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Jayhawks avoid letdown, beat Oklahoma State

But Self not fan of intensity KU showed on Big Monday

Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team did enact its revenge on the Big 12’s ninth-place team — Oklahoma State — on Monday night, winning by 27 points in Allen Fieldhouse after losing to the Cowboys by 19 on Jan. 19 in Stillwater, Okla. The 94-67 Jayhawk beatdown didn’t seem all that satisfying to coach Bill Self, however. By Gary Bedore

Jayhawks avenge road loss to Oklahoma State

For the second time in a week, the Kansas University men’s basketball team got a little home-court redemption on a team that embarrassed them earlier this season on the road. Six days after delivering a sweet dose of payback to West Virginia, the Jayhawks knocked off Oklahoma State, 94-67, avenging a 19-point loss to the Cowboys earlier this season in Stillwater, Okla. By Matt Tait

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Second wind: KU gets another shot at OSU

Devonté Graham is well aware that his 27-point outing and sticky defensive performance on Buddy Hield — as well as the Jayhawks’ 76-72 victory over Oklahoma — won’t mean anything if KU fails to take care of business Monday against Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham just goes and goes and goes

Ever on guard against the slightest hint of complacency and overconfidence, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is a master at pointing out the blemishes of an athlete’s smooth day. Self didn’t go anywhere near that path in discussing Devonté Graham. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas' willingness to work benefiting Kansas, crippling opponents

KU junior Landen Lucas was again a monster on the boards Monday night in a 94-67 rout of injury-weakened Oklahoma State in Allen Fieldhouse. He scored a career-high 14 points, to go with 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and second of his career. Five of his boards came off the offensive glass on a night he reached double figures in rebounds for the third game in a row. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks avoid letdown, beat Oklahoma State

But Self not fan of intensity KU showed on Big Monday

Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team did enact its revenge on the Big 12’s ninth-place team — Oklahoma State — on Monday night, winning by 27 points in Allen Fieldhouse after losing to the Cowboys by 19 on Jan. 19 in Stillwater, Okla. The 94-67 Jayhawk beatdown didn’t seem all that satisfying to coach Bill Self, however. By Gary Bedore

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OSU coach Travis Ford on Kansas: I haven't seen any team better

It’s hard enough for a coach to live with mistakes by his team on any given night against any opponent. When that opponent is the No. 2-ranked team in the country, which was the challenge Oklahoma State faced on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse against Kansas, living with mistakes is not an option. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks avenge road loss to Oklahoma State

For the second time in a week, the Kansas University men’s basketball team got a little home-court redemption on a team that embarrassed them earlier this season on the road. Six days after delivering a sweet dose of payback to West Virginia, the Jayhawks knocked off Oklahoma State, 94-67, avenging a 19-point loss to the Cowboys earlier this season in Stillwater, Okla. By Matt Tait

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Big week vaults Jayhawks to No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

The Kansas basketball team went 2-0 in its most challenging week of the season so far, and the Associated Press moved the Jayhawks from No. 6 to No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25.

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Devonté Graham named Big 12 Player of the Week

The Big 12 named Devonté Graham its Player of the Week Monday morning, after the sophomore guard from Kansas helped the Jayhawks go 2-0 against top-10 opponents West Virginia and Oklahoma.

Bad inning dooms Kansas softball

A nine-run sixth inning doomed Kansas University to a 12-8 softball loss to UNC Greensboro on Sunday in the final game of the River City Classic.

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Departing aide Mitchell: KU football on way up

During the past six seasons, Kansas University won just 12 football games in 72 tries and suffered through some of the worst games, stretches and seasons in school history. And one man was there for every moment: Assistant coach Reggie Mitchell. By Matt Tait

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KU’s O’Neal unaccustomed to losing

Coming into this season, Kansas University junior guard Timeka O’Neal never had experienced a losing streak quite like the one in which the Jayhawks find themselves. Come to think of it, O’Neal hadn’t experienced a collegiate losing streak of any length.

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Second wind: KU gets another shot at OSU

Devonté Graham is well aware that his 27-point outing and sticky defensive performance on Buddy Hield — as well as the Jayhawks’ 76-72 victory over Oklahoma — won’t mean anything if KU fails to take care of business Monday against Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham just goes and goes and goes

Ever on guard against the slightest hint of complacency and overconfidence, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is a master at pointing out the blemishes of an athlete’s smooth day. Self didn’t go anywhere near that path in discussing Devonté Graham. By Tom Keegan