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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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KU women surge past Texas Tech, 60-47

The Kansas women's basketball team matched its Big 12 win total from last season after a 60-47 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday at United Supermarkets Arena.

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Tom Keegan: It will take more than great coach to win loaded Big 12

Bill Self's the same coach he was in leading KU to consecutive conference title Nos. 1 through 13, but he has a more difficult job this time because his general manager hasn’t supplied him with as balanced and deep a roster as usual. In college sports, of course, the general manager is the coach.

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KU coach Bill Self: 'I'm concerned about everything'

Less than an hour after KU's 21-point victory over Stanford in Sacramento just before Christmas, Kansas coach Bill Self offered a brutally honest but hopeful assessment of where his team stood entering conference play. Two games and 12 days later, many of the same things Self was concerned about then appear to be legitimate problems for this Kansas team, which fell to No. 18 Texas Tech, 85-73 on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse and dropped to 1-1 in Big 12 play for the first time since the 2005-06 season. By Matt Tait