Kansas basketball coach Bill Self moments after Thursday's 75-54 victory over Stanford at Golden 1 Center said there was no change in the status of Class of 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa on Thursday. However, Self did provide a couple of snippets of new information in the 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward's quest to join the Jayhawks in time for the upcoming second semester. By Matt Tait
The first half of 14th-ranked Kansas' 75-54 victory over Stanford at Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, provided KU coach Bill Self one of those rare moments where he actually could be pleased with both his team's offense and defense. By Matt Tait
When the 14th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks left California late Thursday night following their final game before the start of Big 12 play against Stanford, they did so knowing two things about their immediate future. First, with Christmas just three days away and school and basketball grinding to a momentary halt, they get the next few days to kick back, relax and celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Second, their down time will not last long. By Matt Tait
The Kansas basketball team jumped — and slammed and shot — out of its December Pac-12 funk Thursday night in Sacramento, Calif., where the Jayhawks rolled past Stanford, 75-54, a little less than two weeks removed from back-to-back losses to Washington and Arizona State. No. 14 KU established its dominance from the get-go, force-feeding big man Udoka Azubuike inside and letting him go to work in the paint. The sophomore center scored the first 10 points for Kansas (10-2) en route to a 24-point, seven-rebound night. By Benton Smith
The Kansas basketball team’s final game before Big 12 play fires up comes in Sacramento, Calif., versus Stanford. The No. 14 Jayhawks (9-2) look to beat a Pac-12 team for the first time this month, having already lost to both Washington and Arizona State. Former KU guard Jerod Haase, now in his second season as head coach of the Cardinal (6-6), brings a wounded backcourt into the matchup, but still has junior big Reid Travis (22.2 points per game) to throw at Bill Self’s Jayhawks.