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Making waves: Jayhawks hope to bond — and win — in Maui

A talented but inexperienced Kansas University basketball team struggled mightily during the 2005 Maui Invitational.

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Marcus Denmon leads No. 21 Missouri past Notre Dame

Missouri's Marcus Denmon figured he had about 30 friends and family members inside the Sprint Center on Monday night, taking advantage of the chance to see the hometown kid made good.

North Carolina St. 77, Texas 74

C.J. Leslie scored 17 points and North Carolina State overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to beat Texas 77-74 on Monday night in the third-place game of the TicketCity Legends Classic.

Contrite Gary Pinkel apologizes after DWI arrest, plea

Suspended Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he "failed miserably" as a role model after his recent drunken-driving arrest and guilty plea.

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Kansas football rebounding again

Say what you will about Kansas University football coach Turner Gill’s two seasons at KU, but it’s hard to dispute that Gill has become highly skilled at putting blowout losses in the past and moving on to the next game. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

Seattle prep Anrio Adams confirms pledge

The commitment of Seattle combo guard Anrio Adams, which was reported in Sunday’s Journal-World, is now official. Adams, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior from Rainier Beach High, told Rivals.com on Sunday he’d spoken to Kansas University coach Bill Self, who Adams said, “is very excited I’ve decided to attend Kansas.”

Mays’ late layup lifts KU women past Wake

A layup from sophomore Keena Mays with five seconds left gave the Kansas University women’s basketball team a 74-73 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday.

Maui tournament field loaded

Working as master of ceremonies at the Sunday-morning news conference featuring the eight 2011 EA Sports Maui Invitational coaches, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas poked a little fun at his former coach and current employer.

ESPN trio a treat

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, an integral part of the best broadcasting trio in the business, is so good at his job because he’s talented and prepares obsessively. But he’s even luckier than he is good. Bilas and Sean McDonnough have the best seats in the house. No, not their court-side seats. They get to sit next to the most colorful man in the business on airplanes and airports, in restaurants and bars. Lucky men.

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Making waves: Jayhawks hope to bond — and win — in Maui

A talented but inexperienced Kansas University basketball team struggled mightily during the 2005 Maui Invitational.