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Notebook: Expect Big 12 Tournament craziness this year

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Dear frozen yogurt: You are the celery of desserts.  Be ice cream, or be nothing.

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Really cool story here from Matt Tait on Devonte’ Graham’s rise to a leadership position in the Kansas basketball program.

The individual honors are nice, but Bill Self wants his players to be motivated by more tangible hardware.

Bill Self is looking for a Malik Newman resurgence in the postseason.

Udoka Azubuike’s free throws are still a work in progress.

With all of the bubble teams in the Big 12, the conference tournament in KC could be absolutely crazy.

The Jayhawks are the odds on favorite to win the Big 12 Tournament.

Sporting News writes that the stigma of Kansas being known across the country as a bracket buster isn’t without merit.

#4 Florida State cashed in 5 errors and 10 walks to the tune of a 12-7 win to complete a two-game sweep of Kansas baseball. There were some positives to be taken away from this series, though primarily that KU is showing some power, hitting four home runs in the two games against FSU. Through the first 12 games last year, the Jayhawks had just 3 homers; in the first 12 games this year, KU has 9 dingers.

In other news...

Here’s what this year’s Final Four might look like if NBA players stayed all four years in college.

Auburn became the first team to win the SEC and not place any of its players on the first team All-Conference list. Sidenote: Why are there eight spots on the SEC first and second teams? That don’t make no sense.

Pitt finished the season with a 3-point loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament, becoming the only team this season to not record a conference win.

I thought this was an interesting story about a Chiefs player who worked an “externship” in Washington DC in the office of a member of Congress.

The NBA has warned the Chicago Bulls about “tanking” by resting healthy players too much.

Lebron to the Steelers?