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Notebook: KU Mauls UNC Greensboro; The Latest on Jalen Wilson’s Ankle

I lit up from Reno I was trailed by twenty hounds. Didn’t get to sleep that night till the morning came around

NCAA Basketball: NC-Greensboro at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Rock Chalkboard

Media glows about Kansas four-guard lineup in win
Kansas claimed a 12-point win over a solid UNC Greensboro team that returned five of its top seven players from last year's team that won 29 games, but the biggest news came after the game was finished, when Jayhawk coach Bill Self revealed that freshman Jalen Wilson, the No. 53 overall prospect in the 2019 247Sports Composite, broke his ankle. Wilson won't return until conference play at the earliest, and even then, Self could have a decision to make.

Jalen Wilson breaks ankle, out for three months per Bill Self
"Yeah, it's a bad one," Self said after the game, a 74-62 KU win. "He broke [his ankle] and it'll require surgery early next week. Timetable on return will probably be close to three months. I'm not going to tell you that he'll for sure sit the rest of the year, but the likelihood of that is pretty strong."

Bill Self, KU basketball turn to four-guard approach vs. UNC-G
Yes, KU got its sharpshooter Isaiah Moss back — although Self doesn’t think Moss is 100 percent yet — but it also lost a versatile wing that could fill in at the three and as a small-ball four. With Wilson out for the foreseeable future, KU is down to nine scholarship players, six of whom are guards. If KU does want to play four guards for long periods, the margin for error just became that much slimmer.

Notebook: Self jokes 'dumb' scheduling makes for difficult slate |
While that often has included dates with Kentucky, Duke, Villanova, Arizona and Michigan State, it also has been true outside of the power conferences, where KU continually has welcomed to Allen Fieldhouse the top teams in several mid-major conferences.

KU soccer advances to Big 12 championship with double overtime win over OSU |
Eva Elíasdóttir’s golden goal in the final minute of double overtime propelled No. 21 Kansas past No. 10 Oklahoma State, 2-1, Friday night in the Big 12 Championship semifinal at Swope Soccer Village.

Discussion Questions

Its a bye week and besides Jalen Wilson’s ankle its gonna be a slow KU news weekend. Let this be your guide for your weekend RCT needs. This also serves as a notice to Mike that I will be calling in sick on tomorrows Daily Mauling.

  1. There is an episode of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia where Charlie says he’s never had a pear before. What is a common food that you have never had?
  2. What part of the US has the best regional food?
  3. What song hits you hardest emotionally?
  4. You can snoop anywhere in the world with unrestricted access for one hour. Where do you go and why?
  5. The decade is almost over. What was your favorite movie from this decade?