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Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) drives around Oklahoma guard Alondes Williams (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Butler scores 22, helps No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54

Feb. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma seemingly had a chance before Jared Butler snuffed out the Sooners' upset hopes. The sophomore guard scored 11 of his 22 points during a crucial five-minute stretch in the second half, and No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54 on Tuesday night for its Big 12-record 23rd consecutive...

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...

Wyandotte County (Kan.) District Court Judge Carlos Murguia, is seen in an undated black and white photo. Murguia, who was publicly reprimanded last fall after acknowledging that he sexually harassed female employees and had an extramarital affair with an offender, resigned on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Murguia's resignation is effective April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Kansas federal judge reprimanded over harassment resigns

Feb. 18, 2020 6:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas who was publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing female employees and having an extramarital affair with an offender resigned on Tuesday, saying he could no longer effectively serve on the court. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia, who was based in...

Principal: Crossing guard fatally struck by car saved 2 kids

Feb. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas, and died later at a hospital....

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...

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell, left, breaks away from West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley for a fast break in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Top of AP poll steady as Baylor, Kansas set collision course

Feb. 17, 2020 12:18 PM EST

Baylor and Kansas just keep winning, setting up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. The two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Topeka, Kan. Schwab has told county election officials that he wants them to change how they access the state's voter registration database in an effort to make it more secure. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas elections chief's security plan causes local unease

Feb. 17, 2020 11:47 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' elections chief is pushing to make the state's central voter registration database more secure by changing how counties tap into it, but some officials are nervous about what they see as a big project in a busy election year. Secretary of State Scott Schwab has told county...

Dennis scores career-high 21, Wichita St. beats Tulane 82-57

Feb. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dexter Dennis scored a career-high 21 points with a game-high nine rebounds and Tyson Etienne added 20 points as Wichita State beat Tulane 82-57 on Sunday. Dennis hit 8 of 10 shots, including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers, while Etienne shot 7 of 9, including 6 of 8 from the arc. The Shockers...

Bane scores 17, TCU beats K-State 68-57 to stop 6-game slide

Feb. 15, 2020 8:21 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon wasn’t going to get picky coming off the worst loss of his 17-year career. Desmond Bane had 17 points and TCU shot 45% from 3-point range to stop a six-game losing streak with a 68-57 win over Kansas State on Saturday. “We’re too reliant...

Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to a score against West Virginia in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

Feb. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in and hit three...