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Getting to know: Arizona State basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/dec/10/321461/ Off to the program’s first 8-0 start since 1974, Arizona State has been one of the top surprises throughout college basketball. Ranked No. 16, it’s the first time ASU has entered the Associated Press poll since the 2008-09 season. Highlighted by a high-powered offense, the Sun Devils have picked ...

What's it like to beat Kansas? Opposing players treasure upset wins

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/dec/06/kansas-basketball-v-washington/122643/ The price of 13 consecutive Big 12 titles and a lofty national ranking is that Kansas will almost always be circled on the calendar by opponents. Look no further than Wednesday’s 74-65 loss against Washington in Kansas City, Mo., where the Huskies tried to make a statement with their ...

Getting to know: Washington basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/dec/04/321315/ Only a few days after facing Jim Boeheim and Syracuse’s zone defense, the Kansas basketball team will see plenty of similarities against Mike Hopkins, a longtime Syracuse assistant, and Washington’s new zone defense. The Huskies (6-2) have won their last four games, all of them at home against mid-major ...

Getting to know: Syracuse basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/dec/02/321208/ In the preseason ACC media poll, Syracuse was picked to finish 10th because it had to replace six of its top seven scorers from last season. So far, no problem. The Orange (6-0) have frustrated opponents with their 2-3 zone, which features [7-foot-2 center Paschal Chukwu in the middle ...

Blue bloods with Bobby: Nov. 28

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/nov/24/kansas-basketball-v-oakland/122464/ Feast week certainly lived up to the hype with some excellent non-conference games across the country through midseason tournaments. The PK80 tournament in Portland was a nice touch for Nike schools, giving college basketball a chance to shine during college football season. Welcome to this season’s first edition of ...

Getting to know: Toledo basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/dec/30/kansas-basketball-v-toledo/101613/ Toledo will enter Tuesday night’s game against second-ranked Kansas with back-to-back losses to Syracuse and Cornell. In both games, the Rockets (3-2) gave up big runs with poor shooting stretches. But usually shooting is their strength with three players averaging more than 15 points per game leading into their ...

Getting to know: Oakland basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/23/320998/ After back-to-back losses to Toledo and Syracuse, the Oakland men’s basketball team will try to keep up with third-ranked Kansas in the Jayhawks’ second game as a part of the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Friday (7 p.m. Jayhawk TV/ESPN3). The Grizzlies were picked to win the Horizon League, returning ...

Getting to know: Texas Southern basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/20/320900/ Picked to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Texas Southern is off to an 0-4 start against three Power Five opponents and last year's national runner-up. Playing one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country heading into Tuesday night’s game against Kansas (7 p.m., Jayhawk TV/ESPN3), the Tigers have ...

Getting to know: South Dakota State basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/17/320824/ South Dakota State earned its way into the NCAA Tournament during the past two seasons, losing in the first round to Gonzaga last year by 20 points. Four starters are back from that squad when the Jackrabbits travel to Lawrence for their first road game of the season. Kansas ...

Getting to know: Kentucky basketball

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jan/28/kansas-basketball-v-kentucky/119983/ At the beginning of every college basketball season, Kentucky reloads with a talented crop of star freshmen. Check. Then there’s usually at least a couple of holdovers from the previous season, hoping to improve their NBA draft stock. Not this year. Calling this team young would be an understatement. ...

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