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Wayne Selden Jr. maturing as mother, brother watch from stands

KU junior again shines as Kansas blows out Baylor

Wayne Selden, Jr.’s mom, Lavette, pumped her left fist and smiled as her son backpedaled on defense after hitting his career-high tying fifth three-pointer with 10 1/2 minutes left in Kansas University’s 102-74 Big 12-opening victory over Baylor on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Jayhawks put up 102 in Big 12 opener vs. Baylor

Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Baylor Bears walked into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon and, as soon as the ball was tossed into the air for the opening tip, never stood a chance. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Manning: Don’t sell Ellis short

In late November, on a small patch of grass in the middle of paradise, Kansas University basketball legend and current Wake Forest coach Danny Manning entertained questions about the possibility of coaching against his alma mater in the 2015 Maui Invitational.

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Kansas-West Virginia women's basketball preview

Here's a preview of Sunday's Kansas-West Virginia women's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 2, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 2, 2015

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Notebook: Jayhawks 'made everything' early to set up rout

On Saturday, Kansas set itself up for a 102-74 thumping of Baylor at Allen Fieldhouse by making six threes in the opening seven minutes, allowing the Jayhawks to get out to a 24-4 lead.

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BIG Monday: Kansas, Oklahoma should enter showdown as top 2 teams in country

Kansas University’s 102-74 rout of Baylor and Oklahoma’s 87-83 home victory over Iowa State on Saturday combined to set up a really big, ESPN Big Monday showdown between the Jayhawks and Sooners. By Gary Bedore

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Wayne Selden Jr. maturing as mother, brother watch from stands

KU junior again shines as Kansas blows out Baylor

Wayne Selden, Jr.’s mom, Lavette, pumped her left fist and smiled as her son backpedaled on defense after hitting his career-high tying fifth three-pointer with 10 1/2 minutes left in Kansas University’s 102-74 Big 12-opening victory over Baylor on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham deserves some credit for KU's success

Even members of a Kansas fan base that sets expectations for its basketball team higher than Andrew Wiggins ever dreamed of soaring sported expressions of disbelief at the way the Jayhawks overwhelmed a nationally-ranked opponent at the outset of Saturday’s Big 12 opener. By Tom Keegan

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Scott Drew: KU clearly nation's top team

Roughly 18 minutes after the final horn sounded on his team's 102-74 loss at second-ranked Kansas University, Baylor coach Scott Drew tried to scoop the Associated Press voters whose weekly Top 25 ballots are due Sunday night. “I think there's no doubt who the No. 1 team in the nation is,” Drew said. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks put up 102 in Big 12 opener vs. Baylor

Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Baylor Bears walked into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon and, as soon as the ball was tossed into the air for the opening tip, never stood a chance. By Matt Tait

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Manning: Don’t sell Ellis short

In late November, on a small patch of grass in the middle of paradise, Kansas University basketball legend and current Wake Forest coach Danny Manning entertained questions about the possibility of coaching against his alma mater in the 2015 Maui Invitational.

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Jayhawks to get taste of home

For the first time in the 13-year Bill Self era, Kansas University’s basketball team will play a pair of home games to open the Big 12 season.

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Tom Keegan: Doubles in Big 12 good test for play in NCAA

Considering it takes two victories over a Final Four opponent to cap a six-game winning streak and win a national title, not many schools can simulate conditions that difficult during the regular season.