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KU volleyball comes from behind to defeat Iowa State 3-2 on senior night | KUsports.com
“Really happy for the resolve that these girls showed tonight and the plays they made down the stretch,” KU coach Ray Bechard said. “It was a big deal.”

One-two punch: Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike come up big in Maui
“I’m keeping this,” said Udoka Azubuike of the trophy fresh off his 29-point outing.

“Doke’s got seniority,” agreed Devon Dotson, who scored 31 points in the game.

Media impressed with both Kansas, Dayton in overtime win
For much of the game — which gave some fans and media members flashbacks to Kansas’ inability to defend the arc against Villanova at the 2018 Final Four — the Jayhawks’ defense was outmatched, swarming to try and help solve a mismatch against Dayton All-America candidate Obi Toppin and instead giving up big outside shot after outside shot to Toppin’s teammates as Dayton carved Kansas apart with ball movement. That put Kansas down eight points with seven minutes remaining and could have led to the Jayhawks’ second loss of the season.

KU basketball vs. Dayton: Quick recap and instant analysis
With just over seven minutes to play, Dayton took an eight-point lead — its biggest of the game. KU responded with a 15-4 run to take a three-point lead, but with only seconds remaining, Jalen Crutcher made a 3 to tie the game. The Jayhawks had a response.

Storylines and Notes: Baylor at Kansas
Baylor closes the 2019 regular season with a trip to Kansas on November 30. The Bears have won nine straight meetings with KU, including the last four trips to Lawrence. Ranked Baylor is 4-0 against Kansas.

Bits o Gravy

Flames coach Bill Peters apologizes for ‘hurtful’ comments in letter to GM
Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters acknowledged in a letter of apology on Wednesday that he used offensive language in dealing with a Nigerian-born player 10 years ago in the minors.

LeBron James expresses frustration with referee’s call during review
With the Lakers leading the Pelicans 108-107 with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was called for a shooting foul on New Orleans forward Brandon Ingram.

Frustrated Warriors coach Steve Kerr cuts hand after breaking clipboard
“It’s a mere flesh wound,” Kerr said. “I broke a clipboard. It’s one of two. I’m allotted two [broken clipboards] a year. This was number one. It always cuts [my hand] in the same place. This was a little deeper one. I was a little more upset.”

Lakers’ Anthony Davis scores game-high 41 points as Pelicans fans pepper him with boos
As the lights dimmed in the Smoothie King Center for the national anthem and a calm came over the crowd, one Pelicans fan let Anthony Davis know exactly what he thought about his return to the city he once called home.

Absent Kyrie Irving speaks out on social media following Boston taunting
No time was wasted. As the lights dimmed and the player introduction video began to roll on the giant screen in TD Garden, the heckling began. The chants were loud, the booing was relentless, and signs denouncing the former Celtics star were abundant.

Stuffing Dust

Downed tree blocks Highway 206 south of Columbia Falls | KECI
Officials warn that a tree is down and blocking Highway 206 at milemarker 5, south of Columbia Falls and northeast of Evergreen.

Hungry Horse News – Front Page Slider, Local artist using rocks to raise autism awareness
The mother and grandmother of autistic children, Wiley has been hiding her painted rocks throughout the Flathead Valley with the hopes of steering people to her autism awareness Facebook page: Autism Rockz. With her efforts, she hopes to bring understanding to a condition that she says is most often misunderstood by many.

Report: Life Expectancy Rates in the US Drop for the 3rd Consecutive Year
The report was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and cites the escalation of suicide, drug overdoses, liver disease, and dozens of other causes as contributing factors, per the Washington Post:

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving On The 4th Thursday Of November : NPR
Didn’t happen. But while we’re on the subject, ever wonder why we carve our gobblers on the fourth Thursday of November? Hint: It’s not because Thanksgiving Thursday is more alliterative than Thanksgiving Friday.

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