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Program guy: Veteran Landen Lucas helps KU topple WVU

Landen Lucas’ career-high 16 rebounds helped Kansas University beat West Virginia, 75-65, and grab a share of first place in the Big 12 Conference standings with the Mountaineers and Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday night. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Jayhawks beat WVU, setting up three-way tie for first in Big 12

Known mostly as a role player filling a defensive niche at KU’s 5 spot, Landen Lucas made his presence felt on that end of the floor, finishing with 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in 29 minutes, but also contributed on offense more than he normally does, adding 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting and No. 6 Kansas knocked off No. 10 WVU, 75-65. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Under pressure: Kansas must take care of ball to win

West Virginia’s basketball team, which has been referred to as “Press Virginia” this season and last because of the Mountaineers’ effective full-court defense, harassed Kansas University into a season-high 22 turnovers in the Jayhawks’ 74-63 loss on Jan. 12 in WVU Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Expect dogfight tonight at Allen

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll says West Virginia is the 10th-best team in the nation and third-best in the Big 12, behind No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 6 Kansas. The Big 12 standings say otherwise. The Mountaineers sit alone atop the conference with an 8-2 record, one game ahead of the Jayhawks and Sooners in the loss column. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Brannen Greene escapes doghouse at perfect time

Brannen Greene looked as if he enjoyed the view Tuesday night from 20-plus feet outside the rim in Allen Fieldhouse so much better than the vantage point from the coach’s doghouse, where he has been sent multiple times in his career. By Tom Keegan

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Program guy: Veteran Landen Lucas helps KU topple WVU

Landen Lucas’ career-high 16 rebounds helped Kansas University beat West Virginia, 75-65, and grab a share of first place in the Big 12 Conference standings with the Mountaineers and Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday night. By Gary Bedore

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Bob Huggins not surprised by Landen Lucas' performance

Known mostly as a role player who fills a defensive niche at Kansas University's revolving door of a 5 spot, Landen Lucas helped KU hold off West Virginia, 75-65, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse by making his sixth consecutive start and delivering 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in 29 minutes while also adding nine points on 4-of-5 shooting. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks beat WVU, setting up three-way tie for first in Big 12

Known mostly as a role player filling a defensive niche at KU’s 5 spot, Landen Lucas made his presence felt on that end of the floor, finishing with 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in 29 minutes, but also contributed on offense more than he normally does, adding 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting and No. 6 Kansas knocked off No. 10 WVU, 75-65. By Matt Tait

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Under pressure: Kansas must take care of ball to win

West Virginia’s basketball team, which has been referred to as “Press Virginia” this season and last because of the Mountaineers’ effective full-court defense, harassed Kansas University into a season-high 22 turnovers in the Jayhawks’ 74-63 loss on Jan. 12 in WVU Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Expect dogfight tonight at Allen

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll says West Virginia is the 10th-best team in the nation and third-best in the Big 12, behind No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 6 Kansas. The Big 12 standings say otherwise. The Mountaineers sit alone atop the conference with an 8-2 record, one game ahead of the Jayhawks and Sooners in the loss column. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8, 2016