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Notebook: A Look at KU’s Chances of Winning the Big 12; What Were the Best KU Wins of 2018?

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Kansas News

Teammates seeing more from Grimes heading into Big 12 play
After scoring 31 points with 14 assists between his first two games of the season, Grimes tallied only 16 points and three assists over his next four games. Grimes responded with a 14-point outing in a win over Wofford but scored only 20 points in the four games following that.

Devon Dotson impressing in one surprising way, one not-so-much
The freshman point guard, viewed by many as KU's second-best freshman heading into the season, has put up a solid stat-line, averaging 11.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. The non-measurables — or at least the non-box-score-measurables — have been even better.

Benton Smith: Quentin Grimes on trajectory for offensive breakthrough |
Ranked No. 5 in the nation and boasting an 11-1 record entering conference play, the Kansas basketball team, for as well as it has played, has not yet exhibited its full capacity on the court.

What will it take to win Big 12? Self: ‘I’ll say the same thing I say every year’
Kansas has won the Big 12 Conference regular-season men’s basketball title with as many as five losses (2017-18, 2014-15) and as few as one (2009-10) over the past 14 campaigns.

What are KU’s odds to win the Big 12 this year?
Bill Self has talked often about how Kansas fans don’t appreciate conference titles as much as they should, and perhaps this is the best time to dissect what the coach probably means.

Happy New Year! Here were KU basketball's best wins of 2018
The Jayhawks made it to overtime after Newman perfectly defended a Grayson Allen shot that missed off the rim at the buzzer. Mykhailiuk gave a strong defensive effort on Marvin Bagley and Self was able to make it three straight victories over Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, with the prior two wins coming at the Champions Classic.

10 things Bill Self said at his weekly press conference
With non-conference play now concluded, the Jayhawks are off to an 11-1 start to the year and they already have a pair of wins against top-10 ranked opponents, in addition to talented Marquette and Villanova teams.

Other Sports News

Cat Zingano has eye damage and is considering appeal of UFC 232 fight
UFC fighter Cat Zingano isn't out of the woods yet, regarding a right eye injury she suffered during a TKO loss to Megan Anderson at UFC 232 on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Roger Federer's Swiss team bests Serena Williams' American pair in mixed double match at Hopman Cup
Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.

Houston Cougars finalizing deal with Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia Mountaineers
The West Virginia coach, who is 61-41 with the Mountaineers, will receive a five-year contract worth $20 million, the source said. It would make him the highest-paid coach of a Group of 5 program.

James Harden of the Houston Rockets scores 40 or more points in fourth straight game
A historic run by reigning MVP James Harden has allowed the Houston Rockets to rise in the Western Conference standings and has awed his coaches and teammates.

Other News

Startup With '100 Percent Fatal' Product Denies Nathan Fielder Involvement | Inverse
The satirical entrepreneur and comedian Nathan Fielder tweeted an image on Monday that immediately roused speculation that another Nathan For You project could be in the works. Beneath a message saying “Happy near year,” Fielder also shared an image of himself posing in front of an MIT Technological Review story about a startup offering a “100 percent fatal” mind-uploading service called Nectome.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Elderly woman takes on alleged dopers
An elderly woman in Hungry Horse, who had reached her limits, wanted a “civil standby to kick out all the dopers” from her house including her son. She was advised that her son, and all his friends who had been living there, would need to be legally evicted before Flathead County Sheriff’s Office could assist in removing the alleged dope fiends.

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us | WTOP
Two major studies last year provided more fuel for a particularly polarizing topic — the role carbs play in making us fat. The studies gave scientists some clues, but, like other nutrition studies, they can’t say which diet — if any — is best for everyone.

Louisiana police department offers to test meth for Zika |
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