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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 12.11.2015

I can't be with someone like myself. I hate myself

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Shorten version of this today thanks to my laptop dying and my wife forgetting the power cord. Post stories in the comments if you find and interesting one.

Kansas Sports

Super sophs: Sweet 16 team built around sophomores |
“Too bad her hands are too small to dunk a basketball,” said setter Ainise Havili, starting a volley of barbs that seem to forever stay in the air when members of the tight-knit sophomore class are together. “That would be even cooler.”

Hunter Mickelson happy to start |
“It was a great feeling. I was really happy about it. I was over there smiling before I ran out. Just being able to start for Kansas ... that’s a big ‘ol deal,” the 6-foot-10 Jonesboro, Arkansas native said after his first start as a Jayhawk resulted in a 92-59 rout of Holy Cross in Allen Fieldhouse.

UMKC defeats out-of-sync KU women |
The early portion of Thursday’s Kansas University women’s basketball game against UMKC at Allen Fieldhouse presented one heck of a head-scratching riddle.

Stuckey a Payton winner |
Stuckey, the sixth-year NFL pro and 2010 KU graduate who starred in KU’s secondary and helped the Jayhawks win the 2008 Orange Bowl, recently was named the San Diego Chargers’ representative for this year’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

Rough shooting night spells doom for KU women vs. UMKC |
The Kansas University women's basketball team on Thursday fell victim to an awful shooting night and dropped a home game, 47-44, to visiting UMKC.