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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Texas A&M

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Jayhawks speedier than sizable Aggies in 79-68 victory |
Speed beats size. Speed beats size. Speed beats size.

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a Big 12/SEC Challenge win over Texas A&M | Smithology |
Connecting on 12 of 26 from downtown versus Texas A&M, KU’s 46.2% accuracy — a more-than-welcome success rate — was only the seventh-best shooting display of the season for the marksmen of Kansas, currently hitting 40.7% on the year.

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 79, Texas A&M 68 | Tale of the Tait |
The Jayhawks were lights out in the first half, connecting on 10-of-19 3-point shots and running up and down at will on the slower A&M team. KU finished 12-of-26 from 3-point range for the game and made 7-of-11 free throws while dishing 16 assists and turning it over just nine times. Perhaps most important in KU's victory was the fact that the Jayhawks dictated the pace of play throughout the night and forced A&M to get out of its comfort zone a few times to try to catch up.

Notebook: Self impressed by Marcus Garrett vs. Texas A&M; Big 12 falls in showdown with SEC |
It's been a while since KU freshman Marcus Garrett delivered the kind of stat line he put up Saturday, during fifth-ranked Kansas' 79-68 victory over Texas A&M; in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse.

Challenge accepted: KU disposes of SEC foe Texas A&M |
Sophomore Malik Newman put up 15 points for Kansas (17-4 overall, 6-2 Big 12) versus Texas A & M (13-8, 2-6 SEC).

Why this KU team needs more out of Lagerald Vick
“I thought he was better,” KU coach Bill Self said of Vick’s performance Saturday, “but I don’t think he put his handprint on the game.”

KU stops A&M in Big 12/SEC Challenge; Azubuike shoots no free throws in 22 minutes
“I was certainly looking forward to him having that opportunity. We shot a lot of free throws this week,” Self added.

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Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in 5 sets to win Australian Open and claim 20th career Grand Slam title
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Andre Roberson of Oklahoma City Thunder injures left leg, taken off court on stretcher
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Draymond Green of Golden State Warriors, Le'Veon Bell of Pittsburgh Steelers talk about Michigan State sexual assault report
"As a die-hard Spartan fan, as an alumnus, as a supporter, I wish those who were affected, touched by it, broken by it, shaken, whatever it did to you, I wish them well in their recovery. Because it touches everybody in a different way," Green said after the Warriors' win over the Boston Celtics Saturday night. "Whether you're a supporter and it kills your pride or whether you're a victim and you're going through the things that you're going through."

Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving put on 'show' as Golden State Warriors edge Boston Celtics
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Isaac Stoops, son of Bob Stoops, joins twin brother Drake in committing to Oklahoma Sooners as preferred walk-on
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How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu
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Billionaire Elon Musk Is Arming 20,000 Of His Followers With Flamethrowers
he billionaire who cosplays as a Bond villain and claims artificial intelligence will be the end of mankind is arming 20,000 of his devoted followers with flamethrowers on a Saturday evening.