Stories for January 7, 2017


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Tom Keegan: A floater is the newest weapon in Mason's repertoire

Quick-leaping, 6-foot-8 Texas Tech forward Zach Smith was in the midst of an impressive night. Smith smelled another blocked shot, but not even Fearless Frank Mason would have the temerity to put up a shot with Smith’s long arms and 9-inch height advantage standing in his way, would he? By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Jayhawks notch milestone win; Rush's number to be retired

An 85-68 victory Saturday was win No. 2,200 all-time for the Kansas men's basketball program, making the Jayhawks just the second program in college basketball history to reach the 2,200-win plateau. By Matt Tait

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Extra Emphasis: Defensive intensity sparks Jayhawks in win over Texas Tech

A pretty game it was not, unless you were looking through the eyes of Kansas coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait

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Mason, Graham lead Jayhawks past Texas Tech, 85-68

Frank Mason III added another not-so-subtle reminder of his importance to the success of Kansas basketball this season Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where the 5-foot-11 senior guard produced his eighth game of 20-plus points, leading the No. 3 Jayhawks to an 85-68 home win over Texas Tech.

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Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe picks Kansas

Chalk up another transfer for the Kansas men’s basketball team. And this one will be eligible next January after sitting out the second semester this season and first semester next season. Arizona State freshman Sam Cunliffe on Saturday afternoon confirmed that he had committed to KU to continue his college basketball career. By Matt Tait