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Notebook: Kansas to Face Kentucky Tomorrow

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Kansas News

Iowa State game a step in the right direction for K.J. Lawson
In the aftermath of KU basketball's win over Iowa State, Dedric Lawson — who was sitting next to Garrett — was asked when the game turned in KU's favor. Dedric Lawson gave his answer, referencing the team's defensive activity and a quick chat in the huddle from KU coach Bill Self that preceded a big second-half run.

Jay Bilas ranks the 68 best college basketball teams
Bilas says, "If Kansas wins the Big 12 yet again, this will be Bill Self's most improbable title. Kansas has every reason to give up the title to the field this season because the Jayhawks are smaller inside without Udoka Azubuike and Silvio De Sousa and because the Jayhawks' guards are so darn young."

Neither Self nor Calipari a fan of timing of marquee KU-UK matchup | Smithology |
Even though a top-10 caliber basketball team should be better prepared to face an opponent of its ilk in late January than it would be nearly three months earlier, during the season’s opening week, it’s safe to say two of college basketball’s most recognizable and successful head coaches prefer their November battles over clashes that come during the heart of each team’s conference schedule.

Sure, Vick can hit threes, but who is KU’s second-best option from beyond arc?
Kansas senior guard Lagerald Vick will enter Saturday’s KU-Kentucky game at 5 p.m. in Rupp Arena as the most productive and most accurate three-point shooter of all the participants.

Quentin Grimes will start against Kentucky. Why that’s not a guarantee moving forward
Grimes didn’t respond. He continued to lay off Horton-Tucker, who flung a soft bounce pass to teammate Marial Shayok with Grimes failing to make an attempt to deflect it.

'Terrific' Ochai Agbaji providing spark for KU basketball
Ochai Agbaji has made a sizeable impact in his short college career. In his debut, he played 25 minutes and even played his way into the crunch-time lineup. In his first road game, he didn’t blink. He scored 10 points.

10 things Bill Self said at his weekly press conference
A handful of weeks into Big 12 action, KU sits at 16-3 on the year and at 5-2 against Big 12 opponents. The Jayhawks have a pair of wins against top-10 ranked squads in Michigan State and Tennessee, and they already have racked up a handful of victories over teams ranked in the top 35 by KenPom in Marquette, Villanova, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas and Iowa State.

Other Sports News

Las Vegas lists over 440 prop bets for Super Bowl LIII between New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams won't kick off Super Bowl LIII until Feb. 3, but Las Vegas sportsbooks are already prepared for the big game.

Saints' Benjamin Watson rips Roger Goodell's no-call public silence -- 'Lead by example'
Retiring Saints tight end Benjamin Watson implored NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to "lead by example" and address the officiating error this past Sunday that cost New Orleans a shot to reach the Super Bowl.

Golden State Warriors visit former President Barack Obama during D.C. trip
The Golden State Warriors met with former President Barack Obama on Thursday in Washington.

USC Trojans early enrollee Bru McCoy enters NCAA transfer portal
Bru McCoy, an early enrollee at USC, has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, a source told ESPN on Thursday.

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA All-Star captains
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as team captains of the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina, after receiving the most votes in their respective conferences.

Dee wrong Ford: English woman taking heat for Chiefs player

When the AFC Championship game started Sunday night, it was nearly midnight at Dee Ford’s home in Kent, England. And when she woke up, her Twitter feed was flooded with 890 mentions in a single hour.

Other News

Earth's oldest rock was found by Apollo 14 astronauts -- on the moon - CNN
When the Apollo 14 astronauts returned samples from the moon's surface, they probably didn't realize that they were reuniting Earth with a bit of its early history.

The Beer Barter is Back - Flathead Beacon
Imagine you’re the kind of person who likes to drink local beer. Now imagine you’re this person and you’re smack-dab in the middle of a dark, cold winter, and perhaps you’ve got a little bit of cabin fever.

Flathead HS nearly finished with multi-million-dollar renovations -
In 2016, Flathead High School was approved for a $10 million bond aimed at crucial renovations for the high school. Once approved, the construction was underway, knocking down the old gym. Some of the old parts of the building that were knocked down were from 1910.