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Streak Stopped: Jayhawks slip against Iowa State, suffer first home loss |
The Jayhawks had been in a similar position once before. Tie ball game. Inside 20 seconds to play. Everyone watching and wondering what would happen. Mason with the ball in his hands, dribbling it out while watching the seconds tick down.

Jayhawks' 2018 recruiting class grows to six late Saturday night |
If David Beaty had gone to bed early Saturday night, after he and his Kansas football assistant coaches secured four verbal commitments for their 2018 recruiting class, the KU head coach could’ve slept well following what already had to be considered a wildly successful day for the downtrodden program.

Self: Jayhawks handling off-the-court issues 'as good as we can do' |
After all, as overjoyed Iowa State coach Steve Prohm pointed out, “The way the league is, win or lose, you gotta move on to the next game because we’ve got a tough road game Tuesday.

Cyclones experience rare 'special day' at Allen Fieldhouse |
The second-year ISU coach couldn’t stop himself from repeating how happy he was for his players during his post-game session with the media. His pleasure didn’t come specifically from snapping KU’s 54-game home winning streak (51 at the fieldhouse), though. Prohm mostly embraced the joy of witnessing his veterans deliver a resume-building win after losing one-possession games to Gonzaga, Cincinnati and Baylor earlier this season.

Two of top 60 prep juniors in nation commit to KU football |
On a day David Beaty and his coaching staff welcomed a long list of high school juniors to campus, the KU head coach got to open his Twitter app and alert followers of the program’s newest pledges with his signature “#NeatDeal” tweet four times over. On the final two signals, Beaty included another hashtag, “Louisianimal,” which seemed appropriate when Devonta Jason, rated the No. 6 junior receiver in the nation by Rivals, and Corione Harris, Rivals’ No. 8 cornerback in the class, announced they had committed with KU.

Cyclones topple No. 3 Kansas in overtime |
Iowa State, like many teams that have encountered Kansas this season, had trouble stopping senior point guard Frank Mason III, Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

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