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Azubuike bounces back to lift Jayhawks past Ichabods

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike gets dozens of text messages every day, but it was one that came late last week that had a major impact on his bounce-back performance during Thursday’s 79-52 Kansas victory over Washburn in the exhibition finale.

Evening

Second-half surge allows Jayhawks to bury Washburn in exhibition finale

But once the Jayhawks started rolling in the second half of their final preseason exhibition, a feisty Washburn team finally buckled and KU cruised to a 79-52 victory. By Benton Smith

Morning

Washburn coach Brett Ballard eager for opportunity to return to Allen Fieldhouse

Jayhawk, Ichabods set for exhibition clash at 7 p.m. Thursday

Washburn basketball coach Brett Ballard has known about Thursday’s exhibition clash with his alma mater for about 18 months, but he and his former boss have hardly talked about it. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: KU forward Dedric Lawson already looks like a pro

Dedric Lawson easily could have passed for an NBA veteran Tuesday night, stopping by his perennial powerhouse school, giving teenagers the thrill of running with them as he treats them as equals.

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Azubuike bounces back to lift Jayhawks past Ichabods

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike gets dozens of text messages every day, but it was one that came late last week that had a major impact on his bounce-back performance during Thursday’s 79-52 Kansas victory over Washburn in the exhibition finale.

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Notebook: Washburn coach Brett Ballard enjoys return to Allen Fieldhouse

Ahead of Thursday’s 79-52 loss to top-ranked Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, Washburn coach and former KU walk-on Brett Ballard was asked a few dozen times how he felt about returning to his old stomping ground. But Ballard, who also worked on KU coach Bill Self’s staff for seven years after graduating in 2003, said his plan all along was to wait until after the game was over to decide how he felt.

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Second-half surge allows Jayhawks to bury Washburn in exhibition finale

But once the Jayhawks started rolling in the second half of their final preseason exhibition, a feisty Washburn team finally buckled and KU cruised to a 79-52 victory. By Benton Smith

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Wiretapped phone call of KU coach may become part of NCAA inquiry; AD confirms NCAA hasn't started on De Sousa review

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Thursday that a wiretapped phone conversation where a KU coach and an Adidas representative discussed the possibility of paying a recruit may be part of a future “inquiry” with the NCAA. But Long left unclear whether he has done anything to already ascertain what the intentions were of KU assistant basketball coach Kurtis Townsend when he was caught on tape with Adidas representative Merl Code discussing inducements that might have to be given to attract a top recruit.

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No déjà vu?: Jayhawks halfway to exorcising 2 demons from disappointing 2017 season

In a 2017 season filled with low points, no stretch felt quite as cavernous for the Kansas football team as a pair of back-to-back shutout blowouts on the road, at Iowa State and TCU. Joe Dineen, even after Kansas exorcised some of those old demons by beating TCU in Lawrence, said some players don’t want the lowest moments of 2017 creeping into their minds as they prepare. By Benton Smith