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KU freshman Josh Jackson suspended 1 game for inattentive driving incident, not telling coach

Another off-court legal issue came to light Wednesday as the Kansas basketball program prepared for the start of the 2017 postseason. Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday morning announced that freshman guard Josh Jackson would miss Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinal at Sprint Center to serve a one-game suspension for his role in a traffic incident in early February. By Matt Tait and Conrad Swanson

Evening

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham more solid than spectacular during strong junior season

While many expected junior guard Devonte' Graham to take his scoring punch to the next level this season, the Raleigh, N.C., native was much more well-rounded from start to finish and provides Kansas an incredible luxury heading into the postseason. By Matt Tait

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TCU's Jamie Dixon hoping to bring program Big 12 tourney success

From 2004 to 2013, Jamie Dixon helped Pitt basketball become somewhat synonymous with the grueling Big East Tournament, reaching the finals four times and winning it in 2008. It’s a tradition the first-year TCU coach would like to bring with him to the Big 12’s postseason showcase. By Benton Smith

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TCU set to face top-seeded Kansas in Big 12 quarterfinal

Representing the top seed in the Big 12 tournament at Sprint Center, Kansas coaches and players knew their quarterfinal would come against a team the Jayhawks swept in the regular season. Now they know exactly who they will have to knock off in the quarterfinals to advance. TCU, the event’s No. 8 seed, handled ninth-seeded Oklahoma, 82-63, Wednesday night, setting up a third meeting this season with KU.

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Sophomore Lagerald Vick expected to fill big shoes

Typically, those day-before-a-tournament-game practices that are open to the media amount to little more than extended shooting sessions. But Wednesday afternoon, inside Sprint Center, the Kansas men’s basketball team had work to do. By Matt Tait

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KU freshman Josh Jackson suspended 1 game for inattentive driving incident, not telling coach

Another off-court legal issue came to light Wednesday as the Kansas basketball program prepared for the start of the 2017 postseason. Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday morning announced that freshman guard Josh Jackson would miss Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinal at Sprint Center to serve a one-game suspension for his role in a traffic incident in early February. By Matt Tait and Conrad Swanson

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Italy, here come the Kansas Jayhawks

Arrivederci, Lawrence. The Kansas Jayhawks are headed to Italy.