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Shane Jackson: Time for KU women's basketball to prove it can win in Big 12 | KUsports.com
“With the group of girls we have this year, I feel like we can surprise some people,” sixth-year senior Jessica Washington said. “We still feel like we are the underdogs, which pushes us in practice. It just gives us another reason to prove people wrong.”

Ballot breakdown: One AP voter dropped KU to No. 7 following win over EMU | Jackson's Journal | KUsports.com
Kansas (11-1) remained at No. 5 following its 87-63 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks received four first-place votes, all of which were from the same AP voters. Seth Davis, of The Athletic, Scott Richey, of The News-Gazette, and Kevin McNamara, of The Providence Journal, all kept the Jayhawks at No. 1 after listing them there last week.

Sooners, Jayhawks to open Big 12 play Wednesday after tough non-league slate
“Sure, Oklahoma should have confidence,” KU coach Bill Self said Monday, asked if a difficult November/December slate figures to help the Sooners in their Big 12 opener against Kansas (8 p.m., Wednesday, Allen Fieldhouse).

Bill Self breaks down Oklahoma ahead of Jayhawks' Big 12 opener
"Statistically, they are very good defensively. They are a very good rebounding team. They are bigger than what you think," Self said of the Oklahoma Sooners, who will face off against KU at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. "When you can play [Brady] Manek at the four and [Jamuni] McNeace at the five, that's as tall as anybody in our league. They've got big wings and a couple of guards that are new that create pace and are hard to pressure. They have a good team."

Emmett Jones dives into Texas Tech roots in first KU interview
The Jayhawks' new receivers coach, Jones has a strong background in Texas and should help the Jayhawk with recruiting 2019 and 2020 talent right away. He was able to land a number of three-star talents to the Red Raiders and even helped bring in a four-star wideout in Erik Ezukanma as the staff's primary recruiter of him.

Other Sports News

Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard scores 45 ahead San Antonio return
Leonard scored a career-high 45 points -- including 30 in the second half on 10-for-12 shooting -- to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 122-116 victory over the Utah Jazz at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night. It was Toronto's final game before Leonard's return to San Antonio for the first time since the Spurs traded him to the Raptors in the summer.

Sam Ehlinger, Texas Longhorns declare 'we're back' after Sugar Bowl win
The oft-asked question about Texas football got an emphatic answer on Tuesday night, at least as far as sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger was concerned.

Urban Meyer Rose Bowl final game leaves complicated legacy
With 40 seconds left in the 105th Rose Bowl, Urban Meyer emphatically pumped his fists in the air one last time as Ohio State's head coach with a victorious 28-23 score beaming on the north end zone scoreboard.

Tyler Trent, former Purdue Boilermakers student, dies bone cancer age 20
Tyler Trent, the former Purdue student who inspired countless sports fans with his gratitude and grace, died from a rare form of bone cancer on Tuesday. He was 20 years old.

Bevo comes after Uga in scary mascot meeting
The Sugar Bowl almost got very ugly before the game even started. When Texas Longhorns mascot Bevo and Georgia mascot Uga approached the same proximity for what could have a fun meeting of the two animals, Mother Nature stepped in.

ESPN's newest Power Rankings heading into league play
Kansas almost made it through non-conference play unscathed, only to fall to Arizona State in its last game without Udoka Azubuike. Kansas led almost the entire way before collapsing down the stretch. And then Azubuike came out and didn’t look like he’s missed a beat in the Jayhawks’ next game, his first in a return from a high ankle sprain. “The big man finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in a dominant performance,” Borzello wrote. “He simply gives Kansas a dimension down low that not many teams in the country can match.” With freshman guards Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes also coming off strong games, Kansas could be ready to pursue its 15th straight Big 12 title.

Other News

Child injured after fall into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo: officials | Fox News
A child was injured at a Florida zoo on Tuesday after she fell into the rhinoceros exhibit and came into contact with a rhino, emergency officials said.

Outlook 2019: A 'Rosy' Outlook for Real Estate - Flathead Beacon
The real estate market was hot in 2018, the kind of activity that keeps Realtors and homebuyers hopping well past the busy spring and summer seasons and into the historically slower times of fall and winter.

Dow: Stocks plunge to begin the new year - CNN
The Dow is on track to start 2019 on Wednesday with a 425-point slide. S&P 500 futures dropped 1.5%, while the Nasdaq futures tumbled more than 2%. Tech stocks like Microsoft (MSFT), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Apple (AAPL) are under significant pressure.

Pete Davidson returns to stand-up, reveals Louis C.K. tried to get him fired from 'Saturday Night Live'
The comeback set saw Davidson addressing his split from Ariana Grande, but he reportedly focused on tackling former SNL star C.K. – who has recently returned to stand-up after admitting a string of sexual harassment allegations.