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Lightfoot's gutsy play lifts No. 13 Kansas to much-needed win over OSU

Allen Fieldhouse is loud. Mitch Lightfoot is louder. And with both his play and an audible Rick Flair-esque scream that somehow could be heard over the roar of the Allen Fieldhouse crowd as he walked to the bench for a timeout midway through Saturday’s second half, Lightfoot helped lead No. 13 Kansas to another much-needed 84-72 victory over Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait

Quick recap: No. 13 Kansas takes down Oklahoma State for 84-72 win

With a depleted roster, No. 13 Kansas took care of business when it returned to Allen Fieldhouse. Following a loss to its in-state rival, KU got back on track in a big way with a 84-72 win over Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks, who were without starters Marcus Garrett (injury) and Lagerald Vick (leave of absence), led by double digits for the final 10-plus minutes of the contest.

Jayhawks expect Vick back but are preparing to move on without him

Both Kansas coach Bill Self and junior forward Dedric Lawson said Friday that they expect senior guard Lagerald Vick to return to the team after his leave of absence that does not include a specific timetable for a return. By Matt Tait

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KU softball suffers two more losses in Kajikawa Classic

The Kansas softball team dropped two more games Saturday in Tempe, Arizona.

KU women's basketball toppled by Texas

Texas scored at least 19 points in all four periods en route to a 91-73 win over the Kansas women’s basketball team Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Benton Smith: Ochai Agbaji has become key player for KU after just 10 games

Ochai Agbaji wasn’t supposed to play this season. The Kansas basketball team, it appeared, didn’t need the freshman guard from Kansas City, Mo. Sure, KU’s coaches loved his longterm potential. But Agbaji could take a redshirt year and the Jayhawks would be just fine without him, what with their McDonald’s All-Americans and returning players with Final Four experience. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Jayhawks currently viewed as a 3 seed by committee

Midway through the first half of Saturday’s 84-72 victory over Oklahoma State, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee was busy revealing its early glance at where things stand today, with Selection Sunday now 5 weeks away. Entering Saturday, the 13th-ranked Jayhawks, according to the committee, were a 3 seed, on the same line as Purdue, Houston and Marquette. By Matt Tait

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CB Justin Ford reopens recruitment

It doesn’t appear Justin Ford will end up joining the Kansas football program after all.

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Lightfoot's gutsy play lifts No. 13 Kansas to much-needed win over OSU

Allen Fieldhouse is loud. Mitch Lightfoot is louder. And with both his play and an audible Rick Flair-esque scream that somehow could be heard over the roar of the Allen Fieldhouse crowd as he walked to the bench for a timeout midway through Saturday’s second half, Lightfoot helped lead No. 13 Kansas to another much-needed 84-72 victory over Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait

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Quick recap: No. 13 Kansas takes down Oklahoma State for 84-72 win

With a depleted roster, No. 13 Kansas took care of business when it returned to Allen Fieldhouse. Following a loss to its in-state rival, KU got back on track in a big way with a 84-72 win over Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks, who were without starters Marcus Garrett (injury) and Lagerald Vick (leave of absence), led by double digits for the final 10-plus minutes of the contest.

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Game Day Breakdown: No. 13 Kansas basketball vs. Oklahoma State

A look at some of the keys for 13th-ranked Kansas in today's Big 12 battle with Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse. The last time these two hooked up on KU's home court, the Cowboys walked away with an upset victory. By Matt Tait