Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 1.3.2019

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Kansas News

JayhawkSlant.com – Velton Gardner has connection with Emmett Jones, will visit KU
The Jayhawks are set to get an official visit from one of the most exciting players in the Dallas area. Velton Gardner confirmed he plans to take a visit to Kansas in the next month.

Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike dominates inside vs. Oklahoma
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike isn’t fully healthy yet — that became pretty apparent early on when when Oklahoma challenged him in pick-and-rolls, and when he couldn’t launch to dunk an early attempt — but his impact for the Jayhawks can’t be oversold.

The Starting Five 2018-19: Kansas Jayhawks
Between now and the beginning of conference action in Big 12 men’s basketball, HeartlandCollegeSports.com contributor Matthew Postins will watch at least one game for each Big 12 team and assess where each team stands in the final weeks before league action. Today it’s the Kansas Jayhawks.

Why Bill Self and KU need a better Lagerald Vick moving forward
Before we get into Bill Self psychology — and read deeper into the coach’s postgame words following Kansas’ 70-63 victory over Oklahoma — let’s appreciate that one mystery has been solved.

KU beats Oklahoma in Big 12 opener; Hack-A-Doke strategy sends 7-footer to bench late
Kansas junior forward Dedric Lawson wasn’t the least bit concerned when Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger went to his Hack-A-Doke strategy with 4 minutes, 32 seconds left and the Jayhawks leading the Sooners, 62-53 on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Benton Smith: KU’s newcomers find their footing in Big 12 debuts | KUsports.com
Big 12 basketball victories are never guaranteed — even for the league’s perennial champion Kansas Jayhawks when they’re playing inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Self on key Quentin Grimes steal: ‘Best play he’s made all year’
The roller coaster that is Quentin Grimes was perfectly encapsulated in the Jayhawks’ 70-63 victory over the Sooners on Wednesday night.

Post-game report: KU basketball 70, Oklahoma 63 (2018)
KU got off to a slow start and trailed 7-0 under three minutes in. Bill Self then called a timeout and KU came out of the break at a blistering pace, going on a 15-0 run to break the game wide open. From there, KU never relinquished the lead.

Media down on Kansas after rough finish vs. Oklahoma
The Jayhawks, who led by 15 points at halftime and by double-digits at multiple points in the second half, struggled down the stretch in allowing Oklahoma to cut the lead to four points with more than 30 seconds remaining, and having a chance to cut it to two or three a few seconds later. Instead, the rebound fell to Devon Dotson, who iced the game with two free throws. That sets up Kansas for a huge date with a fellow Big 12 contender on Saturday, when Kansas makes the always difficult trek to Ames to take on Iowa State.

Other Sports News

Former UCLA Bruins star Lonzo Ball stumps for Earl Watson to be next coach
Lonzo Ball says the UCLA Bruins, his former school, should hire Earl Watson as the next coach of its men’s basketball program.

Frustrated Anthony Davis says ‘we’re a better team than our record shows’
“We’re a better team than our record shows. Everyone is frustrated. Players, coaches, front office. We’ve just got to do better,” Davis said after the Pelicans’ 126-121 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Tickets for CFP title game less expensive than before
With the College Football Playoff final located thousands of miles away from the two campuses, possible fatigue for fan bases of teams that have become annual participants in the playoff and a game site in an expensive market lacking college football die-hards, prices for tickets for Monday night’s championship in Santa Clara have been plummeting the past few days.

Gordon Hayward of Boston Celtics scores season-best 35 points
After Gordon Hayward missed his first two shots Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves — on the heels of missing all six attempts while going scoreless for the first time in more than six years in Monday’s loss at the San Antonio Spurs — it didn’t look like the Celtics forward was about to have his biggest night of the season.

Other News

In a Shutdown, IRS Will Take Your Money, but Give No Refunds – WSJ
During a shutdown, the IRS can continue activities that protect government property, and the agency may bring in more workers soon to prepare for the income-tax filing season. Even during a shutdown, the agency still processes some tax returns that include payments, keeps computer systems running and continues criminal investigations. But the IRS generally doesn’t conduct audits, respond to taxpayer questions outside the filing season or—brace yourself—pay refunds.

Outlook 2019: Bullock Lays Out Priorities for Coming Session – Flathead Beacon
Republicans will control the Legislature again when it convenes, and GOP leaders are already pushing back on the governor’s proposals advocating for the Medicaid expansion program, among his other priorities, like preschool and new taxes.

Coachella 2019 lineup: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala to headline – CNN
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be headlined by Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande.

No other Congress has ever looked like this – CNNPolitics
There are record numbers of women who will be sworn in Thursday. Muslim women will be serving for the first time, as will Native American women. The state of Texas sent the state’s first two Latina members to Congress, and two black congresswomen-elect from New England will also make history by coming to Washington. The historic firsts come from both parties and at least one member will be younger than 30.

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