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Kansas Gets Ready For Oklahoma State

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Comeback falls short and Kansas women's basketball season ends |
Oklahoma State’s two biggest players, Kaylee Jensen (23 points, 12 rebounds) and Mandy Coleman (14 and 18) by themselves out-rebounded Kansas, 30-24. As a team, the Cowgirls had 53 rebounds and had more offensive boards (20) than Kansas had on the defensive end (15).

McKenzie Calvert speaks about incident that led to Josh Jackson facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly damaging her car |
After not playing for the sixth time in eight games in Friday night’s season finale, a 79-75 loss to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament, Kansas sophomore guard McKenzie Calvert discussed with two reporters a Dec. 9 incident that led to KU men’s player Josh Jackson being charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to her car.

KU baseball rolls; Price ties Temple |
“I have the utmost respect for Floyd Temple and what he accomplished at the University of Kansas,” said Price, who has 438 victories at KU. “You don’t accomplish something like this without being around outstanding people. To coach 28 years without the facilities we have today in a cold-weather state — I have unbelievable respect for the job he did here.

Kansas softball claims two wins |
Kansas’ Mandy Roberts earned two victories in relief, pitching three shutout innings in a 4-3 victory over Purdue and three more shutout innings in a 5-4 win over Mercer as KU’s softball team won twice in the Citrus Classic II on Friday in Orlando, Fla.

Gameday Breakdown: No. 1 KU basketball at Oklahoma State |
The Cowboys don’t have a ton of size inside and have proven to be vulnerable to ball movement and guards that can attack the paint and create easy buckets for teammates. KU excels in both of those areas, but did not take advantage of either in the first match-up with OSU, when the Jayhawks shot just .441 from the floor and registered 11 assists.

Women’s basketball player in Josh Jackson vandalism case treated unfairly by KU, father says
Hours after KU basketball star Josh Jackson allegedly damaged a woman’s car outside a Lawrence bar, a suspension came down.

Sellout crowd at Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena awaits Jayhawks on Saturday
Underwood — a former Kansas State guard whose host on his recruiting trip to Oklahoma State in 1984 happened to be Self, who at that time played for Oklahoma State. Underwood, in his recent text, didn’t need to explain to Self how loud it’ll be during Saturday’s 5 p.m., contest in Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

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The long, sad history of the NBA buyout market is full of big names, little return -
“He was hollering out the window saying, ‘P.J., we need you,’” Brown said, via the Boston Globe. “He was with a couple of his boys going somewhere. He let down the window and said, ‘C’mon, man, come to Boston, we need you.’ I said, ‘I hear you, man.’ I shook his hand out the window and kept going. He was in the middle of the street. I just let him go.”

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: Last chance before conference tournaments -
The regular season will come to an end this weekend. This is the final chance that the teams on the bubble have of making an impression on the selection committee before their conference tournaments. Some teams are already in their conference tournaments. The pressure is on. Time to step up.

WATCH: Cavs go nuclear, make NBA record 25 3-pointers against Hawks -
“Ball movement. We got a lot of our 3s out of ball movement,” LeBron James, who made six 3s himself, said after the game. “The ball was finding guys that were open because it had energy behind it -- and that’s just a byproduct of it.”

Report: Alabama star Reuben Foster sent home from NFL Combine in strange event -
A potential top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Alabama star linebacker Reuben Foster was suddenly sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lakers family feud worsens as Jeanie Buss files restraining order against her brothers -
Jeanie Buss conducted an overthrow of Los Angeles Lakers basketball operations two weeks ago, removing Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim Buss from power and installing Magic Johnson as head of basketball operations -- with Kobe Bryant’s former agent Rob Pelinka as his general manager. Now, it appears that Jeanie Buss’ own brothers are fighting back for control of the team:

No triple-double for Russell Westbrook, but this could be his best stat line of the year -
Westbrook put up an absurd 48 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists against the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Unfortunately for the Thunder he didn’t get much help, as they took the 118-111 loss.