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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Texas

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Three's Company: Jayhawks hit record 17 3-pointers to top Texas |
There were a bunch of reasons to wonder whether 11th-ranked Kansas could kick off its quest for a 14th consecutive Big 12 title on the right foot Friday night at Frank Erwin Center against Texas.

Notebook: Marcus Garrett earns spot in starting lineup; De Sousa travels but awaits certification |
After making the first start of his career in KU's home opener this season against Tennessee State on Nov. 10, Garrett picked up his second start on Friday night in the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener at Texas.

Jayhawks bombard Longhorns with 3-pointers to win Big 12 opener |
As Kansas opened Big 12 play Friday night at Frank Erwin Center, it didn’t take long for Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba to establish himself as a force inside defensively, what with his 7-foot-9 wingspan and active hands and feet.

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 92, Texas 86 | Tale of the Tait |
There's just no other grade to consider here. And it's deserving for far more than KU's 17-of-35 showing from 3-point range. The Jayhawks were efficient inside and out, took care of the ball to the tune of just eight turnovers and even got to the free throw line 15 times, knocking down 13 of them.

Change of plans: Looking back at 11 Class of 2018 prospects who decommitted from KU football |
In the sphere of college football recruiting, assigning programs and their coaches credit for landing verbal commitments from prospects can prove dicey, due to the potentially temporary nature of a player’s non-binding words.

‘We didn’t know if he was going to play’: Why one Jayhawk was the storyline vs. Texas
Udoka Azubuike stood in the tunnel, about to answer a reporter’s question, when assistant coach Jerrance Howard interrupted him from a few feet away.

“Yeah ’Doke!” Howard yelled as he headed to the team bus. “Big fella grew up today!”

Kansas takes care of business down in Texas
“I said before the game, ‘We’re going to shoot 35 threes.’ First it was 40, then I said, ‘No that’s too many. Don’t shoot 40.’ I said we’d shoot 35 threes,” Self repeated after the Jayhawks knocked down 17 threes (most ever by a KU team in a conference game) in 35 attempts in a 92-86 victory over the Longhorns before a crowd of 15,082.

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