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Manning: Don’t sell Ellis short | KUsports.com
“I think Perry is very underrated,” Manning said of KU senior Perry Ellis. “He can leave Kansas as one of the top-five leading rebounders and scorers in school history. That is real good.”

Jayhawks to get taste of home | KUsports.com
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Weekend Predictions: Kansas Jayhawks, Oklahoma Sooners set up showdown - Men's College Basketball Blog- ESPN
Here’s a quote about Kansas from someone close to the Baylor program: “You ain’t gonna beat them in Lawrence. Not happening.” That’s the general thought process of every Big 12 supporter. And that’s not the only reason to pick Kansas. Yes, Baylor’s 42.2 offensive rebounding percentage is ranked sixth nationally per KenPom.com. The Bears lost their two road games against quality opponenets -- Texas A&M and Oregon -- by 26 points. There’s no reason to think they’ll remedy those challenges outside Waco, Texas, by Saturday when they face a national title contender that’s shooting 44.1 percent from the 3-point line

How Kansas coach Bill Self went small and rejuvenated his offense | The Kansas City Star
The roots of an offensive resurgence can be traced to Andrew Wiggins. Bill Self can admit this now, now that Wiggins is in his second NBA season and destined for All-Star games and All-NBA accolades. The Kansas offense is humming again, the ball movement crisper, the efficiency higher, and Self can point to lessons learned two seasons ago, when he teetered away from a long-held philosophy.

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