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Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) smiles after a big dunk from Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU junior Marcus Garrett named Naismith Defensive Player of the Year

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett on Wednesday backed up his status as the best defender in the Big 12 Conference by winning the national 2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. By Matt Tait

April 1, 2020

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"We want to bring more respect to this program. We're tired of being looked at as 'Oh, they're going to be a 6-6, 7-5 team and finish in the bottom of the Big 12.' We don't want that anymore. I think we're going to play like that every week."

— Former KU quarterback Todd Reesing following KU's 52-7 victory over Central Michigan that opened the magical 12-1 2007 season

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