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Posted on December 30, 2012 at 9:02 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Travis Releford scored 19 points and 6th ranked Kansas hit a scorching 13 of its first 18 3-point attempts, rolling to an 89-57 victory over American University Saturday night. The Jayhawks took command with a 21-4 spree in the opening minutes and wound up with six players scoring at least nine points against the outmanned Eagles in Lawrence.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Rodney McGruder scored 17 points, Thomas Gipson had 13 points and six rebounds and 25th ranked Kansas State struggled to a 52-44 victory over Missouri-Kansas City Saturday night. Playing without guards Angel Rodriguez and Martavious Irving due to injuries, the Wildcats shot just 32 percent from the field and went 2 of 10 from beyond the arc in Manhattan.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Stone had 23 points and nine rebounds as Southeast Missouri State rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Tennessee-Martin 65-60 yesterday in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams. Nino Johnson added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Redhawks and Lucas Nutt had six assists in Cape Girardeau.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have put wide receiver Terrance Copper on injured reserve and elevated wide receiver Junior Hemingway from the practice squad for their season finale today at Denver. Copper hurt his knee last Sunday in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The former Michigan Wolverine Hemingway was the second of the Chiefs' two seventh-round draft picks in April.

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