After an extended break, we are ready to jump back in with the teams and push towards conference title number 10. Here are your extended News and Notes.
The RCT top 25 poll will be out this evening, before the game starts.
Kansas Women's Basketball
“We just started the book yesterday, but we read the intro and the first chapter,” Knight said. “A lot of people don’t really understand what the word toughness means. A lot of people think about physical toughness, but it is more of a mental aspect, and I think we all learned a little bit about that in the first chapter. I think it did help us in practice, and it carried over into the game.”
“We all have a soft spot for little kids,” Henrickson said. “And to watch their excitement for what we get to do every day is awesome. How many people participate in this just because of the building they get to walk into or because they get to dribble a ball in Allen Fieldhouse?”
Kansas Men's Basketball
Will Kansas, 8-3, continue to progress after consecutive victories against New Mexico and Georgetown? Well, we will get our first chance to evaluate their progress when the Jayhawks return to the floor against Toledo at 7 p.m. Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
“I need to create more opportunities for my teammates to get open shots, to get shots for the bigs. I’m trying to be more vocal and be more of a leader,” said Mason, who has started three games and come off the bench in eight for the Jayhawks, who take an 8-3 record into Monday’s 7 p.m. game against 12-0 Toledo in Allen.
“If there’s a negative to going 12-0, (I) don’t think we’re going to sneak up on anybody,” Kowalczyk told the Toledo Blade after Saturday’s 85-66 home rout of Coppin State. “We’re going to get their best shot, but you know what, I think they’re going to get our best shot, too.”
In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, the Wiggins boys pulled aside the curtain on their Canadian upbringing, what has driven them to succeed and what their ambitions are for the future. All of them talked about the close bond they share, one that’s helped them to deal with the pressures of being the first family of the Canadian hardwood.