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“Josh was involved in an automobile incident that happened on February 2, when Josh backed into a parked car on campus and left the scene without leaving contact information,” Self said. “Although Josh has acknowledged his responsibility and has handled it himself, he didn’t tell me about it until Monday. He should have left his contact information at the time and notified us immediately.”
“Coach (Bill Self) keeps telling us there’s no pressure on us,” Graham, the Big 12 tourney’s reigning Most Outstanding Player, said Wednesday. “We just gotta go out and play. Just try to validate what we did in the regular season and come out and just play with a free mind.”
This is the fourth National Player of the Year honor for Mason, joining USA TODAY, Bleacher Report and NBCSports.com as media outlets which have also crowned him with the accolade earlier this week.
Speaking with media members on Monday, prior to news of Jackson’s suspension, Self cited his star freshman’s mental approach to basketball as a reason the explosive wing from Detroit has been able to set himself apart from past one-and-done prospects who passed through KU.
Are these off-court incidents -- some more troubling than others -- tarnishing the Jayhawks' rep?
After starting out the 2017 campaign with 21-straight road games, Kansas softball returns to Lawrence and begins a 10-game homestand at Rock Chalk Park with the Jayhawk Invitational March 10-13.
The nation's No. 1 juco running back, Matthews had previously been committed to Auburn. He also was heavily recruited by Louisville.
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Facing Bill Self’s Jayhawks (28-3) for the third time this season, Dixon understands what to expect from Frank Mason III and company, especially after playing KU close at TCU, in an 86-80 loss, as well as in the first half at Allen Fieldhouse, where it was a one-point game at intermission before the Jayhawks cruised to an 87-68 win.
“We said, ‘If we just put out a normal, exciting video … nobody’s really going to play that outside of Boca (Raton). So let’s do the worst one ever so that everyone will put it on TV and say look how bad this is,'” Kiffin told Cowherd as transcribed by SEC Country. “Then all of the sudden, we got publicity for the program. And you’ve got all kinds of people looking up FAU that don’t even know what FAU is.”
After watching his Syracuse team flame out in its first ACC tourney game yet again – he’s never won in this event, now 0-3 plus a postseason ban – the caustic crab tried to avoid the subject of whether his bubblicious Orange should be in the NCAA tournament. Then he strayed off-script and into an extended lobbying effort for their inclusion. And then a few minutes later he trashed the league’s home base of Greensboro, N.C.
The junior guard played his fewest minutes (12) and scored his fewest points (zero) since his freshman season. The most combustible player in college basketball also was hit with a technical foul for the second consecutive game – he was T’d at North Carolina on Saturday for a high elbow to the face of Brandon Robinson, and this time he was rung up for yet another outburst of emotion.
The Patriot League’s best team, Bucknell, got the autobid.