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2019 Schedule
2-0, 1st in Big 12
Vick is perfect from 3-point range in win (1:09)
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2d

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.

6d

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).

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7dMark 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.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 Kansas drops 50 in its first half of action this season, up 14 on Michigan State. Ten different Jayhawks scored in the first 20 minutes. Spartans look like they're figuring things out, especially in terms of finding a go-to-guy. Kansas looking like a deep, balanced well-oiled machine already.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

When I talked to Udoka Azubuike over the summer, he told me that he learned a lot at his NBA workouts. Pro execs told him he could evolve into a Clint Capela-type if he expands his offense and proves he can consistently run the floor like other NBA bigs. He certainly looks the part tonight. His post game has definitely evolved since last season.

Lawson lobs it up, Azubuike throws it down (0:29)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Udoka Azubuike might have been the prospect I've been most wrong about in the last five years or so. Thought he'd be a marginal contributor at best -- his improvement has been unbelievable. He's borderline unstoppable when he gets the ball down low.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Quentin Grimes already looks like a next-level guy for Kansas. He's developed an NBA body in his first six months on campus. He makes good decisions. And he's always competitive, which we saw when he was talking trash to Michigan State's bench after his 3-pointer in the corner. Definitely a player to watch.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong start to Quentin Grimes' college career. Eight points already, was talking to the Michigan State bench after that last 3. Also nearly got a steal on the next possession.

8d

Bill Self, Kansas Head Coach

Bob Valvano chats with Kansas head coach Bill Self about the Jayhawks entering the season as the number one team in the country

Transfers may be key to Kansas' continued success (1:18)
13d

Courtside: Champions Classic, Bruce Pearl & Steve Alford

Before conversations with Auburn HC Bruce Pearl (23:59) and UCLA HC Steve Alford (36:30) about their preparations for the start of the season, Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich give you some under-the-radar teams to keep an eye on (2:39) and preview next Tuesday's "Champions Classic" with Michigan State-Kansas and Duke-Kentucky (8:40).

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Since 2007, UConn is the only team to win the title when not ranked in the top 4 of preseason BPI, and the Huskies did it twice. This year's top 4: 1. Kansas 2. North Carolina 3. Virginia 4. Gonzaga espn.com/bpi

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The Arizona Board of Regents has called a special meeting in Phoenix on Thursday "for legal advice and discussion" regarding the University of Arizona men's basketball program. University of Arizona president Robert C. Robbins is expected to address the board, according to a spokeswoman.

Team Stats

Points Per Game88.066th
Rebounds Per Game40.0Tied-119th
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-28th
Points Allowed77.5Tied-251st

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Tournament History

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