Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 12.6.2018

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Kansas News

Film room: Devon Dotson’s trick to racking up steals
“I would say just instinct and I guess quickness,” Dotson said of his strip-steal ability. “I kind of try to read the [opponent], see their tendencies earlier in the game to see what they like to do. And then I just try to make a play to get the team going.”

Bill Self sees value in Lagerald Vick’s one-game benching
Marcus Garrett replaced Lagerald Vick in the starting lineup for KU basketball’s 73-47 win over Wofford. The change was announced shortly before the game via Twitter with a note that Vick showed up late for shootaround in the afternoon.

From Hawk Talk: The latest on Udoka Azubuike’s injured ankle
“I talked to Bill Cowgill, who is one of the best trainers in the country,” Townsend said. “We think he’s terrific and our medical staff [as well]. He said it’s a bad sprain — he didn’t tear anything in there — which is really good news. But he’s in a boot, he’s on crutches. He’ll be out. It’s just we don’t know how it’s going to heal.

Emmert says resolution on Adidas investigations won’t happen until after Final Four
The NCAA investigations into schools implicated in the ongoing federal case involving college basketball “have already been launched,” but no resolution is expected before the Final Four, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday.

Saddled with ‘bad sprain,’ Azubuike exhibits ‘great attitude,’ KU assistant says
Kansas junior center Udoka Azubuike wore a boot on his right foot and walked with the use of crutches on Wednesday — the day after the 7-footer suffered a severely sprained ankle in the first half of the Jayhawks’ 72-47 win over Wofford at Allen Fieldhouse.

As KU Athletics posts another financial loss, leaders say focus needs to be on increasing revenue, not decreasing expenses | KUsports.com
After Kansas Athletics posted a second straight year of financial losses, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod’s office highlighted the need to grow revenue and upgrade athletic facilities.

KU women suffer first loss of season, 58-52, at Nebraska | KUsports.com
Nebraska handed the University of Kansas women’s basketball team its first loss of the season by a 58-52 margin Wednesday night inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.

List of FBS assistant salaries includes familiar name near the top | KUsports.com
USA Today released on Wednesday its annual list of salaries for assistant college football coaches, and a name that’s now familiar with the Kansas football fan base landed among the top 20 of the highest-paid in the FBS ranks.

Report: NCAA won’t punish programs caught in Adidas fraud trial until after 2019 Final Four | KUsports.com
NCAA sanctions on basketball programs caught up in the Adidas fraud trial won’t be resolved until after the Final Four this spring, NCAA president Mark Emmert said, according to a Yahoo Sports report on Wednesday.

Other Sports News

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James ignores criticism and scores 20 in fourth quarter
“No, for what? I’m past the [taking things] personal stage,” James said after his third game of 40-plus points this season. “I can do whatever. I can have a huge workload, I can have a not so huge workload. … It doesn’t matter for me. What’s most important is seeing my teammates make huge shots in the fourth quarter. … That’s what’s most important to me. I can care less about the narrative about me. It doesn’t matter. I’m a staple in this game.”

Thunder vs. Nets – Game Recap – December 5, 2018 – ESPN
George scored 25 of his 47 points in a sensational fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Zion Williamson of Duke Blue Devils baffled by missed dunks vs. Hartford Hawks
For all the unlikely twists for Duke in a flat first half against Hartford, nothing offered quite as big a surprise as Williamson missing two dunks. The Duke freshman has stolen headlines and filled up highlight reels through the Blue Devils’ first eight games of the season with one monster dunk after another, but Wednesday was … a little off.

Other News

Four Jayhawks selected to AP’s All-Big 12 second team | KUsports.com
Although the Big 12’s coaches determined Kansas junior defensive tackle Daniel Wise belonged on their all-conference first team, neither Wise nor any of his KU teammates received the same distinction when the Associated Press unveiled its all-league selections Friday.

Global Carbon Budget 2018: Emissions to hit all-time high – CNN
Carbon emissions from human activity are driving climate change and curbing them is a central aim of the Paris Agreement, which aims to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, and if possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Omaha event will examine the gruesome work of a psychopath: Kevin McCallister of ‘Home Alone’ | GO – Arts & entertainment | omaha.com
Is Kevin McCallister a psychopath?

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