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Despite distractions, No. 11 Kansas torches No. 16 Texas Tech for important win

The questions lingered, doubt ran rampant and genuine concern to the point of full-fledged worrying was starting to cast its shadow on the entire Kansas basketball world. And then, the Jayhawks returned to the building they call home and calmed everyone’s biggest fears.

Quick recap: No. 11 Kansas trounces No. 16 Texas Tech to end two-game skid

Saturday served as a nice reminder that the Big 12 conference still runs through Lawrence. Despite all the recent distractions, Kansas ended a two-game skid by trouncing one of its biggest threats to the throne. No. 11 KU led the for the duration of its 79-63 victory over No. 16 Texas Tech Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Devonte Graham's pregame message fuels KU to dominant performance over Texas Tech

Former point guard Devonte’ Graham, who is now with the Charlotte Hornets, is still finding ways help Kansas win, even though he is 11 months removed from his last action in a Jayhawk uniform. Before KU’s 79-63 victory over Texas Tech, Graham gave the team a message that proved to be pivotal Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. Just before the team ran through the tunnel, Kansas played Graham’s message on the TV in the locker room.

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KU is still fighting for ineligible forward Silvio De Sousa

If the “Free De Sousa” chants from the student section and the raucous roar from the Allen Fieldhouse crowd when he took the floor and later was shown on the video board were not enough of an indication that the Jayhawks are still fighting for ineligible forward Silvio De Sousa, Kansas coach Bill Self’s comments after the game had to be.

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Benton Smith: Silvio De Sousa ruling could galvanize Jayhawks

It’s no coincidence that one of the Kansas basketball team’s most impressive victories of the season came on the heels of the Jayhawks learning the on-court fate of one of the program’s most popular players. Throughout the first three months of the schedule, there always remained a chance. Maybe KU could add 6-foot-9 forward Silvio De Sousa to its lineup, and take off to another level as a result.

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Despite distractions, No. 11 Kansas torches No. 16 Texas Tech for important win

The questions lingered, doubt ran rampant and genuine concern to the point of full-fledged worrying was starting to cast its shadow on the entire Kansas basketball world. And then, the Jayhawks returned to the building they call home and calmed everyone’s biggest fears.

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Quick recap: No. 11 Kansas trounces No. 16 Texas Tech to end two-game skid

Saturday served as a nice reminder that the Big 12 conference still runs through Lawrence. Despite all the recent distractions, Kansas ended a two-game skid by trouncing one of its biggest threats to the throne. No. 11 KU led the for the duration of its 79-63 victory over No. 16 Texas Tech Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

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NCAA's De Sousa ruling raises new questions about whether KU coaches committed violations

University of Kansas officials already have used the terms “mean-spirited” and “vindictive” to describe the NCAA and its suspension of KU basketball player Silvio De Sousa. But NCAA officials also used a term that should have the full attention of the leaders and fans of KU basketball: "booster."

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Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett out for Saturday's game vs. Texas Tech

A bad day got worse for the Kansas men's basketball team on Friday, when sophomore guard Marcus Garrett injured his left ankle toward the end of KU's Friday afternoon practice. By Matt Tait

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Game day breakdown: No. 11 Kansas basketball vs. No. 16 Texas Tech

A look at some of the keys for 11th-ranked Kansas in today's Big 12 battle with No. 16 Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait