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Tom Keegan: Lagerald Vick, an interesting book with a quiet cover

You can’t really learn much about an athlete by listening to him answer questions fired at him from all directions, especially in a group session in which the next query generally has little to do with the previous response. It’s no way to learn anything about Lagerald Vick, a long, lean, quiet, 6-foot-5 sophomore from Memphis, so I requested and was granted a one-on-one interview with him. What follows is a sampling of what he revealed about himself during our half-hour conversation.

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Tough road win at Iowa State came at right time for Jayhawks

Kansas' 76-72, road victory at Iowa State on Monday night came in the kind of hostile environment the Jayhawks are sure to see in the coming weeks. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Vick and Bragg step up from the bench at the right time

Add soothsayer to the list of roles Kansas basketball coach Bill Self plays at work. Motivator, tactician, recruiter, promoter and now, forecaster of the future. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Bigs come through for Kansas at ISU

Monday night was one of those games that Kansas coach Bill Self likes to refer to as “big-boy games.” And thanks to some of the biggest boys on the Kansas roster, the Jayhawks came away victorious, 76-72 over Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum. By Matt Tait

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Road Warrior: Mason fights through knee injury to lift Jayhawks past Iowa State

Monday night, in a match-up pitting the Big 12 preseason player of the year against arguably the best player in all of college basketball so far this season, Kansas senior Frank Mason III helped his team out-duel Iowa State’s Monte Morris at Hilton Coliseum in a 76-72. By Matt Tait

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Balanced offense helps Jayhawks survive at Iowa State, 76-72

No one on the Kansas basketball team expected it to be easy to stay unbeaten in Big 12 play — not with the Jayhawks playing a solid Iowa State team in front of a malicious Hilton Coliseum crowd Monday night.

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Josh Jackson named Big 12's top newcomer for fourth time

For the second week in a row and the fourth time this season, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson played his way to Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

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Tom Keegan: The bigger the free throws the better Josh Jackson shoots them

Josh Jackson might want to try to trick his mind into believing that every time he goes to the line it’s a late-game situation because, as seems to be the case in all areas of his game, the later a close game progresses, the better he performs.

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Jayhawks trounced against No. 2 Baylor, remain winless in Big 12

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider knew his team had to slow the game down and minimize possessions in order to keep up with No. 2 Baylor and its offensive firepower Sunday. By Evan Riggs

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Gameday Breakdown: KU basketball at Iowa State

A look at some of the keys for the Kansas men's basketball team in its Big Monday showdown at Iowa State. By Matt Tait

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Veteran Cyclones have helped create intense KU-ISU rivalry

Forget the lofty ranking, the 5-0 start in Big 12 play or the 16-game winning streak the team currently is riding. For Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham, the focus was on something that, at least for the moment, is much more important than any of those things — winning in Ames, Iowa. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jackson wants to keep emotions in check; Jayhawks could rise to No. 1

With his team in a dogfight and crunch time quickly approaching, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was whistled for a charging foul on a bucket that, had it stood, would have given the Jayhawks their first lead of the game. By Matt Tait

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Brad Underwood: Jayhawks have a 'refuse-to-lose mentality'

In preparation for his first trip to Allen Fieldhouse as a head coach, Oklahoma State’s Brad Underwood got right to the essence of what makes Kansas such a tough team when he wrote one word next to Josh Jackson’s name on the scouting report: “Dog.” By Tom Keegan

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Past the Pokes: Jayhawks survive Oklahoma State's upset bid

Fans, critics and analysts alike, have been saying all season that the time would come when the Kansas men’s basketball team would not shoot the ball well from the outside and would not be able to rely on the 3-point shot to bury an opponent. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks hold off Oklahoma State, 87-80

With a balanced effort from its starting five, No. 2-ranked Kansas basketball scraped together just enough offense to defeat underdog Oklahoma State, 87-80, Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe officially joins Jayhawks

When it comes to recruiting, there are few things as valuable as making it official. And on Friday evening, that's exactly what the Kansas men's basketball team did with Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas waiting for it all to click for Lagerald Vick

An inexperienced player still paralyzed by thinking about what he’s supposed to be doing, instead of instinctively doing it, Kansas sophomore Lagerald Vick too often is neither here nor there, rather over there, outside the play.

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Oklahoma State offers greater challenge than record indicates

Despite their 0-4 conference record and current position at the bottom of the Big 12 standings, the Oklahoma State Cowboys still rank in the top half in 10 of the 21 team statistics the conference tracks. By Matt Tait

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. Oklahoma State

A look at some of the keys for second-ranked Kansas in Saturday's home clash with Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Doug Meacham hire another big sign of better times for KU football

Face it and embrace it: The momentum for Kansas football feels more real now than at any moment in the post-Mangino/Reesing years. By Tom Keegan

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