- Kansas Sports -
“Fortunately for us, Devonté made three shots or we would have been behind at halftime,” KU coach Bill Self said of the 6-foot-2 Raleigh, North Carolina, native scoring nine points as KU took a narrow 28-26 lead into the break.
Less than two minutes into Tuesday's 78-53 victory over a good Cal-Irvine team, KU junior Wayne Selden found himself with the ball on the right wing and nothing between him and the hoop but 7-foot-6 mountain of a man, Mamadou Ndiaye, the starting center for UC-Irvine.
KU's final tune-up before a nasty start to conference play could not have gone much better from the tune-up standpoint. The Jayhawks were not on top of their game in this one yet found a way to make adjustments and grind out a good win against a good team. KU coach Bill Self said after the victory that he'd be surprised if UC-Irvine didn't win its league and the Anteaters' size, experience and nothing-to-lose mentality gave Kansas a perfect final test heading into the meat of its schedule.
Kansas women's basketball battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit, and came within four points in the third quarter before a 17-1 second-half run halted KU's momentum, as No. 18 Oklahoma downed the Jayhawks, 67-44, on Wednesday night inside the Lloyd Noble Center.
- College Sports -
So now somebody else gets to be No. 1 and, frankly, there's no obvious choice.
It's going to be one of those seasons. With no dominant team in college basketball, we can expect near weekly churning near the top of the bracket. The ink was barely dry on the bracket I posted about a week and a half ago before Duke, Iowa State, Kentucky and Purdue lost. That means it's time for a refresher, and this time, the big loss of the week (so far) happened before the bracket was created.
- Professional Sports -
Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris apologized to teammates Tuesday after returning from a two-game suspension for throwing a towel towards coach Jeff Hornacek after being pulled earlier this week.
In fact, there are only 14 teams still in Super Bowl contention, which is the lowest number with one week to play since 2005 (also 14 teams that year).
Kazmir joins Clayton Kershaw, Brett Anderson, Hyun-jin Ryu and Alex Wood as the likely starting rotation for the beginning of the season as things stand. All of those guys are left-handed. Bring it on, Dodgers!
The Eagles fired Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Police Department is looking for some new hires. Those two ideas are somehow related, I promise.