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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) rebounds between Oklahoma State guards Isaac Likekele (13) and Lindy Waters III (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KU routs Oklahoma State 83-58 in first game back at No. 1

Feb. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — When shots aren't falling early, Kansas can always rely on defense and Doke. Udoka Azubuike had 19 points and 16 rebounds, the Jayhawks shut down Oklahoma State long enough for their offense to come alive in the second half, and coach Bill Self's team rolled to an 83-58 victory over...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike looks up at the scoreboard during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Kansas back atop Top 25 as Baylor slides to No. 2 after loss

Feb. 24, 2020 1:33 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor in a matchup of Big 12 heavyweights, while the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men's poll Monday after their nip-and-tuck loss in Waco. The Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) received 62 of 64...

Kansas hires Air Force assistant Wallace for special teams

Feb. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has hired Jonathan Wallace to coach special teams and running backs, completing an overhaul of Les Miles' staff as the Jayhawks head into Year 2 of the former national championship-winning coach's regime. Miles announced the hiring in a statement Tuesday. Wallace spent last...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson's 29 points lead No. 3 Kansas past Iowa State, 91-71

Feb. 17, 2020 11:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of the third-ranked Jayhawks eventually followed his...

Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, right, takes the ball away from Oklahoma forward Kur Kuath (52) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Garrett's career-high 24 points lead No. 3 KU past Oklahoma

Feb. 15, 2020 2:52 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett has carved out a reputation at Kansas as one of the nation's best defenders, the kind of consummate leader and team-first player just about every team with national title aspirations needs on its roster. He wasn't known as a particularly good 3-point shooter until...

Judge throws out lawsuit over arrest at Kansas City library

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a free-speech lawsuit against a former police detective filed by a man who was arrested while questioning a speaker at the Kansas City Public Library in 2016. Chief Judge Beth Phillips ruled that Brent Parsons, a Kansas City Police detective at that...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) is congratulated after a dunk against Texas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Azubuike, Dotson lead No. 3 Kansas to 69-58 win over Texas

Feb. 4, 2020 12:29 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Udoka Azubike came off the bench for Kansas for the first time this season. Coach Bill Self didn’t explain exactly why. Nonetheless, Azubike finished with 17 points to lead the third-ranked Jayhawks to their seventh straight victory, 69-58 over Texas on Monday night. “We...

Kansas forward David McCormack (33) shoots while covered by Texas Tech forward TJ Holyfield (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas outlasts Texas Tech 78-75

Feb. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David McCormack returned from a suspension and made his presence felt when Udoka Azubuike got in foul trouble. Devon Dotson scored 21 points, Marcus Garrett added 15 points and No. 3 Kansas topped Texas Tech 78-75 on Saturday. In his first game back after a two-game suspension, David...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, rebounds against Tennessee forward Uros Plavsic, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson, Azubuike lift No. 3 Kansas over Tennessee 74-68

Jan. 25, 2020 10:00 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — With just seven scholarship players at coach Bill Self’s disposal, No. 3 Kansas weathered early foul trouble and escaped with a win. Devon Dotson scored 22 points, Udoka Azubuike added 18 and the Jayhawks beat Tennessee 74-68 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Azubuike was the lone...

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) walks out of the crowd after a brawl during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Big 12 suspends 4 players from KU-KSU brawl 25 games total

Jan. 22, 2020 8:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 suspended four players from Kansas and Kansas State a combined 25 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee that spilled off the court and into a section of disabled seating in Allen Fieldhouse near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks' win over the Wildcats. Kansas...