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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.3.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.3.13

Jamie Squire

Kansas Women's Basketball

Goodrich leads KU women past K-State -
Kansas opened the Big 12 season with a always-satisfying win on Wednesday, defeating Kansas State 72-63 behind 17 points from Angel Goodrich.

Counter punch: Kansas women end skid against ’Cats |
Unlike some KU teams in the past — including last year’s squad, which lost twice to K-State — this team seems better equipped to take a shot and swing back. And that’s exactly what the Jayhawks did in the second half, ripping off an 18-6 run that gave them a cushion and allowed the home team to cruise to victory in front of a crowd of 3,727 fans.

Natalie Knight makes right |
Knight, who has started all 46 games of her KU career, entered with a 7.9-point season scoring average. She made seven of 10 shots and scored 16 points, one more than Chambers.

Kansas Basketball

Bill Self: Jayhawks’ defense needs work |
“I’ve watched us play (on film). People are saying too much about our defense. It’s not that good. It’s not,” Self said Wednesday on his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio show. “Of all the possessions we have defensively in a game, I guarantee you, 50 percent are bad possessions compared to 50 percent good possessions. The result may end up good because they may miss a shot or they may fumble the ball or make a bad pass or something that doesn’t have much to do with us. I think the biggest area of improvement for us would have to be the defensive end.”

Kansas overtakes Duke for the top spot in Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings - Grantland
With the conference season beginning, Kansas overtakes Duke for the no. 1 spot.

Duke stays atop Power Rankings, but Louisville, Michigan in the hunt - College Basketball - Luke Winn -
SI Power rankings.

KU three-point shot charts: Naadir Tharpe's hot spot and other quirks | The Newell Post |
Not to bad really.