Vahe Gregorian

KU team’s multiple personalities have become its personality

At times, Kansas coach Bill Self says, “we can really, really, really guard.” Other times, KU’s defensive game is “average,” which in Self-speak is code for unacceptable. Such peaks and dips and ruts and spurts are to be expected in the course of a season, naturally — but Self was talking about a more compressed time frame.

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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.