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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) puts up a three over Vermont guard Ernie Duncan (20) during the first half, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Vick’s career night leads veteran-heavy KU attack in 84-68 win over Vermont

If it’s an identity the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team is seeking, the Jayhawks may have found it Monday night. Their veterans will lead them. Six days after watching an all-freshman backcourt lead the team to victory on the bright lights, big city stage at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, a couple of old heads helped Kansas survive a legitimate scare from a good Vermont team, 84-68, at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

November 12, 2018

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