If Kansas basketball coach Bill Self trusted another player enough to put the basketball and game in his hands, Devonte’ Graham wouldn’t have a streak of nine consecutive 40-minute outings.
Forever linked for their time together as Jayhawks, former KU greats Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich will share the spotlight one more time when their jerseys are retired, two days apart, at Allen Fieldhouse this weekend.By Matt Tait
The old rules no longer apply in Big 12 basketball. Not long ago, you could look at the rest of a team’s schedule and come pretty close to projecting the wins and losses.
Kansas senior Devonte' Graham needed just three words to describe the improved effort and extra energy that sophomore guard Malik Newman played with during the Jayhawks' 83-77 road victory at Iowa State on Tuesday night. By Matt Tait
Iowa State’s Solomon Young went up for a short baseline jumper, and Kansas center Udoka Azubuike went up with him and made contact. The whistle blew, and 21 seconds into the second half, Azubuike picked up his third foul. He stole a glance toward the bench, figuring he would see Mitch Lightfoot being summoned to replace him. Lightfoot remained seated. “I thought (Kansas coach Bill Self) was going to take me out, to be honest with you, but he kept me in the game,” Azubuike said afterward. By Tom Keegan
The first time Iowa State faced Kansas this season, they put 6-foot-9 freshman power forward Cameron Lard on 6-foot-3 shooting guard Malik Newman and dared the Kansas sophomore to beat them. Newman did, scoring 27 points on that early January afternoon to lead Kansas to a five-point victory. Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum, the stage was set for a similar matchup, and this time Iowa State coach Steve Prohm elected to put Lard on KU's slumping junior Lagerald Vick instead of Newman. By Matt Tait
On Monday afternoon, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said he knew what his struggling Jayhawks needed to be successful again. On Tuesday night, his team proved him right. With Lagerald Vick and Malik Newman both back in the starting lineup, the KU starters played the lion's share of the minutes in Hilton Coliseum (162 of 200), scoring all but eight points to lead Kansas to a tough, 83-77 road victory over Iowa State. By Matt Tait
Despite three early fouls, Udoka Azubuike showed exactly why he’s so hard to take off the court. By Scott Chasen
A look at some of the keys for 13th-ranked Kansas in tonight's showdown with Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. By Matt Tait
Against the backdrop of stories about ailing team chemistry and Bill Self talking about having to coach effort in February for the first time at Kansas, encouraging news broke on the recruiting front for the 13-time-defending Big 12 champion. By Tom Keegan
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is smart enough to sense what's happening with KU's beloved fan base, even though he has spent very little time interacting with them of late and spends basically no time on social media sites and message boards where thousands of Jayhawk fans are happy to let their feelings be known. By Matt Tait
Unless and until the NCAA, its affiliated television networks and all media covering college basketball denounce and distance themselves from the dreaded RPI rankings, March Madness seeding won’t approach anything that resembles fair. By Tom Keegan
Asked for a “big picture” assessment of his Kansas basketball team following Saturday's disheartening, 80-74 loss at Baylor, KU coach Bill Self wasted no time getting to the point. By Matt Tait
If the 2018 NCAA Tournament began today, the Kansas Jayhawks would be a No. 2 seed in the West region. That was the message sent by this year's selection committee, which on Sunday revealed the top four seeds in each region, as things stand today, during an afternoon special on CBS Sports. By Matt Tait
You know it’s not your day when you can’t escape pregame warmups without an injury to a key player. By Tom Keegan