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Starting center Udoka Azubuike's impact could fluctuate from game to game

By the conclusion of KU’s 89-71 victory over Davidson, starting center Udoka Azubuike had only spent seven minutes on the court, contributing five points and no rebounds. Even so, his coach didn’t fume while discussing the freshman big man's mostly forgettable evening. By Benton Smith

Night

Keegan: Versatile, intense Josh Jackson makes it tough for upset-minded foes

As for genuine upsets, Kansas is even more immune to those than in most seasons. Freshman Josh Jackson is as big a reason for that as anyone.

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Big men quietly turning a corner for Kansas

Whether you’re talking about the return of sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., the resurgence of senior Landen Lucas, the continued development of 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike or the spot minutes suddenly being given to freshman Mitch Lightfoot, the prognosis for KU’s forward position is looking up these days. By Matt Tait