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NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The Rock Chalkboard

Media impressed with Kansas' toughness in win over Texas
Kansas coach Bill Self is also now 9-1 against Texas coach Shaka Smart since Smart arrived in Austin, with Smart's lone win coming over last year's team post-Udoka Azubuike injury, a victory that the Jayhawks later avenged at the Big 12 Tournament. The Longhorns haven't lacked for talent; they came in red-hot from behind the arc and Self said after the game that Texas big man Jericho Sims is the best athlete in the Big 12. But that talent hasn't paid off in the win column, and Smart could be facing a tough situation after the season.

Devon Dotson 'was the difference' in Kansas' win over Texas
Devon Dotson had options. Udoka Azubuike had a mismatch in the post and waved for the ball as Dotson stood well beyond the 3-point line. As Azubuike signaled for the ball, Bill Self waved at David McCormack to come set a screen for Dotson, who had Jericho Sims, a 6-foot-9 big man, defending him.

Sunday Snap Judgments and Big 12 Hoops Power Rankings
The Bears looked a little like Kansas (more on that in a minute) this week, struggling in the first half of both of their games before coming back late to get wins. Baylor fell behind by double digits to Oklahoma State on Saturday, but a furious second half rally got them right back into it. Late threes from Devonte Bandoo sealed the win, and it's got to be comforting knowing that you have that kind of senior talent on the bench,r eady to be deployed at any time. It wasn't quite as bad against Iowa State - just a two-point game right before halftime - but the Bears again dominated the second half en route to a 20-point lead and an easy win.

'Remarkable': Marcus Garrett survives fall, injury scare at UT
"I know the Academy Award nominations just came out," said KU coach Bill Self on his post-game radio interview, referring to the drama of the sequence (as compared to the severity of the injury). "He should probably be nominated for one of them."

Photo gallery: KU basketball defeats Texas Longhorns in Austin
The No. 6-ranked Jayhawks, who were coming off a win at Oklahoma on Tuesday, controlled the second half against Texas on the defensive end. The Jayhawks held the Longhorns to 40.4-percent shooting from the field and 30.0-percent 3-point shooting for the game. In the second half, the numbers for Texas were 40.7 percent from the field and 11.1 percent from 3-point range.

BBuyout Billet? Equestrian Estate Owned by Coach Up for Grabs
When some people get fired, they drown their sorrows at the bar. But when football coach Charlie Weis got fired by the University of Kansas in 2014, he apparently bought a Florida equestrian estate.

Bits o Chalk

Jeison Rosario stuns Julian Williams for unified junior middleweight title
Jeison Rosario's only defeat came against an opponent Julian "J Rock" Williams had beaten easily, but that meant nothing when they met each other.

Sources - Trail Blazers trade Kent Bazemore to Kings in multiplayer deal
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to trade Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two future second-round draft picks to the Sacramento Kings in a deal that sheds $12.5 million in salary, NBA sources told ESPN.

Conor McGregor finishes Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246
McGregor cracked Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone to the chin with a left head kick in the opening seconds of their UFC 246 main event fight Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. The end came soon after. In his comeback fight, McGregor was victorious via TKO in just 40 seconds.

Chiefs' Frank Clark says he sees 'no difficulty in tackling' Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry led the league in rushing this year and has powered the sixth-seeded Tennessee Titans to the AFC Championship Game, but he hasn't impressed one of the guys who will be charged with tackling him on Sunday.

Setting sights on spring training, Jose Altuve confident embattled Astros will 'be in World Series'
A week filled with fines, suspensions, firings and impromptu news conferences as a result of their sign-stealing scandal ended awkwardly in Houston on Saturday, with the Astros meeting and greeting fans and media at their annual winter festival.

Eraser Dust

Body of woman, 46, missing for 6 years found in car submerged in New Jersey river
Diving contractors who were working to remove debris from the Salem River spotted a car at the bottom of the river on Thursday morning. When they realized it contained human remains, they notified authorities, Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan said, The Associated Press reported.

Biden and Sanders Clash Over Social Security - The New York Times
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and advisers to the Sanders campaign exchanged sharp accusations over his record as the two presidential candidates chased an overlapping slice of blue-collar voters.

Leaked Rise of Skywalker art hints at Star Wars that might have been - Polygon
The book, “Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” is due to release on March 31. A fan on Twitter posted images of several of its pages on Thursday. Many of the concepts seem to reference ideas from Trevorrow’s script, which leaked out earlier in the week and whose details have since been independently verified by several outlets.

Florida Mayor sentenced to 51 months after defrauding charity - CNN
Guy Thompson, a former mayor of Milton, a city northeast of Pensacola, last year pleaded guilty to 20 counts of wire fraud and three counts of tax evasion in the case, according to court documents.

Harry and Meghan give up royal titles and state funding. Here's what that means - CNN
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will give up their royal titles and eschew some state funding in a deal brokered to end a crisis that broke out after the couple announced they would step back from the royal family.

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