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Notebook: Texas Tech Completely Destroys Kansas; Doubt Mauls 15th Straight Big 12 Title

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Kansas News

'They burned us': A look at KU's defensive issues vs. Tech
You couldn’t blame Devon Dotson. After all, there’s not too much more he could have done. In the midst of what eventually was a 91-62 drubbing for Kansas at the hands of Texas Tech, the Red Raiders went back to a trusty pick and roll.

Notebook: KU sophomore Marcus Garrett plays 22 minutes in first game back |
It took Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett just eight seconds to get back into the scoring column following a five-game absence because of a high ankle sprain.

Les Miles and Jayhawks get first 2020 commitment from 3-star WR Keenan Hambrick |
With the timing of his hire in November, Les Miles had to scramble to assemble his first recruiting class as the head football coach at the University of Kansas.

What Saturday’s loss does — and doesn’t — tell us about this KU basketball team
Both signed up for this. They make millions of dollars while understanding that a silly tournament at the end of the season means more than the first four months. They are part of a college basketball universe where every loss is often interpreted as a character flaw instead of sometimes what it is: a weird, fluky result.

Texas Tech races to 25-point halftime lead, blasts Kansas 91-62
This time, this season it was 14-time defending regular-season league champion Kansas on the other end of an annihilation: Saturday’s 91-62 thrashing at the hands of Texas Tech, a team KU beat by 16 points on Feb. 2 in Lawrence.

Media rips Kansas after getting routed by Texas Tech
Things got ugly for the No. 12 Kansas Jayhawks in Lubbock on Saturday night. The Texas Tech Red Raiders blew out Kansas, 91-62. The game was never remotely close with Texas Tech leading by 25 points at the half. the Red Raiders would keep their foot on the pedal in the second half.

KU loses Big 12 margin for error — and then some — with TTU loss
It was a roar from the crowd at United Supermarkets Arena as 16 different Texas Tech 3-point shots — two of which hit the backboard — found their way into the basket. It was the shouts of disgust from Bill Self on the sideline. It was the sound of the rim being pulled down on any number of uncontested Texas Tech dunks in the Red Raiders 91-62 win on Saturday.

Other Sports News

Contract talks between Bryce Harper, Phillies nearing conclusion
Negotiations between the Philadelphia Phillies and Bryce Harper could be resolved by Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

Eight Ole Miss players kneel during anthem in response to Confederacy rally
Various student groups held counterprotests on campus on Thursday and Friday. Saturday's march, led by pro-Confederate groups Confederate 901 and the Hiwaymen, also drew counterprotesters. The march began at the Confederate monument on the city square and ended at another Confederate monument in the heart of the Ole Miss campus.

Jim Boeheim says death of Jorge Jimenez 'will be with me for the rest of my life'
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said the accident he was involved in on Wednesday night that resulted in the death of Jorge Jimenez is "something that will be with me for the rest of my life."

LeBron James questions Lakers' experience, 'sense of urgency'
A 128-115 loss to the Anthony Davis-less New Orleans Pelicans left LeBron James questioning whether his Los Angeles Lakers teammates have the experience to grasp the challenge at hand and help the franchise qualify for the playoffs for the first time in six years.

Other News

The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry : NPR
It's not as absurd as it sounds, says Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. A GPS tracker strapped to the leg of a chicken, says Metcalfe, means "that people who potentially will buy that chicken will know every step that that chicken has taken."

Brexit must not be frustrated, Theresa May vows - BBC News
In a speech to Tory activists the PM said, as her negotiations with the EU reach their final stages, the "worst thing we could do is lose our focus".

Survivor recounts grizzly bear attack in northwest Montana | State & Regional |
Broste was teaching a friend to hunt last November north of Columbia Falls when he stumbled upon a grizzly bear bedded down under a fallen tree about 15 feet ahead, Montana Public Radio reported.

Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York Album Review | Pitchfork
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Nirvana’s transcendent live acoustic album recorded in 1993.

After Stinging Presidential Loss, Popular Vote Movement Gains Momentum In States : NPR
Democrats in Colorado and New Mexico are pushing ahead with legislation to pledge their 14 collective electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote — no matter who wins each state.

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