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Well adjusted: Tyshawn Taylor comfortable with Josh Selby now

It took Tyshawn Taylor 2 1/2 weeks — four games — to adjust fully to freshman sensation Josh Selby’s presence in Kansas University’s basketball lineup.

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Marcus Morris named Wooden Award midseason candidate

Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris has been selected as a John Wooden Award midseason top 30 candidate, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.

Texas hires Mississippi State’s Manny Diaz to be defensive coordinator

Filling a critical need on a coaching staff that went through a major shakeup after a 5-7 season, Texas hired Mississippi State defensive coordinator Man

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Well adjusted: Tyshawn Taylor comfortable with Josh Selby now

It took Tyshawn Taylor 2 1/2 weeks — four games — to adjust fully to freshman sensation Josh Selby’s presence in Kansas University’s basketball lineup.

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Break makes KU basketball better, but could immaturity return?

The list of things to love about Kansas University’s undefeated, third-ranked basketball team runs deep.

UMKC's Michael Gholston Jr. relishes reunion with best friend Travis Releford

UMKC junior Michael Gholston Jr. didn’t log much time on the court during Wednesday’s 99-52 men’s basketball loss at No. 3 Kansas University.

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Travis Releford's windmill dunk draws kudos

Travis Releford’s windmill dunk Wednesday was so impressive, even the opposition complimented him.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: No. 9 Missouri mauls N. Alabama, 98-58

Kim English scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a victory over Div. II North Alabama on Wednesday night.

KU hoops notebook

Kansas junior Markieff Morris, who picked up a technical foul for jawing with a UMKC player with 16:02 left, did not play the rest of the game.

Taylor Martinez committed to Huskers

Quarterback Taylor Martinez is returning to Nebraska for his sophomore season, and he wants to quash speculation that he’s thinking of transferring.