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Coming off a freshman year in which he played just 91 minutes in 19 games, Kansas guard Lagerald Vick said Monday that he had no idea he would be quite this comfortable nearly this quickly during his second season with the Jayhawks.
After taking Saturday off and returning to a normal practice schedule Sunday and Monday, Self said he thought the Jayhawks had recovered from the treacherous early-season travel schedule.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self answers questions form the media before the Jayhawks' home game against Long Beach State, and says KU has been somewhat "exposed" during the early portion of the season.
“I would say if we were having a HORSE contest, I’d say Svi. But depending on game situations and things like that, then Frank’s pretty good,” Self added. “But Devonté’s good, too. I won’t quite put Lagerald (Vick) and Josh (Jackson) in that group, but I think they could become, at any particular game, could be our best shooter in the game.”
“Shaq in the movie Blue Chips would be the only one," joked Self, with laughter filled the room around him. "You know, just dunk it. And if you go back and watch it, there’s a lot of similarities. But that would be the only thing that (Azubuike) reminds me of.”
To some it may seem like yesterday, but it’s actually been 23 years since Long Beach State’s unranked basketball team stunned the No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks 64-49 at Allen Fieldhouse.
“We script the first play, obviously, but after that, we haven’t really scripted much,” Self said. “I’ve found the best way to play with the guys that we presently play is to let them play, not to try to tell them how to play. I think that’s worked out better for us.”
Conference champions Kansas volleyball earned the Big 12 Player of the Year (Kelsie Payne), Libero of the Year (Cassie Wait), Setter of the Year (Ainise Havili) and Coach of the Year (Ray Bechard), plus three additional All-Big 12 awards, in an unprecedented postseason awards release by the conference office on Monday. The awards and All-Big 12 teams are voted on by the league's head coaches.
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After the go-ahead score for Brown, Ndugba took the inbound pass and, thinking his team had secured the win, dribbled to the ball to half-court to run out the clock. As he runs down the floor, even his teammates are calling for the ball to try and attempt a last-second shot, but instead, Ndugba chucked the ball in the air as time expired, trotting down the floor to try and catch a high-five from his teammate before he realized what he had done.
Frosh point guard De'Aaron Fox had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, joining a club of two. The only other triple-double in UK history came on Dec. 27, 1988, when Chris Mills did it. This is amazing to me. In the storied history of Kentucky basketball only Mills and and Fox have triple-doubles? It literally seems unbelievable. Yet here we are.
That scenario leaves at least two and as many as four bids available to teams that did not reach the bowl threshold of six wins. The order of the 5-7 finishers in that case is determined by multi-year APR rankings; the highest-ranked schools in terms of APR are given bowl spots first.
The big story on the recruiting front is the Bears have one -- one -- verbal commit for the 2017 class. While no one reasonably mistakes the players and coaching staff for victims, there's nevertheless an awkward situation of trying to field a team amid a huge scandal.
The Big Ten fined Michigan for Harbaugh's postgame rant.
McCaw has what might too-generously be described as a questionable record when it comes to giving sexual assault anything nearing the serious treatment it deserves. This doesn’t seem to bother the folks at Liberty.
Mickles covers LSU for the The Advocate in Louisiana. I'm sure he does that well. But his latest AP ballot is just ... something else. Mickles has undefeated Baylor ranked 19th -- four spots behind the Oregon team the Bears beat 66-49, and five spots behind the Louisville team the Bears beat 66-63. In other words, Mickles has undefeated Baylor ranked behind two teams undefeated Baylor has already beaten.