- KANSAS SPORTS -
Defending spot-up attempts — man or zone — has been a weakness for this KU team. The Jayhawks rank in the 15th percentile in those situations according to Synergy Sports Technology’s logs, meaning that overhelping and late closeouts were issues long before Saturday.
Kansas State upset No. 2 Baylor on the road while Kansas fell to Iowa State at home, bringing the anticipation for tonight’s Big Monday showdown on ESPN to new heights.
Nobody has to tell the Jayhawks how big games in Manhattan can be, but the fact that Kansas is entering this year’s trip down I-70 on the heels of a heartbreaking home loss over the weekend should only sharpen the Jayhawks’ focus.
KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World via text message that Bragg made the trip to Manhattan with the team on Sunday evening but that he had not yet decided if Bragg would play against Kansas State, 8 p.m. Monday on ESPN’s Big Monday.
When he was asked if he plays better when fans get on him, Mykhailiuk replied: “I really don’t know. I just try to stay in my lane and play how I play.”
One of the loudest venues in college basketball, Allen Fieldhouse will be going for a record when it hosts West Virginia on ESPN Big Monday, Feb. 13. Representatives from the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® will be in attendance to see if Allen Fieldhouse can set the world record for the "Loudest crowd roar at an indoor sports event."
There is an extremely long way to go in this recruiting cycle before Signing Day 2018, but this is a splash for the Jayhawks whether these guys sign or not.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
Of course, it's wise to cross your fingers behind your back when you suggest the Big 12's destination city is anywhere but Lawrence, Kansas. People have been trying to re-route the conference for, oh, the past 12 seasons, but the Jayhawks find a way to grab the steering wheel every time.
Though the Big 12 is watching the situation closely (Bowlsby said there is a “shared frustration” among league members), Bowlsby said the conference won’t assess penalties of its own and will wait to see how the NCAA handles the ordeal — if it does at all.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
The future Hall of Famer, current Los Angeles Clipper and Boston Celtic from 1998 through 2013 played his last game in Boston on Sunday, with Clippers coach Rivers moving The Truth into the starting lineup in order to take in one last round of wild applause from the Boston faithful.
The Patriots win their fifth Super Bowl with 31 unanswered points in a stunner.
- VIDEOS OF THE DAY -
However, the fans didn't notice that there was still 0.4 seconds remaining in the game after Mobley's shot. When VCU attempted the inbound pass with the court filled with jubilant fans officials assessed a technical foul on St. Bonaventure.
Brady called his shot with an ad and he nailed it.
Don’t miss any of the Super Bowl commercials that everyone will be talking about Monday.