LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had 14 points, Frank Mason III added 13 and No. 2 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat UC Irvine 78-53 on Tuesday night in its final tuneup before pursuing a 12th consecutive Big 12 championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There have been checkpoints every step of Eric Berry's comeback from cancer, mile markers that have told him that he not only conquered lymphoma but just might be better than ever.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Shorter shot clocks and fewer timeouts. Less hand-checking and physical play. All designed to speed up the game of college basketball, encourage scoring and make it more aesthetically pleasing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - He was supposed to be the savior of a downtrodden franchise, a mobile quarterback with plenty of arm strength to keep defenses honest, and enough moxie to lead his team to respectability.