NCAA Basketball

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25 38 63
40 30 70
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6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 PM GMT10:00 PM 北京时间7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST, Jan 2, 2019
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas  Attendance: 16,300

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(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Trust in his recovery from a sprained ankle was the challenge Udoka Azubuike faced when he returned recently from a four-game absence.

Consider the ankle trustworthy.

The Kansas junior center got in one tune-up before the start of Big 12 play and made the most of it, posting 23 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes against Eastern Michigan. His output was an encouraging boost to the No. 5 Jayhawks' conference title defense as they begin Big 12 play Wednesday at home against No. 23 Oklahoma.

"All I had to (do was) go out there and trust my feet and my legs and take it one play at a time," Azubuike said, confirming his ankle, which he injured in a Dec. 4 win against Wofford was not yet 100 percent. "It's a process. I'm getting there, I've been working hard every time I go to practice," he said. "I still do rehab and go every time. So, it's still going to take me a little bit."

With Azubuike back in the lineup, Kansas (11-1) is not as dependent on four-guard lineups.

That could be viewed as positive or negative.

Junior forward Dedric Lawson, a Memphis transfer, generated four double-doubles with Azubuike out, but deferred more in the Eastern Michigan win.

The positive was that Lawson, a player Kansas coach Bill Self has described as one of his best passers ever, distributed five assists after moving into the high post offensively.

"We'll just get back to playing how we were playing earlier in the year," Lawson said. "That high-low action, guys come up, drive and knock down the open shot."

Lawson still averages a double-double with 19.6 points and 10.8 rebounds as one of three first-year starters looking to help bring Kansas a 15th consecutive Big 12 crown.

"We certainly will focus on the things you have to do to be consistently good over a span of two and a half months, which isn't easy to do," Self said of the 18-game league grind. "You need to be kind of even keel. There will be peaks and valleys, but they don't need to be spikes."

Oklahoma (11-1) has won seven straight behind a deep roster that features nine players averaging at least 14 minutes. The Sooners are led by senior guard Christian James with a 17.9-point average and double-doubles in four of the last five games.

Since a Dec. 21 overtime win at Northwestern, the Sooners have endured a long holiday layoff, though their nonconference success proved them capable of overcoming the loss of last year's scoring sensation, Trae Young.

"This group is going to do it as a group," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "I don't know that anyone is going to lead in scoring and assists as Trae did, but this group is motivated, and they are showing they can get good results."

Among six seniors who contribute is center Jamuni McNeace, who has recovered from an ankle injury. McNeace, an athletic senior with 18 blocks, returned to the starting lineup against Northwestern and will be counted on to contain Azubuike.

Updated January 2, 2019

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NCAA FB
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Ball State   Sat 7:00pm
NC State  
NFL
Carolina   Sun 4:05pm
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Air Force   9:00pm
Boise State  
Utah   9:00pm
USC  
Boston College   Sat 12:00pm
Rutgers  
California   Sat 12:00pm
Ole Miss  
Elon   Sat 12:00pm
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LSU   Sat 12:00pm
Vanderbilt  
Michigan   Sat 12:00pm
Wisconsin  
Southern Mississippi   Sat 12:00pm
Alabama  
Tennessee   Sat 12:00pm
Florida  
Western Michigan   Sat 12:00pm
Syracuse  
Appalachian State   Sat 3:30pm
North Carolina  
Auburn   Sat 3:30pm
Texas A&M  
Louisville   Sat 3:30pm
Florida State  
Miami (OH)   Sat 3:30pm
Ohio State  
SMU   Sat 3:30pm
TCU  
UCF   Sat 3:30pm
Pittsburgh  
Washington   Sat 3:30pm
BYU  
Central Michigan   Sat 4:00pm
Miami  
Ball State   Sat 7:00pm
NC State  
Old Dominion   Sat 7:00pm
Virginia  
Oregon   Sat 7:00pm
Stanford  
Charlotte   Sat 7:30pm
Clemson  
Oklahoma State   Sat 7:30pm
Texas  
Notre Dame   Sat 8:00pm
Georgia  
Colorado   Sat 10:00pm
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UCLA   Sat 10:30pm
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Interleague
Philadelphia 0 2nd
Cleveland 3
American League
Seattle 2 3rd
Baltimore 4
Toronto 0 3rd
New York 0
Boston 0 3rd
Tampa Bay 0
Chicago 2 2nd
Detroit 0
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Minnesota  
Los Angeles   8:10pm
Houston  
Texas   10:07pm
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National League
St. Louis 2 F
Chicago 1
New York 0 3rd
Cincinnati 0
Washington 0 3rd
Miami 0
San Francisco 0 2nd
Atlanta 1
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Milwaukee  
Arizona   10:10pm
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Colorado   10:10pm
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Detroit   Sun 1:00pm
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Miami   Sun 1:00pm
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New York   Sun 1:00pm
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Carolina   Sun 4:05pm
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New York   Sun 4:05pm
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Houston   Sun 4:25pm
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New Orleans   Sun 4:25pm
Seattle  
Pittsburgh   Sun 4:25pm
San Francisco  
Los Angeles   Sun 8:20pm
Cleveland  
Chicago   Mon 8:15pm
Washington  
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Buffalo 0 00:00 1st
Toronto 1
Nashville 1 00:00 1st
Tampa Bay 0
New York 0 00:00 1st
New Jersey 3
New York 0 13:17 1st
Detroit 0
St. Louis   8:00pm
Winnipeg  
Calgary   9:00pm
Edmonton  
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Pos # Name Start Pos
1 19 Martin Truex Jr 24
2 4 Kevin Harvick 3
3 2 Brad Keselowski 18
4 9 Chase Elliott 8
5 12 Ryan Blaney 23
6 88 Alex Bowman 19
7 24 William Byron 14
8 42 Kyle Larson 15
9 22 Joey Logano 22
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT RICHMOND
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 22 Austin Cindric 1
2 7 Justin Allgaier 2
3 2 Tyler Reddick 3
4 20 Christopher Bell 4
5 98 Chase Briscoe 5
6 18 Harrison Burton 6
7 11 Justin Haley 7
8 9 Noah Gragson 8
9 08 Gray Gaulding 9
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT LAS VEGAS
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 16 Austin Hill 7
2 45 Ross Chastain 2
3 51 Christian Eckes 1
4 2 Sheldon Creed 6
5 4 Todd Gilliland 3
6 30 Brennan Poole 18
7 24 Brett Moffitt 4
8 99 Ben Rhodes 13
9 18 Harrison Burton 9