Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 1.4.2019

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Kansas News

KU football perpetually searching for next impactful QB in post-Reesing era | KUsports.com
Yet another college football season came and went at the University of Kansas in 2018 without the downtrodden program putting an upper echelon Big 12 passing attack on the field.

Three-point play: Grimes shows growth with key steal during 70-63 win over OU | Jackson’s Journal | KUsports.com
I clearly don’t care about my health, but I do care about providing coverage for the loyal readers of KUsports.com. So with the start of the new year, and the start of a new Big 12 season, I have decided to introduce a new blog.

‘Calm’ Marcus Garrett credits a former KU guard for his improved free throwing
“I actually took Devonté’s free-throw routine, with him taking three dribbles. I used to take one,” Garrett said after connecting on 3 of 4 free throws in the second half of KU’s 70-63 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU players not concerned by potential ‘Hack-a-Doke’ strategy
Lon Kruger did not invent “Hack-a-Doke,” “Poke-a-Doke,” “Hack-a-Shaq” or whatever you want to call it. But he did utilize the strategy in a prominent way against KU’s Udoka Azubuike in a game in Norman in which Azubuike finished 1-for-8 from the line.

Dedric Lawson’s impact changing with Udoka Azubuike back
“It was definitely crowded, it was very crowded every time I tried to make a move middle or anywhere I went it was crowded,” said Lawson after the game. “I guess it was just good scouting report from them, but they had their guards digging and guys just have to make shots from the outside.”

Other Sports News

RECRUITING: Jordan announces visits
One of the hottest names around the Sunflower State as the 2019 recruiting cycle comes to a close is Pittsburg linebacker Dylan Jordan.

Memphis Grizzlies acquire Justin Holiday from Chicago Bulls for Wayne Selden, MarShon Brooks, picks
The Grizzlies sent the Bulls their 2019 and 2020 second-round picks, along with forward Wayne Selden and guard MarShon Brooks.

Spurs fans welcome Kawhi Leonard back to San Antonio with relentless chorus of boos
In his first game back in San Antonio since the Spurs traded him to the Toronto Raptors last summer, Leonard and the Raptors were routed 125-107 in a game that was even less competitive than the final score indicated.

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey says James Harden may be ‘best offensive player of all time’
James Harden repeatedly flashed two fingers in the moments after he led the Houston Rockets to a come-from-behind 135-134 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the reigning MVP’s most recent statement about his plans to claim that award again.

Golden State Warriors lament giving away OT game to Houston Rockets with blown 20-point lead
After blowing a 20-point second-half lead and watching James Harden hit an “impossible” game-winning 3-pointer, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson felt the Golden State Warriors gave away a 135-134 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets.

Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors to auction off NASA-themed sneakers for STEM education
Curry, who scored 35 points in a 135-134 overtime loss Thursday, plans to sign the shoes and auction them off on eBay, through a collaboration between DonorsChoose.org and the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation. The proceeds from the autographed kicks will benefit local STEM education programs in the Bay Area, fueling young students with more knowledge about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Sources: Bol Bol’s season in jeopardy with lingering foot injury
Bol has missed the team’s last four games with a left foot injury and the outlook on his return to the team this season gets grimmer by the day. According to sources who can’t speak on the record, Bol suffered a stress fracture in his left foot and his timeline to return from injury will likely keep him out of the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

Bob Huggins: Basketball is kind of like a girlfriend
“Basketball’s kind of like a girlfriend,” Huggins said. “If you don’t pay attention to her, she’s probably going to drift off on you. I look at basketball that way. Basketball’s something you’ve got to love. You gotta love, you gotta be committed to, you’ve got to spend time with. And when you don’t do that, basketball gets mad … just like your girlfriend would.”

Other News

At El Chapo’s Trial, a Son Betrays His Father, and the Cartel – The New York Times
But on Thursday, in a spectacular reversal, the cartel prince betrayed his father — and his birthright — testifying for more than five hours about nearly every aspect of the drug-trafficking empire: smuggling routes, money-laundering schemes, bloody wars, personal vendettas and multimillion dollars in bribes. When it came to the enterprise he seemed poised to lead one day, Mr. Zambada proved he knew almost everyone and everything.

New Horizons snaps finish buffering: Ultima Thule actually two dust bunnies that got snuggly 4.5 billion years ago • The Register
More detailed images have emerged showing 2014 MU69 (aka Ultima Thule) is actually two distinct bodies, held together by the processes that form planets.

Kansas Teen, 16, Set to Graduate High School and Harvard | Time
Braxton Moral was deemed “really, really gifted,” from a young age. So gifted, it seems, that this spring the 16-year-old is expected to not only pick up his high school diploma, but a degree from Harvard, too.

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