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FINAL: Voskuil's 35 points lead Texas Tech to 84-65 upset

The Red Raiders guard made nine of his 14 threes to lead his team to a 19-point victory over No. 9 KU.

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Big 12 crown within reach

Kleinmann amazed at thought of fifth conference title

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and one of his favorites, fifth-year senior center Matt Kleinmann, had a nice chat at the airport last summer as they embarked on the Jayhawks’ Labor Day weekend trip to Canada.

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KU women defeat No. 5 Baylor, 69-45

Danielle McCray scores 35 points

The Kansas women's basketball pulled off perhaps the biggest victory in the Bonnie Henrickson era, as the Jayhawks defeated No. 5 Baylor, 69-45, at Allen Fieldhouse.

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FINAL: Voskuil's 35 points lead Texas Tech to 84-65 upset

The Red Raiders guard made nine of his 14 threes to lead his team to a 19-point victory over No. 9 KU.

City Commission will take up renaming Missouri Street north of Memorial Stadium

Maybe it was Sunday’s thrashing of Missouri on the hardwoods that brought up this idea again. City commissioners may soon consider renaming a portion of Missouri Street to honor former Kansas University football coach and eternal Missouri-hater Don Fambrough.

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OSU holds off K-State

Oklahoma St. 77, Kansas St. 71

The trademark of Byron Eaton’s four years at Oklahoma State has been an uncanny ability to impose his will in a close game and guide the Cowboys to victory. After his last chance to leave his mark in Gallagher-Iba Arena, Eaton told his teammates in the locker room: “It’s never felt so good.” That’s because his latest heroics could mean his first ever trip to the NCAA tournament.

Backup safety departs NU

Backup safety Major Culbert is no longer on the Nebraska football team. Coach Bo Pelini confirmed Culbert’s departure Tuesday through an athletic department spokesman. Pelini did not give a reason.

Self coach-of-year finalist

Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self is among 10 finalists for the 2009 Jim Phelan national coach of the year award. The other finalists: Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Trent Johnson (LSU), Darrin Horn (South Carolina), Jim Calhoun (Connecticut), John Calipari (Memphis), Lorenzo Romar (Washington), Brad Stevens (Butler), Bruce Weber (Illinois) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).

Gooden to sign with Spurs

Barring an unforeseen snag, Drew Gooden will be joining the San Antonio Spurs later this week, according to NBA front-office sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that Gooden — waived Sunday by the Sacramento Kings before the midnight deadline to be eligibile to play in the playoffs with another team — has made known his intent to sign with San Antonio after clearing waivers Wednesday.

Iowa State trips Tigers

No. 23 Iowa State 62, Missouri 47

Heather Ezell scored 19 points, hitting five of Iowa State’s 11 three-pointers, in a victory over Missouri. Amanda Nisleit added 17 points and Kelsey Bolte had 15 for Iowa State (22-7, 10-5 Big 12), which has held seven conference teams under 50 points this season. Jessra Johnson scored 10 points to lead Missouri (13-15, 4-11).

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Small-ball works for KU in 8-2 victory

Over the past few months, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price has been busy retooling a team that — faced with the loss of a large majority of its power — would need to take a new approach in order to be successful in 2009.

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Big 12 crown within reach

Kleinmann amazed at thought of fifth conference title

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and one of his favorites, fifth-year senior center Matt Kleinmann, had a nice chat at the airport last summer as they embarked on the Jayhawks’ Labor Day weekend trip to Canada.

Knight: Red Raiders haven’t given up

Texas Tech basketball coach Pat Knight, who dabbles in mixed martial arts, knows what to do when he gets knocked down.