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Notebook: KU has little time to recover before Big Monday

After losing 86-81 at Iowa State Saturday night, Kansas University will play Oklahoma at 8 p.m., Monday in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Former teammate expects 'Mayor' to stick around Ames

ESPN GameDay crew member Jay Williams, who was a teammate of Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg with the Chicago Bulls, says Cyclone fans shouldn’t worry about the popular coach heading to the NBA.

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Column: Thinking longterm, Self benches Alexander in second half

Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander, far more physically gifted than Landen Lucas and able to bank on a longer organized basketball history than Jamari Traylor, played 14 minutes and produced six points, six rebounds and a blocked shot, all of that production coming in 12 first-half minutes Saturday night in an 86-81 KU loss at Iowa State. By Tom Keegan

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ISU atmosphere 'speaks for itself'

Cyclones credit home crowd after beating KU

With ESPN's College Gameday in the building for the first time in school history, a little more than 7,000 wild and crazy Iowa State fans showed up bright and early for the first taping and didn't leave until the final score was in their favor and smiles were plastered on their faces. By Matt Tait

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Cyclones blow by Jayhawks at Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State (13-3, 3-1) repeatedly beat the (14-3, 3-1) Jayhawks up and down the court on the fast break, scoring inside and out in an 86-81 victory that tightened up the Big 12 standings big-time at this oh-so-early juncture of the season. By Gary Bedore

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Cyclones out-run Jayhawks in KU road loss

Iowa State and its fans waited all day and night for a chance to show the nation it was capable of beating mighty Kansas. And then the Cyclones went out and did it. After a back-and-forth first half that ended with ISU leading by three, the Cyclones (13-3 overall, 3-1 Big 12) jumped out to a nine-point lead early in the second half and never looked back in topping Kansas, 86-81.

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Hilton typically a rugged venue

Hilton Coliseum, home of the Iowa State basketball team, is where super fan Melvin Weatherwax confronted Bill Self and screamed at the Kansas University coach after Elijah Johnson dunked with one second left in KU’s 108-96 overtime victory in 2013.

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Self says Ellis not far from breakout

Kansas University forward Perry Ellis’ shooting percentage — which topped at a sizzling 54.9 percent last year — has dipped to 41.7 percent through 16 games of his junior season.

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Self saw a couple positives against OSU

Just a sophomore, Wayne Selden Jr., is savvy enough to know that Kansas University’s basketball rematch against Oklahoma State on Feb. 7 in Stillwater could turn out differently than Tuesday’s 67-57 KU victory in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Prep SG Ferguson watches Kansas win

Terrance Ferguson, a 6-foot-6 junior shooting guard from Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, attended Tuesday’s 67-57 Kansas University basketball victory over Oklahoma State.

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Notebook: Cliff Alexander goes 'extreme' on jam

Point guard Frank Mason III, like most in attendance for Kansas University’s 67-57 win over Oklahoma State Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, left the game impressed with a vicious one-handed dunk by freshman forward Cliff Alexander in the first half.

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Foul-fest breaks out at fieldhouse

Jayhawks, Cowboys combine to shoot 71 free throws

Kansas University’s basketball team won a glorified free-throw shooting contest against Oklahoma State on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Column: Kelly Oubre Jr. makes plays on both ends of floor

Ref’s whistles, too many of them, gave the game a feel of a faucet being turned on, then off, then on, then off. In part, Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. can be thanked for the ugly play, because his contributions at both ends. When he saw a clear path to the lane, he drove there and defenders fouled him. Another stoppage in play on the way to KU’s 67-57 victory against Oklahoma State. By Tom Keegan

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Throw-away win: Self disappointed with KU's showing against OSU

The result — a 10-point victory over Oklahoma State — was about the only aspect of Tuesday’s 2 hour, 27 minute basketball game that proved satisfying to Kansas University’s tough taskmaster, Bill Self. “It was a bad game, a long game,” Self said of a 67-57 victory over his alma mater in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Cowboys find no rhythm in road loss

Asked after Tuesday night's 67-57, slugfest loss at Allen Fieldhouse what it was about his Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas University men's basketball team that occasionally causes emotions to boil over, OSU coach Travis Ford was at a loss for words. By Matt Tait