Three takeaways from KU basketball’s win against Howard in the NCAA Tournament

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The Kansas City Star

DES MOINES, Iowa — Kansas guard Gradey Dick couldn’t hide his fatigue. At a media timeout with a little less than 12 minutes left in the Jayhawks’ 96-68 opening-round NCAA Tournament win, the freshman teemed with sweat as he held his hands against his hips and took deep breaths. He had heard KU’s coaches yell all game long to run — especially on Howard’s misses. Dick did just that. His all-out effort led to a career night, his first college double-double. More importantly, he played a pivotal role in KU securing a win in his first-ever NCAA Tournament game on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center. Th…

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