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Three's Company: Jayhawks hit record 17 3-pointers to top Texas

There were a bunch of reasons to wonder whether 11th-ranked Kansas could kick off its quest for a 14th consecutive Big 12 title on the right foot Friday night at Frank Erwin Center against Texas. And the Jayhawks had 17 answers during a 92-86 victory that was not quite as close as the final score indicated. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks bombard Longhorns with 3-pointers to win Big 12 opener

As Kansas opened Big 12 play Friday night at Frank Erwin Center, it didn’t take long for Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba to establish himself as a force inside defensively, what with his 7-foot-9 wingspan and active hands and feet. So the No. 11 Jayhawks used one of their greatest strengths, their 3-point shooting, to avoid the dangerous Bamba and win, 92-86, in Austin, Texas. By Benton Smith

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Game day breakdown: No. 11 KU basketball at Texas

A look at some of the keys for 11th-ranked Kansas in tonight's Big 12 opener in Austin, Texas. By Matt Tait

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Three's Company: Jayhawks hit record 17 3-pointers to top Texas

There were a bunch of reasons to wonder whether 11th-ranked Kansas could kick off its quest for a 14th consecutive Big 12 title on the right foot Friday night at Frank Erwin Center against Texas. And the Jayhawks had 17 answers during a 92-86 victory that was not quite as close as the final score indicated. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks adjust appropriately to long arms of Longhorns freshman

Mohamed Bamba played his first Big 12 game Friday night at Frank Erwin Center against visiting Kansas and made it a memorable one for everyone in attendance. Kansas won the game, 92-86, on the strength of 3-point shooting, and Bamba kept the Longhorns in it, flirting with a triple-double. Bamba dominated the paint in the first half and finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocked shots. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Marcus Garrett earns spot in starting lineup; De Sousa travels but awaits certification

Marcus Garrett sure has impeccable timing. After making the first start of his career in KU's home opener this season against Tennessee State on Nov. 10, Garrett picked up his second start on Friday night in the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener at Texas. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks bombard Longhorns with 3-pointers to win Big 12 opener

As Kansas opened Big 12 play Friday night at Frank Erwin Center, it didn’t take long for Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba to establish himself as a force inside defensively, what with his 7-foot-9 wingspan and active hands and feet. So the No. 11 Jayhawks used one of their greatest strengths, their 3-point shooting, to avoid the dangerous Bamba and win, 92-86, in Austin, Texas. By Benton Smith

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Change of plans: Looking back at 11 Class of 2018 prospects who decommitted from KU football

In the sphere of college football recruiting, assigning programs and their coaches credit for landing verbal commitments from prospects can prove dicey, due to the potentially temporary nature of a player’s non-binding words. KU's dreams of competing with college football’s juggernauts on the recruiting front this year perished as de-commitments trickled in, following a memorable junior day for the Jayhawks more than 10 months ago, when six high school players — now all considered three- or four-star talents — stated their intentions to eventually join Kansas. By Benton Smith

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Game day breakdown: No. 11 KU basketball at Texas

A look at some of the keys for 11th-ranked Kansas in tonight's Big 12 opener in Austin, Texas. By Matt Tait