Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) chases down a loose ball after stripping it from Rhode Island guard E.C. Matthews (0) during the first half on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida.

Jayhawks celebrate Thanksgiving with victory at Orlando Classic

There clearly was no concern about the tryptophan effect for the Kansas University men’s basketball team on this Thanksgiving in Orlando. Playing in the quarterfinals of the Orlando Classic on the Walt Disney World resort, the Jayhawks stormed out of the gate and put Rhode Island in a big hole in a hurry en route to a 76-60 victory over the Rams.

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“Being named the starter definitely helps you prepare mentally. I’m just gonna prepare like I know how, take the coaching from the coaches and go into (the game) confident and ready.”

— Then-Kansas University red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings after being named KU's starting quarterback for the Texas game in 2012. It marked the second week in a row that Cummings started in place of Dayne Crist.

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