News and Notes, December 20th

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 19: Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks during the game against the Davidson Wildcats on December 19, 2011 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Davidson topples KU 80-74 at the Sprint Center -
The scene has become all too familiar in recent years: A team from a mid-major conference celebrating a victory over the Kansas Jayhawks, who leave a neutral floor confused as to what just happened. This time, as the final seconds ticked off of Davidson’s 80-74 win over No. 12 KU on Monday night in Kansas City, the Jayhawks fired up a barrage of desperation three-pointers in front of a half-empty Sprint Center.

Thomas Robinson's rebounding earns him top spot in Davidson loss | The Keegan Ratings |
Keegan Ratings.

Lack of depth costs Kansas carrot, stick |
Any coach’s two best friends are his carrot and his penalty box. The carrot he holds is known as playing time, the penalty box a folding chair a few seats down the row. The carrot goes to those who apply the detail given to them in preparation for the opponent. The penalty box is where players who don’t follow the script go to watch the game.

(Mid)major bummer: Davidson proves KU ‘not that good’ |
"I don’t know if you can take as much from this game as maybe other games," Self said, asked about some of KU’s losses to mid-majors in the past. "This team is not that good."

College Basketball Man and Machine Consensus Top 25: 10 Teams Are Rated #1 By At Least One Human Or Computer " Notes from the Sports Nerds
Interesting look at all the polls in one place.

Todd O'Brien: St. Joe's won't give release to play at UAB - NCAA Basketball -

Must read. Graduate transfer student similar to Crist, yet isn't getting released to play at his new school. This is the player's side, hopefully this article either clears up or fixes this situation.

Charlie Weis undergoes successful hip surgery |
Get it out of the way now...

No decision from Notre Dame QB Crist on transfer -
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Dayne Crist is done browsing his potential transfer destinations. And he'll leave Notre Dame 's campus for good as a student Monday. But he's not yet sure where he'll end up. (Hat tip to Sagehen)

Dayne Crist: 'I will always be a Notre Dame guy'
More on Crist

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