No Texas player handles the ball better than Myck Kabongo.
The offense actually resembles a structured attack now that the starting sophomore point guard is back from a 23-game suspension following an NCAA violation. He directs his teammates with an ease and confidence that can’t help but make us all wonder what could have been, had he not missed all but eight scheduled games of this regular season.
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Texas at Kansas
8 p.m., Saturday, ESPN, 1300, 98.1
*assists per game
*assists per game
About this game: Kansas overcame an 11-point second half deficit to beat the Longhorns 64-59 on Jan. 19 in Austin. Julien Lewis missed a 3-point shot with 13 seconds left that could have tied the game. The Longhorns missed 6 of 8 free throws in the game; Kansas hit 21 of 25. …No. 14 Kansas (20-4, 8-3 Big 12) snapped its first three-game losing streak since 2005 Monday with an emphatic 83-62 win over 10th-ranked Kansas State in Lawrence. Ben McLemore scored 30 points, hitting 6 of 10 3-pointers. Center Jeff Withey was effective with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks that increased his career total to a school-record 263. Backup point guard Naadir Tharpe had eight assists.
- Mark Rosner