Kansas clinched its first Big 12 title since 2018. They pulled away from TCU slowly in the second half for the win and clinched at least a tie for the conference title. Eric Skoglund has some arm tenderness. The Chiefs might play in the NFL Thursday night opening game thanks to some help from the Royals.
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Kansas defeated TCU 75-66 for its 15th consecutive win and clinched at least a tie for the Big 12 Conference title. Two seniors started for Kansas: Udoka Azubuike and Isaiah Moss.
Isaiah Moss struggled mightily from the field. He was just 1-for-7 behind the arc. He was 1-for-2 inside the arc. Moss finished with just five points.
Udoka Azubuike was outstanding! His ankle looked fine. Azubuike scored 31 points on 13-for-14 shooting but just 5-for-13 from the free-throw line. Azubuike also had 14 rebounds and five blocks. The only negative for him in this game was his five turnovers.
Devon Dotson did what he always does. He scored 18 points. His shooting wasn’t great inside the arc. He was just 3-for-9. But he was 2-for-3 behind the arc and 6-for-6 at the free-throw line.
Kansas was challenged into the second half by TCU. TCU was on fire from the three-point line in the first half. They cooled off in the second half but still ended up shooting 45% on the night. However, Kansas held TCU to just 38% shooting inside the arc. Azubuike caused all kinds of trouble when TCU tried to drive to the basket.
Kansas will finish the regular season at Texas Tech on Saturday. A win or a Baylor loss gives Kansas the Big 12 title outright.
– Eric Skoglund has some tenderness in his throwing arm. He is expected to be on the mound soon but it is unknown when he will get into a game.
– The Royals changed their September series against Oakland to play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, September 8 to leave that Thursday open so the Chiefs can host the opening game of the football season.
IN THE NEWS…
– The state of Kansas is considering legislation to allow college athletes to make money from their name, image, and likeness.
– The Los Angels Chargers tased LT Russell Okung to the Carolina Panthers for OL Trai Turner. The trade can’t be made official until March 18.
– Trevor Bauer met with Rob Manfred to discuss many issues with Major League Baseball. No doubt the Houston Astros cheating scandal was discussed.
– Chris Sale is seeking a third opinion on his elbow pain.
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