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The Svi Show: Mykhailiuk shoots Jayhawks past South Dakota State, 98-64

In order for a tired group of Jayhawks to handle their business Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse, one of the Kansas basketball team’s seven scholarship players needed to step to the forefront early and plant some seeds of doubt in the minds of their opponents from South Dakota State. By Benton Smith

Evening

Svi Mykhailiuk catches fire, sparks blowout win over South Dakota State

The only person who could stop Svi Mykhailiuk was Svi Mykhailiuk. Early in the first half against South Dakota State, the senior guard cot fire, tallying 19 points in what would become a blowout win. By Scott Chasen

Early Morning

Tom Keegan: Better stamina and fewer fouls mean more minutes for Udoka Azubuike

The most significant number produced in Kansas’ 65-61 victory over Kentucky in the Champions Classic leapt off the box score as if it were a typo. Udoka Azubuike, a broad-shouldered 7-footer who carries 280 pounds, played 34 minutes and did it against fast and quick Kentucky.

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The Svi Show: Mykhailiuk shoots Jayhawks past South Dakota State, 98-64

In order for a tired group of Jayhawks to handle their business Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse, one of the Kansas basketball team’s seven scholarship players needed to step to the forefront early and plant some seeds of doubt in the minds of their opponents from South Dakota State. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Walk-on Clay Young fit right in during KU's win over SDSU

Blending with stars from the perennial national powerhouse Kansas basketball team and trending on Twitter, senior forward Clay Young had an even more memorable Friday night than the luckiest of college students. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Bill Self passes Roy Williams with win over SDSU, KU commits 0 turnovers in 1st half

Bill Self would've been just fine if the topic of his place on the all-time wins list at KU never came up. By Scott Chasen

Payne ties KU's kills record, Jayhawks top Texas Tech

Kansas All-American senior Kelsie Payne tied the program's career kills record and the volleyball team ended a two-game losing streak with a four-set road victory over Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena, 27-25, 25-14, 22-25, 25-22.

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Billy Preston sits for third straight game; Self says no update

Three games into the season, freshman Billy Preston still hasn’t made his debut for Kansas basketball. By Benton Smith

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Svi Mykhailiuk catches fire, sparks blowout win over South Dakota State

The only person who could stop Svi Mykhailiuk was Svi Mykhailiuk. Early in the first half against South Dakota State, the senior guard cot fire, tallying 19 points in what would become a blowout win. By Scott Chasen

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Explosive OU offense will challenge both sides of ball for Kansas

For all the challenges the staggering Kansas football team has endured at various points throughout what stands as a nine-game losing streak, the Jayhawks just might be in for their most formidable trial yet. No. 3 Oklahoma, averaging 44.3 points a game and a nation-leading 600.7 yards, hasn’t scored fewer than 29 points in a game this season. Its opponent Saturday at Memorial Stadium, KU, hasn’t scored 30 points in a game since September and has averaged 12.5 points in the six defeats since. By Benton Smith

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Game day breakdown: KU football vs. No. 3 Oklahoma

Other than the players and coaches who occupy the Kansas locker room, there might not be a single person who follows college football who expects the Jayhawks to beat Oklahoma. Earlier this week, KU chancellor Douglas Girod endorsed third-year head coach David Beaty and his long-term vision for the program. So there couldn’t be less pressure on the home team, considered a five-touchdown underdog. By Benton Smith

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Game day Breakdown: No. 4 KU basketball vs. South Dakota State

A look at some of the keys for fourth-ranked Kansas in Friday's matchup with South Dakota State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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KU Student Senate, Kansas Athletics introduce basketball lottery system for low-income, first-generation students

A new partnership between the University of Kansas Student Senate and Kansas Athletics aims to make games at Allen Fieldhouse more accessible to traditionally underserved students.

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Tom Keegan: Better stamina and fewer fouls mean more minutes for Udoka Azubuike

The most significant number produced in Kansas’ 65-61 victory over Kentucky in the Champions Classic leapt off the box score as if it were a typo. Udoka Azubuike, a broad-shouldered 7-footer who carries 280 pounds, played 34 minutes and did it against fast and quick Kentucky.