Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 12.23.2018

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Benton Smith: Familiar flaws finally cost No. 1 Jayhawks | KUsports.com
Welcome to the point in the season when we are supposed to overreact

Arizona State stops No. 1 KU, 80-76: ‘The reality of it is we weren’t going to run the table’
“Well, I think losing sucks and it’s never good, but it actually can be a positive if you learn from it so it doesn’t happen again the same way,” Self, KU’s 16th-year coach said.

Film room: A look at KU’s late-game execution vs. ASU
Bill Self’s teams have typically been known for their late game execution. But with a younger squad, some bumps and bruises were to be expected.

Bill Self, Dedric Lawson address free throw discrepancy vs. ASU
Dedric Lawson, as a post-game quote, is known for his candid and direct responses. He doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects, such as earlier this year when he admitted he was having a hard time in his new role with KU.

Dedric Lawson embarrasses defender with spin move
And one of those was his spin move that he’s begun showing more often, with Lawson embarrassing the defender by starting to the left, spinning hard to his right and getting the ball off the glass before the help defender could make his way over.

Kansas vs. Arizona State: Quick recap and instant analysis
Down by 1 with just under three minutes to play, Rob Edwards made a 3 from the left wing to give Arizona State its first lead of the game. Dedric Lawson was fouled two possessions later and made both free throws to tie the game.

Bill Self’s regret on the game’s biggest play against Arizona State
Let’s reset to that last stoppage: KU was trailing 78-76, 22 seconds left, with possession of the ball. After talking some with assistant coach Norm Roberts — who appeared to mouth something about getting Vick in the corner — Self sat in front of his players to explain the play he wanted to run.

Other Sports News

Urban Meyer to become Ohio State assistant AD after retiring from coaching
Urban Meyer will become an assistant athletic director at Ohio State after he retires as coach, athletic director Gene Smith told The Columbus Dispatch on Saturday.

Police say two LSU players involved in shooting incident acted in self-defense
Two LSU football players involved in a fatal shooting Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were the victims of an attempted robbery who acted in self-defense by shooting the man who was allegedly trying to rob them, Baton Rouge police said Sunday morning.

Luka Doncic of Dallas Mavericks suffers left hip contusion against Warriors
After a monstrous first quarter, Luka Doncic exited the Dallas Mavericks’ 120-116 loss to the Golden State Warriors early Saturday night after crashing into a baseline chair while driving to the basket.

Taylor Lewan of Tennessee Titans, Josh Norman of Washington Redskins get in altercation
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman threw his helmet at Titans lineman Taylor Lewan and the two players got into a heated altercation after Tennessee’s 25-16 win on Saturday.

Wizards, Suns combine for 10-year high point total as Bradley Beal shines in 3 OT win
The Wizards and Suns combined to score the most points in an NBA game since 2008, and Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant put up some historic individual numbers in leading Washington to a 149-146 triple-overtime home win on Saturday.

Other News

Teen who sang during brain surgery at Seattle Children’s is recovering
A Lynden teen is recovering after she sang her way through brain surgery in a first at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The goal: to preserve her music talent as doctors removed a tumor.

Indonesia tsunami: Hundreds killed after apparent eruption at Anak Krakatau volcano – CBS News
A tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend, sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and a group of people attending a beach concert. More than 800 were reported injured and 28 missing after the tsunami hit around the Sunda Strait on Saturday night, the Disaster Management Agency said.

Package thieves ambushed by an engineer’s ‘glitter bombs’ were not all real robbers, he admits – CNN
What Rober didn’t know, he said, is that some people called on their own buddies to pretend to be robbers, then sent the sham reaction videos to Rober, who passed them off on social media — unwittingly — as authentic.

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