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Mighty McCormack: Freshman center helps Kansas power past Texas in Big 12 quarterfinals

Kansas City, Mo. — Bigger was better for the 17th-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Big 12 tournament. In addition to playing with a bigger seed than they had in a decade, the third-seeded Jayhawks got a major lift from freshman big man David McCormack to power past 6th-seeded Texas, 65-57, Thursday night at Sprint Center. Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Devon Dotson leads KU's freshmen 4 as Jayhawks advance in Big 12 tourney

Kansas City, Mo. — Some coaches like to say that freshmen aren’t really freshmen anymore this time of year. The theory goes that they’ve played so many games by this point of a college basketball season, experienced so much in the previous four months that to label them as unqualified or inexperienced isn’t accurate.

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Mighty McCormack: Freshman center helps Kansas power past Texas in Big 12 quarterfinals

Kansas City, Mo. — Bigger was better for the 17th-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Big 12 tournament. In addition to playing with a bigger seed than they had in a decade, the third-seeded Jayhawks got a major lift from freshman big man David McCormack to power past 6th-seeded Texas, 65-57, Thursday night at Sprint Center. Matt Tait

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Kansas set for unlikely rubber match with West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals

Kansas City, Mo. — It is not the rubber match many people were expecting to take place.

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Les Miles fires up KU basketball fans at pre-game pep rally

After spending a little more than 10 minutes clapping, cheering and enjoying the scene inside the Power & Light District’s KC Live! block Thursday evening, a throng of mostly crimson and blue-clad fans crescendoed when a man they immediately recognized rambled onto the stage. By Benton Smith