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Kansas Hopes to Clinch 12 Straight Tomorrow

Well Now don't you tell me to smile. You stick around I'll make it worth your while

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Kansas Sports

Diallo, Bragg impress despite limited minutes |
Kansas University freshmen forwards Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg Jr., who entered college as McDonald’s All-Americans ranked Nos. 5 and 21 nationally by, have averaged 6.3 and 7.3 minutes a game respectively in Big 12 play.

Jayhawk swimmers in third at league |
Chelsie Miller etched her name in the KU record books Thursday in a fifth event at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships by lowering the school mark in the 500-yard freestyle and garnered her third NCAA ‘B’ cut, before finishing third in the event during finals.

Kansas women drop 18th straight |
Kansas University hit just 25 percent of its first-half field-goal attempts and never recovered from that cold-shooting start in a 71-49 Big 12 women’s basketball loss to No. 22 Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

NCAA basketball tournament odds 2016: Spartans, Jayhawks headline list -
Kansas is a perfect 8-0 SU and ATS over its last eight games, and that's a stretch that includes home wins over Kentucky and West Virginia and road wins over Oklahoma, Kansas State and Baylor. The Jayhawks look to be rounding into top form just in time for the postseason.

KU coach Bill Self says potential Big 12 title would hold special significance | The Kansas City Star
Every Kansas men’s basketball practice reinforces the message, players gathering in a huddle before breaking with three words said in unison: “Big 12 champs.”

College Sports

NFL Combine Musings: Five prospects who could defy expectations -
At every NFL Scouting Combine, there are the media stars, those players who get swarmed at the podium, the pre-draft glamour players.

Duke Blue Devils star Grayson Allen seen tripping another opponent in win over Florida State Seminoles
Duke guard Grayson Allen appeared to intentionally trip Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes near the end of the Blue Devils' 80-65 win on Thursday.

Other Sports

Oscar Robertson has some interesting takes on Warriors, state of NBA -
"If I've got a guy who's great shooting the ball outside, don't you want to extend your defense out a little bit?" the 77-year-old Big O said Thursday during a phone interview on ESPN's Mike & Mike show. "I just don't think coaches today in basketball understand the game of basketball. They don't know anything about defenses. They don't know what people are doing on the court. They talk about analytical basketball and stuff like that."

WATCH: Steph Curry hits half-court buzzer-beater on his way to 51 points -
Stephen Curry had himself a night Thursday. Well, pretty much every night this season, Steph Curry has had a night. But Thursday he set a record for most consecutive games with a made 3-pointer, he scored 51 points in the Warriors' 130-114 victory over the Orlando Magic, and he knocked down this third-quarter buzzer beater from half-court.

LOOK: Tom Brady goes full 'Lion King' to unveil newest family member -
What do you get when you combine Tom Brady, a small puppy and a song from the Lion King soundtrack? A video that will probably melt the heart of every Patriots fan alive.

John John Florence triumphs as big-wave surfers take on 60-foot swells in Hawaii's 'The Eddie'
There are two sayings that come along with the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing invitational: "The bay calls the day" and "Eddie would go."

Other News

Death, Cancer, Forced Labor: A Celebration of Apple's Deranged Metaphors
While Apple tussles with the government over whether it will comply with a court order that would require it to help law enforcement break into an iPhone, it’s busy winning first prize for the most bombastic embrace of slippery-slope metaphors used by a PR machine.

Pluto's North Pole Is Surrounded By Frozen Canyons
The image above is a fake-color shot of Pluto’s North Pole. To give you an idea of scale, the bottom of the photo is 21,000 miles across, so the canyons and pits you can see are objectively huge.