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The Day After: Near-perfection in Austin, Texas

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) gets a slam on a put-back dunk against Texas during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

By several accounts, Saturday's 75-62 victory over Texas in Austin was the Jayhawks' best game of the 2014-15 season. It's hard to argue that. So ...

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Determined Cliff Alexander leads KU off the bench at UT

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) delivers a dunk against the Texas zone defense late in the second half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

1 - Cliff Alexander: Aggressiveness beats height every time. Playing against one of the nation’s tallest teams, the freshman from Chicago powered his way to ...

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Getting to know No. 17 Texas

Texas head coach Rick Barnes has harsh words for Demarcus Holland during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

More often than not, Kansas University’s basketball team has found success against Texas. All-time, KU is 23-8 against the guys in burnt orange. But winning ...

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NFL Pro Bowl to include 3 Jayhawks for first time since 1963

Former Jayhawks (L to R) Darrell Stuckey, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris at this year's Pro Bowl in Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Harris)

When the best of the best in the NFL hit the field for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Arizona, the rosters will include three former Jayhawks ...

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As expected, President Obama talks basketball during visit to KU

President Barack Obama speaks at Kansas University, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

President Barack Obama visited Kansas University this morning to visit with KU students and several Lawrence residents on the heels of this week's State of ...

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The Day After: Overcoming OU

Kansas guard Devonte Graham (4) holds up three fingers to celebrate his shot beyond the arc that shot high off the rim and down through the net during the first half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

It was one of the wildest games in Allen Fieldhouse in quite some time and featured two teams fighting from start to finish that played ...

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Tarik Black fitting in with Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Tarik Black (28) pulls down a rebound from Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker, right, in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Boy, are the Los Angeles Lakers glad Houston picked up Josh Smith. This, of course, has nothing to do with the Western Conference standings — ...

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Kelly Oubre asserts himself, leads Jayhawks vs. Sooners

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) pulls back for an attempted dunk as he attacks the basket against Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler (00) during the second half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

1 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: He made two of the three-pointers when KU came out on fire making all eight of its first three-pointers. Was ...

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Kansas drops two spots to No. 11 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) loses the ball as it is stripped by Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue (22) and guard Monte Morris (11) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas dropped from ninth to 11th in the Associated Press college basketball poll, released today. Arizona, Notre Dame and Iowa State moved ahead of the ...

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Getting to know No. 18 Oklahoma

Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger pleads to an official during the first half on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

As Bill Self mentioned following Kansas University’s Saturday night loss at Iowa State, the Jayhawks don’t have much time to recover and prepare for another ...

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The Day After: Slapped by the Cyclones

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) loses the ball as it is stripped by Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue (22) and guard Monte Morris (11) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Hilton Coliseum.

With College Gameday in the building and hype around the game growing throughout the week, Iowa State answered the challenge of welcoming the Kansas men's ...

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Perry Ellis leads Kansas in setback at Iowa State

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) puts up a shot over Iowa State forward Georges Niang (31) during the second half on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Hilton Coliseum.

1 - Perry Ellis: Played with a better motor than many teammates. Hit the deck for loose balls, worked hard to get open, hustled for ...

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Getting to know the No. 11 Cyclones

Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg watches late in the second half on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Having “The Mayor” back in Ames, Iowa, has done wonders for Iowa State’s basketball program. Fred Hoiberg, who averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds in ...

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Big game, environment awaits KU

Kansas players, from left, Wayne Selden, Perry Ellis, Frank Mason and Jamari Traylor watch a pair of free throws from Kelly Oubre with head coach Bill Self after a flagrant foul by Baylor during the second half on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

It’s only mid-January, but the No. 9-ranked Kansas University basketball team is about to play one of its biggest games of the regular season. No. ...

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Toughness, teamwork common themes on David Beaty’s coaching staff

Today marked the third time since 2010 that I've found myself in the position of having to walk into a room full of football coaches ...

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The Day After: Cutting down the Cowboys

Teammates Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) and guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) come in to celebrate with Frank Mason III after Mason drew a foul on a bucket during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Kansas University men's basketball team jumped out to 3-0 in Big 12 play with a 67-57 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night at ...

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Mason once again paces Jayhawks

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) heads to the hoop against Oklahoma State forward Tavarius Shine (5) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

1 - Frank Mason III: Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers, but it was a big one on his way to 16 points and a ...

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Getting to know the No. 24 Cowboys

Just a few days ago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self called Oklahoma State one of the surprising Big 12 teams this season. The Cowboys — ...

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Jacque Vaughn focused on coaching Magic, not rumors or speculation

Orlando Magic's head coach Jacque Vaughn coaches against Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

When Jacque Vaughn accepted the position of head coach of the Orlando Magic before the 2012-13 season, he knew the organization had a long way ...

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Kansas moves up three spots to No. 9 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas recruits Carlton Bragg, Tyler Dorsey, Stephen Zimmerman and Brandon Ingram watch the action during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

After surviving Baylor on the road and thrashing Texas Tech at home, Kansas moved up three spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press college ...

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