Thomas Robinson's mother dies

Updated: January 22, 2011, 10:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Thomas Robinson stood tall and tightlipped when Allen Fieldhouse fell so quiet that a cough could be heard in the upper deck.

Standing next to him, teammate Marcus Morris wept.

The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks asked for a moment of silence before their game against Texas (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) on Saturday in memory of Robinson's mother, who died unexpectedly Friday night in Washington, D.C.

Robinson, a promising 6-foot-9 sophomore, had asked to ...

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