Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 1.5.2019

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Report: Inmate Got Chinese Takeout For Giving Guards Financial Advice « CBS Miami
The Orange County Corrections Department investigation found that Robert Potchen, 61, gave guards advice on their taxes, student loans and mortgages. In return, he was allowed to sit in the guards’ station after hours, use the internet, eat Chinese take-out and use an electronic cigarette.

KU bigs Lawson and Azubuike more than capable of playing together | Smithology | KUsports.com
The latest evidence of how much better the No. 5 Jayhawks (12-1) could become over the course of the next couple of months materialized during the second half of their Big 12 opener versus No. 23 Oklahoma.

Getting to know: Iowa State basketball | Jackson’s Journal | KUsports.com
No. 5 Kansas outlasted No. 23 Oklahoma, 70-63, in the conference opener. Now, the Jayhawks have to head to one of the tougher places to play in the league for the league road game when they travel to Iowa State, which is coming off a win over Oklahoma State.

Udoka Azubuike’s teammates haven’t given up on him as free throw shooter | Smithology | KUsports.com
o be honest I wasn’t, because at practice coach did like a drill with Dok,” Lawson related of Bill Self’s instructions for the center earlier in the week. “He had to make 37 out of 50 free throws. And Dok did it the first time. If he didn’t do it, he would have to stay in the gym ’til he finished. So I thought he was going to be pretty comfortable at the free throw line tonight.”

Kansas saw 2019 PG on Thursday | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott | KUsports.com
Members of the Kansas men’s basketball staff were in Memphis on Thursday to see Class of 2019 point guard Damion Baugh.

Quick scout: Iowa State to test an obscure KU strength
Iowa State does a great job of running offensively, and it ranks ninth nationally in shooting percentage on fastbreaks.

Still ‘figuring out the game,’ KU’s Grimes says he’s ready for test at Iowa State
Quentin Grimes hit six three-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points in his major-college debut — Kansas’ season-opening victory over Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

Here’s what Bill Self said about Iowa State, KU’s next opponent
“Well it will be as hard as an atmosphere as we play in. I mean there won’t be any better atmosphere that we play in than Ames and it’s like that every time we go up there,” Self said of the pending matchup. “Historically, we’ve liked going up there and playing, we haven’t always won but we’ve always seemed like we played fairly well. This will be different because — Arizona State was a good atmosphere, but this will be even better than Arizona State. And [to] see how much poise we have to play in that will be a challenge for us.”

Other Sports News

Scottie Pippen recalls Chicago meeting to tutor Kawhi Leonard
“Kind of get a feel because he felt like that his game patterned my game a little bit,” Pippen said, speaking Friday during a guest appearance on ESPN’s The Jump.

Georgia Bulldogs QB Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State
“My time at the University of Georgia has given me the opportunity to refine my skills under great coaches and to play with incredibly talented teammates who’ve become like brothers to me,” Fields said in the statement. “I appreciate what Coach [Kirby] Smart and the UGA football coaching staff have done to help me progress as a quarterback and for their patience and understanding while I thoughtfully considered my future as a student-athlete.

Jimmy Butler challenging Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown about offensive role
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Jimmy Butler has aggressively challenged coach Brett Brown on his role in the offense, complicating an already tenuous chemistry among the team’s Big Three hierarchy, league sources told ESPN.

Enes Kanter to skip New York Knicks’ London trip, citing fear of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Enes Kanter will not travel to London when the New York Knicks play the Washington Wizards on Jan. 17, saying he fears for his life because of his ongoing clash with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks goes scoreless in ‘super emotional’ game at TD Garden
As reporters filed into the visitors locker room at TD Garden after the Boston Celtics claimed a 114-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki was sitting alone on a trainer’s table with his 40-year-old feet stuck in a bucket of ice, his hands clasped and his head down.

Other News

‘Voice of the Bobcats’ resigned amidst sexual harassment investigation | Big Sky Conference | billingsgazette.com
During a weekend sandwiched between two holidays, Montana State University’s play-by-play broadcaster Jay Sanderson announced he was leaving his position as “the voice of the Bobcats” to attend to family matters.

Trump Suggests Government Shutdown Could Last for ‘Months or Even Years’ – The New York Times
President Trump threatened on Friday to keep the federal government partly closed for “months or even years” if he did not get $5.6 billion for his wall at the southern border, and he warned that he was considering declaring a national emergency to build it without congressional approval.

Three Dead After Fight Escalates Into Shooting At California Bowling Alley : NPR
Three people have died, and four are injured, after a shooting at a bowling alley in a Los Angeles suburb.

‘Saw’ Creator Finally Reacts To Theory That Jigsaw Is Kevin McCallister From ‘Home Alone’ | HuffPost
“I think it’s awesome,” he added. “I’m very flattered that people take the time to have fun with all these fan theories. I think that’s why I make these movies. I want the fans out there to have fun with them.”

John McAfee calls taxes ‘illegal,’ says it’s been 8 years since he filed a return | Fox News
“I have not filed a tax return for 8 years,” McAfee wrote before calling taxes illegal and complaining about government services. He noted that he lives off the money made from McAfee Inc. – the company he founded and resigned from in 1994 – and called himself a “prime target” for the IRS before writing “Here I am.”

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