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Tom Keegan: A floater is the newest weapon in Mason's repertoire

Quick-leaping, 6-foot-8 Texas Tech forward Zach Smith was in the midst of an impressive night. Smith smelled another blocked shot, but not even Fearless Frank Mason would have the temerity to put up a shot with Smith’s long arms and 9-inch height advantage standing in his way, would he? By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Jayhawks notch milestone win; Rush's number to be retired

An 85-68 victory Saturday was win No. 2,200 all-time for the Kansas men's basketball program, making the Jayhawks just the second program in college basketball history to reach the 2,200-win plateau. By Matt Tait

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Extra Emphasis: Defensive intensity sparks Jayhawks in win over Texas Tech

A pretty game it was not, unless you were looking through the eyes of Kansas coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait

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Mason, Graham lead Jayhawks past Texas Tech, 85-68

Frank Mason III added another not-so-subtle reminder of his importance to the success of Kansas basketball this season Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where the 5-foot-11 senior guard produced his eighth game of 20-plus points, leading the No. 3 Jayhawks to an 85-68 home win over Texas Tech.

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Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe picks Kansas

Chalk up another transfer for the Kansas men’s basketball team. And this one will be eligible next January after sitting out the second semester this season and first semester next season. Arizona State freshman Sam Cunliffe on Saturday afternoon confirmed that he had committed to KU to continue his college basketball career. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks confident better defense is on the horizon

Tired of watching his team allow opposing players to get to the rim for easy baskets, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has spent the past couple of weeks digging through his bag of tricks to try to inspire his third-ranked Jayhawks to put forth better defensive effort. By Matt Tait

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Texas Tech

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in Saturday's Big 12 showdown with Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.By Matt Tait

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KU's Bill Self admires coaching path taken by first-year Texas Tech coach Chris Beard

One of the first encounters Kansas coach Bill Self had with first-year Texas Tech coach Chris Beard came back when Self was the head coach at Tulsa and Beard was the head coach at Fort Scott Community College. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Finally, Kansas and Kansas State feel like genuine rivals

During his one and only season at Kansas State 10 years ago, basketball coach Bob Huggins said that both teams have to win games for any series to constitute a rivalry. Since Kansas was winning nearly all the games at the time, he concluded, it wasn't a rivalry. He was right.

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Upon further review: Self says he saw Svi's walk on replay

Nearly two full days removed from the actual incident itself, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s game-winning layup — and the extra steps that led to it — continued to be a hot topic on Thursday. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: No reason point guard not in Josh Jackson's NBA future

Give me one reason Kansas freshman Josh Jackson can’t spend most of his NBA career as a point guard.

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Defensive struggles a real concern for third-ranked Kansas

Tuesday night, in thrilling fashion, a second consecutive Kansas basketball victory was overshadowed, at least to those within the program, by serious concerns about the Jayhawks’ defense. By Matt Tait

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Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike's surgery deemed success

Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike won’t be returning to the court any time soon, but the 7-footer and his coaches received some good news about his injured left wrist.

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Notebook: Lucas emerges as 'most consistent' player; Jackson earns another technical

If it was not already evident from his 15-point, 17-rebound effort last Friday in a road win over TCU, Kansas senior Landen Lucas buttered his own bread and made it obvious during Tuesday’s 90-88 victory over Kansas State.

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Tom Keegan: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk a world traveler who got away with one

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk traveled all the way from Ukraine to Lawrence to pursue his dream of becoming an NBA player. He’s a world traveler, all right, but never had he experienced any travel as memorable as one from Tuesday night that he’ll never forget. By Tom Keegan