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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.5.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.5.13

Justin K. Aller

Kansas Basketball

Indiana returns to No. 1 in AP poll - College Basketball -
Down to no. 5. Seems pretty reasonable. I still think the waters are muddy.

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - NCAA Basketball - ESPN
The Jayhawks had won 101 out of 102 and 33 in a row at the Phog before Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State. Turnovers (15 against the Pokes) have been a problem for Kansas (13.9 per game, third in the Big 12)

KU's Elijah Johnson says Sunday's three-hour team meeting with head coach was productive |
“Usually I don’t,” Johnson said, asked if he required a pep talk or two during the course of a season. “But yesterday I did, and coach (Bill Self) gave it to me. I didn’t realize until I went home that’s what I got. He gave me one.”

Self says KU will 'ride' with Johnson at point guard -
“Elijah’s my guy,” Self said. “He’s my guy, and we have the best chance to win with Elijah in the game. And he’s learning how to play a position, and he’s thinking too much instead of playing.

B.H. Born, star of KU's '53 Final Four team, dies -
From tiny Medicine Lodge, B.H. Born was a native Kansan who would star for his home-state school and become the Most Outstanding Player of the 1953 NCAA Tournament.

Opinion: Andrew White waiting, learning |
The best way to get better at anything is to compete against somebody who is better at it than you. Compare Jeff Withey and Travis Releford of today to the guys who entered their first games wearing a uniform with the word Kansas splashed across the front.

Kansas Football

Weis takes juco route to rebuild Jayhawks' dormant program - NCAA Football - News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings
“He chuckled more than anything else,” Weis said describing the moment Snyder was told his juco recruiting tactics would be copied in Lawrence. “He realized that we are now a competitor in recruiting in a market he had dominance in.”

Kansas assistant football coach: Recruiting game has changed |
“It amazes me that a kid gets caught up on (whether) he’s a three-star instead of a four-star,” said Kansas University linebackers coach Clint Bowen. “And he’s just in disbelief over it. It doesn’t matter, you know?”

Yahoo Sports: 2013 Team Recruiting Rankings
No. 43 currently, not too bad.

College Basketball

Bob Knight: Fab Five 'never won anything' - College Football - College Basketball - Rumors - FanNation
"I'm not sure what the Fab Five was," Knight said Thursday during an ESPN broadcast of an Alabama-Arkansas game. "They never won anything. "They never won a championship, they didn't get anywhere, they got beat."