Posted January 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
It's hard to imagine where Kansas would be without Ben McLemore. Fortunately for the fourth-ranked Jayhawks, they appear to have survived a scare involving the freshman star. After spraining his ankle earlier this week, McLemore is expected to be close to full strength as visiting Kansas goes for a 15th consecutive victory overall and fourth in a row over Texas on Saturday. Averaging 16.4 points to rank second in the conference, McLemore has quickly established himself as one of the premier players in the country. The 6-foot-5 guard scored 17 points Monday before hurting his right ankle late in a 61-44 win over Baylor. McLemore, though, returned to practice Thursday and should be good to go against Texas (8-8, 0-3). "It's pretty easy to see how good a player he is," Bears coach Scott Drew said. "We knew out of high school he'd be good, but what he's done this early in his career has been impressive." The Jayhawks (15-1, 3-0) have taken six of seven from the Longhorns, and thoug...
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