Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 11.16.12

Kevin C. Cox

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 11.16.12

Kansas Basketball

SLAM ONLINE | " Dreams and Nightmares
"If it wasn’t for basketball," Robinson, whom the Sacramento Kings selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, shares matter-of-factly, "I got two doors: I’m hustling, or I’m dead or in jail. You don’t mean to fall into it, but there’s nothing else."

Chattanooga chew-chew: Bill Self's halftime words spur KU to 69-55 win | KUsports.com
"First he asked us, 'Were we woke (awake)?' The answer was, 'No,'" KU senior guard Elijah Johnson said after a half in which he and backup point Naadir Tharpe were torched for 18 points by freshman dynamo Farad Cobb. His 6-of-7 three-point shooting gave the unheralded Mocs of the Southern Conference an eight-point (36-28) halftime lead.

Opinion: Ben McLemore slams home beauty of the dunk | KUsports.com
Leap-easy McLemore had five slams and even threw a lob that Jeff Withey slammed home. In so doing, McLemore enabled the release of all that pent-up frustration from a crowd that had to watch a Kansas offense that only the game’s inventor and the first and only losing basketball coach in Kansas history, Dr. James Naismith, could have enjoyed.

Kansas Football

KU football seniors recall ups, downs | KUsports.com
“I would kind of give it like a V shape,” McDougald said when asked to describe his KU experience. “When I came here, we were on a good path, and then we dipped down and kind of fell off for a couple years, guys getting into trouble, guys not playing, guys not doing things as a true Jayhawk should. And now we get coach (Charlie) Weis in, and it’s going back up.”

College Football

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 12 preview - ESPN
So who's next? Anybody? Our buddy, Chris Fallica, the noted College GameDay researcher, says there's a 14.4 percent chance that the top three contenders finish the season unbeaten. Simpler math than Fallica's tells us there's an 85.6 percent chance Notre Dame, Oregon and Kansas State won't. Or at least I think that's how it works.

College Basketball

Shabazz Muhammad, Ryan Harrow among notable early-season absences - Andy Glockner - SI.com
The start of the season finally brings us to where projections end and actual results begin. The beginning of this campaign, though, has been marred by an unusually large number of injuries and suspensions to key members of notable teams. Some teams will have to totally readjust while others just have to wait for their players to return. If form holds, the NCAA selection committee could have an interesting time on its hands in March, as a number of programs may have split profiles, with and without their players as detailed below (listed alphabetically, within their groups):

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