Tying up loose ends from KU's track meet-style win over Baylor Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks overcame a slow start to have their most prolific 20-minute performance of the year after halftime, scoring 64 points in the second half.
While the backcourt defense wasn't in lockdown mode against Baylor, the Jayhawk's ballhandlers were able to get it going on the offensive end when need be Saturday night, ousting its scrappy visitors 100-90 in Allen Fieldhouse. Darrell Arthur led KU with 23 points, including 16 in the second half, as KU went without a three-pointer made for the first time this season. In all, five Jayhawks scored in double figures. Russell Robinson was 14-of-15 from the free throw line en route to scoring 22, while Sherron Collins scored 17 and dished four assists.
Despite another stellar showing from 6-foot-5 freshman Krysten Boogaard, the Kansas University women's basketball dropped to 2-7 in Big 12 play Saturday, falling to No. 18 Kansas State in Manhattan 64-58.
No need to rehash the sad, sorry details that led to the firing of Dave Bliss at Baylor University. What's important now ... in the eyes of Baylor basketball fans and those around the Big 12 is the fact BU now has one of the top teams in the league five years into the Scott Drew era.
Krysten Boogaard figures to be right smack in the Kansas State bull's-eye today. Boogaard, a 6-foot-5 freshman, has emerged as Kansas University's go-to women's basketball player after her 20-point, 12-rebound performance in last Saturday's 53-50 victory over Iowa State.
Missouri senior guard Stefhon Hannah returned to Columbia on Friday for the first time since a nightclub brawl late last month that left him with a broken jaw - and was promptly arrested.
In terms of Kansas University testing itself as a basketball team, the immediate schedule plays out perfectly. The Kansas guards have fallen into a defensive mini-slump, and up next on the schedule are two Big 12 opponents featuring dangerous guards. Baylor, today's 7 p.m. opponent in Allen Fieldhouse, features five perimeter players averaging from 8.3 to 14.4 points per game.
As expected, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced the hiring of Joe Bob Clements to coach the defensive line on Friday. Mangino is familiar with Clements - he was an assistant coach at Kansas State from 1994-98 while Clements was playing for the Wildcats.
Yusef Smith came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points, and Saint Mary's reached the 20-win mark with a 76-51 victory against Eddie Sutton's San Francisco squad Friday night.
Five Kansas University softball players combined for seven hits as the Jayhawks completed a perfect day with a 4-3 victory over North Carolina State on Friday at the season-opening Central Florida tournament.
Kansas University sophomore diver Meghan Proehl was named to the Big 12 Winter Good Works Team, it was announced Friday.
John Brady was fired as LSU's basketball coach Friday with his team struggling at 8-13, a dismissal that left him in tears at a farewell news conference.
Brad Hopfinger recorded his fourth top-30 finish of his freshman year as the Kansas University's men's golf team finished tied for 14th Friday at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course in Kona, Hawaii. Hopfinger shot a 66-74-70-210 and finished tied for 26th place.
Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who built his coaching reputation as a play-caller while helping the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls, won't be calling plays for the Fighting Irish next season.