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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Marquette; ISU Mauls KU Volleyball

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Kansas News

KU basketball vs. Marquette: Three first half takeaways
Lagerald Vick is just on another level right now.

KU basketball vs. Marquette: Quick recap and instant analysis
In the first half, KU struggled to defend Marquette behind the arc. KU gave up open looks on countless possessions and the Golden Eagles were red hot in the first frame. But in the second half, KU adjusted and frustrated Marquette on the defensive end. KU held Marquette scoreless in the second half until the 10:43 mark in what was a 77-68 win.

A look at KU basketball's 24-0 run to defeat Marquette
The No. 2-ranked Jayhawks, at the time off the speech, were down nine points. They had given up 11 made 3s in the first half and looked out of sorts in trying to stay with the shooters of the Golden Eagles. But KU quickly turned things around in the eventual victory to improve to 4-0 on the year, leading to a question about Self's halftime speech that was posed to Mitch Lightfoot after the game — as was shown on the ESPN+ postgame show.

Kansas volleyball drops match to Iowa State |
Despite a productive first set by Ashley Smith, the University of Kansas volleyball team suffered a sweep at Iowa State Wednesday evening.

Kansas cruises past GMU with 77-56 victory |
The senior duo of Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich lifted Kansas to a 77-56 victory over George Mason with hot shooting and a record-setting night in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night.

Thanksgiving News

Thanksgiving travel: Prepare for the busiest time of 2018 | CNN Travel
A record 30.6 million passengers will travel on US airlines during the Thanksgiving holiday, up from an estimated 29 million passengers a year ago, according to a forecast by Airlines for America, an US airline trade organization.

Thanksgiving 2018 Gas Prices Are the Highest in 4 Years | Fortune
U.S. retail-regular grade gasoline averaged $2.61 a gallon on Monday, an increase of 4 cents per gallon from the same time last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. Higher crude prices have kept the cost of gasoline elevated compared to the last few years.

Thanksgiving day 2018: What's open and closed on the federal holiday?
For Americans, it's often a day full of food, family and parades. The first Thanksgiving feast is thought to have been in 1621.

Timeline Of Thanksgiving
Native Americans begin to understand the Pilgrims’ show of goodwill was sort of a one-time thing.

The story of Thanksgiving is the story of a migrant caravan (Opinion) - CNN
The editorial cartoonist shows us the great scene that precedes Thanksgiving as it unfolds. The Mayflower anchors in a cove near Plymouth Rock, and there's a small boat full of Pilgrims approaching the shore. Two Native Americans stand on the shore, and one of them says to the other: "Oh great! The *@#&* caravan is here!"

Post Thanksgiving Dinner Long Read of the Day

The Haunting of 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey
For the Broadduses, buying 657 Boulevard had fulfilled a dream. Maria was raised in Westfield, and the house was a few blocks from her childhood home. Derek grew up working class in Maine, then moved his way up the ladder at an insurance company in Manhattan to become a senior vice-president with a salary large enough to afford the $1.3 million house. The Broadduses had bought 657 Boulevard just after Derek celebrated his 40th birthday, and their three kids were already debating which of the house’s fireplaces Santa Claus would use.