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Little to play against Kansas State, will not red-shirt this season

KU's Mario Little will not red shirt this year and will take the floor Tuesday night in the Jayhawks' conference opener against Kansas State.

January 13, 2009, 10:24 a.m. Updated January 13, 2009, 6:42 p.m.

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Kansas junior Mario Little will play in Tuesday night's Kansas-Kansas State game and will not take a medical red-shirt this season, KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday morning.

"He's going to play," Self said. "We spoke to him this morning. He slept on it and (the stress fracture in his left leg) felt good today. It feels good and he wants to play."

X-rays showed no additional problems. Self said he would discuss the matter more after Tuesday night's game against Kansas State.

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