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2019 Schedule
9-0, 1st in Big 12
14h

No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final 4 rematch

Dedric Lawson had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Lagerald Vick scored 29, and top-ranked Kansas made enough free throws down the stretch to beat No. 17 Villanova 74-71 Saturday in a rematch of last season's Final Four showdown won by the Wildcats.

No. 1 Kansas holds off Nova in back-and-forth contest (1:53)
Booth throws down monster slam (0:25)
Lawson's big-time jumper puts Kansas up (0:30)
Paschall gets and-1 on slick pivot move (0:22)
Vick ignites The Phog with 3 (0:23)
Bey throws down big putback dunk (0:27)
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2dMyron Medcalf

There are some high stakes for Saturday's slate

We might not be in conference play yet, but Saturday's matchups still have some high stakes, including an undefeated team facing a feisty offense and a nearly must-win for the defending national champions.

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3dJeff Borzello

Studly recruits now struggling to be star freshmen

Why is Nassir Little coming off the bench? Will Bob Richey be the most sought-after coach at season's end? Let's go inside college basketball to get some answers.

AP/Darryl Webb
4dMyron Medcalf

What's real, what's fake this week in hoops

In case you're still skeptical: Tennessee hoops is very, very real. The NCAA doling out any punishment for the corruption trials right now is very, very not real.

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Kansas back to No. 1 while Gonzaga drops to 4th

The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked college basketball team in the AP Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas slid into the top spot after previous No. 1 Gonzaga lost to Tennessee.

Jayhawks survive as Aggies miss late shot (0:35)
Kansas reclaims lead on Lawson's triple (0:15)
Lightfoot hammers home fast-break finish (0:15)
Vick feeds Lightfoot for two-handed slam (0:18)
Aggies recover loose ball, take lead with 3-ball (0:20)
Kansas fan dances out of his shoes during timeout (0:20)
McCants throws down angry alley-oop stuff (0:25)
Dotson makes crafty assist to Lawson for 3 (0:24)
Dotson finishes through Chuha for 3-point play (0:18)
Moore steals, Garrett slams (0:17)
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KU hopeful Azubuike back by start of Big 12 play

Kansas coach Bill Self is hopeful injured center Udoka Azubuike will be back on the floor by the time the second-ranked Jayhawks open Big 12 play against Oklahoma on Jan. 2.

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.9
Rebounds Per Game38.9
Assists Per Game14.4
Points Allowed71.3Tied-177th

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Tournament History

Final Fours14
Tournament Record103-45
Championship Seasons1952, 1988, 2008
Tournament Appearances46