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17-1, 1st in Big 12
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2dSharon Katz

BPI names conference winners; Kansas is not among them

Kansas looks like the favorite to win a 13th consecutive Big 12 title, but BPI sees things differently. We crunched the BPI numbers and have the winners in all six major conferences.

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Kansas holds off Iowa State (1:15)
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No. 2 Kansas staves off pesky Iowa State

The Cyclones hung around, but in the end, there was too much Frank Mason III (team-high 16 points) as the Jayhawks won 76-72 to stay perfect in the Big 12.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas has so many options in a tight game. Iowa State answering with deep Burton jumpers won't cut it.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge opportunity for Monte Morris in this matchup. Facing one of America's best backcourts. Had a huge summer that elevated his draft stock, but needs a strong Big 12 and postseason to prove he's more than a second-rounder. Scouts loved him at Nike Skills Academy in L.A. He was the best player on the floor.

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Watch: Can Cyclones ambush Jayhawks again?

Kansas has lost on its last two visits to Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones come off a defeat at TCU while the Jayhawks have run off 16 straight since an opening OT loss to Indiana. (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

Chris Morris

No change on Joe's top line

Joe Lunardi continues with Villanova, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA as his top region seeds in his latest Bracketology. He didn't bite at putting then-No. 1 Baylor that high last week. Bracketology

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Jayhawks rise to No. 3 in rankings

Sixteen straight wins earn Bill Self's squad a higher spot in this week's Power Rankings. Kansas will play at Iowa State on Monday. (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) Power Rankings

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3dDick Vitale

Dickie V's six best players so far this season

The first half of the college basketball season is over. These are the six players that have stood out the most. For now, it's the Super Six. Who will make the All-Rolls Royce team at the end?

Andrew Smith ESPN Editor 

Trevon Duval, No. 5 in the ESPN 100, showed this afternoon why high-profile college programs want him to be their point guard. He had 12 points, 13 assists, and 16 rebounds in IMG Academy's win at the HoopHall Classic. The highlight came when he caught a long pass at half court and, in one motion, turned and tossed a perfect alley-oop pass to a teammate for an easy dunk. He will attend either Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, or Seton Hall.

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High flying and power dunks from Saturday's college basketball (1:01)
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Kansas fights off Oklahoma State 87-80 (0:45)
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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas wound up holding on for the win over Oklahoma State in Lawrence; no surprise there, because the Jayhawks basically never lose in their own building. But it was tighter than expected, which is becoming a theme for the Cowboys, who are doing a less effective but still sneaky-tough imitation of late-Huggins-era West Virginia in Brad Underwood's first season at the helm. That Underwood has already gotten his guys to turn opponents over so effectively -- and get after the offensive glass so aggressively -- will surely pay off down the line. Maybe as early as this year. Either way, Underwood's off to a great start.

ESPN Stats and Information  

With today's win over Oklahoma State, No. 2 Kansas extended its home win streak to 52 games, the longest current run in men's Division I, and its overall win streak to 16 games, tied with Gonzaga for the longest currently in men's Division I.

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No. 2 Kansas trails Oklahoma State by four at halftime (on ESPN2). The Cowboys are the last Big 12 team to win in Allen Fieldhouse (Feb. 2, 2013).

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Josh Jackson playing like a top-tier pick

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton take a look at who their top-5 picks would be if the draft were held today. Ford slots Jackson as a top-3 pick, citing the freshman's Kawhi Leonard-like abilities. Top players for the No. 1 pick (Insider)

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Lunardi has UK back as a No. 1 seed

Kentucky is back as a top seed in Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology, joining Kansas, Villanova and UCLA as the top seeds. Bracketology

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A Big Ten big man makes his debut on the Wooden Watch (1:25)
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7dC.L. Brown

Wooden Award list includes Trimble, 4 newbies

The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 features one familiar face from last season -- Maryland's Melo Trimble -- as well as four new additions.

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Bilas Index: Jayhawks ranked No. 5

Kansas is shooting 42 percent from 3-point range, third among major-conference teams. The key for KU will be to improve defensively, writes Jay Bilas. Top 68 (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.8Tied-14th
Rebounds Per Game40.713th
Assists Per Game17.6Tied-13th
Points Allowed70.4Tied-138th

Tournament History

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