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Hack-a-Dok: Free-throw shooting woes send KU home from Oklahoma in defeat

A season-long concern that had not yet fully hurt the Kansas basketball team did the Jayhawks in on Tuesday night, when 12th-ranked Oklahoma used an intentional-foul strategy on KU big man Udoka Azubuike during the game's final four minutes to knock off No. 5 Kansas, 85-80, at Lloyd Noble Center. By Matt Tait

Evening

Sooners recover late to knock off Kansas

The hack-a-Udoka-Azubuike strategy implemented by Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger and his Sooners in the final minutes of Tuesday night’s game against Kansas worked like a charm in an 85-80 victory for OU at Lloyd Noble Center. The crunch-time shift away from the norm took away from the Jayhawks’ flow and productivity on the offensive end of the floor, as OU turned a three-point hole into a five-point win. By Benton Smith

Early Morning

Game day Breakdown: No. 5 KU basketball at No. 12 Oklahoma

A look at some of the keys for fifth-ranked Kansas in tonight's 6 p.m. showdown with freshman sensation Trae Young and No. 12 Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Points not only relevant point for measuring OU and KU point guards

The greatest testament to the strength of Big 12 basketball lies in studying how Oklahoma freshman Trae Young’s season has unfolded.

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Notebook: Lightfoot fills in nicely; Graham shoulders blame

With 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike sitting for all but four minutes of the first half because of early foul trouble, sophomore sub Mitch Lightfoot did his best to hold down the fort down low. In 14 first-half minutes, Lightfoot recorded six points, four rebounds, two blocks — one on Oklahoma phenom Trae Young — and an assist on 3-of-5 shooting to help keep the Jayhawks close at halftime. By Matt Tait

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Hack-a-Dok: Free-throw shooting woes send KU home from Oklahoma in defeat

A season-long concern that had not yet fully hurt the Kansas basketball team did the Jayhawks in on Tuesday night, when 12th-ranked Oklahoma used an intentional-foul strategy on KU big man Udoka Azubuike during the game's final four minutes to knock off No. 5 Kansas, 85-80, at Lloyd Noble Center. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Trae not too young to learn value of facilitating teammates

Sometimes, it takes the great ones longer than others to fully trust less talented teammates. It took Michael Jordan’s fourth NBA coach, Phil Jackson, to convince the superstar that the road to championships is one traveled by teams, not individuals. By Tom Keegan

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Sooners recover late to knock off Kansas

The hack-a-Udoka-Azubuike strategy implemented by Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger and his Sooners in the final minutes of Tuesday night’s game against Kansas worked like a charm in an 85-80 victory for OU at Lloyd Noble Center. The crunch-time shift away from the norm took away from the Jayhawks’ flow and productivity on the offensive end of the floor, as OU turned a three-point hole into a five-point win. By Benton Smith

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Game day Breakdown: No. 5 KU basketball at No. 12 Oklahoma

A look at some of the keys for fifth-ranked Kansas in tonight's 6 p.m. showdown with freshman sensation Trae Young and No. 12 Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Points not only relevant point for measuring OU and KU point guards

The greatest testament to the strength of Big 12 basketball lies in studying how Oklahoma freshman Trae Young’s season has unfolded.