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KU scraps past NU

Little, Jayhawks dispute ‘soft’ tag

Mario Little, who grew up on the mean streets of Chicago, doesn’t appreciate being called one particularly nasty four-letter word. “Everybody has their own opinion of us that we’re soft,’’ Little, Kansas University’s junior forward, said after the Jayhawks out-slugged Nebraska, 68-62, on Wednesday night in Devaney Center.

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Jayhawks senior swimmer honored

Kansas University swimmer Maria Mayrovich was named the Big 12 Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday afternoon. Mayrovich, a native of Novorossiysk, Russia, set a Robinson Natatorium record in the 100 freestyle in a double-dual against South Dakota and Northern Iowa.

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Huskers lament loss

Henry bemoans errant late pass

With his team down three with 16 seconds remaining, Sek Henry said he was just trying to play it safe. The inbounds play called for the pass to go to Ade Dagunduro under the basket. “But the way the guy was defending me, when I was trying to pass the ball to him, I didn’t think it was open,” Henry said after Nebraska’s 68-62 loss to Kansas University on Wednesday. “Cookie (Miller) was my last option.”

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Kansas notebook

Kansas’ Cole Aldrich took a shot to his nose and had his left nostril plugged with cotton after the game. “I don't know what it is. I’ll get it checked out tomorrow. It’s not anything that’s bothering me too much,” he said of his swollen nose. He refused to speculate on whether it was broken. “It's a little runny. That’s all it is.”

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KU scraps past NU

Little, Jayhawks dispute ‘soft’ tag

Mario Little, who grew up on the mean streets of Chicago, doesn’t appreciate being called one particularly nasty four-letter word. “Everybody has their own opinion of us that we’re soft,’’ Little, Kansas University’s junior forward, said after the Jayhawks out-slugged Nebraska, 68-62, on Wednesday night in Devaney Center.

Morningstar, Reed help save day

Supposedly, size matters in basketball. OK, so why did Cole Aldrich and Markieff and Marcus Morris, all taller than Nebraska’s tallest player, enter the locker room at the half with a combined two points and zero rebounds?