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A driving force: Taylor helps KU subdue CU, reach title game

Kansas University junior point guard Tyshawn Taylor had only been in the game 15 seconds Friday night when he heard a familiar voice booming instructions in his direction.

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Tyrel Reed's first dunk earns high marks from KU teammates

Forget the style points, throw the scorecards they use at the NBA’s slam dunk contest away. Saturday’s dunk by Kansas University senior Tyrel Reed during KU’s 85-73 victory over Texas in the Big 12 tournament title game earned high marks from the rest of the Jayhawks for one reason and one reason alone.

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Kansas can count on Tyrel Reed

On a night Kansas University, the nation’s second-ranked basketball team, defeated Colorado, 90-83, Friday in the Sprint Center and ran its record to 31-2 and its two-year mark to 64-5, it rode its preferred inside-out approach to scoring.

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Big 12 women's roundup: No. 3 Baylor blasts K-State

Bears, Texas A&M to clash in tournament final

Offense is a given for Baylor, so coach Kim Mulkey was especially pleased with the defense and rebounding effort that advanced the Lady Bears to the Big 12 tournament final Friday.

Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

Kansas sophomore forward Thomas Robinson, who reportedly said on ustream.com Thursday night that he is definitely returning to KU for his junior season, confirmed that is indeed the case.

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Colorado guards Higgins, Burks hounded by KU

After combining for 52 points Thursday against Kansas State, Colorado guards Cory Higgins and Alec Burks mustered just 29 points on 10-for-29 shooting in Friday’s 90-83 loss to Kansas.

KU’s Finley takes 2nd in shot put

Kansas University sophomore thrower Mason Finley finished second in the shot put at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to score eight points for KU on Friday at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on the Texas A&M campus.

KU gets rematch it wanted: UT

Kansas University’s basketball players were in a bit of a daze the last time the Jayhawks played Texas.

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Playing with heavy heart, Marasco lifts Jayhawks

Last March, Kansas University sophomore Jake Marasco answered his phone and received the worst possible news. The day after he smacked a career-high four hits against Iowa, Marasco learned that his mother, Carol, had unexpectedly passed away at 54.

KU softball triumphs

For the second time in three games, freshman Kendra Cullum drove in what proved to be the game-winning run for Kansas University’s softball team.

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A driving force: Taylor helps KU subdue CU, reach title game

Kansas University junior point guard Tyshawn Taylor had only been in the game 15 seconds Friday night when he heard a familiar voice booming instructions in his direction.