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Tom Keegan: KU’s Selden not dwelling on past

Nobody on Kansas University’s roster needed this basketball season to start in July instead of the customary November more than junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., even if it meant flying all the way to South Korea to cleanse the stench of another premature March exit. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Blood will be blue in Iowa

College basketball blue bloods. It’s an unofficial designation with a difference of opinion on which schools deserve the label. The general consensus zeros in on six schools. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Strange bracket does KU no favors

When I looked at the bracket, the first two things I noticed were that No. 2 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 seed Duke, both in the West region, were given easier roads than Kansas to the Final Four. I still like KU’s chances better than theirs, but its seems KU drew the short straw. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Tough group of Jayhawks keep on conquering

First, the Kansas University basketball team conquered the world in South Korea. Next came the island of Maui. The grueling Big 12 regular season, a marathon in which the Jayhawks fell behind for a blink, proved a particularly gratifying championship. Saturday, Kansas claimed the Big 12 Tournament title in Sprint Center, with an 81-71 victory against relentlessly physical West Virginia. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Carlton Bragg following Perry Ellis' development path

College basketball wasn’t always as easy as Perry Ellis, a McDonald’s All-American from Wichita, has made it look lately. For stretches during his freshman season, he looked lost, not unlike current freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III driving KU's success

Nothing lasts forever. One of these decades, Bill Self will retire, an athletic director will botch the hire, and the once-proud Kansas University basketball program will have to cobble together a backcourt out of one player who committed to Towson, another to Appalachian State. And what will come of the Jayhawks then? Wait, that’s right, Frank Mason III originally committed to Towson, Devonté Graham to Appalachian State. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Cozart has seen Kansas offense from many perspectives

It’s possible Kansas University rising senior Montell Cozart has had the most diverse X-and-O education of any quarterback in the history of college football.

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Tom Keegan: Self clearly Big 12’s best

I considered Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins, but when it came time to fill out my Associated Press All-Big 12 college basketball ballot, I voted Kansas University’s Bill Self as coach of the year. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Beaty adds spice to spring

Coming off an 0-12 season and heading into one that will feature the smallest home crowds in decades, the Kansas University football program didn’t have much chance to generate any interest from the first day of spring practices. Wrong! By Tom Keegan

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Matt Tait: Frank Mason III shows defensive pride KU needs

One of the best indicators that a team owns a pretty strong killer instinct showed up loudly on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse during top-ranked Kansas University's 85-78 victory over Iowa State. Not only did the Jayhawks avenge the third of their three Big 12 losses this season by knocking out the Cyclones with a late surge, they did it by almost completely flipping the script on one of Iowa State’s best players. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Manning brought value(s) to KU

The last time I watched Evan Manning run onto the floor as his name was called during the pregame introduction of the starting lineups, it was at Free State High and he went on to total 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 65-54 victory against Shawnee Mission West. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Offense, defense? Kansas has both

For most ranked college basketball teams the question elicits an easy response: Does it do a better job of scoring or keeping teams from scoring? By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks not taking passive approach to anything

Kansas didn’t just win Monday night in the Erwin Center, it won by a first-round TKO, slamming the Longhorns 86-56 after jumping to a 15-0 lead. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Veterans bode well for Self, Kansas

If you believe in patterns, then you have reason to believe this will go down as a memorable season for Kansas University’s team. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Svi Mykhailiuk's emergence makes KU even more dangerous

Svi Mykhailiuk has taken his act, in the past seen mostly in practice, and gone public with it. As a result, an already strong Kansas University basketball roster has become deeper, smoother, more dangerous. By Tom Keegan