J.R. Giddens will transfer from Kansas University, head coach Bill Self announced today. Self, who stressed that this was a mutual decision and not a disciplinary action, said he and Giddens came to this conclusion around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. He added that he didn't know where Giddens would be transfering to, but that he would help Giddens in finding another school.
Kansas University's men's basketball team had a chance for a last-second victory, but the No. 14-seeded Bucknell Bison knocked the Jayhawks from the NCAA Tournament with a 64-63 first-round win Friday in Oklahoma City. Trailing 64-63 with less than three seconds left in the game, Michael Lee inbounded the ball all the way to Wayne Simien at the free-throw line. Simien turned around and launched a shot that bounced off the front of the rim as time expired.
Without Keith Langford for the second straight game, Kansas University's men's basketball team couldn't quite pull out a victory Saturday, falling to Oklahoma State, 78-75, in the Big 12 Conference Tournament semifinals in Kemper Arena. The Jayhawks, who Sunday afternoon will find out their NCAA Tournament seed, region and first opponent, had a chance to tie the game just before time expired, but Alex Galindo's three-pointer bounced off the front of the rim.
With senior guard Keith Langford out with an ankle injury, Kansas University men's basketball team needed its other seniors -- Wayne Simien, Aaron Miles and Michael Lee -- to step up Saturday against Kansas State. The experienced trio did just that, leading the Jayhawks to an 80-67 victory over the Wildcats in the Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals. It was KU's third win of the season and 31st victory in a row over KSU.
Strong three-point shooting in the first half and free throw shooting throughout the game by Missouri kept Kansas University's men's basketball team from outright winning the Big 12 Conference regular season title. The Tigers defeated the Jayhawks, 72-68, Sunday in the new Missouri Sports Arena, ending the Jayhawks' hopes of a solo league championship. Kansas finished tied with Oklahoma atop the standings, but the Sooners won the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament thanks to their victory over the Jayhawks earlier this season.
In the final game of Allen Fieldhouse's 50th season and the last home game for four seniors, Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated in-state rival Kansas State, 72-65, Wednesday in the fieldhouse. The quartet of Jayhawk seniors — Wayne Simien, Keith Langford, Aaron Miles and Michael Lee — appropriately led the way in the team's 30th straight win over the Wildcats.
Withstanding a great shooting day by Oklahoma State, Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated the Cowboys, 81-79, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. The victory gave KU (21-4 overall, 11-3 Big 12 Conference) a one-game lead over OSU (20-5, 10-4) in the race for the league title.
For the first time in 11 years, Kansas University's men's basketball team has lost three games in a row. Following back-to-back overtime losses to Texas Tech and Iowa State last week, the Jayhawks fell, 71-63, in regulation to the Oklahoma Sooners on Monday in Norman, Okla. The Jayhawks last lost three straight games since February of 1994.
Kansas University's men's basketball team suffered a comedy of errors Saturday against Iowa State. The Jayhawks (20-3 overall, 10-2 Big 12 Conference) couldn't hit three-pointers, struggled from inside the arc and turned the ball over seemingly every other possession in the second half. Still, Kansas nearly pulled out a victory before falling to Iowa State in overtime, 63-61, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas University and Texas Tech had combined for 12 three-pointers on 38 attempts through the first 49 and a half minutes of Monday's men's basketball game. All the usual suspects had drained at least one long-distance shot, including J.R. Giddens, Keith Langford, Jarrius Jackson and Aaron Miles. It was Darryl Dora who made the difference behind the arc, though, hitting an NBA-range jumper with 3.6 seconds left in double overtime, sending the Jayhawks to their second loss of the season, 80-79.