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Notebook: Kansas Faces OU In Final Road Game of the Season

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Sooners Host No. 13 Kansas in Home Finale - The Official Site of Oklahoma Sooner Sports
Winners of three of their last four, the Sooners are in the home stretch of the regular season as they aim for their sixth NCAA Tournament bid in the last seven years. Another big resume game looms on Tuesday in Norman when Oklahoma (18-11, 6-10 Big 12) closes its home slate against No. 13/14 Kansas (22-7, 11-5). Although the Sooners hosted Senior Day on Saturday, they will still fight to give their departing seniors one last win at the LNC. Oklahoma has won its final home game of the season in 13 of the last 15 seasons and is 8-0 in such games since 2011.

Big 12 Player of Year award still up for grabs in final week of regular season | Smithology |
Just as the Big 12 title race has yet to be resolved with mere days to go in the regular season, this year’s conference player of the year award remains up for grabs, too.

KU women's basketball drops regular season finale at No. 19 Iowa State |
Despite staying within single digits for 33 of the 40 minutes, the Kansas women's basketball team couldn't close out an upset over No. 19 Iowa State in a 69-49 loss Monday night at Hilton Coliseum.

NCAA Basketball Betting Preview: Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Sooners - Betting News
Tuesday features a battle of Big 12 teams when the No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks (22-7, 11-5 in the Big 12) travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the Oklahoma Sooners (18-11, 6-10 in the Big 12). This will be the second time these two have met this season, with Kansas winning at home in the first matchup, 70-63. In that contest, guard Devon Dotson led the way with 16 points and 5 rebounds while Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds. For the Sooners, Brady Manek led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds. In that contest, though, Kansas still had Udoka Azubuike and LaGerald Vick, who they are currently without. The contest Tuesday is scheduled for 9:00 pm ET.

A Lot On The Line For OU-KU Tuesday - News 9
Kansas' 14 consecutive regular season Big 12 championships is also at stake. If the Jayhawks lose, they'll be mathematically eliminated from number 15 in a row.

Other Sports News

Hot hitter: Harper bests LeBron jersey mark
According to retailer Fanatics, Harper's new Philadelphia Phillies jersey set a company record by becoming the top online seller in any sport for any player during the first 48 hours after its launch. The previous record belonged to LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers jersey, a Fanatics spokesman confirmed to ESPN. The next best-selling jerseys after James' were the ones that belong to Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees), Khalil Mack (Chicago Bears) and Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers).

Chiefs could move Ford, Houston, sources say
Dee Ford and Justin Houston combined for 22 sacks last season and 47.5 the past three seasons for the Chiefs. But it's possible that neither will play for Kansas City in 2019.

Source: Warriors set to sign Bogut for stretch run
The Golden State Warriors expect to sign their former center Andrew Bogut soon, a source told ESPN, although there are formalities that have to be completed before a contract can be signed.

Lowly Suns beat NBA-best Bucks -- again
Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Devin Booker added 22 points and Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 12 rebounds, including a key layup with 35.8 seconds to play that gave the league-worst Suns a four-point lead.

LeBron 'not sitting games' with playoffs fading
"That would take a lot of convincing from Luke [Walton] on up," James told ESPN, referring to the Lakers coach as well as, most likely, everyone from general manager Rob Pelinka, to president Magic Johnson, to governor Jeanie Buss. "Unless I'm hurt, I'm not sitting games."

Other News

Paid Family Leave Bills Advance in Several Swing States : NPR
Paid family leave has become a top legislative priority, and nowhere is that clearer than in state government. This year, about two dozen states are expected to consider proposals that offer paid leave for workers who are ill, or taking care of new or elderly family members.

Ex 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star Luke Perry dead at 52 after stroke | Reuters
Actor Luke Perry, who rose to superstardom on the teen-oriented 1990s U.S. television drama “Beverly Hills 90210” and then aged into a fatherly role on comic-based “Riverdale,” died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a “massive” stroke last week, his publicist said.

Measles outbreak: Washington health secretary calls for national campaign to combat anti-vaxxers - The Washington Post
The top official overseeing Washington state’s worst measles outbreak in two decades is calling on the federal government to launch a national campaign to counter anti-vaccine groups spreading false information.

Arizona Considers Expanding Exemptions For School Vaccines : Shots - Health News : NPR
The measles outbreak in Washington state and elsewhere is prompting some states to look at tightening vaccine requirements for schoolchildren. But not in Arizona. Lawmakers there have been considering bills to make it even easier for parents to get exemptions for their kids from the usual childhood vaccinations.

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