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Notebook: Kansas Advances in Big 12 Tournament after Mauling Texas

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KU basketball vs. Texas: Quick recap and instant analysis
Devon Dotson had his handprint all over the floor. The freshman scored the ball, created for others, and was solid defensively. Dotson pushed the pace on occasion but scored efficiently at the rim, notching 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Additionally, Dotson was able to draw contact and get to the free throw line on numerous occasions. Dotson shot 4 for 5 from the stripe. The freshman also set up teammates through driving and kicking as well as through his passing on the perimeter. He finished with a team-high four assists.

Benton Smith: Devon Dotson leads KU's freshmen 4 as Jayhawks advance in Big 12 tourney |
The theory goes that they’ve played so many games by this point of a college basketball season, experienced so much in the previous four months that to label them as unqualified or inexperienced isn’t accurate.

Kansas set for unlikely rubber match with West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals |
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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 65, Texas 57 | Smithology |
The offense was at its best when Devon Dotson was blowing past perimeter defenders to get to the paint, but not even his flashes of dominance were enough to keep Kansas firing on all cylinders for a full 40 minutes against a Texas team operating in NCAA Tournament bubble territory these days.

Next up for KU basketball? The Big 12's Cinderella
They Jayhawks did what they were supposed to when they eliminated the lower-seeded Texas Longhorns from the Big 12 tournament, 65-57.

Devon Dotson, KU freshmen spark Jayhawks past Texas
Devon Dotson stood just beyond the Big 12 logo at center court as his teammates got in position. When everything looked in order, Dotson dribbled the ball forward and raised his right hand. Marcus Garrett, stationed at the right elbow, immediately ran out of Dotson’s way and to the opposite wing.

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