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Tom Keegan: Kansas waiting for it all to click for Lagerald Vick

An inexperienced player still paralyzed by thinking about what he’s supposed to be doing, instead of instinctively doing it, Kansas sophomore Lagerald Vick too often is neither here nor there, rather over there, outside the play.

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Oklahoma State offers greater challenge than record indicates

Despite their 0-4 conference record and current position at the bottom of the Big 12 standings, the Oklahoma State Cowboys still rank in the top half in 10 of the 21 team statistics the conference tracks. By Matt Tait

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. Oklahoma State

A look at some of the keys for second-ranked Kansas in Saturday's home clash with Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait

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Lucas blueprint the perfect plan for Bragg

Sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. is mired in a funk similar to the one senior Landen Lucas battled to begin the season. But because the 6-foot-10 forward from Cleveland has spent most of his life dominating opponents and making headlines for his abilities on the offensive end of the floor, Bragg has not been able to follow the exact recipe that Lucas did to play his way through it. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Frank Mason best player in college basketball so far

Seldom does a college basketball player dominate a quarter of a game the way Kansas senior guard Frank Mason did Tuesday night to rally the Jayhawks to an 81-70 victory at Oklahoma.

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KU's Bill Self says Jayhawks 'don't deserve' top spot in national rankings

A couple of hours before the Kansas men’s basketball team put the finishing touches on an impressive comeback victory over Oklahoma Tuesday night in Norman, the top-ranked Baylor Bears were whipped by No. 10 West Virginia, clearing the way for Kansas to climb into the No. 1 spot in next week’s polls. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Mason had a different look in the second half; Self wins 400th game at KU

The words KU coach Bill Self heaped upon Kansas guard Frank Mason following Tuesday’s 81-70 victory over Oklahoma sure carried a lot of weight. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Self hits the perfect notes in halftime message

By the time Kansas basketball coach Bill Self sits in front of the microphones to discuss the game his team just played, he’s in board-room mode, smoothly reviewing the key points with a calm demeanor, sprinkling in humor, clearly communicating his message. By Tom Keegan

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Second-half sizzle: Jayhawks follow Mason's lead in 81-70 win over Oklahoma

The exclamation point on a ferocious Kansas comeback Tuesday night at Lloyd Noble Center against Oklahoma came with 7:47 to play, the perfect time on the game clock to describe the way KU freshman Josh Jackson soared through the sky. By Matt Tait

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Mason propels Jayhawks past Oklahoma, 81-70

Though a winning streak dating back to the second week of November appeared in jeopardy, No. 2-ranked Kansas basketball redeemed itself after a shaky first half at Oklahoma Tuesday night, securing 14th-year head coach Bill Self his 400th victory with the Jayhawks, in an 81-70 comeback win.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at Oklahoma

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in Tuesday's road clash with Oklahoma. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks bracing for tough challenge against struggling Sooners

A split crowd in Las Vegas and a TCU arena devoid of its regular student section because of winter break make up the extent of the Kansas men’s basketball team’s experience in true road games so far this season. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks jump to No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

Baylor takes over No. 1 spot

The Big 12 can claim the top two college basketball teams in the nation this week, but Kansas remains looking up at one of its conference foes in the latest AP Top 25, released Monday.

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Josh Jackson named Big 12 Newcomer of Week for third time

For the third time this season, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson’s myriad abilities and robust stat lines nabbed him Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday.

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Graham's big scoring night the result of KU's balance on offense

Kansas junior Devonte’ Graham entered Saturday night’s home game against Texas Tech averaging 12.5 points, 5 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game, but had yet to lead the Jayhawks in scoring. For a player who many believed could wind up as the Jayhawks’ leading scorer for the season — and, really, still could by the end of the year — those numbers, though good, were far from what was expected. By Matt Tait