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Notebook: Kansas Mauls West Virginia

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Four-star 2021 WR Quaydarius Davis lists final three schools
The No. 105-ranked prospect in the class of 2021, Davis put out a graphic announcing a list of finalists of Florida, Kansas and Oklahoma State. Davis is the No. 17-ranked wide receiver in the 247Sports Composite and No. 16-ranked player in Texas.

Tracking the freshmen: Cade Cunningham leads the pack
In our introductory edition, it isn’t a surprise to see 2020’s No. 1 ranked player Cade Cunningham leading the way and there are certainly some very familiar names making the first list. But, there are some surprises too considering that Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke finished in the top three of the 2020 team rankings with a combined nine five-stars between the three of them, but fail to place anybody on the initial list.

Three takeaways: Reviewing KU basketball's win vs. WVU
No. 3 Kansas basketball used a dominant outing from 3-point range to cruise past No. 7 West Virginia, 79-65, in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks improved to 8-1 on the year and 2-0 in Big 12 play with the win.

KU basketball uses 3-point eruption to blow out West Virginia
If one thing was clear in No. 3 KU basketball’s 79-65 win over No. 7 West Virginia, it’s that the Jayhawks weren’t shy firing from beyond the arc. When all was said and done, Kansas had attempted a season-high 37 3-pointers and knocked down 16 of them (43.2 percent).

Photo gallery: KU basketball shoots past West Virginia at home
The Jayhawks made 16 of their 37 3-point attempts on the evening, good for a mark of 43.2 percent. The Jayhawks only attempted 10 free throws and turned the ball over 11 times, but a shooting mark of 44.4 percent from the field coupled with 19 offensive rebounds provided plenty of offense — especially considering the Jayhawks were one off a program record for 3s made in a Big 12 game.

Reaction: KU basketball frees the 3 in monster win
Kansas-West Virginia is always a physical affair, and one that isn't typically separated until the final minutes. But Tuesday, Kansas — a 1.5-point favorite coming in — played its game of the season, moving the ball crisply, dominating on the offensive glass and making 16 3-pointers to win a 79-65 game that Kansas led by 22 points at one point in the second half.

Quick recap & instant analysis: KU basketball vs. West Virginia
Conference play has arrived for KU basketball. The Jayhawks began Big 12 play on Thursday, defeating at-the-time No. 14 Texas Tech by one point. On Tuesday, the Jayhawks returned home to face West Virginia. Kansas defeated the No. 7-ranked Mountaineers in blowout fashion, 79-65.

Bits o Chalk

If you were in charge of college football, what’s the first thing you’d change? -
College football is a borderline anarchy. While the sport’s decades of disorder have produced plenty of what we love about it, it’s still a lumbering beast that’s hard to redirect when necessary.

NBA opening night - Our experts' first reactions to the Lakers, Clippers, Warriors and Kevin Durant
It has been more than 560 days since Durant last took the court for an NBA game, but he wasted no time making his presence felt, scoring or assisting on 10 of the Brooklyn Nets' first 13 points in a 125-99 opening-night rout of his former team, the Golden State Warriors.

Kevin Durant returns in grand style as Brooklyn Nets open season with emphatic home win
"I didn't know what to expect given that it's been really a year and a half since his last game," Kerr said. "But I could not tell one difference between seeing him 18 months ago and seeing him the other night."

Paul George 'unstoppable' in helping LA Clippers avoid repeat of playoff collapse
The Clippers could've felt déjà vu as they were on the verge of blowing another massive lead. But Paul George made sure the Clippers didn't suffer a bubble relapse and yet another epic collapse.

Auburn hires Boise State's Bryan Harsin as next head football coach
Boise State's Bryan Harsin has been named the next head football coach at Auburn, the school announced Tuesday night.

Washington Football Team aware of Dwayne Haskins' maskless images; QB apologizes
The Washington Football Team said it is aware of pictures on social media showing quarterback Dwayne Haskins not wearing a mask while attending an event with strippers

Philadelphia 76ers' Daryl Morey was worried Hong Kong tweet might end NBA career
"In the last 12 months, I had moments where I thought I might never work in the NBA again, for reasons I was willing to go down for," Morey told ESPN while discussing his new role with the 76ers. "But I love working, I love what I do, and I didn't want that to happen."

Eraser Dust

Simpsons Twitter thread: "You'll have to speak up I'm wearing a towel" revealed
The Simpsons’ thick stew of historical references, literary allusion, pop culture trivia, neologism, and comedic invention has long invited viewers to break one of the golden rules of comedy: That there’s nothing to be gained from dissecting a joke. From early message boards to DVD commentaries to the personal Twitter feeds of its writers and producers, the more the show’s dead frogs get poked, the more fascinating layers they reveal.

'Mandalorian' Season 3 theory reveals a wild Luke Skywalker twist ahead
Back in 1993, the biggest lightsaber duels in Star Wars invariably involved at least one combatant to be a clone. Both Leia and Luke fought a young clone of Emperor Palpatine in the 1992 final issue of the comic book series Dark Empire. Just one year later, Luke and Mara Jade fought a clone of Luke in Timothy Zahn's novel The Last Command. The book's original cover contained a spoiler hidden in plain sight — Luke dueling Mara Jade with a blue lightsaber.

KRH Chief Medical Officer discusses COVID-19 vaccinations
“We ended up giving a total of 1,170 doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine,” KRH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Doug Nelson said.

Trump goes on rampage with pardons, veto threats and Covid denial - CNNPolitics
Donald Trump's presidency is blazing into history in a way that epitomizes his corrupt excess, with pardons for cronies and war crimes, assaults on democracy, fresh Covid-19 denial and impunity for Russia.

Home Alone Details You Probably Missed
Just like Kevin's dad said, the garage door is in fact left open, but WEIRDLY the cars aren’t even pulled all the way into the garage.

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