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Avoiding the storm: Jayhawks hold off rival Wildcats

Frank Mason III looked into the stands and screamed joyfully as Brannen Greene and Devonté Graham playfully wrestled with each other on the ground as they chased the final defensive rebound with three seconds left in Kansas University’s huge 72-63 victory over rival Kansas State on Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Jayhawks win physical Sunflower Showdown at K-State

KU holds 2-game lead for 1st in Big 12

For about 10 minutes during Saturday’s second edition of the 2015-16 men’s basketball Sunflower Showdown, it was the Kansas State Wildcats who played with more fire and ferocity with the hope that a strong effort would inspire the home crowd and give Kansas fits. And then talent took over. Kansas 72, K-State 63. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Secondary issues dominate KU-KSU

Several items that have nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of basketball have dominated the conversation entering today’s 5 p.m. Sunflower Showdown between No. 2-ranked Kansas University (22-4, 10-3) and Kansas State (15-11, 4-9) in Bramlage Coliseum.

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Notebook: Svi Mykhailiuk comes up big off bench

Kansas sophomore Svi Mykhailiuk, who had played just seven minutes the last three games, scored nine points off the bench in the Jayhawks’ 72-63 win Saturday at Kansas State. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20, 2016

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Frank Mason III 'playing at a high level'

Frank Mason III had 16 points and five assists in 33 minutes with just one turnover as Kansas won at rival Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum, 72-63, on Saturday.

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Perry Ellis gets 12 stitches and suffers eye injury at K-State

Because of a cut on his head that required 12 stitches to close, Kansas University senior Perry Ellis missed a six-minute stretch of the second half in which the Jayhawks saw a 14-point lead dip to seven against Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum.

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Avoiding the storm: Jayhawks hold off rival Wildcats

Frank Mason III looked into the stands and screamed joyfully as Brannen Greene and Devonté Graham playfully wrestled with each other on the ground as they chased the final defensive rebound with three seconds left in Kansas University’s huge 72-63 victory over rival Kansas State on Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas crucial for KU when games get physical

Fourth-year Kansas junior post man Landen Lucas played 10 minutes in the first half and K-State wide bodies D.J. Johnson and Stephen Hurt combined for five points. Lucas played three second-half minutes before fouling out and K-State’s two hulks combined for 19 points. By Tom Keegan

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Bruce Weber makes case for Perry Ellis as Big 12 Player of Year

Disappointed by yet another hard-fought loss, both to Kansas University and during this trying Kansas State men’s basketball season, KSU coach Bruce Weber took a moment after Saturday’s 72-63 loss to KU at Bramlage Coliseum to sound off about some bigger-picture Big 12 issues. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks win physical Sunflower Showdown at K-State

KU holds 2-game lead for 1st in Big 12

For about 10 minutes during Saturday’s second edition of the 2015-16 men’s basketball Sunflower Showdown, it was the Kansas State Wildcats who played with more fire and ferocity with the hope that a strong effort would inspire the home crowd and give Kansas fits. And then talent took over. Kansas 72, K-State 63. By Matt Tait

Two Jayhawks snare top-fives in track

Kansas University sophomore Jaron Hartley moved to No. 2 on the school 200-meter chart, and sophomore Laura Taylor had a career-best vault to tie for fourth at the Arkansas Track and Field Qualifier on Friday.

KU men’s golf leads first round

Kansas University’s men’s golf team sits atop of the leaderboard after Friday’s opening round of the Desert Intercollegiate at Classic Club. Heading into the second of three rounds on Saturday, the Jayhawks hold a three-stroke lead over Big 12 foe TCU.

Kansas softball 1-1 at Fresno

A couple of big swings lifted Kansas University to victory in its first softball game at the Fresno State Kickoff on Friday, but the Jayhawks couldn’t capitalize on enough opportunities to win its second.

KU women at a glance: Kansas-Oklahoma

Here's a preview of Kansas University's women's basketball game Saturday with Oklahoma.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 19, 2016

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Tom Keegan: Top 10 in ratings no place for safety this year

The kiss of death, otherwise known as a top-10 ranking in the Associated Press college basketball poll, smacks louder than ever this week.

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Secondary issues dominate KU-KSU

Several items that have nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of basketball have dominated the conversation entering today’s 5 p.m. Sunflower Showdown between No. 2-ranked Kansas University (22-4, 10-3) and Kansas State (15-11, 4-9) in Bramlage Coliseum.