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Couch's AP basketball ballot explanation: On MSU, Purdue and the problem with Poll Attacks

<i>This is the seventh installment of a weekly column in which Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch explains his AP Top 25 basketball ballot,</i> …

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Kansas Basketball about to face big road tests

This season, the Big 12 is as deep as it has ever been. Seven or eight of the conference’s ten teams will play in the NCAA Tournament. There is no …

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Oklahoma basketball: OU puts No. 4 ranking on the line at K-State

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Lon Kruger of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts to a lead over the USC Trojans after a timeout with Trae …

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KU rallies in second half for 71-66 victory over West Virginia

A change in Kansas coach Bill Self’s wardrobe coincided with his team snapping a four-game, four-year losing streak at West Virginia’s WVU Coliseum …

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Monday’s Three Things to Know: Duke wins, Kansas wins and … BC wins?

It happens EVERY YEAR.<p>Kansas goes on some prolonged slump, plays like a hot garbage for a few weeks and gets all of us thinking that yes, this year …

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Mountain of a comeback: Jayhawks stun West Virginia, move atop Big 12 standings

Morgantown, W.Va. — Of all of the talented teams and insanely skilled players that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has taken to West Virginia …

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No. 12 Kansas and No. 2 West Virginia set for Big Monday clash - Kansas Athletics

<b>LAWRENCE, Kan.</b> – The 12th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (14-3, 4-1) will hit the road for a Monday night contest against the No. 2 West Virginia …

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Status quo or changing of guard? KU-West Virginia could offer early hint

Entering this week’s games, there have been 260 weekly polls since the 2004-05 basketball season. Kansas wasn’t the highest-ranked Big 12 team in 97 …

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Kansas basketball: West Virginia preview, how to watch

LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 9: Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts after a foul was called against his team against the West Virginia …

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Peterson: Tighten your seat belt, because Big 12 basketball is just starting to get interesting

CLOSE<p>Beating Baylor on a Saturday is a step forward in the process.<p>AMES, Ia. — Four of five Big 12 games Saturday were decided by five or fewer …

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The story behind KU’s ‘Beware of the Phog’ banner ... from the men who created it

Todd Gilmore stands in a back room at Tanner’s Bar & Grill, holding a green notebook from college that led to this reunion.<p>He flips open the pages to …

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Notebook: Silvio De Sousa receives standing ovation; no update on Billy Preston's status

Silvio De Sousa's first official game as a Jayhawk probably will not be remembered for his time on the floor.<p>But just before recording one foul and …

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No. 12 Kansas holds on to beat Kansas State

Sophomore guard Malik Newman made two free throws with 15.2 seconds remaining Saturday and senior guard Devonte’ Graham netted a game-high 23 points as No. 12 Kansas nipped Kansas State 73-72 at Lawrence, Kan.<p>Newman was fouled on a drive to the hoop and converted both free throws, which were …

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Sunflower Squeaker: Jayhawks hold off K-State in 73-72 win

During his first live and in-person experience in the Sunflower Showdown, Malik Newman's two free throws with 15.2 seconds to play gave 12th-ranked …

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Corrupt Arena? End of A&M game revives debate about UK’s home-court ‘mystique’

Does basketball have the equivalent of pro football’s “uncatchable pass,” where pass interference isn’t pass interference because the receiver could …

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Kansas State Basketball: Wildcats fall apart late against Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 13: Dean Wade<p>Kansas State Basketball nearly jumped the hurdle that has been the Kansas Jayhawks, just falling short in an …

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Chris Beard's Texas Tech on the rise after win over West Virginia

It all happened quickly and unexpectedly in April of 2016. First, Georgia Tech pulled a shocker when it hired Memphis coach Josh Pastner. Then, a …

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'Turned up' Udoka Azubuike shows he can defend on perimeter, too | Smithology

During most of Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown inside Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas defense found little success in trying to defend 6-foot-10 junior …

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Kansas basketball: A quiet debut for Silvio De Sousa

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 9: Big Jay the Kansas Jayhawks mascot hangs with students as they cheer for the Kansas Jayhawks during a game against the Iowa …

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"Ask Fran:" Bruce Weber's complaints after losing to KU miss the point

They are required to talk to reporters after games and sometimes these things are emotional, occasionally they are entertaining, and often they are …

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Shatel: Reflecting on 40 years of college basketball memories

The first time I met college basketball, it was a blind date. My dad took me to an afternoon game in the 1971 Big Eight Holiday tournament at …

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Mike Krzyzewski will miss Duke game against Wake Forest

by Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk<p>Keith Jackson, whose Southern drawl and homespun, folksy phrases endeared him to college …

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Tom Keegan: State's Big 12 college basketball coaches heading in opposite directions stay on course

Here’s what Bill Self and Bruce Weber have in common: They both served as head coach at Illinois and now lead Big 12 programs in the state of Kansas. …

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Silvio De Sousa on a conditioning crash course | Lunch Break

Once cleared — could today be the day? — Kansas freshman Silvio De Sousa needs time before he can play long stretches in games for reasons that …

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College Basketball Power Rankings: Purdue moves up to No. 2, top ten sees changes

TCU has lost their last three games and four of their last five. They would currently be sitting with a five-game losing streak – an 0-5 start in the …

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Kansas basketball: Jayhawks survive Sunflower Showdown

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 13: Devonte' Graham<p>The Kansas basketball team earned another tough Allen Fieldhouse win. The Jayhawks took round one of the …

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Quick scout: Which K-State team will show up Saturday?

<i>Before every KU men’s basketball game, The Star’s Jesse Newell previews the Jayhawks’ upcoming opponent with a scouting report and</b> …

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Angelique Kerber wins 8th match in a row, into Sydney final

SYDNEY (AP) — Angelique Kerber won her eighth consecutive match of the new season, coming from 3-1 down in the final set to beat qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Sydney International final on Friday.<p>Kerber, a former No. 1 and the 2016 Australian Open champion, won all four singles at …

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Chaos Is This College Basketball Season’s Only Constant

This college basketball season is drunk. I know that gets said every year around this point in January, but that’s only because the sentiment always …

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K-State Basketball: Brutal stretch ahead for the Wildcats

MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 10: Barry Brown #5 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives and scores a basket against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the …

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