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Evening

Kansas bests Texas in near flawless road victory

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who can be a perfectionist when it comes to assessing the play of his team after games, found little to nothing to fault after Saturday’s 75-62 dismantling of Texas on Saturday in Frank Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore

Afternoon

Backups, Ellis come up big as KU wins at Texas

Facing a Texas team with the type of length and defense that has given Kansas trouble this season, the Jayhawks won 75-62 in Austin, Texas, by riding a couple of backups and a veteran starter.

Early Morning

Longhorns secure Self’s respect

Kansas University’s 10-time defending Big 12 basketball champions today play the team Bill Self picked to win the 2014-15 crown.

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Notebook: Injury forced Greene to miss practices before big day at Texas

Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene, who scored 14 points in 20 minutes during the Jayhawks’ 75-62 road win at Texas Saturday, had not practiced the previous two days.

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Cliff Alexander keeps motoring

Cliff Alexander has been trying to play with an accelerated “motor” since being benched the last 14 minutes of the Iowa State game on Jan. 17.

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Play of the year?: Traylor's hustle draws high praises

Jamari Traylor, in one first-half frenzy of Kansas University’s 75-62 win at Texas Saturday afternoon, went flying into the Frank Erwin Center stands while chasing an offensive rebound. And he wasn't done there.

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Barnes: Freshman Turner better off closer to hoop

Kansas University center Cliff Alexander has had his steps forward and backward, which can be said of almost every freshman in the country. But Alexander never has been one to drift too far away from the basket. Texas forward Myles Turner, on the other hand, hasn’t always used his 6-foot-11 frame to his advantage, according to Longhorns coach Rick Barnes. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Dead-eye shooter Brannen Greene confidently buries Longhorns

Only things that can stop Brannen Greene from shooting. First, the bench, where he is sent when he plays poor defense. Second, are the boundaries of the court, because made shots from out of bounds don’t count. Making a big contribution for the second big victory in a row, the Kansas University sophomore forward from Georgia went off for 14 points in 20 minutes, helping Kansas defeat Texas.By Tom Keegan

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Kansas bests Texas in near flawless road victory

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who can be a perfectionist when it comes to assessing the play of his team after games, found little to nothing to fault after Saturday’s 75-62 dismantling of Texas on Saturday in Frank Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore

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Backups, Ellis come up big as KU wins at Texas

Facing a Texas team with the type of length and defense that has given Kansas trouble this season, the Jayhawks won 75-62 in Austin, Texas, by riding a couple of backups and a veteran starter.

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KU women knock off West Virginia for 2nd straight Big 12 victory

After opening Big 12 Conference play with five straight losses, the Kansas University women's basketball team won its second Big 12 game in a row, 65-59, over West Virginia on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis drops opener at New Mexico

Kansas University’s tennis team opened its 2015 spring season with a 4-3 loss to New Mexico on Friday.

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Former Jayhawk Thornton proud of Pro Bowl-bound ex-teammates

When former Kansas University safety Justin Thornton sits down to watch this year’s NFL Pro Bowl — 7 p.m. Sunday night, ESPN — he’ll see three guys he started next to in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl secondary making their first appearances in the postseason all-star game. By Matt Tait

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Longhorns secure Self’s respect

Kansas University’s 10-time defending Big 12 basketball champions today play the team Bill Self picked to win the 2014-15 crown.

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Column: Jayhawks should channel energy

Kelly Oubre Jr. throws down a rim-rattler, stands in frozen admiration of his creation, and the other team is off to the races, five-on-four. Brannen Greene barely moves the net after rising up from 22 feet. Just in case the audience forgot the rule that has been in place for more than a quarter-century in college basketball, Greene lets everybody in the building know that the shot was worth three, count ’em, three, points.