- KANSAS SPORTS -
Kansas (29-26, 11-13 Big 12) faces No. 6 TCU (39-14, 16-8 Big 12) for the fourth time this season, having played three games in Fort Worth, Texas, to open up conference play.
Senior closer Stephen Villines was the lone Jayhawk tabbed with first-team recognition, as he ranked tied for first in the league with 14 saves and third in appearances (30), while striking out 53 batters on the year. He broke the KU all-time saves record, is the NCAA active saves leader, and is one save away from tying the league's record for all-time career saves set by Huston Street (41) from 2002-04.
Self has served on the NABC Board of Directors since 2007, and is also a current member of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee.
“No matter what level I played at, my ability to rebound has always translated well,” Lucas told nba.com. “I would look for myself to continue to do what I did at Kansas at the next level.”
During the 2016-17 regular season, only 18 players listed at 6-foot or shorter played in the NBA. Some, like Boston’s Isaiah Thomas (a favorite of Mason's) and the L.A. Clippers’ Chris Paul, were great. Others, such as Orlando’s D.J. Augustin and Denver’s Jameer Nelson, didn’t make much of an impact.
“In the NBA, they think play-makers more than positions,” ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla told the Journal-World, noting that Jackson’s attacking mentality and versatility made him a dream prospect for any team.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
The mystery takes us across social media platforms and fake highlight tapes.
While Jesse Owens was putting himself in the history books, basketball was enjoying its first year as an official Olympic contest, and both were under the shadow of Nazi Germany, with the world on the brink of war. It’s here that we circle the timeline and take a look at where basketball got its jam.
Baylor should value faith over football and do what's right in the wake of seven Title IX lawsuits.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
Cleveland won again. Meh. Is it time for the Finals yet?