Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 2.11.2019

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Kansas News

Kansas hopes for improvement on road in Big Monday contest at TCU
The Jayhawks, 6-0 following Saturday’s 84-72 victory over Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse, travel to TCU’s Schollmaier Arena on Monday — an 8,500-seat structure in Fort Worth, Texas, in which the Horned Frogs have won four conference games in as many tries.

KU softball suffers two more losses in Kajikawa Classic | KUsports.com
In the first game, KU (0-4) suffered a 14-6 loss to No. 12 Arizona State in five innings. The Jayhawks then dropped a 6-4 decision to Utah in the second game of the Kajikawa Classic, falling to 0-4 in the event.

4-star talent Steven Parker expected to contribute quickly | KUsports.com
While head coach Les Miles and his assistants seem genuinely enthused about the Kansas football program’s 2019 signing class, no one in the crop of incoming Jayhawks is as touted as four-star talent Steven Parker.

Post-game podcast: Late run helps KU basketball breeze past OSU
In Kansas’ 84-72 win over Oklahoma State, the Cowboys kept the game within an arm’s reach for the first 25 minutes of the contest. But in the span of three minutes, KU caught fire from deep and went on a 15-2 run to blow the game wide open.

The turning point of KU basketball vs. Oklahoma State was a foul
Lightfoot was in practice a week or two ago. He was guarding a “pissed off” Silvio De Sousa, he recalled. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound brick wall that is De Sousa, carrying the weight of whatever coach Bill Self’s rant happened to be that day, leapt through the air. Lightfoot, on instinct, went up to block him.

10 quotes from Bill Self on KU’s win over Oklahoma State
The Jayhawks led by double-figures for much of the second half, going up by as many as 19 in front of the capacity crowd of 16,300 at Allen Fieldhouse. A shortened KU lineup received only 12 points from its bench — with six of those, along with nine rebounds coming from junior Mitch Lightfoot — but that was enough for the Jayhawks to improve to 18-6 on the season and 7-4 against conference foes. Oklahoma State, in the meantime, dropped to 9-14 (2-8 Big 12)

Other News

Dwyane Wade: Warriors’ starting 5 ‘as good as it gets’ in NBA history
Dwyane Wade knows something about assembling a superteam, and the Miami Heat great believes the addition of DeMarcus Cousins makes the Golden State Warriors’ All-Star starting five perhaps the best the NBA has ever seen.

Lakers’ Magic Johnson says Pelicans didn’t act in good faith
“We knew that basically at the end of the day, what happened, happened,” Johnson said before the Lakers’ 140-123 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. “And we knew that when we first started, in terms of what happened. But hey, it is what it is.”

Phil Mickelson on the brink of victory at Pebble Beach before darkness falls
Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a 3-shot deficit into a 3-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from finishing Sunday.

Steph Curry prods Dwyane Wade — ‘Are you sure you don’t have a couple more years left?’
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry had a message for Dwyane Wade following the Warriors’ 120-118 win over Wade’s Miami Heat on Sunday.

76ers’ Ben Simmons on rare 3-point attempt — ‘I’m getting there’
The Philadelphia 76ers made almost 58 percent of their shots in Sunday’s 143-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, but the most discussed shot after the game was one that didn’t go in.

Other News

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Valley digs out from Arctic blast
At Whitefish Mountain Resort, the main chair lift was closed due to the extreme weather. A wind chill of minus 38 was reported at the summit of Big Mountain and high temperatures never climbed above minus 10. Ski programs were canceled for the day, and the resort said it planned to make a game-time decision for ski programs on Sunday.

Park Awarded $9 million for Pavement Preservation on Going-to-the-Sun Road – Flathead Beacon
Glacier National Park will launch a major pavement preservation project in 2019 and 2020 to improve park roads, including the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which will receive a protective coating similar to a chip seal to extend the life of the iconic corridor.

Brexit: The Queen has an escape plan, but how bad will it really get?
Unlike the Queen, whose nuclear-war escape plan has been updated for any Brexit backlash, retiree Ian Day has no get-out-quick strategy if Britain’s European Union exit causes disturbances, whether economic or civil unrest.

Childish Gambino: Donald Glover makes Grammy history with “This is America” – CNN
Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” won Grammys for song and record of the year on Sunday, becoming the first rap song to win the prestigious awards.

Disney fans mock Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin – BBC News
Disney granted everyone’s wish on Sunday when they finally gave a first look at Will Smith’s blue Genie in the new live action version of Aladdin.

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