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With no help from its shooting, KU grinds out 74-55 victory over Southeast Missouri

The Jayhawks, who couldn’t miss at shootaround Friday afternoon, made just two of 21 three-point tries in a workmanlike — some might say ugly — 74-55 regular-season opening victory over Southeast Missouri on Friday night. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Improved Naadir Tharpe delivers in pressure situation

Though he didn't receiver a perfect grade from his coach, Kansas sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe passed the test with the game on the line, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.

Jeff Withey says ‘funk’ history

Center ready to ‘bring it’ tonight in season opener

Jeff Withey, who was named first-team preseason All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-America, said he doesn’t know why he’s been spaced out, but he says he's focused heading into tonight's season opener. By Gary Bedore

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Notebook: Perry Ellis scores most points in a KU debut since Josh Selby

Kansas University freshman forward Perry Ellis scored 15 points in the Jayhawks’ 74-55 victory over SE Missouri State on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. It marked the most points scored in a debut by a Jayhawk newcomer since Josh Selby’s 21 points versus USC on Dec. 18, 2010.

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With no help from its shooting, KU grinds out 74-55 victory over Southeast Missouri

The Jayhawks, who couldn’t miss at shootaround Friday afternoon, made just two of 21 three-point tries in a workmanlike — some might say ugly — 74-55 regular-season opening victory over Southeast Missouri on Friday night. By Gary Bedore

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Southeast Missouri uses fast start in second half to hang with KU

Southeast Missouri State neutralized Kansas University center Jeff Withey in the second half and made a game of it with Jayhawks in a 74-55 loss on opening night Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Opinion: Improved Naadir Tharpe delivers in pressure situation

Though he didn't receiver a perfect grade from his coach, Kansas sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe passed the test with the game on the line, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.

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KUsports.com staff's Week 11 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 11 of the college football season.