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Malik Newman bails out Jayhawks in crunch time to beat Baylor

“Coach's motto, every time the game gets close, is players make plays, coaches don't win games,” Malik Newman said. On Saturday evening at Allen Fieldhouse, the 10th-ranked Jayhawks saw a heck of a player make all kinds of plays down the stretch to pull out yet another too-close-for-comfort Big 12 victory, 70-67, that Kansas nearly lost control of down the stretch. By Matt Tait

Evening

Kansas survives scare from Baylor, wins 70-67

Disaster averted. When the Kansas basketball team’s offense went stale in the second half Saturday versus Baylor, it appeared the Jayhawks might lose at Allen Fieldhouse for the third time this season. Instead, KU survived in dramatic fashion, winning 70-67 against the Bears by finishing the game on a 9-0 run. By Benton Smith

Morning

Freshman forward Billy Preston signs with European professional team, ends KU career

After spending months trying to clear up his eligibility, KU freshman Billy Preston has signed a contract with BC Igokea of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will end his Kansas career without the former McDonald's All-American and highly touted prospect having played a single game for the Jayhawks.By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Game day Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. Baylor

A look at some of the keys for 10th-ranked Kansas in tonight's home showdown with the visiting Baylor Bears. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: There's some beauty to KU's 'ugly' win over Baylor

With apologies to the 1983 Chicago White Sox, there is no such thing as winning ugly. Winning sends everyone home happy, from players to coaches to spectators to ushers to bar owners. By Tom Keegan

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Malik Newman bails out Jayhawks in crunch time to beat Baylor

“Coach's motto, every time the game gets close, is players make plays, coaches don't win games,” Malik Newman said. On Saturday evening at Allen Fieldhouse, the 10th-ranked Jayhawks saw a heck of a player make all kinds of plays down the stretch to pull out yet another too-close-for-comfort Big 12 victory, 70-67, that Kansas nearly lost control of down the stretch. By Matt Tait

KU women fall to TCU, 77-67

Four players scored more than 10 points but the Kansas women's basketball team couldn't climb back from an early deficit in a 77-67 road loss to TCU at Schollmaier Arena on Saturday.

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Notebook: Jayhawks say it was 'tough' to lose freshman Billy Preston, wish him luck in Bosnia

On the eve of his big performance during Saturday's 70-67 victory over Baylor, Kansas sophomore Malik Newman spent nearly all of his time hanging out with teammate Billy Preston. By Matt Tait

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Kansas survives scare from Baylor, wins 70-67

Disaster averted. When the Kansas basketball team’s offense went stale in the second half Saturday versus Baylor, it appeared the Jayhawks might lose at Allen Fieldhouse for the third time this season. Instead, KU survived in dramatic fashion, winning 70-67 against the Bears by finishing the game on a 9-0 run. By Benton Smith

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Freshman forward Billy Preston signs with European professional team, ends KU career

After spending months trying to clear up his eligibility, KU freshman Billy Preston has signed a contract with BC Igokea of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will end his Kansas career without the former McDonald's All-American and highly touted prospect having played a single game for the Jayhawks.By Matt Tait

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Game day Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. Baylor

A look at some of the keys for 10th-ranked Kansas in tonight's home showdown with the visiting Baylor Bears. By Matt Tait