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Saturday Squeaker: Azubuike's career night lifts Jayhawks past Nebraska |
During the week leading up to Saturday's Nebraska game, one that followed back-to-back losses to Washington and Arizona State, Kansas coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks implored sophomore center Udoka Azubuike to do more.

Notebook: Jayhawks improve defensively, struggle to score against zone |
After getting torched by Arizona State in its last game out for 95 points and several drives right to the basket, the Kansas men's basketball team knew it needed to get tougher defensively if it wanted to get back on the winning track.

KU scrapes past Nebraska to snap 2-game skid |
It had been a while — nearly five years, in fact — since Kansas basketball lost three games in a row. Playing at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, the No. 13-ranked Jayhawks were determined to keep it that way.

How KU basketball rediscovered its secret sauce against Nebraska
When Self talks about wanting his players to have a “dog” mentality, this is what he means. Do you want to compete? When the game’s on the line, are you at your best, or your worst? Can you come through to win more than your fair share of coin-flip games?

Svi’s big three, Azubuike's block lift KU in 73-72 victory over Nebraska
“I was just praying it would go in,” Mykhailiuk, KU’s senior guard from Ukraine, said with a smile while speaking with reporters after his shot with 21 seconds left gave the Jayhawks a 73-72 victory over the Cornhuskers.

Other Sports

LeBron James annoyed that hot mic picked up private message to Lonzo Ball -
ollowing the Cleveland Cavaliers' 121-112 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, LeBron James stopped to offer some veteran advice to Lonzo Ball. It was a neat moment, but one made more intriguing by the fact that LeBron tried to keep what he told the rookie under wraps.

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in death of former NBA player -
Wright's murder was a well-known unsolved case and even received a feature in Sports Illustrated. Wright's ex-wife comes up multiple times in the piece and was even interviewed. She was asked if she had any involvement in his murder to which she responded.

Kobe recounts first time he played Michael Jordan: 'I'm going to destroy this guy' -
"I was thinking in my mind, I didn't care. I'm going to destroy this guy. I don't care if I'm 18, I'm coming for blood. And the first thing he did, they ran a fifth-down sequence in the triangle. He caught the ball in the corner and he made his little pirouette spin that he does and sneaks baseline. I fell for it, and he went by me and dunked it. I remember just laughing to myself all the way up the court. I've seen that move thousands of times and I can't believe I just fell for it.

Carmelo Anthony of Oklahoma City Thunder gets mixed reaction in Madison Square Garden return
The Knicks played a tribute video for Anthony before his name was called during the traditional starting lineup introductions. The video showed some of the big shots and highlight games during Anthony's 6½ seasons in New York and was met with a loud ovation from the Madison Square Garden crowd.

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette out vs. Houston Texans
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will not play against Houston on Sunday because of a quad injury, a league source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers says what he is achieving at his age has never been done
"Team success is always the No. 1, but along the way if you're able accomplish some individual awards, individual achievements, it would mean a lot," James said after Saturday's shootaround. "I feel good. This is my 15th year, but this is one of the best years I've had as far as how I feel, and I want to continue that. I want to kind of try to break the mold for the next generation. So just take the narrative out of, 'OK, you're past your prime when you get [to] 31, or you're past your prime in your 12th year in the league, or whatever the case may be.'