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Kansas Jayhawk News And Notes 1.15.13

A look around Jayhawkland for January 15


Kansas Basketball

Twisted ending: Ben McLemore suffers minor ankle injury in KU rout over Baylor |
Kansas University’s annual basketball beatdown of Baylor in Allen Fieldhouse was interrupted by a scary moment with 2:44 to play.

KU comes home and shuts down Baylor in 61-44 win -
On Monday night, with a capacity crowd in the old barn, No. 4 Kansas came home and buried Baylor 61-44 in a dominating performance against a team many thought would be the Jayhawks’ most worthy challenger in the Big 12 race.

Opinion: After victory, KU's 'scout' deserves honor |
Baylor called a play, and Kansas looked more sure about the moving parts than the guys running it. Kansas made it that difficult on the visiting team Monday night in a 61-44 victory.

KU, K-State climb, Mizzou drops in polls -
Kansas cracked the top five, moving to No. 4 in The Associated Press poll, while Missouri’s weekend loss was costly.

Notebook: Bill Self likes 'showcase' that ESPN's Big Monday brings |
“I think it’s the best way to showcase our league each and every week. I think the players enjoy it. I’m sure all players across the league do,” Self said. “The two-day turnaround (playing Saturday at Texas Tech and Monday at home) ... we’ve done it a lot. This is the first time this team has done it. Whenever you play a team that does multiple things and only have about an hour of practice, it always makes it nervous for a coach. That’s the case when you play Saturday and then a Monday. It only gives you about an hour in which your teams actually practice (Sunday). You really have to make the most of that hour.”

Bears struggle to find explanations for shooting woes |
"I thought Kansas really did a great job defensively," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "All year long we've been a lot better with the ball, and that's the most disappointing thing."

Kansas Jayhawks forward Jamari Traylor fines a home in Lawrence
Jamari Traylor's behavior took a downward turn following his father's sentence of life in prison. That he's found a home on the Kansas basketball team is all the more remarkable considering the road he took to get to Lawrence.

College Basketball

If you think college hoops is boring this season, time for a change of heart - College Basketball - Andy Glockner -
On a night of fierce competitiveness and drama from around the nation, Wednesday's College Hoops Moment came suddenly out of nowhere from the relative basketball solitude of the San Joaquin Valley. When San Diego State junior Jamaal Franklin went And-1 Mixtape on Fresno State in a real, live basketball game, throwing down a dunk off an absurd self-lob off the glass from the three-point line, he set Twitter ablaze along with the hearts of those of us who live for the game.

Wyoming suspends Martinez after bar fight -
He's from my hometown, so I'm taking editorial liberties and including it

Basketball Prospectus | Tuesday Truths: Too-Early Edition
No Big 12 yet, but a good overview of other conferences around the country

College Football

Johnny Manziel being told by Texas A&M to grow up | The Victory Formation


2013 Australian Open: Men's draw preview, from the favorites to the grenade throwers -
Yay tennis is back!