Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) pulls his teammates together in a huddle during the first half on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at United Center.

Game day Breakdown: No. 4 KU basketball vs. South Dakota State

A look at some of the keys for fourth-ranked Kansas in Friday’s matchup with South Dakota State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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KU Student Senate, Kansas Athletics introduce basketball lottery system for low-income, first-generation students

A new partnership between the University of Kansas Student Senate and Kansas Athletics aims to make games at Allen Fieldhouse more accessible to traditionally underserved students.

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Tom Keegan: Better stamina and fewer fouls mean more minutes for Udoka Azubuike

The most significant number produced in Kansas’ 65-61 victory over Kentucky in the Champions Classic leapt off the box score as if it were a typo. Udoka Azubuike, a broad-shouldered 7-footer who carries 280 pounds, played 34 minutes and did it against fast and quick Kentucky.

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Self says Billy Preston's status unchanged

Jayhawks preparing to play without their freshman forward Friday night

The Kansas men's basketball team went into Thursday's practice preparing to play Friday's game against South Dakota State without Billy Preston. By Matt Tait

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Five-star guard Quentin Grimes calls feeling of signing with KU indescribable

Quentin Grimes, a five-star guard ranked No. 11 by in the Class of 2018, announced his commitment to Kansas at a ceremony at College Park High in The Woodlands, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Shortly thereafter, he sent his national letter of intent to the KU basketball offices to make his commitment official. By Matt Tait

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KMCI-TV reaches deal with Spectrum Sports to simulcast early-season KU basketball games

There's good news for Kansas City-area Kansas basketball fans who in recent years have struggled to see a handful of early-season KU games televised on The Jayhawk Network. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks want to get sophomore center Udoka Azubuike more shots

On a night when the Kansas men's basketball team shot 35 percent from the floor and won, the one Jayhawk who finished with a field goal percentage above 50 percent had just five attempts. By Matt Tait

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KU says benched basketball player hit curb on 19th Street, damaged tires; university still mum on 'financial picture'

Local law enforcement agencies did not take any reports over the weekend of a vehicle accident involving University of Kansas basketball player Billy Preston.

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‘Big-boy play’: KU dominates offensive boards in ‘great, grind-it-out win’

Sometime in the hours before his 2:30 a.m. snack of popcorn ended up on his beard — and Devonte’ Graham’s Snapchat story — Malik Newman was hitting a crucial shot in KU’s 65-61 win over Kentucky. Yet it was the play before that encapsulated the difference in the game. By Scott Chasen

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KU coach Bill Self confident freshman forward Billy Preston will be back but unsure of when

Shortly after his team survived a scare from seventh-ranked Kentucky despite playing basically just six guys, Kansas coach Bill Self offered a little more information into the traffic incident that kept freshman forward Billy Preston in street clothes. By Matt Tait

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Clutch plays key Kansas victory over Kentucky at Champions Classic

Just about everything visual about Tuesday's Champions Classic clash between No. 4 Kansas and No. 7 Kentucky at United Center showed that the Wildcats had won. That is, unless you were looking at the scoreboard. While John Calipari's latest crop of young Kentucky Wildcats made the bigger, brighter and louder plays throughout the game's first 30 minutes, it was the Kansas experience that closed and led the Jayhawks to a 65-61 victory. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Udoka Azubuike lifts up the Jayhawks in win over Kentucky

Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot. That’s it as far as front-court players go for Kansas unless and until athletic department administrators are satisfied that a “clearer financial picture specific to the vehicle,” freshman Billy Preston was driving in a one-car accident Saturday morning does not impair the talented freshman forward’s eligibility. By Tom Keegan

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No. 4 Jayhawks top No. 5 Wildcats in blue blood battle

College basketball’s two winningest programs squared off Tuesday night at Chicago’s United Center, and though the game footage won’t be headed to the hall of fame, blue bloods Kansas and Kentucky provided some early season drama in the nightcap of the Champions Classic. Coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks prevailed, 65-61, against John Calipari’s Wildcats in a battle of top-five teams that wasn’t decided until the final minute.

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Notebook: Preston sits again due to off-the-court incident; Newman earns first start

For the second consecutive game, Kansas freshman Billy Preston did not suit up for the Jayhawks during Tuesday's Champions Classic clash with Kentucky at United Center. By Matt Tait

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Another off-the-court incident sidelines KU's Billy Preston vs. Kentucky

Chicago — For the second consecutive game, Kansas freshman Billy Preston did not suit up for the Jayhawks during Tuesday's Champions Classic clash with Kentucky at United Center.

November 2017