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KU basketball vs. Baylor: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU jumped out to an early lead but Baylor was able to keep it close for a good portion of the first half. In the first 20 minutes, KU's defense held Baylor to 32.1 percent shooting from the field and 25 total points. In that time, KU shot right around 50 percent from the field and from 3.

Ochai Agbaji's poise already standing out to Bill Self
“I’m just pissed right now because you can’t finish a game worse than that, and Ochai had the most poise of anybody out there down the stretch," Self said. "I mean, he’s got the hardest job, to throw it in. ... He made the great pass to Dedric [Lawson]."

What the media said about Kansas' win at Baylor
It was a Big 12 road win, and even though Clark going out for the season was a major blow, it came at a road venue where Iowa State lost earlier this week. And the way Kansas played in building that 23-point lead? Mostly terrific. But don't be surprised if some are more focused on what happened those final few minutes.

What Bill Self said about KU basketball's road win in Waco
KU basketball defeated Baylor on Saturday, 73-68, to improve to 3-1 in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks' lone loss came on the road in Ames, but since that time the Jayhawks have put together back-to-back wins and appear to be on their way to contending for the top spot in the league once again.

Benton Smith: Dedric Lawson becoming more complete player for Jayhawks | KUsports.com
In the midst of his ongoing evolution to become the total basketball player that Kansas needs him to be, Dedric Lawson made some headway in a bit of uncharted territory Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.

Ochai Agbaji went to the wrong spot on purpose. It helped turn the game for KU
A million things happen each basketball game, potentially making every detail important. Small ripples can sometimes create huge waves, and one never knows when an action that could completely swing a game’s momentum.

Vick makes six threes on 22nd birthday as KU downs Baylor on road, 73-68
“Coach told him to make seven (threes) in the first half for his birthday,” KU junior forward Dedric Lawson said after the Jayhawks’ 73-68 victory over the Bears on Saturday afternoon at Ferrell Center.

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Colts vs. Chiefs - Game Recap - January 12, 2019 - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs' defense had heard the chorus of critics all season long, the ones that claimed their sieve-like line and shaky backfield would spoil young superstar Patrick Mahomes and cost them a chance to chase their first Super Bowl appearance in decades.

Adam Vinatieri of Indianapolis Colts misses short field goal
If this season -- his 23rd -- is his last, it's not the type of ending Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri wanted for the team and for him individually.

No. 1 Duke Blue Devils stun Florida State Seminoles on late Cam Reddish 3-pointer
With star forward Zion Williamson out and No. 1 Duke trailing Florida State with 2.8 seconds remaining, coach Mike Krzyzewski drew up a play for one of his other talented freshmen to make.

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Patrick Mahomes unfazed by magnitude of Chiefs' playoff win | SI.com
Midway through the second quarter on Saturday, as snow fell and more than 76,000 frozen Midwesterners screamed in Arrowhead Stadium, Pat Mahomes Sr. issued a familiar warning to those who know the perpetual heartache that is Chiefs’ fandom. “Lot of game left,” he said, even with Kansas City ahead 17–0.

Chinese spacecraft seen landing on far side of moon in new footage | The Independent
Footage has been released showing the view from China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft as it landed on the far side of the Moon, after completing the first ever mission to successfully land there.

R. Kelly's lawyer issues denial of sexual misconduct allegations | TheHill
Steve Greenberg said in an interview with The Associated Press that "the allegations aren’t true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone.”

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