- Kansas Basketball -
Three different Jayhawks were in double-figures by halftime, including Ellis, who tied for the game-high with 17 points. He missed just once all night from the field and connected on seven of his 10 free throws. Sophomore guard Brannen Greene poured in 10 points over the final 20 minutes to tie Ellis with a career-best 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
“I feel we had a lot of guys getting off tonight and felt I could be a good distributor. I feel I can play different roles and I feel tonight I played the passing role,” added Selden, whose previous high was seven assists last season against Texas.
The Broncs (2-2) were overmatched from the start but used scrappy play and some easy buckets early to hang in there during the game's first seven minutes. Then Self subbed freshman Cliff Alexander into the game and the big fella's personal 9-0 run that pushed KU's lead from 15-8 to 24-8 in 2:24 changed the entire tone.
“Yeah I did,” KU coach Bill Self said, asked if he liked the starting lineup. “The whole thing is, if everybody was responsible off the court, we’d probably have more of the same starting lineup every time. And I don’t mean doing anything bad, but we’ve got to tighten some things up. I see a lot of slippage off the court and I think there’s a correlation to being responsible off it, too."
Bill Self chose to be a bit cautious, not wanting to rush back the 6-2 point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina, who suffered a shoulder sprain in last Tuesday’s 32-point loss to Kentucky.
One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big Island.
- Kansas Football -
In December of 2009, sources told the Journal-World that Bowen had talked with Snyder about an opening on the K-State staff. And Monday morning, on the Big 12 coaches teleconference, Snyder confirmed that he once talked with Bowen about an opening.
Some people will want to blame Bowen for this one and he certainly deserves his share of the blame, but this was a total team collapse and the outcome won't move the needle much when looking at whether Bowen is the right guy for the KU coaching job, in much the same way that last week's near-upset of No. 5 TCU did not end with a contract landing on Bowen's desk. It's the big picture that matters here — Bowen's vision for the program, plans to execute that and ability to coach players, rally the program and recruit to Kansas. Those things are all way more important than the outcome of any one game — good or bad — and that's why Bowen remains as strong of a candidate for the job today as he was before the beating at OU.
“I'm not walking around sore all day,” Cummings said. “I think it is just playing through pain. My shoulder was sore, but if they call a pass play, I have to hit it. If not, I need to be off the field. So if I'm out there I'm gonna do whatever the play calls me to do.”
Kansas: The Jayhawks are in a battle with Minnesota for three-star Kansas City, Kansas, inside linebacker Colton Beebe. Two weekends ago, Beebe visited Minnesota, and though he’s visited Kansas unofficially several times, Beebe has indicated he will set an official visit with the Jayhawks after they name a head coach.
- Kansas Athletics -
Kansas hosts Iona to conclude a stretch of six games in 11 days to open the 2014-15 season. The Jayhawks six-game homestand comes to an end with the Gaels' visit to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m.
One week remains in the regular season and Kansas volleyball returns to Lawrence for back-to-back home matches, kicking off the week inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center with West Virginia on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
- College Sports -
For the fourth year in a row since the league went to 10 teams and a round-robin schedule, the champion -- and very possibly co-champions again -- won't be decided until the first Saturday in December. That is even after Big 12 co-leaders No. 5 Baylor, No. 6 TCU and No. 11 Kansas State all play rivalry games Thanksgiving weekend.
Kansas at Kansas State (10). Wildcats are trying to remain in contention for the Big 12 title. They’ll need a loss from TCU and to beat Baylor head-to-head Dec. 6, but for now it’s possible.
Hate meter: Pretty high in general, but not a lot of spite specific to football. Kansas fans are so beaten down that they save virtually all their chesty behavior for basketball season.
Instead of, "Oh my God, did you see what Samaje Perine did?!" the collective reaction to it was, "LOL, it happened again?!" He deserves better.
Speculation about Pelini's job status has again started as Nebraska takes an 8-3 record and third-place standing in the Big Ten West into its regular-season finale Friday at Iowa. The coach has won no fewer than nine games every year in Lincoln. The Huskers also stand one loss from a seventh straight four-loss season. Nebraska last won a conference title in 1999.
After the Badgers won 20-7 in Minneapolis last year, Gophers players and coaches refused to move away from one of the goalposts, igniting a brief scuffle between the teams that nearly turned ugly.
North Carolina players caused extensive damage to Duke's visiting locker room at Wallace Wade Stadium by spray painting after their 45-20 win over the Blue Devils last week.
Indiana basketball gave those questioning the program's stability even more rationale for their concern Monday, as the Hoosiers fell to Eastern Washington, 88-86 - at Assembly Hall.
The Tigers let the game get away from them because they couldn't hold onto the ball on offense. Missouri had 17 turnovers that led to 24 points for Arizona, dooming any hope of keeping up with the Wildcats.
- Videos of the Day -
(Last night's) relocated blowout in Detroit between the Jets and Bills came to a brief stop in the third quarter as a pair of Idiots ran onto the field while being chased by hapless security personnel. The Idiots outgained the Jets' rushing yardage, 120-81.
So that one yard pass went an estimated 39.35 yards. Lets round up to 39.4 to make things more even. That's a 118.2-foot throw for a one-yard touchdown. (Mr. Ed says: Yes, this highlight was linked yesterday, but I thought the math nerds in the audience might enjoy this.)
Last week, Marshawn Lynch was fined $100,000 for refusing to speak with reporters after a game. After yesterday's 19-3 Seahawks win over the Cardinals, Lynch technically answered the media's questions—most of them with, simply, "yeah."
The Bills tight end caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton in the second quarter against the Jets on Monday and he celebrated by doing what pretty much everyone in Buffalo has been doing this week: Shoveling snow.