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Notebook: Baylor Mauls Kansas

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In honor of the half assed Kansas performance yesterday, I present to you a half assed news and notes today

Kansas News

Everything, including chemistry, awry for No. 10 Kansas in loss at Baylor | KUsports.com
If you were to pick a single play that summed up just how out of sorts the Kansas men's basketball team was on Saturday during an 80-64 loss to Baylor at Ferrell Center — and, if we're being honest, there were more than a dozen of them — it came early in the second half on, of all things, a Kansas 3-pointer.

Shooting woes haunt KU women in loss to Oklahoma | KUsports.com

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a problematic loss at Baylor | Smithology | KUsports.com
From a pre-game black eye for senior Svi Mykhailiuk to failing to match the Bears’ energy, Bill Self’s team had far more problems than solutions during its trip to Waco, Texas.

Postgame Report Card: Baylor 80, Kansas 64 | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Once again, Udoka Azubuike was careless with his fouls and too often made bad decisions with the ball when he actually did get it. His 4-of-4 shooting performance might look decent and seem deserving of something better than an F, but, in reality, it just makes his overall offensive night look worse because he should have been doing much more of that instead of allowing Baylor to gain confidence guarding him by being passive in the post. Add to that an uncharacteristic, low-energy start by Mitch Lightfoot and this grade is easy.

Notebook: Devonte' Graham carries offense in loss to Baylor; De Sousa makes brief appearance | KUsports.com
It wasn't just the offensive load that Graham was forced to carry on Saturday. Despite not getting a rest, he played with by far the most energy and urgency, from start to finish, and also directed the show on defense, at times appearing to play two or two-and-a-half positions on the same possession.

Postgame Report Card: Baylor 80, Kansas 64 | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Once again, Udoka Azubuike was careless with his fouls and too often made bad decisions with the ball when he actually did get it. His 4-of-4 shooting performance might look decent and seem deserving of something better than an F, but, in reality, it just makes his overall offensive night look worse because he should have been doing much more of that instead of allowing Baylor to gain confidence guarding him by being passive in the post. Add to that an uncharacteristic, low-energy start by Mitch Lightfoot and this grade is easy.

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a problematic loss at Baylor | Smithology | KUsports.com
From a pre-game black eye for senior Svi Mykhailiuk to failing to match the Bears’ energy, Bill Self’s team had far more problems than solutions during its trip to Waco, Texas.

Other News

NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account to Communicate With Foreign Spies
During the first Cold War, American and British spies would sometimes place coded messages in newspaper classified ads to communicate with each other. And according to new reports in the New York Times and The Intercept, the National Security Agency (NSA) has updated the tactic, using its public Twitter account to send secret messages to at least one Russian spy.