seven-run third.