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What Bill Self had to say after the Texas Tech loss
The Red Raiders quickly took a double-digit lead in United Supermarkets Arena with star sophomore Jarrett Culver (26 points) leading the way in the eventual 91-62 win. KU (20-7, 9-5 Big 12) had one player score in double-figures, and for the most part the team struggled to get going offensively, even though it did score more than 40 points in the second half.

2-sport prep standout Trevor Kardell commits to KU football, plans to play baseball, too |
“That being said,” his note went on, “I would like to announce that I will be continuing my baseball, football and academic career at the University of Kansas.”

KU softball falls to Louisville, beats Virginia |
The Jayhawks (3-10) suffered a 5-3 loss to Louisville (5-5) in the first game and finished the weekend finale with a 5-2 victory over Virginia (4-6) at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

KU baseball blanks Texas Southern in series finale |
Behind a strong start from freshman left-hander Hunter Freese, the Kansas baseball team defeated Texas Southern, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Melissa Sports Complex in the final game of a four-game set.

Quick scout: Why K-State is a tough team for the computers to figure out
Kansas State is second in Big 12 play in defensive turnover percentage (behind only Texas Tech) and also first in steal rate during that time.

It’s a different Big 12 basketball race with Kansas pursuing first-place Kansas State
First-place Kansas State (11-3) holds a one-game lead on Texas Tech (10-4) and stands two games ahead of Kansas and Baylor (9-5) in the Big 12 basketball race. Four conference games remain in the regular season for all teams.

Jayhawks look ahead to K-State rematch: ‘I think we’ll bounce back pretty well.’
“Coach talked about getting ready for K-State. He said, ‘Can’t get this one back. Worry about the next one.’ I think we’ll bounce back pretty well,” KU junior forward Dedric Lawson said, adding, “Sometimes a loss can be a blessing in disguise.”

Marcus Garrett on injured ankle: It 'responded pretty great'
Marcus Garrett hadn't played since injuring his ankle in a practice on Feb. 1. He had missed five games — including two of the Jayhawks' more impressive wins over Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse, 79-63, and over TCU in Fort Worth, 82-77 (overtime) — but there seemed to be little doubt that he would be playing a bunch of minutes if he would be physically able to on Saturday.

Chris Beard pleased to be 'part of the fight' vs. KU basketball
“I think you have to earn the right to play in big games like tonight. We’re doing our part of the fight," Beard said. "Somebody asked me this week if Texas Tech and Kansas is a rivalry. Uh, no. To have a rivalry you have to do your end of the bargain."

Mizzou baseball commit flips to play football, baseball at KU
Trevor Kardell, from Lee’s Summit West high school, began his weekend committed to Missouri for baseball. By the end of Sunday, he had decommitted from the Tigers and chosen instead to attend the University of Kansas

Post-game podcast: What went wrong for KU basketball in Lubbock
The Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Today's episode will focus on breaking down Kansas' 91-62 loss to Texas Tech.

Other Sports News

Ja Rule taking heat on social media after NBA halftime show
Videos posted online show Ja Rule had sound problems at the beginning of his performance. At one point he said, "Are we ready?" then said, "I guess not," before his music eventually started.

Rock climbing film 'Free Solo' wins Oscar for best documentary feature
Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning the Academy Award for best documentary feature on Sunday.

Dodgers re-enter Bryce Harper sweepstakes, interested in short-term deal
The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-entered the Bryce Harper sweepstakes and are interested in a short-term deal with the free-agent slugger, according to ESPN and multiple reports.

Media watchdog rules controversial Serena Williams cartoon 'non-racist'
The depiction of Williams by cartoonist Mark Knight showed the 23-time major winner reacting angrily during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final of the US Open. Williams is depicted with her mouth open wide, hands in fists and jumping above a broken tennis racket and a baby's pacifier. The umpire was shown telling a blond, slender woman -- meant to be Osaka, who has a Japanese mother and a father from Haiti -- "Can you just let her win?"

Other News

Kim Jong Un impersonator deported ahead of Trump meeting in Vietnam
Ahead of a summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, Vietnam has deported a man who impersonates the North Korean leader.

Trump slams Spike Lee: Calls his Oscar speech 'racist,' implies he is illiterate - U.S. News -
U.S. President Donald Trump slammed film director Spike Lee on Twitter on Monday, calling his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards the previous evening racist.

Blowing snow keeps Flathead Co. plow operators busy | KECI
A day without snow does not always mean a day off for the Flathead County Road and Bridge plow operators. Wind-blown snow covered roads and kept operators busy on Sunday.

Is the Tax Refund Controversy Overblown?
For most people, the average refund across tens of millions of tax returns doesn't matter if your own personal experience turns out to be different. The big question is whether your own personal tax situation got changed dramatically as a result of the tax law changes. Those most likely to be adversely affected include those who:

Daily Inter Lake - Montana Life, Primal pursuit Kalispell teen pursues mountain-man lifestyle
He has caught beaver with traps he’s built, floated the Upper Missouri River in a buffalo-hide canoe he constructed, killed deer with a cap-lock rifle and skinned them with knives he has made. McQueen has also fashioned clothing from raw materials such as deer and buffalo hides.