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Notebook: Kansas Mauls East Tennessee State

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Oh, no, I’m sweating like Roger Ebert

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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas' Silvio De Sousa aces Bill Self's 'test' against ETSU
“I just think he trusts me and he wanted to see what I could do,” De Sousa said, before taking a brief pause to mull over his answer. “I personally think he was trying to test to me to see what I could do after being on the bench for so long. I never kept my head down. I just kept going. There are going to be days like that.”

Udoka Azubuike 'by far' KU's best offensive player in ETSU win
Those were the reactions from the opposition to Udoka Azubuike’s performance in KU basketball’s 75-63 win over East Tennessee State. In the win, Azubuike tallied a season-high 21 points and added a season-high four blocks.

KU basketball vs. ETSU: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU led by as many as 18 points in the first half and led by 12 at halftime. A five-minute field-goal drought at the start of the second half allowed East Tennessee State to take KU's lead down to single digits. From then on, KU's lead floated around the seven-point mark for the majority of the second half before KU pushed its lead to double-digits late in the contest.

WATCH: Silvio De Sousa throws down slam off lob
Dotson, who used his own quickness to shoot past his defender, saw De Sousa and put up a lob, with De Sousa catching the ball with two hands and finishing it with an emphatic one-handed slam.

Three-star WR/TE Tristan Golightly commits to KU football
“Well, obviously it’s the Big 12; you know they throw the ball around," Golightly told Phog.net of his commitment. "It’s Kansas. And then Les Miles is just Les Miles. Les Miles has always had a winning culture, [like at] LSU. Everybody knows about Les. And then, again, they made me feel like I was part of the family from the very beginning. They took me in.”

6 KU football players make Academic All-Big 12 1st team | KUsports.com
Joining McQueen, a junior KU receiver, on the first team were junior defensive tackle Sam Burt, redshirt freshman tight end Mac Copeland, redshirt junior running back Donovan Franklin, redshirt freshman linebacker Cody McNerney and sophomore linebacker Cooper Root.

Bits o Chalk

Pirates' Felipe Vazquez denied bail, faces 21 new felony charges
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been denied bail and is facing 21 additional felony counts from his alleged sexual assault of a minor.

Stats aside, Carmelo Anthony, Trail Blazers encouraged by season debut
"It felt great to be back in the flow of the game, be back on the court, be back to where I think I belong at," Anthony said after a 115-104 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. "Just being back out there with the guys again. I think most of all the routine -- team bus, team lunch, being around the guys in the locker room -- just the routine I've been used to for 17 years now ... so getting back into that. As far as the game goes, it felt good to be back out there."

LSU atop CFP again; Alabama stays at No. 5
"Our job is to evaluate the games through Week 12 and obviously we're aware of the injury to the quarterback late in the second quarter of last week's game," Mullens said. "But Alabama continued on to a convincing win ... so it didn't impact the rankings this week."

LeBron James first player ever with triple-double vs. all 30 teams
"I had no idea," James said after the win, which moved the Lakers to a league-best 12-2. "Coach [Frank] Vogel came in here and said congratulations. I was like, I thought he was joking about my seven turnovers because I've been taking care of the ball so much. He said first player in NBA history to have a triple-double versus 30 teams, every team, so I was like, 'OK. That's pretty cool.'"

How NBA executive Jeff David stole $13 million from the Sacramento Kings
Jeff, the former chief revenue officer of the Sacramento Kings, has taken the day off to move after landing a new role as CRO of the Miami Heat. His life is seemingly picture-perfect. He has an adoring wife of almost 10 years, three healthy children. And after two stints with the Kings spanning more than a decade -- while helping secure hundreds of millions of dollars in arena sponsorships for the team -- he has joined one of the NBA's most respected organizations in an appealing, sun-drenched market.

Eraser Dust

Penn State's Sean Clifford deletes social media after death threats
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford told reporters Tuesday that he deleted his social media accounts after receiving death threats and vulgar messages regarding the Nittany Lions' first loss of the season at Minnesota on Nov. 9.

PG&E to shut off power to at least 150,000 customers Wednesday
Officials said a forecast of strong offshore wind early Wednesday morning and dry conditions led PG&E to decide to shut off power in the Sierra Foothills, the North Valley and North Bay. Customers who will be impacted in those regions were notified Monday morning.

Navy seeks to eject sailor championed by Trump, 3 others from elite SEALs, official says
The Navy will review whether an officer who was convicted of posing with the corpse of an ISIS captive before President Donald Trump intervened should be allowed to remain in the elite SEAL corps, along with three of his supervising officers, a defense official told NBC News on Tuesday night.

Historic downtown Kalispell's silos to be moved
Lalum told MTN News that the deconstruction on the silos will start sometime next fall and once the silos are moved, the empty lot will be put up for sale. He added that the City of Kalispell will most likely look to bring new businesses into the empty lot.

Conspiracy Theorists Are Less Angry Than the Rest of Reddit, Study Finds
The path to the million-member-strong league on Reddit’s r/conspiracy is paved with politics, toxicity, and tech culture, a sprawling study has found. From an eight-year sample ranging from 2007 to 2015, a team of Australian researchers compared 15,370 r/conspiracy posters to an equal number of users who’d started out posting on Reddit in similar forums to discover what drives people to conclude that the royal family went on human hunting parties.