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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Kansas Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas News

Deep Kentucky frontcourt awaits Kansas big Dedric Lawson | Smithology |
At no point Saturday night at Rupp Arena will Kansas forward Dedric Lawson have to take on all four members of Kentucky’s frontcourt at once.

Getting to know: Kentucky basketball | Jackson's Journal |
Saturday’s battle between a pair of blue bloods should take centerstage this weekend, as No. 9 Kansas travels to No. 8 Kentucky for the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Neither coach is a fan of the timing of this contest, but it should be a strong basketball game that attracts the attention of the casual fan.

Dedric Lawson looking forward to Kansas-Kentucky battle of ‘bluebloods’
“I’m excited playing against Kentucky. I’ve never played against Kentucky. You want to play in one of the best arenas in college. Rupp is one of them. Bluebloods battling it out … it’s something I’m looking forward to,” Lawson, KU’s 6-foot-9 junior power forward said in previewing an SEC/Big 12 Challenge contest between No. 9 Kansas (16-3) and No. 8 Kentucky (15-3) set for a 5 p.m. tip, at 23,000-seat Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

Young Jayhawks set for primetime showdown against Kentucky
The Jayhawks have competed against the Kentucky Wildcats in each of the last four seasons, with two of those meetings happening in the Champions Classic and the other two taking place in a home-and-home series that served as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

247Sports releases its midseason All-America team
The college basketball season is nearly three months old, with more than two months remaining before the NCAA Tournament crowns a new champion in the sport.

Breaking down the Kansas at Kentucky matchups
Kansas and Kentucky will meet for the fifth consecutive season Saturday when Kansas travels to Lexington as part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge.

Other Sports News

Alysa Liu, 13, youngest to win U.S. women's figure skating title
Liu stole the show Friday night, breezing through a free skate that included two triple axels and dethroning 2018 winner Bradie Tennell at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Liu became the youngest winner of an individual title at this event, and after her score was posted, she put her hands over her face, overcome with emotion.

Snow leads to delayed arrival for Rivers, 2 Clippers starters
The bus that held Clippers coach Doc Rivers, two starters and others arrived at the United Center at 6:30 p.m. CT Friday -- a half-hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. tipoff against the Chicago Bulls.

Adam Ottavino says 'no disrespect' intended with swipe at Babe Ruth
"I had an argument with a coach in Triple-A about Babe Ruth's effectiveness in today's game," Ottavino told's Statcast podcast. "And this was like 10 years ago. I said, 'Look, Babe Ruth, with that swing, swinging that bat, I got him hitting a buck-40 with eight homers.'

Stephen Curry to join brother Seth in All-Star 3-point shootout
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry plans to join his brother Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest in Charlotte, North Carolina, Stephen told ESPN on Friday night.

Houston Rockets' James Harden gets key defensive stop as scoring streak continues
Coach Nick Nurse came up with a simple strategy during a timeout when the Toronto Raptors had a chance to complete a wild comeback: target James Harden.

Naomi Osaka claims second straight Grand Slam title with Australian Open victory
Osaka took advantage of her second chance in the third set to defeat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday, win the Australian Open and become a back-to-back Slam champion.

Other News

Shutdown fallout: 14,000 IRS employees recalled to work this week didn't show up - ABC News
More than half of the IRS employees recalled to work this week didn’t show up, according to a congressional aide, calling into question whether the ongoing government shutdown will make for a painfully slow and chaotic tax season, set to kick off on Monday.

St. Louis cop charged in Russian Roulette shooting death of fellow officer
A St. Louis police officer was charged with manslaughter Friday for allegedly shooting a colleague as the two played Russian Roulette, authorities said.

Authorities ID man suspected of firing shots in Kalispell neighborhood -
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who is suspected of firing shots in a Kalispell neighborhood on Thursday evening.

Measles outbreak grows in Pacific Northwest, 31 cases reported
The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot."