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Dennis lifts Wichita St. past UCF 87-79

Jan. 25, 2020 10:42 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dexter Dennis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead five Wichita State players in double figures and the Shockers defeated Central Florida 87-79 on Saturday night. Grant Sherfield and Jaime Echenique added 14 points apiece for the Shockers (17-3, 5-2 American Athletic...

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...

Lewis sends Alabama past Kansas St. in 77-74 win

Jan. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. played for Kansas State coach Bruce Weber last summer in Greece on the gold medal-winning USA U19 team. On Saturday night, Weber's team was on the receiving end of a Lewis scoring outburst. Lewis scored 26 points and Alabama earned another win for...

San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches as players practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trailblazing 49ers assistant has roots in Chiefs Kingdom

Jan. 25, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — The old downtown strip, like so many in small towns across America, is quiet on a brisk January morning, just a few cars parked at one end in front of The Citizens State Bank and a few more in front of the pharmacy at the other. Around the corner is an old Texaco station, the pumps...

Kansas land up for auction was site of 1870s serial slayings

Jan. 25, 2020 9:53 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas cropland that turned into a crime scene of serial slayings in the 1870s is up for auction. The 162-acre tract where the Bender family killed at least 11 people will be sold off to the highest bidder by an Indiana-based auction company next month, The Wichita Eagle reported....

GOP Kansas Rep. Watkins changes voter registration 2nd time

Jan. 24, 2020 7:30 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman has changed his voter registration for the second time in six weeks after coming under investigation for potentially violating state election laws for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his residence. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins listed a Topeka...

Tuttle Creek Boulevard is closed off with cones at the Rocky Ford Avenue intersection in Manhattan, Kan., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow.  (Nickolas Oatley/The Manhattan Mercury via AP)

Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

Jan. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m., after the National Weather Service issued winter weather...

San Francisco 49ers players celebrate after cornerback Richard Sherman, bottom center, intercepted a pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

How the 49ers and the Chiefs match up in the Super Bowl

Jan. 24, 2020 2:51 PM EST

It has been a while since a Super Bowl has appeared to be such a toss-up. This one between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champ Kansas City Chiefs is a difficult game to judge. The 49ers (15-3) have gone from the No. 2 pick in the draft last April to the verge of another championship. The Chiefs...

Florida head coach Mike White points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Big 12-SEC Challenge gives both leagues chance to impress

Jan. 24, 2020 12:59 PM EST

The Southeastern Conference didn’t do much to help its reputation the first two months of the season. A chance to redeem itself comes this weekend. The SEC has plenty of possibilities for attention-getting victories Saturday during the Big 12/SEC Challenge, most notably when Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor and...

Florida forward Omar Payne (5) spins between Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) and guard Samir Doughty (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top-ranked Baylor. The Gators are 2-16 all-time against the...