Fans in the state where Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins played high school basketball booed him and/or chanted “USA, USA” in derision pretty much every time the Canadian sensation touched the ball on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. He didn’t quite get the last laugh, as the Mountaineers beat the Jayhawks, 92-86. By Gary Bedore
West Virginia junior point guard Juwan Staten of Dayton, Ohio, sat down with his father last summer to discuss goals for the upcoming season. Staten made becoming a unanimous first-team all-conference pick and Big 12 player of the year honors two of his primary goals. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid was to fly to Los Angeles Sunday and visit a back specialist on Monday morning, coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World after the Jayhawks’ 92-86 loss to West Virginia on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. By Gary Bedore
Even on a day Andrew Wiggins totaled 41 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and five steals, he needed another superior talent, fellow freshman Joel Embiid, for KU to knock off a hungry West Virginia team that played a terrific game. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University men's basketball freshman Andrew Wiggins was named to the final John R. Wooden Award Ballot, announced Saturday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPN’s College GameDay.
Maybe more impressive than the Kansas University basketball team's domination at home during the 11-year Bill Self era is KU’s 65-25 record in Big 12 enemy arenas heading into today’s regular-season finale against West Virginia. By Gary Bedore
Kansas men’s basketball signee Cliff Alexander has been named the Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self hopes freshman Andrew Wiggins will be named 2014 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year when the league reveals its annual award winners Sunday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University's men's basketball team and adidas unveiled the "Made in March Uniform System" for the 2014 NCAA basketball postseason Thursday morning.
Kansas University one-and-done freshman Andrew Wiggins didn’t speak to the fans after his final game in Allen Fieldhouse. But the Canadian sensation was implored to stand up after Wednesday’s 82-57 victory over Texas Tech — before the senior speeches — by coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Tarik Black’s Senior Night at Kansas University truly couldn’t have been scripted any better — or gone any better. By Gary Bedore
Tarik Black looked so strong, so focused, so talented in place of injured Joel Embiid, it was difficult to stop picturing the two centers playing together when KU faces a team armed with long and strong inside players. By Tom Keegan
With a gut-wrenching, one-point home loss to Kansas still fresh in their minds, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took the floor at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night hoping to unleash another inspired effort. It never happened. Instead of playing with the Jayhawks wire to wire, the Red Raiders found themselves getting run out of the gym early in an 82-57 loss on KU's Senior Night. By Matt Tait
Kansas University senior pivot Tarik Black, who will start tonight's Senior Night game against Texas Tech and possibly beyond, says he's had a great time at KU since transferring from Memphis. “I learned so much about basketball, life and myself in this one year being in this program than I have ever learned playing the game of basketball leading to this point,” Black said. By Gary Bedore
Off the court, Justin Wesley is best known in Lawrence for his film portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the recent movie release, “Jayhawkers.” On the court, he’s the walk-on transfer from Lamar University who averaged 8.6 minutes a game — 7.8 minutes in Big 12 action — for KU’s 2011-12 NCAA runner-up/Big 12 championship team. By Gary Bedore