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'It's just not normal': Jayhawks slip at Allen Fieldhouse again, lose to Texas Tech

Two streaks ended Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse and another might be in jeopardy after the Red Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak to Kansas and won for the first time ever in Lawrence. By Matt Tait

No. 18 Red Raiders knock off No. 10 Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse

No one on the Kansas basketball team thought winning in the Big 12 would be easy this season, and Texas Tech made sure to remind the Jayhawks of that Tuesday night, in KU’s conference home opener. The No. 18-ranked Red Raiders did more than give the No. 10 Jayhawks a battle, the men in black from Lubbock, Texas, out-worked KU at Allen Fieldhouse to earn a 85-73 victory and never even trailed. By Benton Smith

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Game day Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. No. 18 Texas Tech

A look at some of the keys for 10th-ranked Kansas in tonight's 2017-18 Big 12 home opener against No. 18 Texas Tech. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Stone-faced Red Raiders not typical visitors to fieldhouse

In 43 seconds midway through the second half Tuesday night, a 13-point Kansas deficit withered to six points. Pandemonium in the stands. Panic for the visitors was certain to follow. Surely, Kansas was in the midst of one of its wild second-half comebacks. Guess again. By Tom Keegan

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'It's just not normal': Jayhawks slip at Allen Fieldhouse again, lose to Texas Tech

Two streaks ended Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse and another might be in jeopardy after the Red Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak to Kansas and won for the first time ever in Lawrence. By Matt Tait

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Texas Tech coach Chris Beard after 85-73 win: 'In no way did I expect to beat Kansas'

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard was brutally honest during his postgame session with the media following Tuesday's 85-73 victory over 10th-ranked Kansas. By Matt Tait

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No. 18 Red Raiders knock off No. 10 Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse

No one on the Kansas basketball team thought winning in the Big 12 would be easy this season, and Texas Tech made sure to remind the Jayhawks of that Tuesday night, in KU’s conference home opener. The No. 18-ranked Red Raiders did more than give the No. 10 Jayhawks a battle, the men in black from Lubbock, Texas, out-worked KU at Allen Fieldhouse to earn a 85-73 victory and never even trailed. By Benton Smith

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Game day Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. No. 18 Texas Tech

A look at some of the keys for 10th-ranked Kansas in tonight's 2017-18 Big 12 home opener against No. 18 Texas Tech. By Matt Tait

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Fueled by skepticism, KU football shocked many with Orange Bowl triumph

Talib, Mangino recall Jayhawks' decade-old accomplishment

About a decade ago, a prominent ESPN college football announcer ran into then-KU football coach Mark Mangino. “Coach, I think you did a heck of a job. You’ve got a great team,” Mangino related of the interaction. “You can’t beat Virginia Tech.” Such an anecdote rings comical now, with the 10-year anniversary of the Jayhawks’ Jan. 3, 2008 Orange Bowl victory coming up on Wednesday. At the time, though, Mangino and his Jayhawks simply welcomed the doubters. By Benton Smith