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"A loss, like coach has said before, it’s not the worst thing if you learn from it," Lucas began. "Obviously, you don’t want to lose. But if you’re gonna lose, you might as well take something from it."
Enjoying his most court time since playing a career-high 14 minutes in a December win over UMKC, the freshman forward who has become KU’s seldom-used eighth man played five important minutes at the end of the first half during Tuesday’s 85-69 loss at West Virginia and held his own.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday after his squad’s 85-69 loss at West Virginia, and again Wednesday on his weekly radio show, that his starters appeared a bit fatigued down the stretch against the Mountaineers.
The five persons listed as witnesses in the police report are members of the Jayhawks’ basketball team: Frank Mason III, Mitch Lightfoot, Lagerald Vick, Tucker Vang and Josh Jackson. A KU athletic department administrator and two 19-year-old women were others interviewed, according to the police report.
"If information is brought to us that warrants action, appropriate action will be taken at that time," Self said.
According to the law, institutions can withhold information from the log if it would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence.
"We have a policy that we vet every transfer student-athlete," Marchiony said, "and that vetting means background checks, conversations with people. And until that process is done, we don’t even submit the prospect’s name for admission."
Kansas women's basketball put forth its best offensive effort during Big 12 Conference and erased an 18-point deficit, but Oklahoma State held on to its lead late in the game to come out on the winning end, 74-70, on Wednesday evening inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
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Considering the nation’s low regard for the quality of basketball currently being played in the SEC, Saturday might be Kentucky’s last best chance to make a strong impression.
Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series looking at the top 10 NCAA Tournament resumes, and boy do we have some stuff to talk about.
"We're all freshman," Calipari said. "We may need to lose a few games in a row. Then have them come to my office in mass and say 'Coach, we surrender, tell us what you want us to do.' Because we know we can't win now, but we think we can. We thought we were playing out in Vegas playing Houston Stars, but we're not.'"
"I thought the fans that were there did a great job. If some are at the local pubs and complaining, that's their freedom of speech. It's a great country."
The Yellow Jackets dominated every facet of the game. A 17-4 lead over the first eight minutes was surprising, but things never got any better for FSU. The Seminoles shot just 28 percent from the floor, scored only 15 points in the first half and played a completely uninspired game.
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Beaten out by sixth-year Chicago veteran Jimmy Butler for the final frontcourt starting spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team last week, rookie NBA sensation Joel Embiid will learn Thursday night whether the league’s coaches have voted him onto the team as a reserve.