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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.23.12

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Awfully close: Kansas barely holds on |
Have we secured the 'can't close out games' label?

Kansas holds on to beat Texas A&M 66-58 -
Kansas held off Texas A&M 66-58 on Wednesday night in one of those can't-stand-prosperity games. The Jayhawks saw a 21-point second-half lead melt to four. But Kansas held on and will take a one-game lead into Saturday's Border War contest with Missouri.

Elijah Johnson gives KU offensive spark against Texas A&M | The Keegan Ratings |
Let's hope we keep EJ going and get the usual suspects back on track. I'd lower Robinson WAY down on this list simply for his lack of composure. He was flustered throughout this game, and that technical at the end could have cost his team the game. That can't happen when you're a POY candidate.

Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self's tough love made all the difference in Thomas Robinson's life -- College Basketball - ESPN
The entire Kansas community was ready to comfort Thomas Robinson. But without tough love from Bill Self, Robinson would not be the All-American candidate he is today.

My Essentials: KU basketball player Tyshawn Taylor | Ink
"You go through a lot of life lessons, a lot of changes," says Taylor, a 6-foot-3 senior from Hoboken, N.J."My whole lifestyle hasn’t changed, but it’s different from what it was when I first set foot here. And I think that’s because of what I’ve been through and learned since I’ve been here."

Wooden Watch: Jason King's POY ballot - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
I think TRob can make a big statement this week if he lifts Kansas within spitting distance of the title.

Bill Self hypes KU-MU |
“I think it will be as good as it’s ever been in the history of the building,”