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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 11.14.2015

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Easy being Greene: KU junior goes off for 18 points to lead KU to 109-72 win over Northern Colorado |
Just three days after being unable to play in KU’s second and final exhibition game because of discomfort in the hip, Greene lit up the fieldhouse scoreboard to the tune of 18 points — one off a career high. He tied a career high by sinking five threes in five tries, copying last year’s performance against Georgetown, and also had a dunk en-route to perfect 6-of-6 marksmanship (1-of-2 from free throw line) in just 14 minutes.

KU, Northern Colorado play foulfest |
Kansas University and Northern Colorado combined for 59 fouls, the most in a KU game since KU and Nebraska were also called for 59 fouls on Feb. 4, 1989.

Recruit Thon Maker attends KU-Northern Colorado |
Thon Maker, a 7-foot, 210-pound senior center from Orangeville Prep High in Mono, Ontario, attended Friday’s Kansas-Northern Colorado basketball game with other members of his high school team who are competing in an event in Wichita.

Notebook: Diallo sits out opener |
The 6-foot-9 freshman forward from Mali was forced to the sidelines for what would have been his collegiate opener against Northern Colorado, because of the fact he has yet to be declared eligible for participation in games by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Northern Colorado simply can't keep up with Kansas in 109-72 rout |
As so often becomes the case when a mid-major men’s basketball team visits Allen Fieldhouse, Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill left Kansas University’s campus Friday night somewhat regretful of what he had just put his players through.

GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-TCU football game |
During last year’s near upset of the Horned Frogs, the Jayhawks recognized that TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was not nearly as effective or accurate in hitting intermediate passes. So KU did what it could do to keep him in the pocket and encourage him to make those throws. It nearly worked, and Boykin and company escaped with a 34-30 victory.

KU’s Lokedi advances to NCAA meet |
Throughout Sharon Lokedi’s freshman cross country season at Kansas University, unwavering trust in training from head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Michael Whittlesey has propelled her to success in each race.

Getting to know No. 13 TCU — and its explosive offense | Smithology |
Not that the Kansas football team had any control over the matter — or that better timing would’ve meant a KU win — but the winless Jayhawks probably couldn’t face TCU at a worse time.

Other Sports News

Gonzaga-Pittsburgh game in Japan canceled due to slippery floor -
After a first half that featured a number of scary slips, spills and banged-up faces that hit the deck, the officials and coaches convended and decided to call it before the second half began.

No. 1 North Carolina downs Temple, still has to dress up to fly home -
Twenty minutes after the final buzzer, inside the winning locker room of the nation's top-ranked team, and every North Carolina player has showered and is now changing into suits. And not sweatsuits. I'm talking suit-suits. Like Tom Ford suits.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel diagnosed with lymphoma, to retire at year's end -
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will retire due to health reasons at the end of the 2015 season. Pinkel will remain the coach through Dec. 31 or until a new coach is in place, Missouri announced Friday.

USMNT opens World Cup Qualifying with 6-1 romp: Three things to know -
Two goals from Jozy Altidore paved the way for US to earn three points in its first World Cup Qualifying match on Friday night with a 6-1 result against St. Vincent and the Grenadines. After a horrible summer and start to the fall, finishing fourth in the Gold Cup and losing the CONCACAF Cup, the US rebounded well in dominant fashion against the Caribbean minnows.

Washington Capitals light up the ice in tribute to Paris before game -
Given today's tragic attacks in Paris, it's hard to flip the switch and talk about sports, but there are four games in the National Hockey League Friday night. While the games go on, the people of France and the victims of this senseless violence are not far from the thoughts of their friends and allies around the world.

Attacks in Paris

Paris attacks: what we know - Vox
A set of shootings and explosions hit Paris late on Friday, killing at least 127 people and injuring more than 200 in one of the city's densest districts on a Friday night. The identity of the terrorists and their motives are still unknown, although French President François Hollande has promised a "merciless" response. Here's a running tally of what we do and don't know about the violence:

Parisians are waiting for hours for their chance to give blood for attack victims - Vox
Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris left at least 127 dead and about 200 people injured, causing an increased demand for blood to help the wounded. These photos show how the people of Paris are responding: People are lining up around the block to donate blood at hospitals all over the city.

Paris attacks: French president calls them an "act of war" by ISIS - Vox
"It is an act of war that was waged by a terrorist army, a jihadist army, by Daesh, against France," Hollande said in a national address. Daesh is the French government's preferred term for the Islamic state. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Hollande didn't say how the French had confirmed those claims.

Obama: 'Heartbreaking' Paris Terror Is Attack 'On All of Humanity' - ABC News
The series of terror attacks unfolding in Paris today are attacks "on all of humanity," President Obama said.