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Notebook: Bill Self Expects Wild Finish In Big 12; Nike Mauls Zion

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Once Marcus Garrett is ready, transition should be smooth for Jayhawks | Smithology | KUsports.com
Now comes the tricky part, right? Garrett this week finally has been able to participate in practices as he works closer to a return. But when Garrett was out, freshmen Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji emerged as reliable producers for Kansas. What happens to the chemistry and flow and momentum when the Jayhawks are reintegrating Garrett into the rotation, possibly as soon as this Saturday’s crucial road test at Texas Tech?

Bill Self could see crazy finish to Big 12 regular season
The PA announcer's voice rang out over the speakers during KU's win over West Virginia. He wasn't announcing a basket or ruling from the officials. Rather, he read off the final score of the K-State game — the Wildcats lost at home to Iowa State — which drew a roar from the crowd at Allen Fieldhouse.

Steve Prohm says Iowa State 'not tough enough' after Baylor loss
Steve Prohm sat at the podium Tuesday night amidst a snowstorm as he reckons with another storm facing his team. He sat there after the Cyclones lost their third conference home game this season and were pushed around on their home court for the second-straight time.

Sources: Texas adds Fedora as analyst, Beaty under consideration
In addition to Fedora, Horns247 has learned former Kansas head coach David Beaty could join the Longhorns' staff as an analyst as well. However, as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown reported last week, Beaty is currently undergoing a contract situation with Kansas that could hold up his availability.

No. 1 Baylor women clinch share of 9th Big 12 title in row
Confetti and balloons fell from the rafters, "We Are The Champions" blared from the speakers and nine Big 12 championship trophies were lined up on a table at center court in a display of the dominance by the Lady Bears after an 80-40 win over Kansas on Wednesday night.

5 keys for K-State to win the Big 12 title
Five keys for the K-State basketball team to win the Big 12 title entering the home stretch.

Other Sports News

One bad Zion Williamson step leads to one bad night for Duke
The world's most infamous pair of basketball shoes just sat there, tucked in purgatory beneath the Duke Blue Devils bench. The left sneaker, the one that had blown apart like an old trailer-tractor tire just 36 seconds into the game to injure the right knee of Zion Williamson, lay in a heap of material atop its righty partner, the one that had managed to keep it together.

Warriors enter 'different phase' with no DeMarcus Cousins limit
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins will see his minutes increase as he continues his comeback from a torn left Achilles tendon.

Mississippi State vs. Georgia - Game Recap - February 20, 2019 - ESPN
A small stuffed bulldog toy tossed onto the court with the game tied and 0.5 seconds remaining was just the break Quinndary Weatherspoon and Mississippi State needed.

LeBron James primed to step up intensity for playoff push -- 'It's been activated'
"It's been activated," the Lakers star said after Wednesday's practice, talking about playoff intensity as the team got set to host the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

Steelers GM -- Ben Roethlisberger 'unquestioned leader' of locker room
"He's the elder statesmen and the Super Bowl winner," Colbert told a group of local reporters Wednesday. "If our players were smart, they'd listen to him because he's been there. He's done it. He can tell them, 'No guys, what you're doing is or is not good enough to do this.'"

Duke loses Zion Williamson to mild knee sprain when shoe blows out
Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson was forced out of Wednesday night's game against rival North Carolina after just 36 seconds with what Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski called a "mild knee sprain."

Other News

Sell Montana to Canada? Lawmakers won't oppose with a resolution
Montana lawmakers on Wednesday shot down a resolution formally opposing the sale of the state to Canada, an intended tongue-in-cheek pushback to a now-viral petition.

Administrator, wife stole $1.2M from church to pay for vacations, sports tickets
Authorities say a western Pennsylvania church administrator stole $1.2 million that he and his wife used to pay for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses.

Supreme Court unanimously rules against policing for profit.
The Supreme Court struck an extraordinary blow for criminal justice reform on Wednesday, placing real limitations on policing for profit across the country. Its unanimous decision for the first time prohibits all 50 states from imposing excessive fines, including the seizure of property, on people accused or convicted of a crime. Rarely does the court hand down a ruling of such constitutional magnitude—and seldom do all nine justices agree to restrict the power that police and prosecutors exert over individuals. The landmark decision represents a broad agreement on the Supreme Court that law enforcement’s legalized theft has gone too far.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Coram homicide said to be linked to meth
The early morning shooting in Coram last week that killed one man and left another charged with deliberate homicide reportedly followed an argument about methamphetamine, according to court filings.

Police: Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago - AOL Entertainment
Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said.