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As if there were any doubt about which team was the team to beat for the 2015-16 Big 12 title, the Jayhawks got their quest for a 12th consecutive conference championship off to a fantastic start, spanking a ranked team at home, where it's going to be awfully difficult for anybody to come in and have success.
Oklahoma is one of three teams in NCAA Division I that is undefeated along with SMU and South Carolina.
Loud on Saturday for Kansas University’s Big 12 opener against No. 23-ranked Baylor, Allen Fieldhouse should be really rocking during tonight’s battle between the likely Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the land.
It’s only the first week of January, so there just might be plenty of mega college basketball matchups to devour in the months ahead. But for now, there is no bigger game in the nation than the coming Big Monday showdown between one-loss Kansas and undefeated Oklahoma.
If there is one team that can end Kansas’ stranglehold on the Big 12, it’s the team visiting Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night. Oklahoma and their superstar Buddy Hield are bringing their likely number 2 ranking into Kansas to try and do what few have been able to do, beat Bill Self and Kansas at home.
Lawrence, Kansas, might feel like Houston. Final Four-like drama. America's best teams. A pair of potential No. 1 seeds. Two squads that crack the top 10 of Ken Pomeroy's offensive and defensive efficiency ratings. Madness on a Monday just four days into 2016.
In a season where there is no true best team in college hoops, it feels safe to call this group of Jayhawks not just the No. 1-ranked team -- which doesn't mean all that much, especially in January -- but the best team.
The Jayhawks were led by sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge, who logged 16 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, including all three of the team's long-range baskets.
Bledsoe, a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, has narrowed his final college choices to Kansas, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oregon and North Carolina State.
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Beating Kansas is what Michigan State’s Valentine used as a springboard into front-runner status in the national player of the year conversation. It could do the same for Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, who is currently No. 1 in the Ken Pomeroy player of the year standings.
When 12-0 Oklahoma plays at 12-1 Kansas on Monday night, Allen Fieldhouse will serve as host of the 40th episode in college hoops history featuring a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2.
In a somewhat surprising move, Kansas State junior fullback Glenn Gronkowski revealed Saturday night that he plans to leave school early for the 2016 NFL Draft. He told Sports Illustrated that it was “time to move on.”
- Professional Sports -
The Broncos earned the top seed Sunday in the AFC when they beat San Diego after New England lost at Miami. The AFC seeds go like this: 1. Denver. 2. New England. 3. Cincinnati. 4. Houston. 5. Kansas City. 6. Pittsburgh. The NFC looks like this: 1. Carolina. 2. Arizona. 3. Minnesota. 4. Washington. 5. Green Bay. 6. Seattle.
Sean Lee sat out a meaningless game against the Redskins on Sunday and as a result of an escalator clause in his contract, it will cost him $2 million.
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Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley was always known as a fiery player at Duke, and that has carried over to his time on the sidelines. On Sunday, he took things to the extreme in his first game against the Sun Devils' rival Arizona.