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Night

Perry Ellis returns to help KU reach title game

There’s a suite in the Downtown Marriott hotel that has been turned into a makeshift training room for Kansas University’s basketball players. It’s a place KU junior Perry Ellis has pretty much called home since the KU traveling party checked in on Wednesday night. On Friday, Ellis returned to the KU lineup, helping the Jayhawks beat Baylor 62-52. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Jayhawks handle Baylor, move on to Big 12 title game

The Kansas Jayhawks opened the scoring with two three-pointers in the early going and then allowed their defense to carry the load the rest of the way. The result was a hard-fought, 62-52 victory over Baylor that pushed the Jayhawks (26-7) into Saturday's Big 12 title game against No. 2 seed Iowa State at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Afternoon

Attack-mode: Aggressive play a point of emphasis for Kelly Oubre

Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre carried the Jayhawks into the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament with 25 points, including 15-of-19 shooting from the free throw line, on Thursday afternoon. Attacking the paint has been a focal point for the freshman during the past few weeks and it's really starting to pay off. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: KU holds Baylor to season-low point total

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team held Baylor to its lowest point total of the season Friday night in a 62-52 Jayhawks victory at Sprint Center.

Brannen Greene gets a three to drop

Brannen Greene hit his first three-point attempt against Baylor in Kansas University’s 62-52 win in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday.

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Landen Lucas banged up, too

Everybody’s been talking about Perry Ellis and his sprained right knee. Garnering a lot less attention are the ailments of Kansas University sophomore Landen Lucas, whose “body is worn out right now,” KU coach Bill Self said before Friday’s KU-Baylor Big 12 tournament semifinal in Sprint Center.

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Column: Jayhawks back to winning games with rugged defense

When a young basketball player starts to talk like his coach, applies his standards, sees every blemish in the mirror, that usually is a sign of better days on the horizon. It means a team knows what it is and isn’t and knows what it will take to get the job done. By Tom Keegan

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Perry Ellis returns to help KU reach title game

There’s a suite in the Downtown Marriott hotel that has been turned into a makeshift training room for Kansas University’s basketball players. It’s a place KU junior Perry Ellis has pretty much called home since the KU traveling party checked in on Wednesday night. On Friday, Ellis returned to the KU lineup, helping the Jayhawks beat Baylor 62-52. By Gary Bedore

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Bears see different version of Perry Ellis

When it comes to conference foes who have faced each other a bunch of times during the past few seasons, players and coaches tend to know when something's off about a guy or team with which they are familiar. That was the case for the Baylor Bears on Friday night with Kansas' Perry Ellis, who scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 minutes of a 62-52 Big 12 tournament semifinal victory at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks handle Baylor, move on to Big 12 title game

The Kansas Jayhawks opened the scoring with two three-pointers in the early going and then allowed their defense to carry the load the rest of the way. The result was a hard-fought, 62-52 victory over Baylor that pushed the Jayhawks (26-7) into Saturday's Big 12 title game against No. 2 seed Iowa State at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Self: Perry Ellis back in KU starting lineup against Baylor

KU coach said Ellis looked good in morning workout

Injured KU forward Perry Ellis will return to the court against Baylor in Friday's Big 12 tournament semifinal, KU coach Bill Self said during pregame interviews.

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Safety Isaiah Johnson leaving Kansas football

The Kansas University secondary will enter the 2015 season in full rebuild mode now that former Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year Isaiah Johnson is leaving. KU football announced Friday afternoon that Johnson, a safety from Cary, North Carolina, who started at Kansas during the past two seasons, had decided to leave Lawrence after graduating in May.

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Attack-mode: Aggressive play a point of emphasis for Kelly Oubre

Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre carried the Jayhawks into the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament with 25 points, including 15-of-19 shooting from the free throw line, on Thursday afternoon. Attacking the paint has been a focal point for the freshman during the past few weeks and it's really starting to pay off. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2015