The last time Kansas and Villanova met before Saturday, back in March at the Final Four in San Antonio, the Jayhawks had plenty of Villanova players to gear their game plan toward. In the rematch, a 74-71 dog-fight victory by top-ranked Kansas on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, there was one Villanova player who stood out above all others. And Bill Self put his best defender on him. By Matt Tait
On the same night that the Kansas football program lost a commitment from a Class of 2019 running back it gained one from a defensive lineman. By Benton Smith
A spot just opened up in the Kansas football program’s relatively small 2019 recruiting class. By Benton Smith
Now is not the time for apologies. When you coach one of the nine undefeated teams in the country and, oh yeah, your team happens to be ranked No. 1 in the nation in both major polls, it’s hard to feel any remorse about winning a couple of those games in ugly fashion.By Benton Smith
Despite losing a first-place vote, Kansas remains No. 1 in the latest poll by the Associated Press. Kansas (9-0) defeated Villanova, which fell out the AP Top 25, Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse in a rematch of last season’s Final four. The 74-71 victory was the lone game for the Jayhawks since moving back to the top spot in college basketball.
The Big 12’s double-double leader, Dedric Lawson continues to shine in his first first season playing for the University of Kansas, with Monday’s news that he’s once again been named the conference’s newcomer of the week serving as the latest evidence.
Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to give a message to one player in particular. Freshman Quentin Grimes played a season-low 14 minutes during KU’s 74-71 win over Villanova Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. It marked the third time in the last four contests that Grimes has logged less than 19 minutes.