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For Starters: Jayhawks set tone early in 79-67 win over Texas |
It’s not often that what happens in the first 4:19 of a college basketball game teases how things will read when the final horn sounds at the end of the second half.

KU women-TCU at a glance |
Kansas has lost its last seven games to start the Big 12 season. However, things may be turning around for the Jayhawks. Of those seven losses, six were against nationally ranked opponents, including their most recent 62-51 loss to West Virginia, in which they nearly pulled off the upset. Second-year head coach Brandon Schneider is still seeking his first regular season conference victory, and a one-win TCU team might just be the most favorable opponent to accomplish such feat.

Notebook: Jackson finds 3-point stroke; Lucas plays sick |
“Probably his two biggest shots today were the threes he hit,” UT coach Shaka Smart said of KU’s freshman force who finished with 15 points but shot just 6-of-14 from the floor. “You’ve gotta try to take away something and we didn’t want him to be able to score in the paint. But he really made us pay with those two threes, one in the first half and one in the second half, and they were at kind of critical junctures in the game.”

Jayhawks' 3-pointers carry them past Texas |
With all four of its starting perimeter players making multiple 3-pointers Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, the No. 2-ranked Kansas basketball team had enough offense to hold off a pesky Texas team in a 79-67 victory.

Kansas beats Texas, extends winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse to 50 games
It was apparent to Kansas’ basketball players during pre-game warmups that a struggling Texas team wasn’t going to go through the motions against the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Why KU’s guards deferred against Texas and why it’s not necessary in the future
Kansas coach Bill Self tells the story about Danny Manning often, and it might be a good starting point to explain what happened during KU’s 79-67 victory over Texas on Saturday.

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