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Notebook: Kansas Prepares for OSU

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Listen: The Drive 02.23.20 — Dominant Doke
Kansas pulls itself into a tie for first in the Big 12 with Udoka Azubuike's dominating performance at Baylor. Kansas State, meanwhile, loses again as Texas trashes the Wildcats in Manhattan. The Drive is in Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald ( and Scott Chasen ( Scott and Fitz talk both football and basketball for the Wildcats and Jayhawks.

Bill Self explains decision not to foul up 3 at No. 1 Baylor
There were eight seconds left to play, plus a couple extra tenths of a second that often go unrecognized but are built in with the human error of the scorekeeper staring the clock. Baylor was down by three with the ball, and thus it was time to ask: Would Bill Self have the Jayhawks foul?

'He was feeling it': Udoka Azubuike, No. 3 Kansas get revenge with 64-61 win over No. 1 Baylor |
“That’s about as well, overall, as I’ve seen him play,” said Self of Azubuike, whose 19 rebounds were a career-high. “He was terrific. They did such a great job on him the first time because we had nothing, from a scheme standpoint, to help him. And today we were able to throw the ball to him over the top quite a bit. But he was great. He controlled the paint and certainly rebounded the ball at a high level.”

Game Day Breakdown - No. 1 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State |
With Kansas picking up a monster win over the weekend in a hostile environment against a team that KU coach Bill Self has not been shy about calling a national title contender, KU’s objective the rest of the way is clear — win out or else.

KU softball wins Boerner Invitational with 3-2 victory over Rutgers |
The Kansas softball team claimed the Boerner Invitational championship with its 3-2 victory over Rutgers on Sunday on Allan Saxe Softball Field.

KU baseball splits series with Charleston Southern |
The Kansas baseball team (4-3) used a quality start by Eli Davis and an unstoppable offensive attack to put away Charleston Southern (2-6), 9-1, in the fourth and final game of the series at Nielsen Field at CSU Ballpark.

KU women's basketball falls to West Virginia |
In the first of back-to-back road games, the Kansas women’s basketball team was edged by West Virginia, 60-53, inside WVU Coliseum on Saturday night.

Bits o Chalk

Madison Bumgarner reveals rodeo hobby - 'Just part of who you are'
Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders, and he even won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December, according to a story published Sunday by The Athletic.

Young Buccaneers fan Kacey Reynolds, whose wish was granted, dies
Kacey Reynolds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan from Maysville, Georgia, whose wish was granted last year when he got to announce the Bucs' 2019 first-round draft pick, has died after a three-year battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, the team announced Sunday.

Markieff Morris clears waivers and signs with Lakers
The Lakers signed Morris via the $1.75 million disabled player exception they received for Cousins earlier this season, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bucks clinch earliest playoff berth in 15 years
The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched the earliest playoff berth in at least 15 years, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The NBA postseason is not set to begin for another 55 days.

Potential Mark Cuban discipline to wait on outcome of Mavericks' protest
The NBA plans to await commissioner Adam Silver's ruling on a Dallas Mavericks game protest before leveling possible discipline on owner Mark Cuban for his behavior during and after the Mavericks' loss to Atlanta on Saturday night.

LeBron James' 'Dream Shake' lifts Lakers over Celtics
LeBron James might have made the go-ahead turnaround jumper with 30.4 seconds left in the Los Angeles Lakers' 114-112 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, but he worked the defense the first 47½ minutes to get that shot.

Eraser Dust

'Mad' Mike Hughes, flat-Earth theorist and daredevil, dies in rocket mishap - The Washington Post
In December, buttressed by his conviction and advances in homemade rocketry, “Mad” Mike Hughes flipped on a camera and fantasized about the moment when he shows mankind that it lives on a verdant disk.

Whitefish Fire Department battles structure fire
Whitefish Fire Department responded to a structure fire Saturday afternoon in Whitefish.

Daily Inter Lake - Local, Local supplement company gives back to troops
The supplement company started by two Kalispell natives, Greg Riska and Jesse Corbett, and TV personality Keaton “The Muscle” Hoskins from the Discovery Channel's show “Diesel Brothers,” ships its products from Kalispell to customers all across the country. Even more importantly, the company uses contributions from buyers to send supplies to U.S. troops serving around the globe.

Dream Job? NASA Is Hiring New Astronauts For Moon Mission
NASA is now looking for new astronauts to reach the South Pole of the moon by 2024. The American space agency wants the first person to reach the southern pole of the moon to be a woman, with a male also joining on the mission. Applications are set to open in just over a week on March 2.