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Good talk: Selden responds to Self's challenge in win at Oklahoma

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self chose Wednesday’s day-of-the-Oklahoma game shoot-around to tell one of his prize freshmen, guard Wayne Selden, to look for his shot more in games. Selden's career-high 24 points led the Jayhawks in a 90-83 win at Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Frankamp shows maturity at Oklahoma

It never pays to give up on a player talented enough to warrant a scholarship offer from Bill Self, Kansas University’s 11th-year basketball coach, because he never gives up on a player who tries to practice what he preaches. The smart ones figure that out. The immature ones play their way to the end of the bench, even out of the program. Put Conner Frankamp in the first group. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Embiid dons goggles after eye injury

Joel Embiid’s vision was hindered a bit by the goggles he wore to protect a swollen left eye on Wednesday in Noble Center. By Gary Bedore

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Good talk: Selden responds to Self's challenge in win at Oklahoma

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self chose Wednesday’s day-of-the-Oklahoma game shoot-around to tell one of his prize freshmen, guard Wayne Selden, to look for his shot more in games. Selden's career-high 24 points led the Jayhawks in a 90-83 win at Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

Cold stretch dooms KU women in 52-50 loss to TCU

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team went scoreless for nearly 5 1/2 minutes late in a 52-50 loss to Texas Christian on Wednesday.

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Jayhawks' offensive explosion negates Clark's big night

Despite tying a career-high with 32 points on 10-of-18 shooting, Oklahoma senior forward Cameron Clark and his teammates walked away with a 90-83 home loss to Kansas Wednesday night. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 7

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Big 12 coaches honor KU runner Buchanan

Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan was voted the Big 12 Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the fall 2013 season, the league announced Tuesday. He is the first KU runner to win the award, which is voted on by Big 12 coaches.

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Weis helps bid farewell to BCS

During his first two seasons as the head coach at Notre Dame, current Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis led the Irish to back-to-back BCS bowl berths in 2005 and 2006. As college football’s BCS era came to a close Monday night with Florida State’s thrilling victory over Auburn, Weis was a part of the BCS fun one last time. Weis joined ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann in studio to break down the game and usher in the NCAA’s new College Football Playoff days. By Matt Tait

KU official: Proposed housing important for basketball recruiting

A proposed $17.5 million apartment complex, to be located on the west side of Naismith Drive, will house up to 32 Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball players as well as 34 other students, who will not be athletes and must have at least 30 credit hours, KU associate AD Jim Marchiony confirmed on Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

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Harper leading as KU women head to TCU

Kansas University senior guard CeCe Harper is no Angel Goodrich, but you might not know that from looking at her stat line. Through 14 games, KU’s starting point guard is the team’s leader in assists (73) and steals (30) and also is one of three players averaging double-figure scoring (10.1) for the Jayhawks (7-7 overall, 0-2 Big 12) who will play at TCU at 7 tonight. By Matt Tait

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Red-hot Sooners welcome Jayhawks to Big 12 play

Silver Lake native Lon Kruger, who both played and coached at Kansas State, has kept a close eye on Kansas University most of his 61 years on the planet. “They look very good, just like always,” Kruger, third-year head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners (12-2) said of the Jayhawks (9-4), who travel to Noble Center tonight for a 6 p.m. Big 12 Conference battle versus OU. By Gary Bedore