Stories for November 15, 2016


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Gameday Breakdown: No. 7 KU basketball vs. No. 1 Duke

A look at some of the keys to the KU men's basketball team's 2016-17 Champions Classic showdown against No. 1 Duke, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. By Matt Tait

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Fearless Frank: Mason drills game-winning shot for 77-75 win over No. 1 Duke

With his face plastered on all sides of a building dubbed as the World’s Most Famous Arena on the outside, Kansas senior Frank Mason III knocked down the biggest shot of his Kansas career on the inside to lift No. 7 KU to a 77-75 victory over No. 1 Duke. By Matt Tait

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Not this time: Jayhawks avoid OT, second loss by knocking off Duke

Even if they would have come against two highly-ranked, well-known programs, the Kansas Jayhawks weren’t interested in starting the season 0-2. Following a timeout with 8.2 seconds to play in regulation, senior KU guard Frank Mason nailed a dagger pull-up jumper to beat No. 1 Duke, 77-75, Tuesday night at the Champions Classic, inside New York’s Madison Square Garden. By Benton Smith

KU-SMU women at a glance

A preview of the Kansas women's basketball team's game against SMU on Tuesday.

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Eight Kansas volleyball players earn all-conference academic honors

Kansas seniors Maggie Anderson, Tayler Soucie and Cassie Wait, junior Kayla Cheadle and redshirt freshman Patricia Montero received first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Juniors Ainise Havili, Tori Miller and Madison Rigdon earned second-team recognition. announces contest to give away historic Wilt Chamberlain print

Basketball season is finally here, and the Lawrence Journal-World and are doing something special to commemorate the rich history of KU basketball.

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Kansas defense loses two to season-ending injuries

Olobia tore Achilles tendon; Roberts ruled out due to shoulder issue

While key Kansas football seniors play their final game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday against Texas, two key defensive players will not get that same opportunity. KU head coach David Beaty announced Tuesday neither would-be starting linebacker Marcquis Roberts nor defensive end Anthony Olobia — both seniors — would be available, due to injuries. By Benton Smith

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 14, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas players fared in NBA games of Nov. 14, 2016.