Stories for December 28, 2006


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Extra Minutes: Kansas 63, Detroit 43

Tying up loose ends from a 20-point win which seemed was much closer than the final score indicates. Though it wasn't pretty, continued strong defense and Mario Chalmers' second straight 22-point performance did enough.

Big 12 Bowl games under way

With 8 Big 12 Bowl games in the next 5 days, one might have trouble keeping up. Tonight, 3 Big 12 games were played.

Jayhawks look sloppy in win over Detroit-Mercy

Behind Mario Chalmers 22 points, the Jayhawks were able to overcome a supposed lack of focus and terrible free throw shooting to take care of the visiting Detroit Mercy Titans.

Chalmers again scores 22, KU pulls away late

Chalmers scored on a with less than a minute to go, giving him a team-high 19 points on the night and KU a 60-43 lead. He then hit a final three-pointer to put KU up 63-43 and give himself his second straight 22-point game. That was the final score, and Chalmers' point total led all scorers. Brandon Cotton had 20 for Detroit, who drops to 3-9. KU, 11-2, hosts Rhode Island Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Robinson treats himself to happy holiday

Teammates join non-traveler at Wednesday's KU hoops clinic

After carefully considering his options, Russell Robinson decided to stay local for Christmas rather than travel back to his native New York.

OSU knows 'Bama

Alabama wants to prove it can live up to its glorious bowl history. Oklahoma State wants to keep building one.

Missouri players on road to recovery

Missouri was almost back to full strength for its final practice of the season on Wednesday, shaking off an illness that hit more than 20 players, assistant coaches and children who made the Sun Bowl trip.

California wary of A&M's Lane

Jorvorskie Lane has the chance to dance his way into Holiday Bowl lore.

Rutgers fired up for KSU

Scarlet Knights hope to make history

It took some time for Rutgers to get over squandering its chance to reach the Bowl Championship Series.

Huggins hiring creates big buzz

New KSU hoops coach hottest sports topic in Sunflower State

Firing Kansas State basketball coach Jim Wooldridge hardly caused a stir.

Woodling: Big 12's bowl blitz beckons

Eight games in five days. Never has the Big 12 Conference had so many football teams playing in such a tight postseason time span.

UConn extends streak

Jeff Adrien had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 12 Connecticut to an 84-41 victory over Coppin State on Wednesday night, extending the Huskies' home winning streak to 30 games.

Boggan, Durant earn Big 12 honors

Oklahoma State senior Mario Boggan and Texas freshman Kevin Durant are the Phillips 66 Big 12 men's basketball player and rookie of the week, respectively.

Knight takes first crack at record

Texas Tech plays host to UNLV as legendary coach looks for win No. 880

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance walked into a convenience store in Lake Placid, N.Y., last summer, 1,658 miles from his campus. The clerk looked up, noticed the Tech logo on his T-shirt and said: "Bobby Knight, Bobby Knight."

Detroit guard bounces back

It's a wonder - some say a miracle - former McDonald's All-American Brandon Cotton was able to play basketball at all last season at University of Detroit Mercy.