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2019 Schedule
3-0, 1st in Big 12
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Villanova, Syracuse fall out of AP Top 25 poll

The Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks stayed entrenched atop the AP Top 25 college basketball poll released Monday, but the Syracuse Orange and reigning national champion Villanova Wildcats tumbled out completely.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self on the play of Lagerald Vick in scoring 32 against Vermont on Monday and 33 Friday night in the Jayhawks' win over Louisiana: "I don't think we've ever had anybody have a week like this... He's playing at a ridiculously high level."

Azubuike's dunk seals win for Kansas (0:32)
Azubuike blocks Ragin' Cajuns tying 3 (0:24)
Ragin' Cajuns hit back-to-back 3s (0:24)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas began to pull away from Louisiana in the second half, but the Ragin' Cajuns won't go quietly. Bill Self sat Udoka Azubuike and Dedric Lawson with two fouls each after KU fell behind by 12 in the first half in addition to freshman point Devon Dotson. All returned after halftime, but Lagerald Vick is carrying the Jayhawks tonight with 27 points.

Ragin Cajuns' D leads to fast-break dunk (0:15)
Vick converts catch-and-shoot from the corner (0:30)
Moore misses, but McCormack taps it in (0:21)
Ragin' Cajuns' Gant knocks down the 3 (0:24)
Azubuike denies Ragin' Cajuns at the rim (0:16)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisiana leads No. 2 Kansas 27-20 midway through the first half at Allen Fieldhouse. This is far from the start for which the Jayhawks hoped after a sluggish-at-times performance in the home opener on Monday in a win over Vermont.

Azubuike catches, goes up and throws it down (0:16)
Lawson scores for Kansas while sitting on the floor (0:20)
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8d

Duke jumps Kansas for No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll

Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1.

12d

Courtside: 'Champions Classic', Shaka Smart & Chris Beard

Before conversations with Texas HC Shaka Smart (24:03) and Texas Tech HC Chris Beard (37:48) about their expectations for the season, Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich share their reactions to the "Champions Classic", including Duke's big win over Kentucky (1:45) as well as Kansas' nail-biter over Michigan State (13:29).

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
13dMark Schlabach

Source: NCAA clear to probe hoops trial evidence

The NCAA has received federal approval to move forward with an investigation into alleged rules violations that came to light during last month's trial involving college basketball corruption, ESPN has learned.

Self impressed with Grimes, Dotson against Michigan St. (0:45)
Kansas tops Michigan State in season opener (1:07)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Kansas 92, Michigan State 87. Jayhawks struggled offensively late in the game, but they're further along in their development than Michigan State. Spartans looking for go-to-guys to emerge. Was impressed with Kenny Goins.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State with 17 assists on 20 field goals -- but the Spartans can't get consistent stops on the defensive end and when they do, they're stagnating offensively. Kansas has gone into a bit of a lull the last few minutes, but Michigan State hasn't been able to truly take advantage. The Jayhawks keeping Spartans at an arm's length.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Numbers to know after the first half: Dedric Lawson finished 2-for-10 but grabbed 11 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike matched the entire Michigan State roster with 10 points in the paint. Nick Ward, the most important player on the roster, started 0-for-5. Bad first half for Michigan State.

Team Stats

Points Per Game88.3
Rebounds Per Game41.7
Assists Per Game20.0
Points Allowed77.0Tied-258th

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Tournament History

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