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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Howard

“Activities: none. Sports: none. Honors: none.” So many memories.

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The Rock Chalkboard

BLOG: Gradey gone wild lands top spot in KUsports ratings after NCAA Tournament win over Howard - KU Sports
1 – Gradey Dick – After a rough few possessions to open the game that had teammates and coaches alike yelling at him to up his game, the KU freshman did exactly that, exploding for 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, with three 3-point makes and the first double-double of his college career. His 11 rebounds were a season high and he also added 5 assists, just one turnover and a steal. His energy level was off the charts good, both in going to the glass on both ends and by simply playing hard and running as much as Howard wanted to run. As far as NCAA Tournament debuts go, not too many Kansas freshmen have had one better over the years.

Welcome to the Dance: Kansas freshman Gradey Dick sizzles in first ever March Madness game, Jayhawks roll 96-68 - KU Sports
“Adrenaline,” the freshman shouted with a smile in the locker room after the Jayhawks’ Round 1 NCAA Tournament victory. “Adrenaline.”

It’s top-seeded Kansas vs. No. 8 seed Arkansas at 4:15 p.m. Saturday in Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament - KU Sports
The Razorbacks knocked off No. 9 seed Illinois, 73-63, in the second game of the day at Wells Fargo Arena and advanced to take on the defending champs in Round 2.

A game in the life of acting Kansas basketball coach Norm Roberts - KU Sports
On Thursday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena, my court-side seat for the Jayhawks’ 96-68 win over No. 16 seed Howard was about 15 feet from the KU bench. So, I spent a good portion of the game documenting what other differences exist between the two, with Roberts serving as the Jayhawks’ acting head coach for the eighth time this season and Self back at the team hotel still trying to heal up from his recent heart procedure.

Kansas-Howard notebook: Self out, McCullar returns, Wilson reaches another milestone in big KU victory - KU Sports
“I’m doing better,” the KU coach said. “I’m feeling stronger and everything. I don’t think I’m at the point where I could be very good for our team if I was out there.”

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