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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.22.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.22.13


Kansas Basketball

Jayhawks could benefit from a healthy dose of rivalry -
“I think on both sides of the Missouri rivalry, there was a lot of hatred that was involved,” Self said. “We obviously didn’t like them, and the feeling was very mutual. “I never felt that way against K-State. I don’t know why … but I never did.”

Swagger State: No. 11 Wildcats enter Showdown on a roll |
“Coach (Bruce Weber) always talks about, if you’re a Top-25 team, you’ve got to have a swagger about yourself, and I think we have a swagger about ourselves now,” said KSU senior guard Rodney McGruder, a preseason all-conference pick who is third in the league in scoring at 15.5 points per game.

K-State’s Weber gets first shot at Self in Sunflower Showdown -
The scene on Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum, when No. 11 Kansas State hosts No. 3 Kansas in Weber’s first Sunflower Showdown, should be similar to what he experienced at Purdue. The Wildcats will benefit from the wildest home crowd of the season and the intensity levels will be hard to miss.

Opinion: Weber great hire for K-State |
In one monster recruiting season, Bob Huggins brought big-time basketball back to Manhattan. Martin advanced it. And Weber, a better teacher of offensive X’s and O’s than Martin, has a chance to move the program forward.

Self vs. Weber a 'cordial' rivalry |
“Bruce and I don’t talk,” Self said. “We don’t call each other and ask each other how you’re doing, do your guys like you, what are you going to run? That’ll never happen. That doesn’t happen with anybody.”

Mac attack: McGruder, McLemore on collision course |
Kansas State's Rodney McGruder and Ben McLemore of Kansas will try to get the upper hand on one another and lead their team to sole possession of first place when they square off at 7 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas Football

All-star showing boosts Dayne Crist’s stock |
It will be interesting to see if he gets a shot.

College Basketball

Duke Blue Devils return to No. 1 for a fifth week atop Associated Press poll - ESPN
Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll after dropping from the top spot for one week.

Pick 'n' Roll - ESPN
But in the past two games, the Jayhawks have been suspect on offense. After shooting 38 percent against Baylor in a win earlier this week, KU had to shoot 50 percent in the second half against Texas to overcome a 28 percent shooting first half and 11-point deficit.

Haithgate finally officially begins!

Missouri's Haith faces NCAA notice of allegations in Miami-Shapiro case -
oh let the bad karma parade continue on our former conference foes.