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If nothing else, this victory was a big confidence boost for these Jayhawks. Don't get me wrong, this was not a team lacking confidence in any way, but there's always something different — not to mention extremely validating — about going on the road into a hostile environment and coming out with a victory. With Big 12 play right around the corner, that kind of confidence and proof that they can get the job done is just what the Jayhawks needed right now. And, remember, KU has built that incredible streak of 11 straight Big 12 titles largely because it has been able to win conference road games and others have not.
"This was the best he's been," Self said. "I'll be real candid with you. We've said all along he's been OK. But he hasn't been great by any stretch. But I thought tonight was the most aggressive he'd been all year long. Hopefully, that's a big step in the right direction because we're going to have to play through him. He's going to have to be a low-post scorer for us."
Kansas has several proud veterans -- Frank Mason, Devonte Graham, Wayne Selden, and Perry Ellis -- that are playing at an elite level, but this squad has several other pieces that have yet to truly hit their stride.
“We got lucky. That’s what goes through my mind,” Self added. “He (Curry) didn’t really get a chance to get a look off, fortunately for us, because he’s the best there is of making bad shots. He takes off-balance, crazy stuff that goes in. “He was by far the best player in the tournament. If he got the shot up, chances are pretty good it would have gone down. Fortunately we defended that pretty well. Although it was a hard shot, the guy (Richards) missed it wide left and the rest is history.”
Bledsoe only decided in the past few weeks to take an official visit to Kansas. He’s made plenty of unofficial visits to campus, but once he progressed in his recruiting, he decided to take a more in-depth look at his hometown option.
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Oklahoma got its toughest test of the season on Wednesday night, out in Hawaii. The third-ranked Sooners took on Hawaii in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic. The Rainbow Warriors kept it interesting, dramatic and entertaining, but OU was able to hold on for an 84-81 win.
One of the upgrades to the stadium is a brand new video board, but instead of discarding of the old scoreboard, the Seminoles are giving it to Florida A&M in Tallahassee.
Those in the theater will also get to see some actual NFL action, because Sony, according to Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com, didn't bother asking the league for permission.
Some former Red Devils are under pressure for supporting lingerie soccer.
Polia had to call William Hill, the site on which she placed the bet, to inquire about how it is she won a bet that included a team that lost. They explained the concept of point spreads to her and that, since she bet on the Giants getting five points from the Panthers and they only lost by three, she still won that particular game.