- KANSAS SPORTS -
West Virginia (16-4 overall, 5-3 Big 12) outscored Kansas (18-2, 7-1) 34-20 in the paint and limited the Jayhawks to just 42 percent shooting from the floor and 40 percent (6-of-15) from the free throw line.
(Mr. Ed says: Who writes Tait's headlines? How is this unfamiliar territory? KU has lost 4 in a row in that gym.)
Fifteen points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes may not sound sluggish, but the KU senior was not nearly as effective driving to the rim as he has been throughout the season and he also played his role in the Jayhawks’ ole’ defense that gave the Mountaineers easy bucket after easy bucket throughout the night.
The bigger concern has to be the way KU faltered. Time after time — especially late — West Virginia’s so-so halfcourt offense was able to create layups and dunks.
Kansas is about to endure one of the toughest three-game stretches any college basketball team has had to weather in recent memory.
The Kansas track & field teams will host their final indoor meet of the season when they welcome over 20 teams and nearly 600 athletes for the Jayhawk Classic Jan. 26-27.
- KU IN THE NEWS -
All five people listed as witnesses in connection with the reported rape are members of the KU men’s basketball team, according to the police report. Other people interviewed were a KU Athletics administrator and two 19-year-old women, according to the police report.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
The last time the No. 1 team, the No. 2 team and the No. 4 team in the Associated Press' top 25 poll all lost on the same day came in 1979.
The issue for employers: Without additional information from Baylor and its investigation, there’s no way to prove whether Briles was culpable or indeed scapegoated.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
Wiggins delivered a nice reminder of his prominence within The Association Tuesday night, capping a 31-point outing at Phoenix with a buzzer-beating, game-winning jumper.
- POTPOURRI -
Trailer for the documentary film 'Here's To Life' about The Refreshments, a band that had a hit in the 1990s and then seemingly disappeared... only to rise again as an independent band in a new era of music.