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Smart leads Oklahoma State past No. 5 Kansas »

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By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half to help Oklahoma State defeat No. 5 Kansas 72-65 on Saturday night and give a major boost to the Cowboys’ once-fading NCAA tournament hopes. Oklahoma State (19-10, 7-9 Big 12) overcame a 10-point […]

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No. 5 Kansas beats Oklahoma; Wins share of Big 12 title »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship. Wayne Selden and Andrew Wiggins added 15 points each, […]

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Kansas football adds Bernie Parmalee to staff »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis added a seasoned veteran to the Jayhawk staff Monday as it was announced that Bernie Parmalee has joined the KU program at the quality control for special teams position. Additionally, Weis announced that graduate assistant Kaeman Mitchell will shift from working with the Jayhawk special teams to […]

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No. 8 Kansas rolls to rout of No. 19 Texas »

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DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Joel Embiid briefly flirted with a triple-double and No. 8 Kansas trounced No. 19 Texas 85-54 Saturday night to seize control of the Big 12. Embiid finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and six blocks for the Jayhawks (21-6, 12-2), who […]

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No. 8 Kansas hangs on to beat Texas Tech »

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By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Andrew Wiggins’ layup with two seconds left lifted No. 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman finished with 19 points and Joel Embiid added 18 to lead the Jayhawks (20-6, 11-2). The victory for Kansas gave them 20 wins […]

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Kansas’ Perry Ellis named Co-Big 12 Player of the Week »

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Kansas Athletics Kansas sophomore F Perry Ellis has been named the co-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference. Ellis, who is winning the honor for the second time, both this season, shared the accolade with Baylor sophomore Isaiah Austin.

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Kansas loses as Embiid deals with ailments »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Bill Self says that star freshman Joel Embiid could miss time with back and knee injuries, and just how much could determine whether the Jayhawks still have a shot at landing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The 7-footer has been dealing with a sprained knee and […]

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Kansas State holds off No. 7 Kansas, 85-82 in OT »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State’s Marcus Foster was battered and bruised, just like everyone else on the court, and was having a hard time limping around during breaks in the play. When the final buzzer sounded, he had no problem jumping up in celebration. Foster scored a game-high […]

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No. 8 Kansas rebounds with win at Baylor »

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer WACO, Texas (AP) – Kansas coach Bill Self knows most people look at how Andrew Wiggins plays as a barometer for what to expect from the eighth-ranked Jayhawks.  Don’t make the mistake of overlooking the other players around the Big 12’s top-scoring freshman. Naadir Tharpe scored 22 points, nine in […]

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No. 6 Kansas holds off No. 16 Iowa State »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Just minutes after Andrew Wiggins put No. 6 Kansas on his back, scoring six of his career-high 29 points in the defining moment of the game, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg offered a glowing assessment of the star freshman. “You can tell he’s oozing with […]

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Wiggins gives KU a trifecta in national freshman weekly honor »

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Kansas Athletics ST. LOUIS – Kansas freshman guard Andrew Wiggins claimed the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week award, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced Tuesday. Wiggins was selected by CBSSports.com’s Jeff Borzello, in partnership with the USBWA. Wiggins becomes the third-straight KU freshman to earn the national accolade as guard Wayne Selden, Jr., was […]

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Wiggins honored with Big 12 Men’s basketball weekly award »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas – Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins has been chosen the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday. Wiggins is recognized for the second time as top rookie and his award marks the eighth weekly honor for KU in […]

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No. 8 Kansas defeats fourth-straight ranked opponent »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points, most of them coming at the free throw line, and No. 8 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat No. 24 Baylor 78-68 on Monday night. Wiggins was 10 of 12 from the free throw line, and the Jayhawks (14-4, 5-0 Big 12) were […]

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