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Notebook: Kansas Mauls OSU; Bill Self Recaps the Game Following the Dismantling of the Cowboys

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NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas News

Researchers Find First Evidence of Huge Underground Water System on Mars - Sputnik International
In a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Mars Express researchers have explored 24 deep, enclosed craters in Mars’ northern hemisphere and claim to have found the first geological evidence of an interconnected water system deep beneath the surface of our smaller, redder neighbour.

Benton Smith: Jayhawks' persistent 3-point defense sets up must-have road win | KUsports.com
Three days earlier, many members of the Kansas basketball team gathered to watch on TV as Oklahoma State drained 3-pointer after 3-pointer at Texas Tech, nearly pulling off an upset that would’ve greatly helped KU in its pursuit of a 15th consecutive Big 12 title.

'Remember the Ten': KU visits memorial for player's late father
Inscribed horizontally across the memorial are the 10 names of the Oklahoma State basketball program who tragically died in a plane crash on January 27, 2001. One of the names is Brian Luinstra, father of Kansas freshman walk-on Garrett Luinstra.

Ochai Agbaji hustle plays prove important against OSU
A loose ball bounced out by the KU bench. The Jayhawks had just missed a shot, and the rebound got away from everyone. An Oklahoma State player dove on the ball, and Agbaji didn’t have much of a chance at it, but he dove anyway and tied up the Cowboy.

'Just didn't want to lose': Quentin Grimes steps up at OSU
Grimes, with no regard for the towering bodies around him, dove onto the floor for the loose rebound. While on the ground, Grimes was able to get his hands on the ball and force a jump ball on the defensive end. The possession arrow pointed KU’s way and the Jayhawks received possession.

Media breaks down big Kansas road win in Stillwater
The Jayhawks trailed by three with fewer than three minutes remaining when Quentin Grimes, who had one of his best all-round games as a Jayhawk, hit a game-tying three-pointer. Shortly afterward, Grimes drove to the basket, drawing the final foul on Oklahoma State star Cameron McGriff and making a free throw to put Kansas ahead. And after the defense earned a shot clock violation, Dedric Lawson and Ochai Agbaji put the game to bed from the free throw line.

KU Jayhawks basketball vs Oklahoma St.: Game analysis, 72-67 | The Kansas City Star
Instead of having point guard Isaac Likekele bring the ball upcourt, Boynton had him set a screen for Waters, who received the inbounds pass. The Oklahoma State coach knew that Self liked to switch everything in these situations, so Boynton had his other shooter — Thomas Dziagwa — come forward as if he was setting a ball screen.

Other Sports News

Tempers flare after Nevada upset at Utah State
Nevada coach Eric Musselman had to be restrained by police after an expletive-laced tirade, and Wolf Pack forward Jordan Caroline punched a glass fire extinguisher case outside the locker rooms after Saturday's game against Utah State in Logan, Utah.

Iguodala -- Curry still 'underrated,' No. 2 PG ever
- Golden State superstar Stephen Curry has won two MVP awards and three NBA championships, but he is still "underrated," according to Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala.

Usman dethrones Woodley in dominant decision
UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman once famously admitted he went only "30 percent" in a 2018 bout. There was nothing 30 percent about Saturday night's fight.

Celtics owner -- 'Worst February' I can remember
Speaking Saturday at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Grousbeck said the Celtics just finished the "worst February" he can remember since taking over the team in 2002. The Celtics were 5-6 last month, including a finishing stretch in which they lost four straight games.

Lakers seek answers to loss to NBA-worst Suns
Saturday was a new low for a Los Angeles Lakers team that has been digging itself into a deeper and deeper hole in recent weeks, losing to the league's worst team, the Suns, 118-109.

Other News

Squabble over sale of Montana mansion owned by Wyoming firm | KECI
Nelson says the empty 26,000-square foot (2,415-square meter) castle costs $3,000 a month just to heat.

Poster links Ilhan Omar with 9/11, sparks pandemonium in WV statehouse - Business Insider
An Islamophobic poster displayed at the West Virginia statehouse this week sparked pandemonium on Friday that ended with the resignation of one state official, the injury of a staff member, and condemnation from Omar herself.

Crews knock down fire at Kalispell motel - KPAX.com
Kalispell Fire Chief Dave Dedman says crews arrived at the Blue and White Motel to find “moderate smoke and fire activity” in the attic space of the multi-unit facility.

Ancient planet-wide water system discovered on Mars hints at past alien life | The Independent
An ancient system of lakes has been identified deep underneath the surface of Mars, in a discovery scientists say hints at the past presence of life.

Smashing Pumpkins & Oasis Icon Major 2019 Tour Leaks - AlternativeNation.net
The Smashing Pumpkins are planning a summer tour with legendary Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher this summer. The tour will be officially announced on Monday. The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are set to play at The Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland on August 17, 2019 with AFI opening. It’s unclear how extensive the summer tour will be, as the Pumpkins toured extensively last summer for the ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ arena tour, but a tour featuring more amphitheaters and names like Noel Gallagher and AFI could definitely make another tour a strong seller at the box office.