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Night

Perry Ellis carries Kansas to victory over Texas

Bill Self: KU junior is best player in league right now

Perry Ellis started the Big 12 season off slowly, scoring in single digits in two of Kansas University’s first three games and three of the initial seven contests. He’s finishing like a guy intent on accepting some postseason hardware for a team closing in on an 11th-straight conference championship. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Jayhawks finish strong, defeat Texas

The Texas Longhorns gave Kansas all the Jayhawks wanted, but KU got tough when it counted most on both ends of the floor and left Allen Fieldhouse with a 69-64 victory Saturday evening.

Early Morning

KU, Texas provide ‘GameDay’ fodder

ESPN’s “GameDay” crew, which plans to air pre-game shows in both Wichita and Lawrence today, forecast snow be darned, definitely will have a lot to talk about prior to the 4 p.m. Kansas University-Texas contest in Allen Fieldhouse.

Stories

KU swimmers third at Big 12

Kansas University claimed third place Saturday in the Big 12 women’s swimming and diving championships.

KU’s McCuin winner in 600

Kansas University senior Kenneth McCuin won the men’s 600-yard run, and the Jayhawks’ men’s and women’s track and field teams both placed sixth Saturday at the Big 12 Indoor.

KU softball rallies for win

Daniella Chavez’s grand slam keyed a seven-run fourth inning, and Kansas University’s softball team defeated Siena, 9-7, on Saturday.

Kansas baseball tips Northeastern

Ben Krauth allowed one earned run in six innings, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Northeastern, 6-4, on Saturday.

KU women hit free throws, stun Sooners, 65-58

Kansas University hit 17 of 18 free throws in a 65-58 women's basketball victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 28, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 28, 2015

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Notebook: Fieldhouse packed as usual on snowy Saturday

A snowy Saturday didn’t keep Kansas University’s basketball team from enjoying its usual filled-to-capacity atmosphere for a 69-64 victory over Texas at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Potential violation forces Cliff Alexander out of lineup

Kansas University freshman forward Cliff Alexander sat out Saturday’s game against Texas over a potential NCAA violation. KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger said the NCAA “has alerted us to an issue that could affect Cliff’s eligibility. As a precautionary measure, Cliff will not take the court until we have resolved the issue.” By Gary Bedore

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Column: Jayhawks will go as far as trio can take them

By this point of a college basketball season, all the secrets have been exposed, every player’s pet move identified, studied, taken away. Only the most talented, most aggressive, most creative players stand out against intense defenses built to drive them to a state of frustration. By Tom Keegan

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Perry Ellis carries Kansas to victory over Texas

Bill Self: KU junior is best player in league right now

Perry Ellis started the Big 12 season off slowly, scoring in single digits in two of Kansas University’s first three games and three of the initial seven contests. He’s finishing like a guy intent on accepting some postseason hardware for a team closing in on an 11th-straight conference championship. By Gary Bedore

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Longhorns wonder about late no-call

Texas coach Rick Barnes was in no mood to complain about the officiating following Saturday's 69-64 loss to No. 8 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. But the veteran Longhorns leader did not mind mentioning a couple of instances that he thought were key to the outcome of the game. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks finish strong, defeat Texas

The Texas Longhorns gave Kansas all the Jayhawks wanted, but KU got tough when it counted most on both ends of the floor and left Allen Fieldhouse with a 69-64 victory Saturday evening.

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Cliff Alexander won't play against Texas as KU looks into potential issue

Less than a couple of hours before Kansas University’s men’s basketball Saturday home game against Texas, the school announced one of its starters won’t play.

KU swimmers claim 2 silvers

Chelsie Miller and Yulduz Kuchkarova earned runner-up finishes to highlight Kansas University’s day Saturday at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships.

Kansas' Vollmer, Bowen win track titles

Kansas University’s Lindsay Vollmer won her second Big 12 Conference pentathlon title, and Casey Bowen followed up his outdoor pole-vault title with a win indoors as the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships began Friday.

KU baseball shut out, 5-0

Kansas University hit into two double plays in the first four innings and stranded seven runners in a 5-0 baseball loss to North Dakota State on Friday in the Snowbird Classic.

Kansas softball wins 2 games

Jessie Roane drove in the game-winner in a walk-off, extra-inning game early Friday, then Alicia Pille threw a one-hit shutout in the afternoon as Kansas University softball picked up a pair of victories in the North Florida tournament.

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KU, Texas provide ‘GameDay’ fodder

ESPN’s “GameDay” crew, which plans to air pre-game shows in both Wichita and Lawrence today, forecast snow be darned, definitely will have a lot to talk about prior to the 4 p.m. Kansas University-Texas contest in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU-OU women at a glance

Who: Kansas vs. Oklahoma When: 7 tonight Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma Series: Sooners lead 34-29 Notable: Wednesday night, OU snapped No. 3 Baylor’s 25-game winning streak with a 68-64 win in Norman.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 27, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.