Freshman point guard Devonte' Graham, a 6-foot-2 native of Raleigh, North Carolina, scored a team-best 14 points while playing 26 minutes in KU’s 69-59 season-opening victory over UC Santa Barbara on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
College basketball freshmen arrive at various stages of that transition from style — which is oh-so important at high school games and parties, AAU showcases and recruiting visits — to substance, which earns minutes. That journey was on full display for four KU freshmen during Friday's 69-59 victory over UC Santa Barbara at Allen Fieldhouse. By Tom Keegan
Despite walking out of Allen Fieldhouse proud to have fought with the fifth-ranked team in the country and overjoyed by the experience of playing in one of college basketball’s most historic arenas, the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos probably will first remember Friday night as the night they struggled to shoot the ball.
The Kansas University men's basketball team soon will be able to add another event to its list of early-season showcases featuring the Jayhawks. KU and ESPN announced Friday that Kansas and Indiana will play in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. KU is second all-time in NCAA Div. I victories with 2,126, and Indiana ranks 10th with 1,736.
Build-up for Tuesday’s Kansas University-Kentucky game can definitely wait a day or so.
If Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self issued a Most Valuable Player award for the two-game exhibition season, the hardware would go to ... Jamari Traylor and Wayne Selden Jr.
It's down to Frank Mason III, a sophomore, and freshman Devonte Graham. They both seem more concerned with how they play than how they are used, which always is a good thing for a basketball team’s chemistry. By Tom Keegan
KU freshman guard Devonté Graham had 10 points, three assists and one turnover in 14 minutes.
All is currently quiet on the Kansas University recruiting front as the week-long early signing period begins today.
KU junior walk-on Evan Manning hit a three-pointer in the closing moments with his mom and dad in the stands. Dad Danny Manning is first year coach at Wake Forest.
KU coach Self said after the game that former KU guard Conner Frankamp would not be blocked from attending any school.
Cliff Alexander was the last Kansas University scholarship freshman and the last of the Jayhawk big men to enter Tuesday’s exhibition game against Emporia State.By Gary Bedore
If taken literally, Emporia State coach Shaun Vandiver's word for the Kansas University men's basketball team's front court sounds more like an affectionate nickname from a young child to one of his grandparents. By Matt Tait
One thing was obvious after eight Kansas University basketball players scored in double figures — and 11 played 12 or more minutes — in the Jayhawks’ 109-56 rout of Emporia State on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
So far, the transition from Ukrainian club team basketball to international competition to college basketball/USA style hasn’t overwhelmed 17-year-old Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. By Gary Bedore