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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.9.12

Kansas Basketball

Jeff Withey bears down |
“Coach definitely got in my head. He told me I can’t go games where I don’t score. I have to be part of this team and help out,” - Jeff Withey

Coach Self's response is the best

Bill Self: KU rebounds nicely from loss to MU |
“I didn’t think our energy level was very good today (at shootaround). I didn’t think it was great yesterday. I thought we might pout up and feel sorry for ourselves. “We showed some toughness."

Defense polarizes programs |
Kansas is a boot-camp basketball program, Baylor a summer-camp team, replete with a no-cussing policy implemented by coach Scott Drew, a magnificent recruiter and likable face for the once-disgraced program.

Rapid Reaction: Kansas 68, Baylor 54 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The Jayhawks have had a stranglehold on the Big 12 for most of the past decade. It doesn't appear as if they are ready to loosen their grip. The win over the Bears put Kansas back into a tie for first with Missouri. The victory also means that KU's chances at grabbing a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament are still alive.

FINAL: Withey's career-high 25 points lead KU to 68-54 comeback victory over No. 6 Baylor |

Withey plays big as KU schools Baylor |
More Withey props

Jayhawks ice Jones in win |
Kansas has now done this twice. He shrinks in the big game. I wouldn't touch him if I was an NBA guy, but then again they get caught up in potential.

Kansas pounds Baylor, moves into tie with MU -
Big win for the league race but a long way to go.

Women's Basketball

KU women crush Texas, 85-61 |
Big win for the women at home.

Kansas Football

Big 12 talents headed for the NFL combine - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
One more than K-State!!! HA! Ok just kidding they were 10-2 and return almost everyone.

College Basketball

With Duke looming, North Carolina can show it’s still elite | Beyond the Arc
I thought this was odd from yesterday. I mean did we really write off UNC to the point where they weren't elite just because they haven't been knocking it out of the park all year? Expectations are a bitch.

Kentucky can be ‘impossible’ to beat — just ask Florida | Beyond the Arc
Not going to lie, I wouldn't mind playing these guys again in the least. You might lose, but who the hell is going to give you a chance anyway so you're playing with nothing to lose. That's always a fun spot to be in and I wouldn't mind seeing Robinson and Tyshawn have another go just to see.

All hope not lost for UConn on road to NCAA tournament - Andy Glockner -
Another bubble watch. Pac 12 is in trouble.

Tom Brady and Gisele v Brandon Jacobs

New York Giants' Brandon Jacobs says Gisele Bundchen needs to shut up - ESPN New York
Tom Brady still wins.