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Tom Keegan: Televised or not, Jayhawks handle road test

Since most of you don’t have access to the cable network that covered Tuesday night’s Kansas University basketball game against San Diego State in Viejas Arena, I thought I would do something a little different. I’ll  share what I saw and heard in chronological order, breaking the game down into the eight segments that stretch from one TV timeout to the next. By Tom Keegan

KU Christmas crisis averted: Jayhawks win at SDSU

There will be nonstop ho-ho-hoing and mistletoe-ing in the household of Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches this Christmas. No need for Scrooge-like mentions in 2015: The Jayhawks gave their fans an early present in the form of a 70-57 victory over San Diego State. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Mason, Graham make life miserable for foes

he myriad responsibilities for guards in basketball can be boiled down to two jobs: 1. Make sure your team puts up a good shot every time down the floor; 2. Make sure the other team doesn’t get off good shots by pestering ball handlers so that they can’t get the ball where it needs to go.

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Bledsoe excited about All-American Bowl

After a busy month focusing on recruiting, Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe is excited to make his return on the field.

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Self happy Curry didn’t take last shot

The more Stephen Curry dominates the NBA ... the more impressive the fact Kansas University survived Curry’s Davidson Wildcats, 59-57, in an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game in 2008 in Detroit.

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Bill Self praises role players for win at SDSU

After Kansas University won its first road game of the season, 70-57, at San Diego State Tuesday night, KU coach Bill Self lauded the play of Brannen Greene (four points, four boards, 26 minutes) and Jamari Traylor.

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Senior forward Jamari Traylor gives KU lift off bench

Jamari Traylor definitely filled his role as Kansas University’s “energy guy” in the Jayhawks’ 70-57 victory over San Diego State on Tuesday night in San Diego State’s Viejas Arena.

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Missed chances haunt Aztecs in loss to KU

Jeremy Hemsley had a chance to blow the roof off Viejas Arena. But he missed a high-percentage layup. Winston Shepard had an even better chance just seconds later, but his put-back dunk clanked off the rim. So it went for San Diego State’s men’s basketball team in its 70-57 loss to Kansas University on Tuesday.

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KU Christmas crisis averted: Jayhawks win at SDSU

There will be nonstop ho-ho-hoing and mistletoe-ing in the household of Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches this Christmas. No need for Scrooge-like mentions in 2015: The Jayhawks gave their fans an early present in the form of a 70-57 victory over San Diego State. By Gary Bedore

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Dual-threat Texas QB headed to KU

One of the most interesting quarterback prospects in the state of Texas announced last week that he plans to enroll at Kansas University in time for the spring semester and spring football. By Matt Tait

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Annual shopping trip rewarding for Kansas players

Kansas University’s basketball players truly love the “Santa’s Helpers” program that brings them to Wal-Mart every year for a shopping excursion to benefit area families, whose names are provided by Salvation Army. By Gary Bedore

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Notebook: Carlton Bragg’s first semester at KU eye-opening

Kansas University freshman forward Carlton Bragg, who had just two points and one rebound Tuesday night in the Jayhawks’ 70-57 victory at San Diego State, said recently his first semester in college was certainly eye-opening. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks looking forward to brief holiday break

The holiday season may be short, but it’s certainly sweet for Kansas University’s basketball players.

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Tom Keegan: Televised or not, Jayhawks handle road test

Since most of you don’t have access to the cable network that covered Tuesday night’s Kansas University basketball game against San Diego State in Viejas Arena, I thought I would do something a little different. I’ll  share what I saw and heard in chronological order, breaking the game down into the eight segments that stretch from one TV timeout to the next. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 22, 2015

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 22, 2015.