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Repeat performance: Jayhawks deliver another blowout in Italy

The talent of the opponent was slightly better but so were the Jayhawks. That was the story Thursday night from Rome, where the Kansas men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on its four-game Italian exhibition tour with a 92-61 victory over Players Group Roma, a collection of professional players from various Italian leagues. By Matt Tait

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Vatican tour a mind-blowing experience for Jayhawks

For Kansas guard Sam Cunliffe, an Italian Catholic who grew up among pictures on his grandparents’ walls of the old country’s most magical places, the signature moment of Thursday’s team trip to Vatican City came when he was in the silent Sistine Chapel staring up at Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” some 70 feet above his head.

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Tom Keegan: Solution to free-throw woes lies down under for Udoka Azubuike

As well as he did in so many other areas in a pair of exhibition games in Rome, center Udoka Azubuike did nothing to quiet concerns about the gaping hole in his game: He can’t shoot free throws. If he doesn’t become significantly better, he leaves himself open to opponents employing a Hack-A-Dok strategy against him on a regular basis.

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KU notebook: Udoka Azubuike learns his lesson

The thing about Udoka Azubuike’s second game in Italy this summer — a 92-61 win over Players Group at Honey Sport City gymnasium in Rome — was not that he stopped dunking or even that he stopped dunking so hard. Instead, the KU big man started dunking smarter. By Matt Tait

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KU holding Armstong out of practices, but Beaty wants DE back on field quickly

The Big 12’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year watched most of Thursday morning’s Kansas football practice from the sideline. But Dorance Armstrong’s coaches aren’t nearly as concerned about the severity of what ails the star defensive end as they were a year ago at this time. By Benton Smith

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Repeat performance: Jayhawks deliver another blowout in Italy

The talent of the opponent was slightly better but so were the Jayhawks. That was the story Thursday night from Rome, where the Kansas men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on its four-game Italian exhibition tour with a 92-61 victory over Players Group Roma, a collection of professional players from various Italian leagues. By Matt Tait

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Vatican tour a mind-blowing experience for Jayhawks

For Kansas guard Sam Cunliffe, an Italian Catholic who grew up among pictures on his grandparents’ walls of the old country’s most magical places, the signature moment of Thursday’s team trip to Vatican City came when he was in the silent Sistine Chapel staring up at Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” some 70 feet above his head.