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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 1.26.14

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Kansas Men's Basketball

Not this time: Kansas dominates in return to TCU |

KU had 14 points 4 1/2 minutes into the game Saturday in topping the fabled 13-point mark before the first TV time out. Joel Embiid scored seven points, Andrew Wiggins five and Jamari Traylor two as the Jayhawks led, 14-6. Up 14-10 at 14:11, the Jayhawks rolled, 12-2, to take a 26-12 lead. Wiggins and Perry Ellis had four apiece in the run.

TCU coach lauds Kansas and its 'six pros' |

“Boy, they’re good,” Johnson said after KU defeated his team, 91-69, in front of 7,494, the largest crowd to watch a basketball game in the building. “They’re really good. Watching tape, it’s hard to find a weakness.”

Column: Andrew Wiggins satisfies expectations at TCU |

Wiggins said his coach’s words weren’t on his mind when he took the floor, but also said he’s motivated by such challenges.

“He tells me a lot that I can do more, do more for the team, do more for myself and that’s what I’m trying to do,” Wiggins said. “... It’s never a negative thing. People might take it as negative criticism, but it’s not. That just motivates me to do better and try to provide more.”

Notebook: Self says some players flop, others 'sell' fouls |

“I probably faked it or flopped quite a bit just to get a call back when I played many years ago,” said Self, a former Oklahoma State point guard. “Being able to sell a foul is part of the game. Some guys are unbelievable at it, especially at the NBA level. Some guys are professionals at it. The flop without contact obviously is not good for our game. I don’t go as far as say (affect) integrity (of the game). Certainly it takes away from what the game is supposed to be like.”

Andrew Wiggins scores career-high 27 as KU routs TCU, 91-69 |

The timing couldn’t have been worse. No, this wasn’t the right night for TCU students to hold up a sign that said, “You’re not even the best Wiggins in Kansas.” Or the correct time to chant, “O-ver-ra-ted” during a first-half Andrew Wiggins free throw.After all the recent talk about lowering the expectations for Wiggins, the top-ranked freshman showed Saturday just how dangerous Kansas could be with him playing at his best.

Ankle injury sidelines Jayhawks’ Tarik Black -

PHOTOS: Kansas basketball v. TCU |

AUDIO: Bill Self says Andrew Wiggins can play as aggressively in every game as he did vs. TCU (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

AUDIO: After scoring career-high 27 points vs. TCU, Andrew Wiggins talks about Bill Self motivating him (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 25 |

Kansas Women's Basketball

Kansas women win Sunflower Showdown at Manhattan |

After Boyd, a junior, came in with some fire, KU began to click. Junior point guard Natalie Knight (10 points, eight rebounds, five assists) answered a K-State bucket from Breanna Lewis by leaking out and scoring in transition, via a Harper deep pass

KU women win first round of Sunflower Showdown |

PHOTOS: KU women at K-State |

Kansas Sports

WR Darious Crawley picks Kansas over Michigan State |

Crawley, a three-star wide receiver from Houston's Cypress Ridge High, credited his connection with the KU coaching staff as the deciding factor along with KU's presence in the Big 12, which will bring Crawley back to his home state multiple times throughout his career.

KU swimmers win everything at meet; sophomore sets record |

Woodland takes one-shot lead at Farmers |

Big 12 Roundup

Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears Recap -

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones Recap -

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Recap -

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Recap -


Night Court: Wichita, Cuse remain unbeaten; records set everywhere -

Texas coach Rick Barnes' seat is getting cooler by the game -

Michigan now atop the Big Ten after winning at No. 3 Michigan State -

NFLPA President: Roger Goodell came close to canceling Pro Bowl -

Big 12 games of the year: No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners-Oklahoma St. Cowboys - ESPN

Figured I might as well acknowledge this countdown, even if we aren't on it anywhere.

Missouri Tigers report alleged rape of Sasha Menu Courey to Columbia police -- Outside the Lines -

I know we like to rag on Missouri, but after reading everything about this case, I actually find it highly believable that they didn't have enough information to originally turn the case over to the police department.

Big 12 mailbag: Advice for Oklahoma Sooners QB Blake Bell - ESPN

Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State Cowboys tweets apology for behavior in win over West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN

Australian Open -- Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win first Grand Slam title - ESPN

Kevin Haskin: Shockers plowing through weak Valley |