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Notebook: De Sousa Shares Thoughts on Wiseman Suspension

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Silvio De Sousa appears to criticize NCAA's Wiseman decision
De Sousa can be forgiven for calling the decision stupid; while the deal is mostly a good one for Wiseman, it paled in comparison to the penalties imposed on De Sousa, who not only faced a massive wait — Memphis began sitting out Wiseman after he dropped his lawsuit less than a week ago — but also an initial penalty of a ridiculous two seasons to sit out.

Injury updates, notable quotes from Les Miles' press conference
The Jayhawks faced off against Oklahoma State and are currently working toward a game against Iowa State that will kick off at 11 a.m. in Ames, Iowa., this coming Saturday. The Jayhawks can no longer be bowl eligible but can still be the first KU team to win at least four games since Mark Mangino was in charge of the program.

'Take it over': Devon Dotson talks dominant stretch vs. ETSU
"I just wanted to get the team going and just bring the energy and just be aggressive," said KU's point guard following the 75-63 KU win. "My mindset was if we get that first hit in, that can get them back on their heels a little bit, so I just wanted to come out aggressive."

KU's bench trio should be devastating before long | Smithology |
Silvio De Sousa, Isaiah Moss and Tristan Enaruna were simultaneously the first backups to check in versus the Buccaneers. And the moment the trio hit the floor together it was easy to convince yourself a bench lineup with those three would give any team in the country problems.

Bits o Chalk

The hidden disadvantage facing college basketball's road teams
A decade before he led Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four, Shaka Smart was a then-low-level member of Dayton's staff who had been handed a frustrating task by his boss, coach Oliver Purnell. Before each season, Purnell would send Smart on a mission: Buy every brand of basketball the Flyers might be forced to use on the road that season.

Can the XFL really make spring football work? How its draft showed the way
The clock hit 10 a.m., and the side discussions stopped. The window blinds were closed. Oliver Luck took his seat at the table in a conference room decorated with artificial green turf and guarded by a sign that read "XFL Draft In-Progress. Silence Upon Entry!" Luck cleared his throat to kick off the most important event yet in the birth of a new football league.

76ers' Ben Simmons drains first career NBA 3-pointer
After more than two seasons and in his 172nd NBA game, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons made a 3-pointer.

Mavericks' Luka Doncic posts 35-point triple-double in 25 minutes
Doncic lit up the depleted Golden State Warriors for 35 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the Mavericks' 142-94 win. Doncic exited the game for good with a few minutes left in the third quarter, playing only 25 minutes, 30 seconds, the least playing time in NBA history by a player to produce a 30-point triple-double, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George share court for first time in Clips' OT win
"That s--- was fun as hell," an amped Patrick Beverley said coming off the court.

Eraser Dust

U.S. Attorney General William Barr to visit Pablo, Kalispell Friday
U.S. Attorney General William Barr will join Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) Friday in Evergreen to discuss the methamphetamine epidemic in Montana.

Four People Arrested in Kalispell Drug Bust - Flathead Beacon
Four people were arrested on Nov. 19 after law enforcement received complaints about drug activity at a home on 4th Avenue West in Kalispell.

Noel Gallagher Would Like to Join The Smiths: Watch | SPIN
“I would love, and it’s never gonna happen. It’s a thing in a parallel universe, if The Smiths got back together,” Gallagher admitted. “I’m Craig Gannon and I’d go to Johnny [Marr] and say, ‘Don’t get another guitarist mate – I’m your man.’”

White supremacist manifesto at Syracuse University sparks scare after recent racist incidents
After a spate of racist and anti-Semitic incidents occurred on campus, Nash's fears culminated Tuesday when officials said there was an alleged attempt to share a white supremacist manifesto linked to mass shootings in New Zealand with Syracuse students in a library. While police in Syracuse, New York, said there was no direct threat, some professors have canceled classes and other students are avoiding the school entirely.

A U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal may not be inked this year - Reuters
Completion of a “phase one” U.S.-China trade deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House said, as Beijing presses for more extensive tariff rollbacks, and the Trump administration counters with heightened demands of its own.

Democratic debate: Real question is can Buttigieg beat Trump? Biden?
"The issue isn't what is the fight; the issue is, how are we going to win?" Sen. Kamala Harris of California said, suggesting that Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, wouldn't be able to generate strong turnout among African Americans, the party's most loyal voters. "We have to rebuild the Obama coalition."