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Thon Maker on the market now

The No. 1 player in the recruiting Class of 2016 now is Rivals.com’s No. 5-rated player in the current Class of 2015.

C.J. Henry signs with T-Bones

Former Kansas University guard C.J. Henry has signed a contract for the 2015 baseball season with the Kansas City T-Bones.

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Storm warning: KU ‘proud’ to see fans take court

Some Kansas University basketball fans on social media have been grumbling about West Virginia’s fans storming the court after the Mountaineers’ 62-61 victory over KU in WVU Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

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Bill Self praises Staten’s winning drive

West Virginia point guard Juwan Staten — who went coast-to-coast for a layup, then sprinted back to bother a potential game-winning answer by Perry Ellis — certainly dominated crunch time in Monday’s 62-61 victory over Kansas University at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Cyber bullies unfair to Ellis

More cruel, painful spaces exist than the one called Cyber in the wake of an athlete having the audacity to be less than perfect in a game-deciding moment. By Tom Keegan

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Bob Huggins complimentary of Juwan Staten's shot, hustle

Of course, Bob Huggins loved the coast-to-coast layup Juwan Staten hit with 3.9 seconds left in West Virginia’s 62-61 win over Kansas University on Monday in WVU Coliseum. Yet West Virginia’s coach was even more enthralled with the guard racing back to play defense as Perry Ellis attempted and missed a game-winning layup at the buzzer. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks detail final chaotic moments of loss to Mountaineers

Kelly Oubre Jr. had a good view of Perry Ellis’ late layup try in a 62-61 Big Monday road loss to West Virginia.

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Column: KU's shortcomings showed throughout loss at WVU

It’s always the end of a close game that haunts the player on the team that finishes on the wrong side of a one-point outcome, as Kansas University did, 62-61, Monday night in WVU Coliseum, where 7,033 spectators found their way through the blizzard and were treated to an entertaining two-hour break from winter. But the scoreboard doesn’t play favorites based on different stages of the game. By Tom Keegan

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Buzzer-beaten: Perry Ellis, Jayhawks take last-second loss hard

Perry Ellis’ eyes were moist as he met the media after missing a short shot at the buzzer in Kansas University’s 62-61 loss to West Virginia on Monday night at WVU Coliseum. Ellis caught a long pass in stride moments after Juwan Staten's game-winning layup, but misfired on his own potential game-winning try. By Gary Bedore

Notebook: Big 12 travel tough on Mountaineers

West Virginia, which knocked off Kansas University, 62-61 at home on Big Monday, faces the biggest travel challenge of all teams in the Big 12.

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Jayhawks recruiting Cheick Diallo and his younger teammate

Cheick Diallo, a 6-9 senior forward from Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York, has been studying videos from his five finalists — KU, Kentucky, Iowa State, St. John’s and Pittsburgh — to see where he might best fit in, Zagsblog.com reports.

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Mountaineers knock off Kansas, 62-61

West Virginia guard Juwan Staten scored a game-high 20 points and the game-winning basket with less than four seconds remaining, as the Mountaineers beat Kansas, 62-61, on Big Monday.

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Perry Ellis shares player of week honor

The voters couldn’t quite make up their minds this week, so Big 12 Player of the Week honors were split between Oklahoma State senior forward Le’Bryan Nash and Kansas junior forward Perry Ellis.

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Staten, Mountaineers await Jayhawks

West Virginia senior point guard Juwan Staten had a rather subdued reaction last October when told he’d been voted 2014-2015 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year.

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Column: Greene’s toughness too often overlooked

Toughness, the No. 1 word uttered by 21st-century college basketball coaches, typically evokes images of a guy taking a charge, rebounding in traffic, successfully finishing a drive while getting hammered and then knocking down the free throw.