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Notebook: Kansas Mauls OSU

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The Rock Chalkboard

Bill Self explains why Jalen Coleman-Lands missed KU's game vs. Oklahoma State
KU didn't need Coleman-Lands' scoring to defeat Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks posted 76 points and notched 1.12 points per possession. Ochai Agbaji led KU with 20 points on 5-for-12 shooting from the field. Additionally, Christian Braun (16 points), David McCormack (12), Dajuan Harris (12) and Jalen Wilson (11) all scored in double figures. With Coleman-Lands out, Joseph Yesufu played the second-most minutes (22) he's played all season.

Kansas Jayhawks Cruise Past Oklahoma State Cowboys 76-62 - Blue Wings Rising
Kansas started off relatively slowly with a few turnovers, but an Ochai Agbaji dunk on a lob from Dajuan Harris got KU going. Kansas went on an offensive rebound fueled eight to nothing run and eventually got out to an early 10-4 lead. Heading into the under 12 timeout, KU had yet to make a jumper. All of their baskets came on layups or dunks. All those misses allowed Oklahoma State to stay in it.

How Can The Kansas Jayhawks Solve A Problem Like Oklahoma State? - Blue Wings Rising
Let's start by saying that Oklahoma State does not have a good offense. At all. They are ranked 127th on offensive efficiency according to KenPom, which is second worst in the conference.

Bits o Chalk

Charlie Weis should be KC Chiefs' target as new offensive assistant
However, there is one big name currently outside of the organization who could come in and make a big impact. That name would be Charlie Weis, and he would make this Chiefs offense even better than what it already is.

How a cashew allergy led offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji to the Kansas football team | The Kansas City Star
It was four months after he signed a letter of intent with Air Force football — and a few weeks before he was set to report to campus — when the school sent him an email saying his medical waiver had been denied.

Eraser Dust

Russia withdrawing some troops amid Ukraine crisis
Russia's defense ministry claimed Tuesday that it started pulling back some troop units taking part in military exercises near Ukraine's border, but it gave no specific details on where the troops were pulling back from, or how many.

Trump Organization's accounting firm, Mazars USA, recants a decade of his financial statements - CBS News
The accounting firm that has for years prepared annual financial statements for Donald Trump and his businesses is cutting ties with his company and says a decade's worth of the reports "should no longer be relied upon."

Court Filing Started a Furor in Right-Wing Outlets, but Their Narrative Is Off Track - The New York Times
The latest alarmist claims about spying on Trump appeared to be flawed, but the explanation is byzantine — underlining the challenge for journalists in deciding what merits coverage.

Meta’s Foo Fighters Super Bowl VR concert failed in the most basic ways | TechRadar
The problem-ridden show was well-documented by Kent Bye on Twitter (the host of the Voices of VR Podcast). While his Twitter thread (which we recommend you read) highlighted some of the show’s best aspects, the majority of his tweets and the replies he received showed fans were unable to join due to confusing instructions (via UploadVR).

US west ‘megadrought’ is worst in at least 1,200 years, new study says | Drought | The Guardian
The American west has spent the last two decades in what scientists are now saying is the most extreme megadrought in at least 1,200 years. In a new study, published on Monday, researchers also noted that human-caused climate change is a significant driver of the destructive conditions and offered a grim prognosis: even drier decades lay ahead.

Kalispell man sent to prison for transporting stolen guns, meth | Daily Inter Lake
Joseph Vernon Holmstrom 41, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to interstate transportation of stolen firearms and to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Kanye Asks Fans to Not Do Anything Physical to Pete After Sharing Kim Texts | Complex
West shared another portion of his alleged text exchange with Kim where she tries to further convince him of the potential dangers of his one-sided social media feud with Davidson. “I will always do everything to protect you and our family forever,” he allegedly responded. “And I listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete.”