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Zone-busted: Washington's strategy flummoxes No. 2 Kansas |
For the second game in a row, Lagerald Vick in the high post proved to be a massive story line for the Kansas men's basketball team.

Lagerald Vick tops ratings in loss to Washington | The Keegan Ratings |
Syracuse coach Mike Hopkins picked his poison and the poison he picked was Vick. He gave him the breathing room to operate inside the lane and extended the Washington zone to take away 3-pointers. Vick missed enough shots to make it work. He made 12 of 23 shots, scored 28 points and had five rebounds, seven assists and four turnovers.

Notebook: Early foul trouble forces KU to go small in loss to Washington |
Foul trouble on the Kansas basketball team’s two big men once again forced Clay Young into action during the first half on Wednesday night at Sprint Center.

'A learning experience': Nebraska hands KU women's basketball first loss of 2017-18 |
Following KU's 66-49 loss to Nebraska, the team's first defeat of the season, the KU coach sat at a table in the Allen Fieldhouse media room for the post-game press conference. Wearing a grimace that often matched his on-court demeanor on Wednesday, Schneider began his opening statement by highlighting the number that left him and the Jayhawks frustrated.

Productive linebacker Joe Dineen still upbeat about KU's future |
Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen would be the first to admit the 2017 season didn’t live up to the expectations he and other team leaders had going into it.

Loss to Washington exposes kryptonite for KU
“If I’d have paid to see that, I probably would have wanted something to drink over in Power & Light — probably long before 2 minutes was left,” Self said.

Bill Self blasts Jayhawks’ play in 74-65 loss to Washington
Bill Self doesn’t blame fans for heading to the Sprint Center exits with a few minutes remaining in Wednesday night’s shocking 74-65 loss to Washington, a team picked to finish 10th in the 12-team Pac-12 in that league’s preseason media poll.

Other Sports

LaVar Ball's latest interview about Lakers misusing Lonzo is his most absurd yet -
The thing is, if you want to run fast, you gotta take the ball out faster. The other thing is, you gotta have people in the shooting spots earlier. They can't be jogging at halfcourt with him. If Lonzo takes off, and there's four people even with him, they're not doing their job. They're not getting in the corners ready to shoot.

Hall of Famer Warren Moon facing lewd allegations in sexual harassment lawsuit -
The lawsuit, filed by a 32-year-old woman named Wendy Haskell, alleges that Moon sexually harassed her on multiple occasions after she was hired in July to work for his company, Sports 1 Marketing.

WATCH: O.J. Simpson breaks down the Heisman race, brags about voting this year -
"I've already put my vote in," Simpson said. "I thought it would be [Lamar] Jackson, [Sam] Darnold from USC and [Saquon] Barkley, who I love from Penn State. You know, we got Baker Mayfield, we got this guy [Bryce] Love, from Stanford. So who knows? They're all worthy. We'll see next week."

Other News

Donald Trump's Weird Teeth Create The Worst Possible Combination Of Images And Sounds
It’s rude of me to do this, but I’m going to ask that you both watch and listen to this clip of Donald Trump giving a speech today, in which our wet, slurring load of a president seems to be struggling to keep his own teeth in his mouth:

The Deadspin Pizza Idiots Investigate: Which Chain Pizza Is The Least Awful?
Here at Deadspin we’re not entirely opposed to making fervent valuations based exclusively on personal bias; but after releasing a highly contested ranking of pizza chains, we wanted to check our work. Five hungry and very stupid staffers, who failed to fully appreciate the gravity of what they committed themselves to, taste-tested pizzas from four of the top five ranked chains and also assigned a series of numbers to give the appearance of some scientific rigor.

Nikki Haley: It's An "Open Question" Whether U.S. Athletes Will Attend 2018 Olympics
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said tonight that it’s an “open question” whether U.S. athletes will attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.