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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 12.6.2015

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Kansas News

'Real-game pressure': Jayhawks handle Harvard's heat |
“Coach (Bill Self) was smiling. He was like, ‘Embrace it. Smile ... Enjoy these dogfights because this is what we need,’’’ KU junior forward Landen Lucas said after the Jayhawks’ 75-69 victory.

Banged-up Perry Ellis keeping head up |
Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis elected to not challenge Harvard’s Agunwa Okolie on a one-handed dunk early in Saturday’s 75-69 win over the Crimson in Allen Fieldhouse.

Notebook: Wayne Selden Jr. plagued by fouls |
It didn’t impact the outcome of a 75-69 Kansas University men’s basketball victory over Harvard on Saturday, but junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. only played 22 minutes — a season low — after getting in foul trouble.

KU women's hoops at a glance |
After Kansas University’s women’s basketball team defeated Creighton on Wednesday, coach Brandon Schneider said KU’s offense is at its best when the Jayhawks’ guards are knocking down shots from outside. Sophomore point guard Lauren Aldridge shot 4-for-9 from three-point range in the 13-point home win, and freshman Kylee Kopatich drained all three of her tries from deep.

Composed Harvard comes close in upset bid |
Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker, a disciple of Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski, emphasized four “C” words for his team's showdown with Kansas University Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse — concentration, composure, confidence and competitive.

Jayhawks survive scare from Harvard |
The Kansas basketball team survived a scare from Harvard on Saturday, inside Allen Fieldhouse, gritting its teeth down the stretch for a scrappy 75-69 victory.

Other Sports

Spartans seal Big Ten title, likely playoff bid, with 22-play TD drive -
Michigan State's offense struggled to find the end zone all night in Indianapolis, but when it needed a touchdown to win the game, the Big Ten and earn a likely spot in the College Football Playoff, it put together a drive for the ages.

Watson stars, No. 1 Clemson pounds UNC for ACC title: 4 things to know -
All five scores of a weird, but eventful, first half resulted in a lead change between Clemson and North Carolina in the ACC Championship Game, but the Tigers created separation with a strong third quarter and held off the Tar Heels' final stand for a 45-37 win, the team's first ACC title since 2011.

Alabama routs Florida for second straight SEC title, awaits CFP bid -
No. 2 Alabama solidified its spot in the College Football Playoff with a dominant 29-15 victory over No. 18 Florida in the Georgia Dome on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game. The Crimson Tide became the first team to win back-to-back SEC titles since Tennessee did so in 1997-98, and the Tide did so in emphatic fashion.

Warriors improve to 21-0 behind 44 points from Stephen Curry -
The Golden State Warriors, on an East Coast road trip, on an early start, in Toronto, without two starters (Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut) due to injuries, didn't play all that well as a team Saturday and still advanced to 21-0 in a 112-109 victory over the Raptors thanks to 44 points from Stephen Curry including this ridiculous pull-up 3-pointer.

Taco News

Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos - Story | KDFW
Randall Warder with C'Viche & Tequila Bar shares how to make a Thanksgiving leftover turkey taco.

San Antonio resident creates ode to tacos with Austin-inspired wall art | Buzzworthy
An iconic artwork just off South Congress now has a taco-focused spinoff down I-35. Luis Munoz, a TV and film producer/director with Bauhaus Media, created an art piece inspired by Austin’s “I love you so much” mural.

The 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die - Texas Monthly
Texas’s long-running love affair with Mexican food has been hot, heavy, and shockingly promiscuous. For many decades, tamales were our main squeeze; now we only see them during the holidays. Then enchiladas won our heart (despite that embarrassing fling with fajitas). But since we’re in a tell-all mood, there’s something we have to get off our chest: all this time, we’ve been secretly sneaking around with tacos.

I Ate Nothing But Tacos For Six Days On A 'Cleanse' And Lost 4 Pounds
By now you’ve probably heard about Charlotte Palermino, the woman who went on a week-long “pizza cleanse” and actually lost weight.