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Last Stand: No. 3 Jayhawks surge past No. 4 Baylor in final minutes, 67-65

As the Kansas Jayhawks filed off the floor of Baylor’s Ferrell Center on Saturday afternoon, some looking exhausted, others with arms raised in victory, assistant coach Jerrance Howard hollered instructions on the way back to the locker room. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

Managing Motley again key for Kansas in rematch with Baylor

The last time the Kansas men’s basketball team faced Baylor menace Johnathan Motley, the Jayhawks watched the junior forward go off for 14 points in one half and barely move the needle for two more points in the other. By Matt Tait

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Kansas softball wins two shutouts

Ania Williams pitched a one-hit shutout and Alexis Reid tossed a two-hit shutout as Kansas softball team won two games Saturday in the Osprey Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.

Kansas baseball falls to Liberty, 6-1

The Kansas baseball team was held to four hits Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season against Liberty, 6-1, at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C.

KU golfers third after second round

Kansas’ men’s golf team held third place among 22 teams after the second round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Saturday in Palm Desert, Calif.

Kansas goes cold in 75-60 loss to Texas Tech

Kansas’ women’s basketball team sprinted to an 11-point first-half lead but couldn’t hold it in a 75-60 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

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Notebook: Buzzer-beater gives Jayhawks 'big momentum boost' at half; KU up three games in Big 12

On a day when No. 3 Kansas made just 5-of-20 3-point attempts in a 67-65 win over No. 4 Baylor, back-to-back 3-pointers just before halftime helped save the Jayhawks.

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Tom Keegan: With brains and brawn, Lucas is the key in crunch time

Most of the 10,021 in Ferrell Center whistled, waved, hollered and did whatever else they thought might influence Landen Lucas to miss at the free-throw line with the game tied and 11.5 seconds showing on the clock. By Tom Keegan

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Last Stand: No. 3 Jayhawks surge past No. 4 Baylor in final minutes, 67-65

As the Kansas Jayhawks filed off the floor of Baylor’s Ferrell Center on Saturday afternoon, some looking exhausted, others with arms raised in victory, assistant coach Jerrance Howard hollered instructions on the way back to the locker room. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks win battle of top-four teams at Baylor

KU now up 3 games in Big 12

With the unflinching approach the Kansas basketball team has shown all season long, the Jayhawks took a major step toward the program’s 13th-consecutive Big 12 championship Saturday afternoon, with a 67-65 road victory at Baylor. By Benton Smith

Walk-off home run drops KU softball

The Kansas softball team lost its first two games of the season Friday, including a 10-inning thriller to North Florida, 8-6, in the Osprey Invitational.