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KU football vs. Texas: Quick recap and instant analysis
In his final game at the helm of the Kansas football program, David Beaty and KU were unable to spoil Texas’ hopes of playing in the Big 12 Championship. The Jayhawks fell 24-17 on senior day.

Marcus Garrett to miss game against Tennessee, Bill Self says
"Of course we'll be operating shorthanded," the 16th-year KU frontman announced in an interview with ESPN+ posted to the @KUHoops Twitter. "Marcus Garrett is not going to play. You know, he got his bell rung at the very end of the game and has some concussion-type symptoms [sic], so we'll be a little shorthanded tonight."

KU basketball vs. Tennessee: Quick recap and instant analysis
With Udoka Azubuike having fouled out of the game, Dedric Lawson pushed KU to victory in the extra period. The junior was reliable as ever, scoring nine of KU's 18 points in overtime without missing a shot from the floor.

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 87, Tennessee 81 (OT) | Smithology | KUsports.com
As is now tradition, Lagerald Vick (15 points) opened the game by knocking down a 3-pointer. But the Jayhawks didn’t rely too heavily on their long range looks.

Notebook: Jayhawks honor 29 seniors in final game of 2018 season | KUsports.com
The hope Friday for the Kansas football seniors, particularly the ones who experienced the Jayhawks’ previous home matchup with traditional powerhouse Texas, was to duplicate the thrill of their 2016 victory over the Longhorns.

KU football suffers 24-17 loss in David Beaty's last game | KUsports.com
On the final day of David Beaty’s tenure as football coach at the University of Kansas, the Jayhawks would need a break or two to go their way on Black Friday in order to recover from a three-touchdown deficit and topple No. 11 Texas.

Texas flag flies over Fraser Hall during KU-UT football game | KUsports.com
A Texas state flag flew over Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus Friday morning during the KU-Texas football game at Memorial Stadium.

The reason behind Dedric Lawson’s crazy celebration in KU’s win over Tennessee
You’ll need to interview three players, connect some dots and also take what you know about Kansas coach Bill Self to figure out why Dedric Lawson went bonkers following his overtime dunk in an 87-81 victory over No. 5 Tennessee.

Dedric Lawson dominates in overtime as KU downs Tennessee 87-81 in finals of NIT
“Man, that’s a play we work on a lot. I was trying to get my shot as soon as possible. I just missed,” Lawson, KU’s 6-foot-9 junior forward said.

Minnesota prep power forward Zeke Nnaji chooses Arizona over KU, others
Zeke Nnaji, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior power forward from Hopkins (Minn.) High School, who is ranked No. 37 in the recruiting Class of 2019 by Rivals.com, has decided to play college basketball at Arizona.

Players give thoughts on end of David Beaty's KU coaching tenure
David Beaty's KU coaching tenure came to an end on Friday. His Jayhawks fell to the Texas Longhorns, 24-17, to finish a disappointing fourth season at 3-9 (1-8 in Big 12 play).

David Beaty speaks final words as KU football head coach
Had the Jayhawks pulled off an improbable comeback against a true Big 12 contender, there might have been more to focus on. Beaty would have won four games, not to mention two Big 12 games in a single season, which hadn't happened at KU since Mark Mangino was coaching. There would have been an uplifting feel to cap off what was a day filled with emotion.

Photo gallery: KU basketball 87, Tennessee 81 (OT)
The Jayhawks, led by standout junior Dedric Lawson and five-star freshman Devon Dotson, outlasted No. 5-ranked Tennessee in overtime on Friday, 87-81. The Jayhawks were without big man Udoka Azubuike for the extra period, as he fouled out, but the Volunteers were also missing an important piece in Grant Williams, who did the same nearing the end of regulation.

Other Sports News

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers -- Lonzo Ball realizing 'how great he is'
"I think Zo, I think he just sometimes he doesn't realize how great he is," James said after a 90-83 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night at Staples Center. "The things that he possesses out on the floor, when Zo realizes how good he is on the floor, it makes him a very dynamic player and it makes us even better. And he's been doing that as of late, his aggressiveness."

Bob McNair, owner of Houston Texans, dead at 81
"It is with deep sadness that we announce Houston Texans Founder, Senior Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and philanthropist, Robert C. McNair passed away peacefully in Houston today with his loving wife, Janice, and his family by his side," the team said in a statement.

Kevin Durant -- Wins will always take work for Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant says he doesn't want the Golden State Warriors to lose focus after snapping the first four-game losing streak in the Steve Kerr era.

Phil Mickelson defeats Tiger Woods in 'The Match'
Nineteen holes were not enough to decide "The Match" between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Friday at Shadow Creek.

Other News

Grandma And Teen Who Connected By Wrong Text Enjoy Third Thanksgiving Together | HuffPost
Since Wanda Dench’s serendipitous text to teenager Jamal Hinton, inviting him to Thanksgiving in 2016, the pair has turned her mistake into a sweet holiday tradition.

‘Shrek' Writer Terry Rossio Likens Being Called 'Anti-Vax' To The 'N-Word' | HuffPost
Rossio, 58, sparked anger after he claimed that calling someone who was against vaccinations “Anti-Vax” was the “equivalent to calling someone” the N-word. He also spelled out the highly offensive slur in his tweet.

Russia space agency chief: We'll verify US moon landings - ABC News
"We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they've been there or not," said Dmitry Rogozin in a video posted Saturday on Twitter.