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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 220 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Graham climbs up Kansas basketball career charts

Devonte' Graham continued his move up several Kansas basketball career statistical charts with his Monday night performance in a 104-74 rout of Oklahoma. Graham moved into 17th in scoring with 23 points, stayed in 10th place in assists, creeping to one behind Sherron Collins with seven assists, ... Continue reading

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

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 ... Continue reading

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1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-OU II

*Kansas shot 16 for 29 from 3 against Oklahoma. Crazy thing is, the Jayhawks probably should've made even more. Today’s 1-3-1 blog takes you through the Sooners’ defensive lapses, several of which were caused by freshman sensation Trae Young. If you have any plays or sequences you’d ... Continue reading

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Devonte’ Graham now all alone in 2nd place on KU’s all-time 3-point list

Given his unselfish nature and constant team-first focus, it only seems fitting that, on a night when Kansas senior Devonte' Graham eclipsed a major milestone, the bulk of the talk after the game was about the minutes he did not play. For the first time in 11 ... Continue reading

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Family members give update on future of downtown’s Ernst & Son Hardware

They say going into Ernst & Son Hardware store is like going backward in a time machine. If so, buy me some Ice Melt, or a Feb. 19 ticket to the Caribbean, whichever one is handier. But since Rod Ernst’s death late last month, there’s been a ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Smoking the Sooners

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 104, Oklahoma 74

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 104-74 rout of Oklahoma on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A+ ----------- 61 percent from the floor. 55 percent from 3-point range. Five players in double figures. Nine in the score column. I don't care who you are, or ... Continue reading

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Silvio De Sousa credits Udoka Azubuike for his development

Following a 10-point, six-rebound showing versus Oklahoma Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse, previously seldom-used backup big man Silvio De Sousa said working alongside starter Udoka Azubuike prepared him for his breakout performance. “Seeing him helps you with what you’re doing in the game,” freshman De Sousa said ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks put a beatin’ on the Sooners

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Devonte’ Graham on OU: ‘You could just kind of see the air going out of them’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFoRcKJRM5g&feature=youtu.be For the first time in a long time, the KU men’s basketball team put its collective foot down. In the midst of a second-half run that saw KU’s lead over OU get pushed all the way out to 30, Graham made an observation on the court. ... Continue reading

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Sherron Collins speaks to crowd during jersey retirement ceremony

Former Kansas All-American point guard Sherron Collins addressed the Allen Fieldhouse crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony at halftime on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 150 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Fact-checking county commissioners on assertion that big budget cuts will come if voters reject jail/mental health sales tax

Passing a new tax often is about painting pictures. Supporters of the tax paint a pretty picture of what happens if the tax is approved, or they paint an ugly picture of what happens if it is rejected. As Douglas County commissioners try to convince voters to ... Continue reading

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OU guard Trae Young fading in Big 12 POY race

A point guard’s primary job is to see that his team puts up as good a shot as possible every time down the floor. Texas Tech’s Keenan Evans and Devonte’ Graham of Kansas do a terrific job of that by scoring, setting up teammates and keeping the ... Continue reading

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

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 ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks jump back up to No. 8 in latest AP Poll; now a 1 seed in ESPN’s Bracketology

After spending a week on the outside looking in, the Kansas men's basketball team is back in the Top 10 of the weekly Associated Press Top 25. Powered by a road win at Iowa State and a comeback victory at home over then-No. 20 West Virginia, the ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Oklahoma basketball

After a much-hyped matchup between Oklahoma and Kansas at the end of January, the Sooners have moved in the wrong direction. Trae Young is having a harder time producing his unimaginable numbers. The Sooners have lost five straight games and winless in their last seven road games. ... Continue reading

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Hang that jersey: A look back at Sherron Collins’ KU career

A two-time consensus All-American and one of the more beloved players of the Bill Self era, former Kansas guard Sherron Collins will see his name and number join those of various other KU legends in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters Monday night. Collins is the fifth-leading scorer in ... Continue reading

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Joel Embiid goes for 19 points, 8 rebounds in NBA All-Star Game debut

When Joel Embiid arrived in Los Angeles for the NBA’s 2018 All-Star Weekend, the biggest achievement of his career to date brought to mind the not-so-long-ago state of his basketball existence. Foot surgeries and the resulting rehab robbed Embiid of two full seasons after Philadelphia made him ... Continue reading

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