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'Turned up' at Texas: KU cruises to claim sole possession of Big 12 title

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self conveyed a simple message to his veteran players on the bus ride from the team hotel to Texas’ Frank Erwin Center on Monday night. “Coach told us we don’t want to share anything. We want to win it outright so we had to be focused coming down here. He told us to have fun out there (because) there wasn’t really any pressure on us,” KU senior forward Jamari Traylor said. By Gary Bedore

Jayhawks hammer Longhorns on the road to win Big 12 outright

For the second game in a row, the Kansas University men’s basketball team took on a team that was regarded as one of the hottest in the Big 12 and throughout college basketball, and the Jayhawks didn’t flinch. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

Back on top: Kansas hits home stretch as No. 1

A day away from March, with one week left in the regular season, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team took over the No. 1 spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released on Monday.

Night

Spark plug: Jamari Traylor making most of minutes

If nicknames were handed out to athletes based on the most common words their coaches used to describe them, Kansas University senior Jamari Traylor would be known as The Spark. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks not taking passive approach to anything

Kansas didn’t just win Monday night in the Erwin Center, it won by a first-round TKO, slamming the Longhorns 86-56 after jumping to a 15-0 lead. By Tom Keegan

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'Turned up' at Texas: KU cruises to claim sole possession of Big 12 title

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self conveyed a simple message to his veteran players on the bus ride from the team hotel to Texas’ Frank Erwin Center on Monday night. “Coach told us we don’t want to share anything. We want to win it outright so we had to be focused coming down here. He told us to have fun out there (because) there wasn’t really any pressure on us,” KU senior forward Jamari Traylor said. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Jayhawks hammer Longhorns on the road to win Big 12 outright

For the second game in a row, the Kansas University men’s basketball team took on a team that was regarded as one of the hottest in the Big 12 and throughout college basketball, and the Jayhawks didn’t flinch. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Back on top: Kansas hits home stretch as No. 1

A day away from March, with one week left in the regular season, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team took over the No. 1 spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released on Monday.