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Notebook: Wise, Dineen Make Case for Bowen; Self Excited about Dotson

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Kansas News

Joe Dineen, Daniel Wise throw support behind DC Clint Bowen
The new KU coach has the decision on his hands after a season in which the Jayhawks ranked in the top 10 nationally in both takeaways and turnover margin. Clint Bowen, leading up the defensive unit, could have the chance to remain on staff as defensive coordinator — or in another role if asked — or he could end up having to part ways with the university all together.

What Bill Self said at his weekly press conference
In his two games, Lawson averaged 25.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 combined blocks and steals per game. He made 18 of his 32 shots from the field, giving him a shooting percentage of 56.3. Dotson, on the other hand, played a combined 71 minutes in the two games and made 9 of 15 attempts from the field (60 percent). He averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, with a career-best 17-point performance against Tennessee.

Self, players talk De Sousa's handling of eligibility review
The latest news on Silvio De Sousa, according to KU coach Bill Self, is that there is no news.

Bill Self excited by Devon Dotson's potential
“He does have some Frank [Mason] in him that way,” Self said. “Frank, visibly you could see when he was really going after someone. With Devon, you can't see it quite as visible but you look at it and study it over time, I mean the dude likes to compete and that's the biggest thing.”

How a small change from Udoka Azubuike could help KU to a higher offensive ceiling
Udoka Azubuike faked a pass back to teammate Devon Dotson, then decided it was time to go to work.

Other Sports News

Former NFL running back Larry Johnson believes he is living with CTE
At this time, CTE can be confirmed only after death. Johnson told the Washington Post that his anxiety, paranoia and self-destructive impulses match the symptoms of CTE victims. He describes brief, intense headaches, the jitters, mood swings, violence and forgetfulness.

Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors scores 51 points against Toronto Raptors
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant scored 51 points in Thursday night's 131-128 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors, marking the first time in his storied career he scored 40 or more points in three consecutive games.

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James battling when to defer or dominate
If it seems as if LeBron James has been shouldering a disproportionate part of the load for the Los Angeles Lakers so far this season, that's because he has. The four-time MVP admitted after Thursday's 104-96 win over the Indiana Pacers that he has struggled with striking the right balance between initiating the attack and relying on his teammates to take over.

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints offense falter loss to Dallas Cowboys
Drew Brees and the historic New Orleans Saints offense came crashing back down to earth Thursday night as their 10-game win streak was snapped by the Dallas Cowboys in a 13-10 slugfest.

Dwight Howard of Washington Wizards facing surgery
Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard probably will need a surgical procedure to provide relief from a gluteal injury that has frequently sidelined him this season, league sources told ESPN.

Other News

Marriott says 500 million Starwood accounts compromised - CNN
Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.

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