Surviving the Hilltoppers, Perry Ellis shines, all the KU links you need

Yesterday was a basketball marathon in Kansas City, one with a pair of huge upsets in the West Regional as No. 12 seed Ole Miss defeated No. 5 seed Wisconsin and No. 13 seed La Salle defeated No. 4 seed Kansas State.

And, of course, there was an almost-upset when No. 1 Kansas struggled with No. 16 Western Kentucky but still came out with a 64-57 victory and will face North Carolina on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. at the Sprint Center.

We had the Jayhawks covered from all angles – here’s links to what we wrote and shot yesterday:

-Kansas made sure it wouldn’t be the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16.

-Photo gallery from KU’s win over Western Kentucky with 95 pics … props to Eagle photogs Bo Rader and Travis Heying. 

-KU freshman forward and Wichita native Perry Ellis continues his string of KC masterpieces.

-Adjustments led the Tar Heels to Kansas City. 

-Notebook package from Kansas City – better than your Christmas stocking. 

And here’s Twitter links to our team in Kansas City – KU beat writer Rustin Dodd, Travis, Rick Plumlee and myself.

I’ll be back later today with some more stuff after we get to talk to UNC and KU.

TA