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Notebook: Bill Self Mauls Recap of TCU Game; Ankle Injury Could Leave Garrett Sidelined for WVU Game

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10 quotes from Bill Self on KU's win over Oklahoma State
The Jayhawks led by double-figures for much of the second half, going up by as many as 19 in front of the capacity crowd of 16,300 at Allen Fieldhouse. A shortened KU lineup received only 12 points from its bench — with six of those, along with nine rebounds coming from junior Mitch Lightfoot — but that was enough for the Jayhawks to improve to 18-6 on the season and 7-4 against conference foes. Oklahoma State, in the meantime, dropped to 9-14 (2-8 Big 12)

Jayhawks showed some vital mental toughness by winning on road | Smithology |
As currently comprised, the Kansas roster is too flawed overall for the Jayhawks to play the type of aesthetically pleasing basketball that has characterized so many of their predecessors coached by Bill Self.

Marcus Garrett likely to miss KU-WVU game: ‘May be weeks away from being 100 percent’
“I think he’s making some progress but it’s slow,” Self said. “The training staff … Bill (Cowgill, basketball trainer) feels that he’s not in a bad place at all, but he is in a bad place considering what we wish he was (health wise). With those high ankle sprains … I’ve never had one. I’ve had several ankle sprains but never had a high ankle sprain. That is a totally different feel and everything from a low one.

Mellinger Minutes: Big 12 chaos, Royals as contenders?, Chiefs coaches, and more
Maybe it’s more of a soap box derby than a NASCAR race but the Big 12 basketball season is as interesting as it’s been in a while. The quality at the top isn’t going to inspire documentaries, but the competition is fierce and the stakes compelling.

K.J. Lawson plays key role in Jayhawks snapping road skid
The final KU shot of regulation was never supposed to go to K.J. Lawson. Well, it was always an option, but the first look was a post-up for Lawson's younger-yet-larger brother, "Smoove," as he was referred to by KU freshman Devon Dotson after the game.

Bill Self's thoughts on KU's toughness, Big 12 race post-TCU
“Well yeah, I feel good that we came back after we gave it up," Self said in the post-game press conference. "I didn’t feel good that the toughness was so good [sarcastically] as we gave it up. But I did think that was a pretty makeshift lineup out there, and those guys hung in there. They did some good things.”

Other Sports News

Magic vs. Pelicans - Game Recap - February 12, 2019 - ESPN
"We sucked," Davis said. "Nobody was interested in playing, is what it looked like."

LeBron James hopes Lakers use All-Star break to 'decompress'
"This is a tough loss for us," James said. "We didn't have consistent play from all facets of the game. Offensively and defensively, we jacked up a lot of coverages to start the game. In the third quarter we jacked up a lot of our coverages again. It was always playing uphill, like we've been doing of late. We've got to be a lot better."

Joel Embiid has strong words for refs after latest 76ers loss to Celtics
After he spent a few tortured minutes at the podium inside the Wells Fargo Center interview room being asked questions about yet another loss to the Boston Celtics, as 76ers center Joel Embiid was finally granted a reprieve from talking about his team's 112-109 defeat, he decided he had one final thing to say.

Kliff Kingsbury clarifies Kyler Murray praise, says Josh Rosen 'is our guy'
New Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury may have said he liked Kyler Murray in October, but Tuesday he said he's sticking with Josh Rosen.

Duke vs. Louisville - Game Recap - February 12, 2019 - ESPN
"I think our mentality changed,'' Reddish said. "We didn't want to go home with a loss. We had to fight for Duke, just give it our all for the name on our chest.''

Other News

Ohio teen defies parents' wishes by getting vaccinated | KOMO
An Ohio teen is speaking out after going against his parents' wishes by getting vaccinated for the first time after he turned 18.

Inside El Chapo’s hellhole jail dubbed the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' where he’ll be shut off from ALL contact with the outside world for the rest of his life
The fallen drugs kingpin is set to be caged for the rest of his life in a "supermax" prison in Colorado, which is so secure and so remote that it has been dubbed as the "Alcatraz of the Rockies".

Government shutdown 2019 update: IRS hampered with frozen tax refunds
The longest-ever federal shutdown created an even tougher environment at the Internal Revenue Service, hampering an agency already understaffed and underfunded, according to a new report from Nina Olson, the head of the Taypayer Advocate Service.

Bill to Broaden Brewery Hours Dies in Committee - Flathead Beacon
Despite an outpouring of support from Montana craft beer brewers, including those hailing from the Flathead Valley’s burgeoning roster of small local watering holes, a proposal to extend their hours of operation past the state-mandated 8 p.m. was tabled in committee last week.

Whitefish plow crews keep busy clearing city streets | KECI
"Just ask that residents and business owners be patient,” said Workman. “We have about 80 miles of roadway that we plow, and we only have a limited plow crew, so we will get to it, but it's just going to take time with a storm like this."

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