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Jayhawks not counting on another McMiracle vs. ISU

It’s been a year and 20 days since Kansas University wing Ben McLemore banked in a buzzer-beating three-point shot to force overtime against Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. "We were so lucky last year," KU coach Bill Self said before today's 8 p.m. rematch in Allen. "Our guys are totally aware of how dangerous a team that can score as easily as Iowa State is." By Gary Bedore

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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 29

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

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Another KU freshman burns Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse

Wiggins, much like Ben McLemore in 2013, goes off vs. Cyclones

A 6-foot-8 guard from Ontario, Canada — much as another KU rookie did a year ago — exited to high fives and pats on the back after a stellar performance against Iowa State. Andrew Wiggins exploded for a career-high 29 points off 10-of-16 shooting and dominated when needed down the stretch in the Jayhawks’ 92-81 victory over the Cyclones. By Gary Bedore

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Cyclones improved shooting, but not enough to beat KU

Iowa State shot much better against Kansas this time around, but Kansas fought off several Cyclones charges in the final 30 minutes to win, 92-81, and improve to 16-4 overall and 7-0 in Big 12 play. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 28

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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Jayhawks not counting on another McMiracle vs. ISU

It’s been a year and 20 days since Kansas University wing Ben McLemore banked in a buzzer-beating three-point shot to force overtime against Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. "We were so lucky last year," KU coach Bill Self said before today's 8 p.m. rematch in Allen. "Our guys are totally aware of how dangerous a team that can score as easily as Iowa State is." By Gary Bedore

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Column: Tharpe rising above peers

A question about Naadir Tharpe echoed through his first two seasons at KU: Was this a Kansas-caliber point guard capable of running a perennial college basketball powerhouse, or a shooting guard trapped in a point guard’s body struggling to find his shot? Finally, the doubt has vanished. Column by Tom Keegan