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Udoka Azubuike scores, creates for others in bounce-back game
Thanks to practice, some encouragement from teammates and some tough love from Bill Self, Azubuike bounced back in KU’s 79-52 win over Washburn. The junior scored 17 points without missing a shot from the floor. He assisted on three buckets.

Kansas a popular Final Four, title pick for CBS Sports
Both Kansas and Kentucky — the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls — were picked by four of the five experts and left off one ballot. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander, Kyle Boone and Chip Patterson favored the Jayhawks to make college basketball’s final weekend, with Jerry Palm leaving Kansas off of his picks.

No déjà vu?: Jayhawks halfway to exorcising 2 demons from disappointing 2017 season | KUsports.com
In a 2017 season filled with low points, no stretch felt quite as cavernous for the Kansas football team as a pair of back-to-back shutout blowouts on the road.

Wiretapped phone call of KU coach may become part of NCAA inquiry; AD confirms NCAA hasn't started on De Sousa review | KUsports.com
University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Thursday that a wiretapped phone conversation where a KU coach and an Adidas representative discussed the possibility of paying a recruit may be part of a future “inquiry” with the NCAA.

Ochai Agbaji preparing for redshirt conversation with Bill Self
KU coach Bill Self had previously mentioned the possibility, and based off his most recent comments, it seemed as though the redshirt might be the best possible case for all parties involved (especially considering what was an unexpected return by Lagerald Vick to the current squad).

For his next act? Dedric Lawson showcases 'exceptional' passing
Sure, maybe you could accept the power forward and preseason All-American would be a good 3-point shooter. Even though he has the size and craftiness to score inside, the larger basketball trend toward 3-point shooting would be enough of a reason for a listed-at-6-foot-9-but-probably-bigger post player to want to improve his range.

KU basketball vs. Washburn: Quick recap and instant analysis
Shortly after, it was a pair of dunks by Udoka Azubuike and a pair of 3-pointers from Lagerald Vick that pushed the advantage back out to double-digits. The Jayhawks led by 30 before the under-eight media timeout and rolled to a 27-point win with three players scoring 15-or-more points.

KU basketball vs. Washburn: Three first half takeaways
The Jayhawks had committed seven turnovers by the under-12 media timeout. At that point, they were 7 for 12 on field goals, but if you took away Udoka Azubuike's 3-for-3 start — which largely came on dunks — the Jayhawks had made only four of their nine attempts against the Ichabods.

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Jon Gruden says 'no doubt' players want to play for Oakland Raiders
Jon Gruden stood by his claim that players are "dying" to play for the Oakland Raiders in 2019, adding that he doesn't believe his current players took it as a message that they are not good enough.

Gordon Hayward 'a bit sore' but pushes through to help Celtics win
When Gordon Hayward went up to attempt to block a layup try by Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton midway through the second quarter of the Celtics' 117-113 victory at TD Garden, it looked like simply one moment among many in what easily was Hayward's best game of the young season.

James T. Brady, chair of Maryland Board of Regents, resigns
On Tuesday, Brady had announced that the board recommended reinstating DJ Durkin as football coach, over the objection of Maryland president Wallace Loh, following investigations into the death of 19-year-old football player Jordan McNair as well as the culture of the program. Loh announced that he would retire at the end of the year.

Anthony Davis hopeful that DeMarcus Cousins can return to New Orleans Pelicans after season
"He will be a free agent next year. Hopefully, down the line we can reconnect," Davis told ESPN's The Undefeated on Wednesday night after a 131-121 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Terrell Owens gets Hall of Fame ring during San Francisco 49ers game
"This is awesome," Owens said before the game, while wearing his gold Hall of Fame jacket. "This is an opportunity to give something to the fans. Ever since I left in 2003 and went on and did some great things, but this is where it started, my first eight years of my career."

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Drinking coffee may help you live longer, study shows | KOMO
Researchers collected health data on almost half a million British people, looking at coffee consumption and genetic variants affecting caffeine metabolism. The mean age of participants was 57, with more than three-quarters being coffee drinkers.

‘Let’s rock’: The last words of a double-murderer who chose the electric chair over lethal injection - The Washington Post
Those were Edmund Zagorski’s final words before the jolts of electrical current shot through his body. His hands remained clenched, except for his pinkie fingers. They were either dislocated or broken, his attorney would later say, from straining against the straps of the electric chair in which Zagorski, 63, died Thursday at 7:26 p.m. local time.

GW Pharma CEO on new cannabis drug Epidiolex launch in United States
Knowing the difference between real, federally-approved medicine and alternative treatmens is key when it comes to cannabis, says GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover, whose company's cannabis-based epilepsy treatment launched Thursday in the United States.

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