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Kansas center Hunter Mickelson is congratulated by coach Bill Self during KU's 96-69 win over the Lafayette Leopards Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Hunter Mickelson plays way into lineup, produces

One of Kansas University’s best big men in practice the last 10 days has been a guy who, until Saturday, had played the least amount of minutes in games. He’s Arkansas transfer Hunter Mickelson, who after logging one minute in the last five contests and 14 minutes in five games all season, erupted for eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes in Saturday’s 96-69 rout of Lafayette in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

December 20, 2014

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