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Notebook: Kansas Heads to Stillwater for Final Game of Big 12 Season

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Game day Breakdown: No. 6 KU basketball at Oklahoma State |
The Jayhawks have been on a mini revenge tour of late, paying back Oklahoma and Texas Tech for previous conference losses during their run to a 14th consecutive Big 12 title.

Former Jayhawks Jeff Boschee, Brett Ballard doing big things as head coaches at MIAA level | Tale of the Tait |
One is former Williams player and Self director of operations Brett Ballard, who, in his first year leading the Washburn Ichabods in Topeka, guided his squad to a third-place finish in the MIAA with a 21-8 overall record and a 14-5 conference record, two games behind defending Div. II national champion Northwest Missouri.

Dorance Armstrong Jr. looks to upgrade draft stock at NFL combine |
The former Kansas defensive end arrived in Indianapolis Thursday for the NFL’s annual predraft scouting combine, and by the end of the weekend coaches and general managers from around the league will have more concrete opinions on Armstrong’s pro potential.

Women's basketball: Kansas State ends Kansas' season, 72-63, in Big 12 tournament |
The Kansas women’s basketball season ended Friday night in Oklahoma City with a 72-63 loss to Kansas State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.

Bill Self won't be surprised if under-the-radar team emerges as 2018 national champ | Smithology |
It’s not that uncommon for a team to come out of nowhere and reach college basketball’s biggest stage, the Final Four — think No. 7 seed South Carolina a year ago, 10th-seeded Syracuse in 2016, No. 9 seed Wichita State in 2013 or 11th seed VCU in 2011

NCAA bracket projections: KU has a rival for the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region
Kansas earned the proximity with its regular-season success, and favorable NCAA Tournament seeds mean geographical preference.

Oklahoma State student paper pokes fun at KU's Bill Self
Heading into KU's regular-season finale Saturday against the Cowboys, the Oklahoma State student paper poked fun at Self with a tweet that showed him in an Oklahoma State uniform and the message "Bill Self peaked in college."

Quick scout: Why it's hard to figure out Oklahoma State's defense
Oklahoma State ranks 39th in O-board percentage, and the team also had success with this in Lawrence, grabbing 47 percent of its misses in an 84-79 victory over KU on Feb. 3.

Other Sports

Will the real Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels stand up? - Men's College Basketball Blog- ESPN
No, the intensity and fire didn't dissipate in the Tar Heels' thrilling 82-78 win in Chapel Hill in early February, but as we prepare for Saturday's rematch inside Cameron Indoor (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), we do so while scratching our heads to figure out who these two blue bloods really are.

Final tests before Champ Week
Bonzie Colson's return makes Notre Dame a very interesting bubble test case, and if the Big 12 finishes strong, it's looking at a record tourney haul.

Jeff Teague, Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota Timberwolves ejected in loss to Utah Jazz
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague was ejected after he hip-checked Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio in a tense game that featured three ejections and five technical fouls.

How to talk trash in the NBA while avoiding a locker-room fiasco - NBA
NBA players have no issue with routine trash talk -- "You get up underneath somebody's skin, frustrate them a little bit, get 'em out their game," Washington Wizards All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal said -- but draw the line at disrespect.

Other News

Poo Stains Seen From Space Lead to Discovery of Massive Penguin ‘Supercolony’
After noticing the telltale signs of guano streaks on satellite imagery, an international team of researchers set out to count the number of penguins on Antarctica’s aptly named Danger Islands. They found a previously undetected supercolony of over 1.5 million Adélie penguins—a surprising result, given how poorly these aquatic birds are doing just 100 miles away.

Bacteria Is Why The Space Tesla Could Really Mess Up A Planet (If It Ever Hits A Planet)
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a car into space in February, acting on something most thought was a joke. But less humorous are potential impacts the car could have on a planet, should it crash into one. Professors at Purdue University said the car could end up being a biological threat—or benefit.

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