On a night when they set the Guinness World Record for loudest indoor arena, a handful of Kansas basketball fans began filing out of Allen Fieldhouse with a little less than 3:00 remaining. Boy, were those folks sorry they left. By Matt Tait
The fans who turned their backs on the court and headed for the exit ramps as West Virginia led by 14 points with fewer then three minutes remaining, just might have been muttering, “Where have you gone, Devonte’ Graham? It seemed like just yesterday you outplayed the best player in the country.” Fair question, but those who left were not able to witness Graham’s return to prominence, not to mention a once-in-a-lifetime team comeback. By Tom Keegan
The Kansas basketball team hadn’t lost consecutive games inside Allen Fieldhouse since the 1988-89 season entering a top-10, Big Monday clash with West Virginia. By the end of a long night for the Jayhawks’ offense, 14th-year KU head coach Bill Self still had yet to experience back-to-back home losses. By Benton Smith
The Top 3 remained unchanged in this week's AP Poll, with Kansas holding on to its No. 3 ranking behind No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Villanova.
A five-time winner of the conference’s Newcomer of the Week award already this season, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson added to his list of accolades Monday morning, when the Big 12 named him the league’s Player of the Week for a second time.By Matt Tait
Such brutal blocks of a schedule have been known to expose freshmen as less-than-ready for the prime-time. Not just any freshman, Josh Jackson has exploded with his most productive run, which figures. His emergence as a consistent big-time scorer coincides precisely with the uptick in the difficulty of the schedule. The more his team needs him, the better he tends to play.
As most everyone knows, Kansas coach Bill Self throughout the years has made winning the Big 12 Conference a point of emphasis for his KU teams. But for one night, in the thick of this season’s chase for the title, Self would like to put the Big 12 race on the back burner and play a game for pride. By Matt Tait
A look at some of the keys for Kansas in its Big Monday rematch with West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Battling an illness throughout the week but still able to practice, Kansas senior Frank Mason III gutted out a season-low 26 minutes to help No. 3 Kansas hold off a serious threat by Texas Tech, 80-79, on Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena. By Matt Tait
Josh Jackson arrived at Kansas with a sophisticated basketball mind and perpetually revved motor, but in the months of November and December he flashed teenager moments. By Tom Keegan
If Saturday was any indication of how the 20th year of his life is going to go, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson is in for a heck of a ride. By Matt Tait
Senior leader Frank Mason III can’t carry the offensive load every game for Kansas. So his freshman teammate Josh Jackson came through with his best Mason impersonation Saturday afternoon at Texas Tech, in an 80-79 KU road win. By Benton Smith
If Texas Tech “upsets” Kansas, a four-point favorite, many will want to send out a search party to find an explanation for the unthinkable. Were they flat, exhausted, distracted, robbed by the refs? Better question: What if Texas Tech is just better for two hours in the game that tips off at 1 p.m.? A four-point underdog does win every now and then.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self never has talked much about a love of comic books, but he dropped a doozy of a comic reference earlier this week when describing the play of junior Devonte’ Graham. By Matt Tait
A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in Saturday's Big 12 battle with Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. By Matt Tait