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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.23.12

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.23.12


Hopefully everyone has been able to take a moment to enjoy the photo of Allen Fieldhouse West that has been attached to this glorious Wednesday edition of news and notes.

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Wildcats try, but die, by the three |
For all the bitching coming from the K-State side about not getting to the free throw line. This 'strategy' is probably a huge reason why. If you plan on living behind the arc, you aren't going to draw a lot of fouls. It's not rocket science.

Sealed with a kiss: Travis Releford's 'unbelievable' game lifts KU over K-State |
Elijah Johnson paused in the south tunnel of Bramlage Coliseum, and, with a big smile on his face, blew kisses to thousands of purple-clad fans in the Kansas State student section.

Travis Releford gives complete effort in win over Kansas State | The Ratings |
Withey did it with the flu.

Opinion: Ben McLemore once again shows his huge upside |
But on a night he watched from the bench in foul trouble and too often from the perimeter when in the game, red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore again showed he’s the player on the roster with the most untapped potential.

Kansas alone atop Big 12 after 59-55 win over K-State -
Maybe Kansas doesn’t dominate this place like it once did. But on most nights, when the two old rivals get together in Manhattan, the Jayhawks usually find a way to own the day.

Notebook: Naadir Tharpe keeps his cool; Kevin Young jokes about his 'pass' |
“Not at all. I just knew I had to go and take my time and make the free throws,” said Tharpe, who hit both to give KU a 58-53 advantage down the stretch. The Jayhawks went on to win, 59-55.

Kansas Notebook | Tex Winter visits Jayhawks shoot-around -
"They're a big-time rival," Self said of K-State. "But when you have Mizzou, all your pent-up hate can go in one direction, basically. So this was more of a respectful rivalry, and I still feel that way. I think it's two teams, classy, playing hard, and there's no talking. There were just kids out there competing. I'm leaving out of here knowing who our biggest rival is, but it's not a hated thing."

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