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5 stats that popped for Kansas in a blowout win over Oklahoma

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/19/323411/ The No. 8-ranked Kansas Jayhawks put triple digits on the scoreboard against Oklahoma, treating the Sooners like a non-conference visitor to Allen Fieldhouse in a Big Monday drubbing. The 104-74 victory marked KU’s first 100-point game in Big 12 play since the triple-overtime classic against the Sooners in 2016, ...

Big 12 Power Rankings: KU-Tech showdown between league's 2 best teams looms

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/17/323315/ While the perception of the vast majority of teams fluctuates throughout the college basketball season, we have reached a point where it is safe to identify Texas Tech and Kansas as the two best teams the Big 12 has to offer. Whether you have thought that for weeks or ...

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a comeback victory over West Virginia

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/17/323319/ By the end of Saturday night, Kansas found itself once again tied with Texas Tech atop the Big 12 standings, thanks in part to a [huge performance from its massive center, Udoka Azubuike.][1] The Jayhawks recovered from a 12-point, second-half deficit against West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse for a ...

Jayhawks must follow Cole Aldrich's example and defend their home court

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2010/feb/22/187239/ If Kansas doesn’t find a way to beat West Virginia on Saturday inside Allen Fieldhouse, Cole Aldrich might not know how to react. Once an ultimate defender of James Naismith Court, Aldrich will be back in Lawrence for the game, and to watch his jersey join those of various ...

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a must-have road win at ISU

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/13/323174/ AMES, IOWA — No. 13 Kansas accomplished Tuesday night what West Virginia, Oklahoma and even Texas Tech could not this season, beating Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum. Udoka Azubuike was too massive for the Cyclones to handle in the paint and [Malik Newman and Lagerald Vick proved they could ...

With 6 games to go Bill Self sees Texas Tech as 'obvious favorite' to win Big 12

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/jan/02/321991/ While the Big 12 is [brimming with quality college basketball teams][1], each capable of beating any league opponent on the right day, Kansas coach Bill Self knows only one conference squad is capable of feeling legitimately satisfied at this point of the season. The vast majority of the Big ...

Big 12 Power Rankings: This league is too good to have a 'worst' team

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/06/323001/ The selection committee is not going to invite all 10 Big 12 teams to the NCAA Tournament. Still, the more we see from these teams in conference play the more it appears every roster in the league would be capable of winning at least a “First Four” or first-round ...

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a problematic loss at Baylor

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/10/323094/ Almost nothing went right for Kansas on Saturday, in [an 80-64 loss at Baylor][1]. From a [pre-game black eye for senior Svi Mykhailiuk][2] to failing to match the Bears’ energy, Bill Self’s team had far more problems than solutions during its trip to Waco, Texas. And a 40-percent shooting ...

Meet the other guys from KU football's 2018 recruiting class, the walk-ons

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300763/ Not every addition to a college football program can be a prospect with stars next to his name on recruiting websites. While proclaiming the merits of his program’s 2018 signing class this week, Kansas football coach David Beaty didn’t gloss over the presence of seven less heralded in-state and ...

Svi's peculiar 0-for-2 shooting game vs. TCU won't happen again

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/06/322999/ In what will undoubtedly go down as one of the strangest stat lines of the season, Kansas senior Svi Mykhailiuk, a 21-time double-digit scorer this season, played 36 minutes against TCU earlier this week and only attempted two field goals. One missed 3-pointer less than 5 minutes into the ...

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