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Kansas-Kansas State men’s basketball preview

The first of two Sunflower Showdown men’s basketball games is at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lawrence (ESPN), where No. 9 KU will take on K-State. The Jayhawks have won 48 of their last 52 games against the Wildcats dating to 1994, including eight straight at Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU hopes Jamari Traylor’s energy is contagious

Jamari Traylor, a redshirt junior, is averaging just 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds entering a matchup with Kansas State at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse (ESPN). But Traylor has carved out a spot in the KU starting lineup mostly on his ability to play with energy and reel off the kind of hustle plays that spark a team on the floor and become viral sensations on Twitter.

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