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Tharpe has strong start in D-League

Former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe has averaged 6.8 points and 4.8 assists a game in his first five games with the Los Angeles D-fenders of the NBA Developmental League. The team plays in the Lakers’ practice facility which seats under 200 fans.

Report: Henry done for season

ESPN reported Monday that former KU guard Xavier Henry of the Los Angeles Lakers has a ruptured left Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

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Notebook: KU freshmen make watch list

Kansas University’s Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr., are included on the preseason Wayman Tisdale Award watch list. The award, which goes to the country’s top freshman, is sponsored by the USBWA. Duke’s Jabari Parker won a year ago.

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Perry Ellis scores 17 to bounce back

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who had four points and two boards against Kentucky, responded with 17 points in 26 minutes during KU’s 87-60 home win against Rider.

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Self has hard time starting 'guys who are late to tutoring'

Sophomore Landen Lucas (career best nine points, four boards, two steals) was in the starting lineup for this first time in his career Monday night in Kansas University’s 87-60 victory over Rider.

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Column: Graceful Mykhailiuk plays older than his age

Sharp mind, meet your perfect match: The first time Bob Dylan took pen to paper to write lyrics. Bill Gates’ introduction to a computer.  Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk playing his initial game of five-on-five. Column by Tom Keegan

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Graham could've played against Rider

Kansas University freshman guard Devonté Graham could have played if necessary on Monday night against Rider.

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Scoreless Selden goes pass-happy in rout of Rider

Kansas University sophomore Wayne Selden Jr. failed to score a point for the first time in his 38-game college career on Monday night. Before anybody thinks he had an off night ... the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Roxbury, Massachusetts dished a career-high nine assists against one turnover in an 87-60 rout of Rider. He took just four shots in 28 minutes. By Gary Bedore

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KU's energy, Alexander far too much for Rider

Following Monday night's 87-60 loss to Kansas University at Allen Fieldhouse, Rider basketball coach Kevin Baggett joked that he knew, however briefly, what it felt like to be KU coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait

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Kansas bounces back against Rider

In need of a feel-good effort to bounce back from last week's 32-point loss to Kentucky in Indianapolis in the Champions Classic, the Kansas University men's basketball team returned home to warm and cozy Allen Fieldhouse and got exactly what it was looking for in the form of a 87-60 victory over Rider.

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Self undecided on lineup for Rider

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self on Sunday said he hadn’t decided on his lineup for Monday night's game against Rider. By Gary Bedore

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Rider familiar with Kansas

Rider University basketball coach Kevin Baggett, a standout guard at St. Joseph’s in the late 1980s, took a recruiting trip to Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Seriously, folks, Self wants 40-plus points

The question tossed to Bill Self served as a perfect set-up for a comical one-liner. By Gary Bedore

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Self seeks urgency after loss to Kentucky

After suffering a 32-point loss to Kentucky on Tuesday night, then getting a day off Wednesday, Kansas University’s basketball players figured to be itching to return to the gym and practice with passion on Thursday.

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Graham injured shoulder vs. Kentucky; hasn't practiced

Kansas University freshman guard Devonté Graham suffered a sprained right shoulder in Tuesday’s game against Kentucky, coach Bill Self said Friday.