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Williams Education Fund director leaving

The director of the Williams Education Fund for Kansas Athletics since Aug. 2016, Matt Baty, is leaving the department, KU announced on Thursday.

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KU coach Bill Self seeking more aggressive approach from freshman guard Quentin Grimes

After his 21-point, 6-of-10-from-3-point-range shooting performance against Michigan State in Kansas’ season-opening victory at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis a lot of the talk surrounding freshman Quentin Grimes’ delightful debut centered on the fact that the shooting guard played with a free mind and just let it fly. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: No need to panic about KU getting leapfrogged for No. 1 (again)

Udoka Azubuike, Lagerald Vick and Dedric Lawson won’t be losing any sleep with Monday’s news that Gonzaga vaulted past Kansas to the No. 1 spot in the new AP poll. Neither will their coach, Bill Self, whose list of things to worry about doesn’t include any mention of how many votes his team did or didn’t receive. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks land at No. 11 in NCAA's first NET rankings of 2018-19 season

The Kansas men's basketball team may have held on to the No. 2 spot in this week’s Associated Press poll, voted on by various media members who cover college basketball, but the Jayhawks could not crack the Top 10 in the first ever NET Rankings, released Monday by the NCAA. By Matt Tait

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KU's Dedric Lawson earns second Big 12 player of the week honor of 2018-19 season

After posting a pair of double-doubles in New York last week, Kansas junior Dedric Lawson earned Big 12 player of the week honors for the second time this season, the Big 12 announced Monday. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks return home from Big Apple with increased confidence, lingering questions

After four days of basketball-centric time in New York City last week, the Kansas men’s basketball team celebrated its NIT Season Tip-Off title with a little fun in the Big Apple. By Matt Tait

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Big night on big stage leaves KU's Lawson brothers beaming

New York — Their pick-and-roll might not have been as vicious at 3 feet tall as it is today at 6-foot-9 and 6-foot-7. But Dedric and K.J. Lawson sure are glad to be back out on the court together making plays for their team. By Matt Tait

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No. 2 Kansas outlasts No. 5 Tennessee to stay undefeated

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson may not quite be worthy of mention in the same breath as former KU stars Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham just yet. But he’s gaining on it. And he played a huge role in KU's hard-fought, 87-81 overtime win over No. 5 Tennessee on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Marcus Garrett misses game against No. 5 Tennessee

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self revealed before Friday’s game with No. 5 Tennessee that sophomore forward Marcus Garrett would not play because of what KU officials called, “concussion-like symptoms.”

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Jayhawks, Vols ready for Top 5 showdown in Brooklyn

It’s a Top 5 showdown on Black Friday for the NIT Season Tip-Off title at Barclays Center. And Kansas coach Bill Self believes the game could be more important for his second-ranked Jayhawks than it is for No. 5 Tennessee. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Defensive prowess earns Marcus Garrett second-half start vs. Marquette

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett was on the floor to start the second half of KU’s come-from-behind, 77-68 victory over Marquette at Barclays Center Wednesday night. By Matt Tait

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No. 2 Jayhawks erase early deficit to push past Golden Eagles

Brooklyn, N.Y. — With the cameras rolling and the college basketball world watching — not to mention his parents and KU administrators — Kansas junior Dedric Lawson chose not to use the actual word that KU coach Bill Self used at halftime of the Jayhawks’ 77-68 victory over Marquette that got things turned around Wednesday night at Barclays Center. By Matt Tait

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Strong second half lifts No. 2 Kansas to win over Marquette

Brooklyn, N.Y. — A new-look lineup and some added energy and aggression saved the second-ranked Kansas basketball team in a 77-68 victory over Marquette in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals Wednesday night at Barclays Center.

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Game day: No. 2 Kansas basketball vs. Marquette

A look at some of the keys for second-ranked Kansas in tonight's NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal showdown with Marquette at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. By Matt Tait

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Marquette coaches, players ready for big test in showdown with Kansas

New York — Raised in the tradition-rich Duke basketball program, Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski is well aware of what life as a blue blood feels like. And this week, the man Duke fans lovingly called “Wojo” is on the other side of it. Before his Marquette Golden Eagles hit the road to face second-ranked Kansas in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Wojciechowski offered up his thoughts on the Jayhawks past and present. By Matt Tait