Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 2.12.2019

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Fraschilla sounds off on Kansas’ tournament ceiling
(Photo: Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports)

Even without Lagerald Vick, ESPN announcer Fran Fraschilla sees Kansas as a team that is capable of a deep NCAA Tournament run.

Photo gallery: KU basketball outlasts TCU in overtime
The Jayhawks, ranked No. 14 in the nation, had experienced plenty of success on neutral environments in the 2018-19 season, with wins over currently-ranked No. 1 Tennessee, No. 10 Marquette and No. 11 Michigan State all away from Allen Fieldhouse. But true-road games had been a struggle, as the Jayhawks entered Monday’s game at 1-6 on the road, including a 1-4 road slate in Big 12 play. That now looks a little bit different.

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 82, TCU 77 (OT) | Smithology | KUsports.com
Grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 82-77 overtime win over TCU on Big Monday at Schollmaier Arena.

Benton Smith: Devon Dotson breaks through on Big Monday for rare KU road win | KUsports.com
Ever since it became clear that winning away games could no longer be considered the foregone luxury that it typically is for Bill Self-coached teams at Kansas, the Jayhawks have searched for one of their role players to drag them out of their road stupor by becoming more of a leading man

‘There was no choice’: How Devon Dotson delivered when KU needed him most
Kansas guard Devon Dotson was flat on his back, slithering in the lane, both hands balled into fists.

Jayhawks joyful after snaring rare road victory at TCU: ‘There’s so much energy’
Kansas’ basketball players erupted in joy in the visitors locker room after experiencing something that’s been hard to come by this season — a victory on the road.

Frank Mason moment: Devon Dotson guts out cramp, outlasts TCU
The setting was the same as KU basketball played in on Monday, a packed Schollmaier Arena. The point guard had plenty of signature moments that year — a game winner in Madison Square Garden, a dive over a table and through a folding chair at K-State — but this one was different. With a game hanging in the balance in a tight Big 12 race, he put his head down and did what needed to be done. He went off script, drove to the rim, finished through contact and made sure his team would not be defeated.

Post-game podcast: How KU basketball snapped its road skid
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Today’s episode will focus on breaking down Kansas’ 82-77 win over the TCU Horned Frogs in overtime.

Media high on Kansas after massive road win at TCU
Gutsy (adj.): Showing courage, determination and spirit. Kansas fit that definition to a T as the Jayhawks overcame more road woes to top a TCU team in overtime that was fresh off beating Iowa State in Ames.

Other Sports News

Woods joins Nicklaus, others in saying golf ball needs to be dialed back – CBSSports.com
Jack Nicklaus said last year at the Masters that the “friggin golf ball” needs to be changed to reduce length players are hitting the ball at the professional level. This week, Tiger Woods joined him, which means the two best players to ever play the sport are on the same page when it comes to the ball.

Russell Westbrook makes history with 10th consecutive triple-double
A drive and kick to set up Paul George for a 3-pointer made NBA history Monday night: a 10th consecutive triple-double, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s mark of nine straight set in 1968.

Ex-player Corey Maggette named in Duke rape case, report says
The woman at the center of Duke’s investigation into an alleged 1999 sexual assault told friends that Corey Maggette is the basketball player who raped her, according to a report by the New York Times.

James Harden extends 30-point streak to 30 games despite shoulder
James Harden, nursing a sore shooting shoulder, needed a late scoring flurry Monday night to extend his streak of scoring at least 30 points to 30 consecutive games.

Elton Brand apologized to Magic Johnson for insinuating Lakers’ Ben Simmons call was unprompted
Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand called Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on Monday afternoon to apologize for insinuating in a radio interview that the Lakers had called — unprompted — to ask permission for Johnson to speak with Sixers forward Ben Simmons, league sources told ESPN.

Ole Miss football forced to vacate 33 wins over six seasons after NCAA violations
Ole Miss will vacate 33 total football wins from six seasons between 2010 and 2016 for fielding ineligible players, athletic director Ross Bjork said Monday night.

Other News

Montana Lawmakers Again Take Aim at Delisting Grizzly Bears – Flathead Beacon
Montana lawmakers have for the second legislative session in a row introduced a joint resolution to delist grizzly bears from the endangered species list, a proposed measure aimed at ramping up pressure on the state’s congressional delegation.

Lawsuit Claims Denver Teacher Strike Could Harm Special Needs Students : NPR
More than 10,000 special education students will be “extremely impacted” by the Denver teacher strike, a new class action lawsuit alleges. The suit, brought on behalf of the students against the school district — on the first day of the strike — argues that without trained teachers and caregivers, the students will be put in jeopardy.

Tiger found in abandoned home in Houston – CNN
The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.

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