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The right guys: Kansas bench keys win vs. Wake

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was brutally honest with his star-studded starting five during his postgame speech following an 87-78 first-round Battle 4 Atlantis victory over Wake Forest on Thursday in Imperial Arena. By Gary Bedore

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Two tickets to paradise: Transfer Tarik Black gets second shot at Atlantis title

It’s not often a major-college basketball player gets a second chance in a holiday tournament played in an exotic locale. But that’s exactly the opportunity that awaits Kansas University senior power forward Tarik Black, who suffered two losses against one victory while playing for Memphis at the Battle 4 Atlantis last season. By Gary Bedore

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Charlie Weis: Showdown huge

Those wondering if Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has been around long enough to understand fully the importance of the Sunflower Showdown rivalry with Kansas State need look no farther than Tuesday’s news conference, where Weis demonstrated genuine and prolonged enthusiasm for his second go-around with the Wildcats. By Matt Tait

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Point guard, Demon Deacons not into moral victories

Down 14 points at halftime against the No. 2 team in the nation, Wake Forest University men’s basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik knew his team wasn’t through against Kansas.By Benton Smith

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Opinion: Jayhawks win ugly in paradise

By its very design, the Atlantis mega-resort screams, "Look at me; I’m beautiful." On Thanksgiving afternoon, inside the destination getaway’s Imperial Arena, an eyesore protruded out of the otherwise serene vacation wonderland, courtesy of Kansas team known for its attractive brand of basketball.By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Ailing Wiggins leads Kansas with 17 points

Kansas University, which handed Wake Forest its first loss of the season on Thursday, today meets another undefeated team in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.By Gary Bedore

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The right guys: Kansas bench keys win vs. Wake

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was brutally honest with his star-studded starting five during his postgame speech following an 87-78 first-round Battle 4 Atlantis victory over Wake Forest on Thursday in Imperial Arena. By Gary Bedore

KU women win Jam opener

Chelsea Gardner had 16 points and 14 rebounds to power Kansas University to a 68-63 women’s basketball victory over Central Michigan on Thursday in the Paradise Jam.

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Two tickets to paradise: Transfer Tarik Black gets second shot at Atlantis title

It’s not often a major-college basketball player gets a second chance in a holiday tournament played in an exotic locale. But that’s exactly the opportunity that awaits Kansas University senior power forward Tarik Black, who suffered two losses against one victory while playing for Memphis at the Battle 4 Atlantis last season. By Gary Bedore

Focus key for KU women's basketball on Virgin Islands trip

With paradise and palm trees all around her, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson’s biggest challenge of the season thus far might be convincing her team that what it is about to embark upon is nothing special. By Matt Tait

Wake Forest respects, doesn’t fear KU

Even with 11 sophomores, Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik won’t worry one second about his players feeling awestruck or nervous when they take on No. 2-ranked Kansas in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis this afternoon. By Benton Smith