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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.16.10

Kansas vs. Nebraska

No. 3 Kansas survives NU scare |

Tully's recap from KU v NU. We talked about it in the open thread and he touches on it here, the backcourt and the players on the court in general late in this one, were the players with experience. Selby and Johnson shifted to the back, Reed, Morningstar and Little became important down the stretch. That and the 3 big lineup that seemed to turn the momentum.

Marcus tops ratings for third straight game | The Keegan Ratings |

Keegan ratings. I don't link this all that often but I just thought this was an interesting game. It could be argued that Reed was our sole source keeping us in the hunt when things were looking ugly, and obviously Marcus had a huge finish. I'd hand it to Reed, but maybe that's more for his game being an overachievement while the game for Morris was more of the same. Thoughts?

Big 12

Texas A&M beats Missouri 91-89 in overtime - College basketball- NBC Sports

This one overlapped with the Kansas game but if you got to catch the end or saw highlights later, it was a fun one. Missouri looks good, A&M looks good. I'd say both are definitely well positioned to make a play at the Big 12.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas State Wildcats - Recap - January 15, 2011 - ESPN

Yes it was only Texas Tech but this was a huge game for K-State. They are entering an absolutely brutal stretch in the conference, and had they lost or played it close even, the confidence might not have been where it needed to be. Keep an eye on Monday nights matchup between the Tigers and the Wildcats. This one could be a turning point for Martins team or it could just be a bit of a false hope.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Colorado Buffaloes - Recap - January 15, 2011 - ESPN

After opening weekend wins I figured these two teams would battle for a seventh spot in the NCAA tourney for the Big 12. After today, CU is sitting squarely in position to be a comfortable tournament team and Oklahoma State needs to get a win. Colorado could enter the top 25 this week. Congrats to former Jayhawk Tad Boyle for that.

Baylor Bears vs. Iowa State Cyclones - Recap - January 15, 2011 - ESPN

Again...What, if anything, does this mean for our game Monday? Probably nothing, heck Baylor might be more fired up to get a win now than they would have been.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns - Recap - January 15, 2011 - ESPN

Not sure anyone cares that these two played on Saturday. I'm anxious to see the Longhorns get into the meat of their Big 12 schedule and see how they respond. I have to admit it's a team I haven't seen a lot of so I'm curious if the hype is for real. The stats and box scores show it, but we all know how that works.

College basketball

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils - Recap - January 15, 2011 - ESPN\

Duke trailed in this one at half and for a time in the 2nd half before running away with it. Another example of parity in college basketball or just a slow start by Duke?