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Notebook: Kansas Set to Face Oklahoma

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The Rock Chalkboard

Handful of 3-star recruits include Kansas football on their shortlists | Smithology | KUsports.com
Add two more potential “Louisianimals” to the list of players contemplating KU in associate head coach Tony Hull’s home state of Louisiana.

How to watch: TV, radio, game info for KU basketball vs. OU
Later today, No. 6 Kansas (9-2, 3-1 Big 12) will square off against Oklahoma (6-3. 2-2 Big 12), with Saturday's game set to tip at Allen Fieldhouse at 3:30 p.m. CT. The Jayhawks, of course, are coming off a 2019-20 season in which they finished the year as the consensus No. 1 squad, amassing a record of 28-3 and going 17-1 in Big 12 play. This season, Kansas has defeated ranked foes in at-the-time No. 7 West Virginia, No. 8 Creighton, No. 14 Texas Tech and No. 20 Kentucky.

KU basketball-Oklahoma clash will reunite former teammates
Me and De'Vion have been playing with and against each other since the third grade,” Wilson said. “Last year, it was unfortunate not being able to play against him because of my injury, so I’m very excited this year to be able to do that.”

Efficiency, mentality leading to big season for Ochai Agbaji
"What he's done best is probably be efficient," Self said. "He's shot a pretty decent-percentage from inside and outside the arc. He's been better handling the ball and — even though I wouldn't consider him John Stockton yet — passing the ball. He's certainly taking better care of it and distributing it better than what he did last year."

When will Marcus Garrett (head injury) return for KU basketball?
That statement — "a full go" — is in reference to the Jayhawks' upcoming game on Saturday. Kansas will face Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. After that, the Jayhawks will play at Oklahoma State on Tuesday and then at home against Iowa State the following Saturday.

Kansas WR transfer Stephon Robinson lands at Northwestern
On Friday, KU senior wideout Stephon Robinson, who will have one year of eligibility remaining due to an NCAA waiver, announced he was committing to the Northwestern Wildcats. Robinson would have been expected to continue to start for the Jayhawks had he returned to Lawrence in 2021.

Bits o Chalk

LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard on latest collapse -- 'We just have to change'
"We just have to change, pretty much," Leonard said after watching Stephen Curry score 19 of his 38 points in the third quarter. "We've got to change it. We've got to get better."

LaMelo Ball an assist shy of historic triple-double as Hornets down Lonzo Ball, Pelicans
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball nearly became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, as he posted 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 118-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans and big brother Lonzo Ball.

Sources - Philadelphia 76ers await NBA ruling on Saturday's game vs. Denver Nuggets
The NBA is teetering on the season's second coronavirus-related game postponement, as the Philadelphia 76ers await the league's ruling on the submission of a contact-tracing report of several players who shared close proximity to guard Seth Curry, sources told ESPN.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry leaves team in awe in comeback win over LA Clippers
Pretty awesome, awesome night, considering how the first 28 minutes went," said Curry, who bounced back after being held to 13 points in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

Michigan, football coach Jim Harbaugh reach contract extension
"I continue to believe that Jim is the right man to lead our program in pursuit of Big Ten and CFP championships," Manuel said in a statement. "Our program didn't achieve at a level that anyone expected this year but I know those setbacks will drive the coaches, players and staff moving forward. Jim is a tireless worker and competitor. Following the completion of the season we talked for many hours on what it will take for Jim to lead and get us back on the right trajectory."

Eraser Dust

Twitter bans President Trump's account - CNN
"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter said.

Parler app ban: Right-wing social media platform removed from Google Play store, Apple threatens removal - ABC7 New York
"We're aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.," a Google spokesperson said. "We recognize that there can be reasonable debate about content policies and that it can be difficult for apps to immediately remove all violative content, but for us to distribute an app through Google Play, we do require that apps implement robust moderation for egregious content. In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app's listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues."

‘Coward’: MAGA internet turns on Trump - POLITICO
“People were willing to die for this man and he just threw them all under the bus. That’s the only thing that’s shameful about the events of the past 36 hours,” Nick Fuentes, the host of the America First podcast and the unofficial leader of the white nationalist Groyper Army, angrily tweeted, shortly after Trump released a video Thursday night in which he conceded that Biden would be the next president and called for political reconciliation.

Biden's Move To Release More Vaccine Doses Comes With Some Risks : Shots - Health News : NPR
"We have faith that the manufacturers can produce enough vaccines to ensure people can get their second doses in a timely manner, while also getting more people their first dose," Biden's incoming press secretary Jen Psaki said in a briefing Friday. "The president-elect has said he will use the Defense Production Act as needed to help produce materials and whatever else is needed to ensure supply."

Covid symptoms can linger at least 6 months, Wuhan study finds
Symptoms of Covid-19 may linger for up to six months, according to research published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet, which looked at some of the first people to be hospitalized with the disease