Stories for December 31, 2018


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KU guard Marcus Garrett offers Jayhawks flexibility as a starter or reserve

Saturday’s return of KU junior Udoka Azubuike had ripple effects felt throughout the Jayhawks’ lineup. One day after Kansas basketball coach Bill Self talked about easing up on the high volume of minutes he had been giving KU guard Marcus Garrett in Azubuike’s absence, the sophomore from Dallas returned to the bench for the opening tip and played just 18 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 87-63 win over Eastern Michigan at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Individual honors, postseason success highlight Top 10 KU sports stories of 2018

Another year has come and gone for Kansas athletics and, like so many years before it, 2018 offered a wide range of good moments and bad ones, memorable names and faces and a few accomplishments that will live in KU’s history books forever. By Matt Tait

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KU's Bill Self believes Jayhawks' best practices will come in next 2 weeks

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is known for getting serious improvement out of his teams and players during winter break. And while the Jayhawks have had time to work on a few things during the past couple of weeks, Self said Monday that the bulk of the work and progress is still ahead. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Quentin Grimes on trajectory for offensive breakthrough

Ranked No. 5 in the nation and boasting an 11-1 record entering conference play, the Kansas basketball team, for as well as it has played, has not yet exhibited its full capacity on the court. The Jayhawks have a potential to play at an even higher level, and Quentin Grimes is talented enough to take them there. By Benton Smith