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No doubt: Andrew Wiggins explodes for 30 points in OT win over Oklahoma State

Andrew Wiggins has sensed some gloom and doom — outside of Kansas University’s basketball locker room — regarding the Jayhawks’ chances of making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament without injured big man Joel Embiid. The freshman scored 30 points off 9-of-17 shooting to prove KU can win without its starting center. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks: No change in goals with Embiid out for Big 12 tourney

Injured Kansas University center Joel Embiid spent some of Wednesday's Big 12 tournament practice “jacking around,” according to KU coach Bill Self, but the freshman big man will not play in the tournament. KU will open its postseason with Tarik Black in the starting lineup when the Jayhawks face Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. today. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Tarik Black brings passion to Big 12 tournament

Players can't view a conference tournament like a breather before the NCAAs. Tarik Black knows it better than anyone on the Kansas roster because he’s played in more of them than anybody. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Joel Embiid's father says center will return 'soon'

Joel Embiid’s dad, Thomas, says he believes his injured son will play in the 2014 NCAA tournament. By Gary Bedore

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No doubt: Andrew Wiggins explodes for 30 points in OT win over Oklahoma State

Andrew Wiggins has sensed some gloom and doom — outside of Kansas University’s basketball locker room — regarding the Jayhawks’ chances of making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament without injured big man Joel Embiid. The freshman scored 30 points off 9-of-17 shooting to prove KU can win without its starting center. By Gary Bedore

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Jamari Traylor makes up for miscues with hustle plays vs. OSU

Thursday's 77-70, overtime victory by the Kansas University basketball team over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 tournament served as the stage for arguably the most Jamari Traylor night of any the Jayhawks have had all season. By Matt Tait

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Cowboys: Jayhawks just as good without Joel Embiid

Even though his presence would have added a 7-foot shot-blocker in the paint who averaged 11 points, eight rebounds and blocked 72 shots during the regular season, Oklahoma State senior Markel Brown said he would rather have seen Kansas University's Joel Embiid on the floor during the Cowboys' 77-70, overtime loss to KU in Thursday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinal match-up at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

Embiid's dad says son's injury 'not serious,' expects him to play at some point in NCAAs

Thomas Embiid says decision on NBA to come 'soon' after the end of season

Joel Embiid's dad said he thinks his son will play again this season.

Notebook: KU aware OSU seed doesn’t match talent

Kansas University coach Bill Self says he can never remember a No. 8-seeded team in a conference tournament as talented as 21-11 Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Brannen Greene has potential to spark KU in postseason

Talk centers on superstars in advance of big games. But sometimes, a stealth bomber sneaks in below the chatter and swings the contest in favor of his team. It could be anybody and it’s impossible to predict. So I ask myself over and over: Why do I think freshman Brannen Greene could be that guy today? Column by Tom Keegan

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Oklahoma State trounces Texas Tech, sets up KU rematch

The basketball rims at Sprint Center looked a little larger than normal to Oklahoma State senior guard Markel Brown Wednesday night, as his 20 points helped the Cowboys dispose of Texas Tech, 80-62, in the first round of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. The on-court landscape, Brown hopes, will continue to shift in Oklahoma State’s favor today, when the eighth-seeded Cowboys (21-11) face top-seeded Kansas University (23-8) for the third time this season. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks: No change in goals with Embiid out for Big 12 tourney

Injured Kansas University center Joel Embiid spent some of Wednesday's Big 12 tournament practice “jacking around,” according to KU coach Bill Self, but the freshman big man will not play in the tournament. KU will open its postseason with Tarik Black in the starting lineup when the Jayhawks face Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. today. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 12.

KU basketball coaching tree flourishing

It has been a banner year for college basketball coaches with strong ties to Kansas University, none more so than former Jayhawk great and assistant coach Danny Manning. Manning, Tulsa’s second-year coach, was voted Conference USA’s Gene Bartow Coach of the Year on Wednesday