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2018 Schedule
2-0, 1st in Big 12
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Kansas to keep Preston on bench during probe

Billy Preston, who was held out of Kansas' win over No. 7 Kentucky on Tuesday, will continue to sit out until the university gets a "clearer financial picture" specific to the vehicle he was driving during an on-campus incident.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

When our class rankings are updated, here will be the top four as of now: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina. Bluebloods.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Quentin Grimes is the fourth top-35 commitment for Kansas in 2018, joining Devon Dotson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star guard Quentin Grimes has committed to Kansas.

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2dJeff Borzello

Kansas lands No. 3 shooting guard in country

Five-star guard Quentin Grimes has committed to Kansas. Grimes chose the Jayhawks over Texas, while Kentucky and Marquette rounded out his final four. Grimes took official visits to all four schools.

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2dJoe Lunardi

What Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky will look like come March

Sure, it was only one night. And it was only one night in November. But these four big-name teams -- Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky -- offered glimpses into the future during the Champions Classic. Some look bright. Others should be concerned.

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3dMyron Medcalf

College basketball needed a night like that

The sport has problems. One star-studded night won't cure what has happened or defend against what might be coming. But it gave everyone a break, if only for a moment, to remember why we love it.

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Mykhailiuk scores 17, No. 4 KU beats No. 7 Kentucky 65-61

Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws to give No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky on Tuesday night and put coach Bill Self in a tie for second with Roy Williams on the Jayhawks' all-time wins list.

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Kansas squeaks by Kentucky in Champions Classic (1:48)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Bill Self: "I could be wrong, but I think they played eight McDonald's All-Americans tonight. ... so nothing really surprised me about them."

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No. 7 Kentucky comes up short vs. No. 4 Kansas 65-61 (2:42)
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Graham says little things came together in win over Kentucky (1:03)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky's 61 points in its 65-61 loss to Kansas are its fewest in a game since beating South Carolina 58-43 on Jan. 24, 2015.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Really good minutes from Sacha Killeya-Jones tonight. Eight points, nine rebounds. Has been the only remotely productive Kentucky big man on the offensive end.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

I've said that Malik Newman is the key this season for Kansas. I think he needs to be their best scorer -- has the potential to give them that extra dimension offensively. Think he's still getting his swagger and confidence back. Huge 3-pointer there.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Great stat from @ESPNStatsInfo: Kentucky is 8-of-9 in transition and 13-of-39 in the half-court.

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Azubuike gets a slam on alley-oop (0:38)
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3dJeff Goodman and Myron Medcalf

Sources: Champions Classic may tip off '18-19

The Champions Classic could potentially open the college basketball season next year instead of occurring a few days into it, sources tell ESPN. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and MSU coach Tom Izzo, after Tuesday's game, say they're in favor of the move.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Wondering if Kentucky will attack Udoka Azuibuike down the stretch and draw more fouls on the big man with KU's limited depth in the paint.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

John Calipari was right in his halftime interview. If Kentucky continues to rebound just 10 percent of its misses and a mere 44 percent of KU's, the Wildcats will lose.

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Calipari: 'If we don't rebound we have no chance of winning this game' (0:57)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas' half-court offense has looked extremely stagnant so far. The perimeter guys are basically taking turns running isos off dribble handoffs. Without the 15 offensive rebounds and 15 second-chance points, Jayhawks would be in trouble.

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.5Tied-152nd
Rebounds Per Game42.0Tied-89th
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-32nd
Points Allowed58.5Tied-39th

Tournament History

Final Fours14
Tournament Record100-44
Championship Seasons1952, 1988, 2008
Tournament Appearances45