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Getting to know: Arizona State basketball

Off to the program’s first 8-0 start since 1974, Arizona State has been one of the top surprises throughout college basketball. Ranked No. 16, it’s the first time ASU has entered the Associated Press poll since the 2008-09 season. Highlighted by a high-powered offense, the Sun Devils ... Continue reading

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What’s it like to beat Kansas? Opposing players treasure upset wins

The price of 13 consecutive Big 12 titles and a lofty national ranking is that Kansas will almost always be circled on the calendar by opponents. Look no further than Wednesday’s 74-65 loss against Washington in Kansas City, Mo., where the Huskies tried to make a statement ... Continue reading

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More Frank Mason III could be prescription for Sacramento success

Arco Arena, the former home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, had a notoriously noisy reputation, thanks to the cowbell-wielding fanatics who occupied its seats. Brand-new Golden 1 Center, the Kings’ new permanent residence in California’s capital, hasn’t had the chance to become so renowned yet. But you ... Continue reading

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Early signing period cranks up pressure for college football coaches

Twelve days removed from college football’s first December signing period, Kansas ranks next-to-last in the Big 12 with 12 verbal commitments. Only Kansas State, which never does as well in recruiting on paper as on the football field, has fewer (11) verbals. The rest of the Big ... Continue reading

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National reaction to KU’s loss to Washington somewhat mixed

Losses tend to expose all kinds of weaknesses and quickly send the focus of both the team and the fan base to what is not going right as opposed to what is. > “We're not a good execution team,” KU > coach Bill Self said after the ... Continue reading

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Lagerald Vick the lone current Jayhawk to set career-high point total in losing effort

Thanks to [Wednesday night's 74-65 loss to Washington at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.,][1] Lagerald Vick now owns the distinction of being the only player on the 2017-18 KU basketball roster to set his career high in a losing effort. It's a bit of a rare ... Continue reading

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Lindsey Scott Jr., brings exciting possibilities at quarterback

The first thing I liked reading about Lindsey Scott Jr., quarterback of national-champion East Mississippi Community College, was his height. He’s listed at 5-foot-11, which means schools that can afford to be picky about such things decided not to recruit him for fear he would have trouble ... Continue reading

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Former LSU QB and NJCAA national champ Lindsey Scott Jr. considering KU football

A former LSU quarterback with both a high school state title and an NJCAA national championship on his résumé is examining the University of Kansas as his next potential stop. Earlier this week, Lindsey Scott Jr., helped East Mississippi Community College — the program made famous the ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Sprint Center Setback

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Bill Self on loss to Washington: ‘We deserved exactly what we got tonight’

After a 74-65 loss to Washington on Wednesday, Kansas coach Bill Self and senior guard Devonte' Graham talked about the team's struggles against UW's zone defense and what they learned from the loss. Continue reading

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Lagerald Vick tops ratings in loss to Washington

**1 - Lagerald Vick:** Syracuse coach Mike Hopkins picked his poison and the poison he picked was Vick. He gave him the breathing room to operate inside the lane and extended the Washington zone to take away 3-pointers. Vick missed enough shots to make it work. He ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks fall victim to Washington’s zone

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Postgame Report Card: Washington 74, Kansas 65

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 74-65 loss to Washington on Tuesday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: C- ---------- Outside of Lagerald Vick, who, himself, had a few ups and downs but also delivered a career-high 28 points, the KU offense struggled ... Continue reading

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Graham’s monster games the first of their kind at KU since 1970

Andrew Wiggins (41), Elijah Johnson (39) and Ben McLemore (36) all scored more points in a single game during their time as Jayhawks than current KU senior Devonte' Graham scored last week. But, unlike Graham, who tallied a career-high 35 points in back to back wins over ... Continue reading

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Sam Cunliffe soon will be more than just a practice player for Kansas

By the time Sam Cunliffe is eligible to play in his first game for Kansas, which will be at Nebraska on Dec. 16, barring one of his professors spacing out and not getting his first-semester grade in on time, the Seattle native will have played in practice ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

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Stock watch: Top Jayhawks project as 2nd-round picks in 2018 NBA Draft

Devonte’ Graham’s shooting display in Miami this past weekend was [so impactful it wowed Heat president Pat Riley][1], who, according to Kansas coach Bill Self, said the senior guard “put on a show” in a victory over Syracuse. That 35-point deluge alone — even coupled with Graham’s ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Washington basketball

Only a few days after facing Jim Boeheim and Syracuse’s zone defense, the Kansas basketball team will see plenty of similarities against Mike Hopkins, a longtime Syracuse assistant, and Washington’s new zone defense. The Huskies (6-2) have won their last four games, all of them at home ... Continue reading

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Which Jayhawk is most likely to join Devonte’ Graham as a 30-point scorer?

We all now recognize how flammable the shooting hand of Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham can get, in wake of his back-to-back 35-point performances this past week, spearheading victories over Toledo and Syracuse. It’s safe to say any one of the Jayhawks’ starters, Graham confirmed, could put up ... Continue reading

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Big 12 team in red jerseys has what it takes to compete against Jayhawks

The masses wouldn’t be so quick to treat this Kansas basketball team’s bid for a 14th consecutive Big 12 title almost as a formality if it considered the size, speed, skill and experience level of one of the teams it faces. Before considering the name across the ... Continue reading