Stories for December 30, 2013


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KU men's basketball notebook: Bill Self questions improvement of KU's defense

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self cited one disturbing defensive statistic as he peered at the stat sheet following Monday’s 93-83 victory over Toledo in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Naadir Tharpe erases awful start with hot shooting

Tom Keegan on the Kansas University basketball team's point guard play: "Point guard doesn’t need to be KU’s strongest position, but it can’t be a liability either, and recent progress from both Tharpe and Mason is an encouraging sign for the young, talented Jayhawks."

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Perry Ellis' big night leads KU soaring past Toledo, 93-83

Perry Ellis scored 21 points (three off a career high) and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds in the (9-3) Jayhawks’ 93-83 victory over previously undefeated (12-1) Toledo. It marked the sophomore forward's second career double-double and triumphant return from a scary injury suffered against Georgetown.By Gary Bedore

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KU's size foils Toledo's sound gameplan in 93-83 Kansas victory

There can’t be many things more frustrating for a visiting coach at Allen Fieldhouse than watching his team play darn near exactly the way he hoped it would and still come out on the losing end. Toledo coach Tod Kowalczyk knew that feeling all too well following Monday’s 93-83 loss to the 16th-ranked Jayhawks, and he had very few negative things to say about his team’s showing. By Matt Tait

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KU football commitment Austin Stevens picks Boston College instead

According to the Boston College site,, Class of 2014 defensive end Austin Stevens has changed his commitment from Kansas University to Boston College. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 29

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Dec. 29.

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Undefeated Rockets not awed by KU

Seven college basketball teams that are ranked in the Top 25 — as well as under-the-radar University of Toledo — remain undefeated as the New Year approaches. By Gary Bedore