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Wrapped up: Travis Releford's D on Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas keys road win

Kansas senior Travis Releford stuck with Ohio State's leading scorer Deshaun Thomas, inspiring KU's defense in a 74-66 road victory over No. 7 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore audio

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Jayhawks brace for revenge-minded Buckeyes

Revenge figures to be on the minds of Ohio State’s basketball players, coaches and fans entering today’s 3 p.m. nonconference clash against Kansas University in 19,049-seat Value City Arena. By Gary Bedore

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KU track’s Sydney Conley has famous friends, bloodline

Kansas freshman jumper and sprinter Sydney Conley is happy to talk about her famous father and brother and her friend, Greg Oden, the one-time No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick. She takes pride in all of them, but talks of them only when prompted. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Elijah Johnson pleased with Jayhawks' fight in victory

Elijah Johnson sees Saturday’s eight-point victory at No. 7-ranked Ohio State as an early-season statement game. By Gary Bedore

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Poor shooting dooms Buckeyes

Dec. 25 can’t come soon enough for Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta. “I asked Santa for Christmas to improve our jump-shooting,” Matta said with a wry smile following OSU’s 74-66 loss to Kansas University on Saturday afternoon. By Jesse Newell

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Opinion: Ben McLemore's game never stops soaring

The Kansas men's basketball team plays at a defensive advantage no other team in the country has: It doesn't have to try to defend the dynamic Ben McLemore, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore audio

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Wrapped up: Travis Releford's D on Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas keys road win

Kansas senior Travis Releford stuck with Ohio State's leading scorer Deshaun Thomas, inspiring KU's defense in a 74-66 road victory over No. 7 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore audio

Notebook: OSU coach showers KU with praise

Ohio State University men’s basketball coach Thad Matta lavished praise on Kansas University’s program during a media session Friday in snowy Columbus.

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Jayhawks brace for revenge-minded Buckeyes

Revenge figures to be on the minds of Ohio State’s basketball players, coaches and fans entering today’s 3 p.m. nonconference clash against Kansas University in 19,049-seat Value City Arena. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 21 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA games.