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KU Christmas crisis averted: Jayhawks win at SDSU |
“The pie tastes better when you win before Christmas,” concedes KU coach Bill Self, whose squad — thanks to Ellis’ 20 points and Wayne Selden Jr.’s 10 key second-half points to go with Frank Mason III’s 10 first-half points — improved to 10-1 heading into a four-day break.

Senior forward Jamari Traylor gives KU lift off bench |
“I’m a senior,” Traylor said, “so if I’m playing hard, those guys (younger teammates) don’t have an excuse if they see me doing that.”

Bill Self praises role players for win at SDSU |
“It’s not easy to play six big guys, and we played one of them 17 minutes in the first half (Ellis). Have to give everybody a chance. When the game got tight, I went with experience (Traylor). I put an experienced guy

Missed chances haunt Aztecs in loss to KU |

Jeremy Hemsley had a chance to blow the roof off Viejas Arena. But he missed a high-percentage layup. Winston Shepard had an even better chance just seconds later, but his put-back dunk clanked off the rim.

Dual-threat Texas QB headed to KU |

According to a report from, Dagan Haehn, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound dual-threat QB from Lake Dallas, Texas, is expected to join the KU program after winter break.

Annual shopping trip rewarding for Kansas players |

“When I was growing up, my family didn’t have much, so it’s always been extremely important for me to give back and help wherever I can,” McLemore said. “To have the opportunity to be a role model for young kids is an honor that I take very seriously, and I'm just blessed to be in this position to help.”

Jayhawks looking forward to brief holiday break |

Selden, who said he did well on his final exams, was asked what’s more difficult — taking a final or going through a rigorous Bill Self practice. “Oh, I’d study for the final every time,” Selden said. “If he’s as mad as he can be, I’d take the final every time. I can always walk out, take a break and come back in to study. Practice ... you are not escaping that. You are not getting out of the practice.”

Other Sports

Kobe Bryant scores 31 points, leads Lakers past Nuggets -
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-107 on Tuesday for their fifth victory of the season, mainly because of Kobe Bryant.

Eric Berry battles lymphoma, returns to football and earns Pro Bowl nod -
The 2010 first-round pick out of Tennessee had been to the Pro Bowl on three previous occasions, the last coming after the 2013 season. But Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2014. Seven months later, he was cleared to return to football, and a month after that he played in the Chiefs' first preseason game.

WATCH: One-handed Florida player scores first points of his career -
The sophomore is a one-handed wonder for the Gators, the viral sensation who had D-I dreams long before Billy Donovan offered him a chance to wear a Florida uniform. Hodskins made headlines here at CBS Sports a year ago, when he checked into his first game in UF colors.

Michigan State escapes Oakland's upset bid, improves to 13-0 on season -
Valentine underwent minor knee surgery Monday that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks. So he was in street clothes Tuesday, reduced to watching Kay Felder ball-out in a big way. The 5-foot-9 guard entered ranked second nationally in scoring and first in assists. Felder finished with 37 points and nine assists against Michigan State before fouling out with 49.1 seconds left in OT. He made 10 of the 22 shots he took and 14 of the 18 free throws he attempted, including a pair with 4.9 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT.

WATCH: Virginia avoids Cal's upset bid with late OT three from Perrantes -
Just when Virginia looked as good as any team in the country, Tony Bennett's team had a misstep, and Cal was there to pounce, almost earning a win of the highest quality on the road in Charlottesville.

College Kids

Oberlin College Apologizes to Students for Serving Culturally Insensitive Meals That Honestly Look Pretty Okay For Cafeteria Food
Oberlin, a private college with a $50,000 tuition, has entered once more into this year’s Tedious Campus Culture War Debate. After hearing complaints that its sushi program wasn’t good enough for reasons of racism, the place of learning has issued an apology.