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Brackins gets 42; Collins goes over 1,000

Sherron Collins was having the half of his life and wanted his big brother to share in it. “He hit a couple threes, looked at me and shouted, ‘Woo woo.’ He was in a zone,” said Chicago native Steve Collins, who watched Sherron explode for 18 points in the first 12 minutes of Kansas University’s 82-67 basketball victory over Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.

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Big numbers

Brackins gets 42; Collins goes over 1,000

Sherron Collins was having the half of his life and wanted his big brother to share in it. “He hit a couple threes, looked at me and shouted, ‘Woo woo.’ He was in a zone,” said Chicago native Steve Collins, who watched Sherron explode for 18 points in the first 12 minutes of Kansas University’s 82-67 basketball victory over Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.

Ailing Morris eager to return for KU women

Basketball players suffer concussions about as often as desperation shots go through the net. Sade Morris certainly hadn’t had one before.

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ISU happy to lean on Brackins

Iowa State sophomore Craig Brackins, bound for first-team All-Big 12 honors, threatened the conference scoring record with 42 points Saturday in an 82-67 loss to Kansas University in Hilton Coliseum. Afterward, someone asked Cyclones coach Greg McDermott whether the team relies too heavily on Brackins.

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Collins delivers big blow

Unlike in the movies, where the virtuous cowboy gets a few chairs broken over his head and takes a couple of clean punches to the jaw and then bounces back to beat up the guy wearing the black hat, in real life, the guy who lands the first punch almost always wins.

KU hoops notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self was saddened to learn of the death of North Carolina State women’s coach Kay Yow, who had battled cancer for many years. Hall of Famer Yow, who won over 737 games in 38 years, was first diagnosed with cancer in 1987. She died Saturday. “She was unbelievable, incredible, an inspiration to a lot of people,” Self said.

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Little provides spark for KU

Not many college basketball players even attempt 14-foot turnaround fadeaways off one leg. The shot comes naturally for Mario Little. “I don’t work on it any more. I never really worked on it. I just did it a lot,” Little said. “It’s nothing I work on. I can make those all day.”