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Extra oomph: Ellis forceful in win over URI

One of Kansas University’s most forceful dunkers thus far this basketball season has been the unlikeliest of candidates: calm, cool, collected, laid-back Perry Ellis. The 6-foot-8 Ellis score a team-leading 17 points in the Jayhawks’ 76-60 first-round Orlando Classic victory over Rhode Island in HP Field House. By Gary Bedore

Afternoon

Jayhawks celebrate Thanksgiving with victory at Orlando Classic

There clearly was no concern about the tryptophan effect for the Kansas University men's basketball team on this Thanksgiving in Orlando. Playing in the quarterfinals of the Orlando Classic on the Walt Disney World resort, the Jayhawks stormed out of the gate and put Rhode Island in a big hole in a hurry en route to a 76-60 victory over the Rams.

Night

Self: Tourney title a priority

Bill Self would like to see Kansas University’s basketball players hoist a trophy after playing three games this week in the Orlando Classic.

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Kansas LB Heeney a Wildcat? ‘Glad I’m not’

In some alternate reality, Ben Heeney could be the face of another team’s defense. By Benton Smith

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Bombs away: Rhode Island's game plan backfires

Rhode Island, coached by Danny Hurley, came into Thursday's Orlando Classic game against Kansas University with a game-plan based on the Jayhawks' dismal three-point shooting in the first three games of the season. The Rams dared them to shoot. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Self prefers patience with first-year prodigies

Kansas University put a 76-60 beat-down on Rhode Island in an opening round Orlando Classic game at HP Fieldhouse. So many strong efforts to discuss, yet the message-board mentality of “I want the world and I want it now,” forever lurks and occasionally finds its way into KU coach Bill Self’s world. Column by Tom Keegan

Jayhawks bond while stuck in hotel elevator on Wednesday

"What's your favorite color?" a popular question

KU's basketball players were stuck on an elevator on Wednesday for about 10 minutes. By Gary Bedore

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Extra oomph: Ellis forceful in win over URI

One of Kansas University’s most forceful dunkers thus far this basketball season has been the unlikeliest of candidates: calm, cool, collected, laid-back Perry Ellis. The 6-foot-8 Ellis score a team-leading 17 points in the Jayhawks’ 76-60 first-round Orlando Classic victory over Rhode Island in HP Field House. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks celebrate Thanksgiving with victory at Orlando Classic

There clearly was no concern about the tryptophan effect for the Kansas University men's basketball team on this Thanksgiving in Orlando. Playing in the quarterfinals of the Orlando Classic on the Walt Disney World resort, the Jayhawks stormed out of the gate and put Rhode Island in a big hole in a hurry en route to a 76-60 victory over the Rams.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 26, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

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Jayhawks put it all together in convincing victory

Sometimes basketball really is a simple game — shoot, pass, score, rebound, win. Wednesday night was one of those times for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, which rocked Iona, 90-49, at Allen Fieldhouse.