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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Cincinnati

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Everything Bill Self said after Kansas' win over Cincinnati
Kansas got a bounce-back victor over Cincinnati on Monday night, defeating the Bearcats 74-69 at home. It was a closely contested game but KU led for over 30 minutes of the contest. In the first half, KU led by as many as 12 points before the two teams went into the break-tied. In the second half, KU was able to hold its lead but wasn't quite able to pull away until the final minutes.

Three observations from KU's 74-69 win over Cincinnati
KU won a tight home matchup 74-69 over Cincinnati on Monday night. Although KU looked like the far superior team over the opening minutes of the game, Cincinnati stayed close the entire game. The Bearcats stayed in the game in large part due to another poor rebounding effort by the Jayahawks, the second straight game it has been a problem.

WATCH: Bill Self, KU players react to win over Cincinnati
Kansas improved to 16-3 (4-2 Big 12) on Monday with a 74-69 win over Cincinnati at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks led for 33 minutes of game action but Cincinnati was able to push KU and keep the Jayhawks on their toes. Although KU led by as many as 12 points in the first half, Cincinnati battled back and the Jayhawks only led by double-digits once in the second half. In the end, KU made its free throws down the stretch to emerge with the win.

Quick recap: Kansas defeats Cincinnati at home
Kansas got a bounce-back victor over Cincinnati on Monday night, defeating the Bearcats 74-69 at home. It was a closely contested game but KU led for over 30 minutes of the contest. In the first half, KU led by as many as 12 points before the two teams went into the break-tied. In the second half, KU was able to hold its lead but wasn't quite able to pull away until the final minutes.

College basketball recruiting: UNC, Kansas among eight under-the-radar classes after 2024 rankings update
247sports' Basketball Rankings Week is here, and our panel of recruiting analysts kicked off Monday with a rankings update for the 2024 Top Basketball Recruits. The new player rankings caused some shuffling in the Team Rankings as well, and as a result, we are looking at eight recruiting classes that are flying under the radar. Duke and Kentucky once again sit atop the class rankings with five commits apiece. But what about the handful of programs with elite talent in lesser quantity? What about the teams that have filled needs with under-the-radar playmakers?

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Creston Couple Permanently Protects Family Farmland East of Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
The Jaquette family’s farming legacy has been passed down through generations since 1907, when Charles Jaquette’s grandfather, also named Charles, first settled in the Flathead Valley. The family farm has raised everything from hogs to wheat, canola, potatoes, barley, peas, corn, soybeans, mint and hay.

REVEALED: Jason Kelce's wife Kylie told him to 'get his a** back' in the VIP suite after he ripped off his shirt and jumped into the crowd to celebrate... with Patrick Mahomes' dad forced to pass on the hilarious message! | Daily Mail Online
Jason Kelce faced the wrath of his wife, Kylie, after ripping off his shirt and jumping into the crowd during the Chiefs' win against Buffalo, as Patrick Mahomes' dad was forced to play messenger and relay the message to 'get his a** back' in the VIP suite.

How to Pay Less Than Half Price for Taco Bell Quesadillas
For such a simple menu item—large tortilla, creamy jalapeño sauce, and a three-cheese blend, with the optional protein of your choice—the Taco Bell quesadilla is questionably expensive. At my nearest Taco Bell location, a cheese quesadilla costs $6.09, a chicken quesadilla costs $7.09, and the steak quesadilla costs $7.29.

5 Years Later, Star Wars Brings Palpatine Back Again For an Actual Good Reason
As a sequel to The Clone Wars animated series, The Bad Batch has, since 2021, shouldered the strangest Star Wars canon burden of them all: Walking back the heel-turn of the clones in Revenge of the Sith and bringing them back to being the sympathetic characters they were throughout the Clone Wars TV series and aspects of Rebels.

Applebee's date night pass sold out instantly, users question 'scam'
“Due to popular demand, the Applebee’s Date Night Pass has sold out! … Remember that Applebee’s is always a great destination for date night, “ the company’s website states.

Las Vegas Strip casino brings on huge rock band residency - TheStreet
The Killers are checking off a big item on their bucket list as they have signed on for their first-ever residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on the Strip beginning in August 2024, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Author accused of stealing and selling Montana historic artifacts
According to court documents, between April 2022 and September 2023, D’Ambrosio went to the Montana Historical Society in Helena claiming to do research. He is accused of taking items from the archives and later putting them up on eBay to sell.

How Ahsoka Set Up The Live-Action Debut Of A Classic Jedi: Fallen Order Character
Ahsoka season 1 set up the live-action debut of an integral Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor character. Ahsoka season 1 changed Star Wars forever – it introduced an entirely new galaxy, brought various animated characters to live-action for the first time, and set up the next wave of Star Wars storytelling during the New Republic era. Not only that, but Ahsoka has also challenged the audience’s understanding of the Force. A character who previously showed no signs of Force-sensitivity is now a full-fledged Jedi Padawan, and the power of the Dathomirian Nightsisters has never been more significant.

Chiefs Linebacker Calls Out Bills Fans Who Threw Snowballs at Patrick Mahomes
Tranquill, 28, shared the post and wrote, "I caught the snowball. If it didn’t break in my hand, it was getting launched right back at him."

The Chiefs linebacker added, "We’d beat them in a snowball fight too. Truth is, my four year old throws a meaner snowball than #BillsMafia."

"I’ve had to take all the electronic equipment out of the studio": Noel Gallagher confirms he's making an acoustic guitar album and pokes fun at Liam's new single with John Squire | MusicRadar
"For example, you know that song The Death Of You And Me off of my first solo album? Well I wrote that when I was still in Oasis and demoed it… and I remember Liam saying, 'What are you doing? What the fuck, who's gonna listen to that?' And I was like, 'But it's one of my favourite, best ever tunes.'"