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Evening

Still streaking: Kansas makes it 12 conference crowns in a row

To the delight of 16,300 fans who remained in their seats after the final buzzer sounded in KU’s 67-58 league-title clinching victory over the Red Raiders, members of Bill Self’s first league-title team at KU celebrated with the players who’d just assured the program’s 12th conference crown in a row. By Gary Bedore

Afternoon

Jayhawks earn share of 12th straight Big 12 title

Twelve it is. Thanks to Saturday’s convincing 67-58 victory over Texas Tech (the second hottest team in the Big 12 during the past few weeks), the Kansas University men’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the 12th year in a row. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Jayhawks looking to make it a dozen in a row

If Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team, which has won eight consecutive games, today is able to defeat a Texas Tech squad that has won five in a row and six of seven, the Jayhawks will be crowned Big 12 champs for the 12th-straight season.

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KU women drop home finale, remain winless in Big 12

Facing another struggling Big 12 program in its home finale Saturday night, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team couldn’t capitalize on a good start, and instead remained winless in conference, with a 69-58 loss to Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Notebook: Former PG Aaron Miles impressed with KU's determination

Jayhawks responded to 5-3 start in Big 12

Former Kansas point guard Aaron Miles, KU’s assistant director/student athlete development, said after the Jayhawks beat Texas Tech, 67-58, Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse the players kept the faith at 5-3 in conference play. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks figure to open week as new No. 1

As a reward for winning a 12th straight Big 12 regular-season title — and in response to top-ranked Villanova’s loss to Xavier — Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team figures to ascend to No. 1 in both the AP and USA Today polls on Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Still streaking: Kansas makes it 12 conference crowns in a row

To the delight of 16,300 fans who remained in their seats after the final buzzer sounded in KU’s 67-58 league-title clinching victory over the Red Raiders, members of Bill Self’s first league-title team at KU celebrated with the players who’d just assured the program’s 12th conference crown in a row. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Svi Mykhailiuk's emergence makes KU even more dangerous

Svi Mykhailiuk has taken his act, in the past seen mostly in practice, and gone public with it. As a result, an already strong Kansas University basketball roster has become deeper, smoother, more dangerous. By Tom Keegan

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Tubby Smith: Bill Self 'deserves' to be Big 12 Coach of Year

Entering Saturday’s showdown with No. 2 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith’s squad had won five consecutive games, six of its last seven and elevated Smith from a coach fans grumbled about to a frontrunner for Big 12 coach of the year honors. And then the Jayhawks knocked off the Red Raiders, 67-58, to clinch KU’s 12th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks earn share of 12th straight Big 12 title

Twelve it is. Thanks to Saturday’s convincing 67-58 victory over Texas Tech (the second hottest team in the Big 12 during the past few weeks), the Kansas University men’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the 12th year in a row. By Matt Tait

KU-Texas Tech women at a glance

A look at Saturday's Kansas-Texas Tech women's basketball game

Utah clobbers Kansas baseball

Kansas University sophomore pitcher Jon Hander made his first start since missing the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the Jayhawks fell to Utah, 15-1, on Friday.

Two Jayhawks snare track titles

Kansas University’s Daina Levy won the weight throw, and Sharon Lokedi won the 5,000 to pace the Jayhawk women at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

KU swimming in 2nd at Big 12

Kansas University earned 12 podium finishes to climb back up to second place in the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships.

KU tennis falls to WSU

Wichita State handed Kansas University’s women’s tennis team its first dual loss of the season, 5-2, on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas softball 1-1 at tourney

Kansas University found itself on both ends of walk-off endings to college softball games Friday at the South Florida Softball Stadium.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 26, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 26, 2016

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Jayhawks looking to make it a dozen in a row

If Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team, which has won eight consecutive games, today is able to defeat a Texas Tech squad that has won five in a row and six of seven, the Jayhawks will be crowned Big 12 champs for the 12th-straight season.