Stories for January 3, 2009


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FINAL: Collins' 26 points, 9 assists lead KU to 92-85 win over No. 14 Tennessee

Cole Aldrich adds 22 points, 10 rebounds

Brady finding his role

In both the Temple and Arizona games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self gave sophomore Brady Morningstar the most difficult defensive assignment and simplified it for him.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Tennessee forward Wayne Chism, who was taken off the court on a stretcher after banging his head and back on the court after going up for a blocked shot in the Volunteers’ last game, practiced Friday and is expected to play today.

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Little might play today vs. Tennessee

Mario Little does not want to red-shirt this season. “I came here to play,” said Little, last year’s top-ranked junior college player out of Chipola (Fla.) College.

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Mississippi shocks Texas Tech, 47-34

There were backflips across midfield, 50-yard dashes carrying oversized flags and a team-wide sprint to the student section. Ole Miss waited five years to feel this good and the Rebels were going to enjoy every second of it.

Pearl radiates energy on court

Bruce Pearl most likely will be decked out in a dapper black suit and orange tie for today’s Kansas-Tennessee nonconference basketball clash in Allen Fieldhouse.