Getting to know: Texas Tech basketball

After all of the ups and downs throughout the Big 12 schedule, the only obstacle standing in front of Kansas and its 14th-straight conference title is Saturday’s showdown (3:15 p.m., TV: ESPN) in Lubbock. With star point guard Keenan Evans hobbled by a toe injury, Texas Tech ... Continue reading


Frank Mason III returns from injury ready for expanded role in Sacramento

A heel injury sidelined Frank Mason III for 21 games, but the rookie point guard out of Kansas finally returned to the Sacramento lineup Thursday night. Playing, for now, on a minutes restriction, Mason provided glimpses of what the Kings can expect out of him the remainder ... Continue reading


Particulars of Kansas and Texas Tech 17-game winning streaks

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has a chance to run his record in Big 12 regular-season payback games to 19-0, but in order to do so he'll have to score road victories against Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. So far, 15 of the 17 payback victories have ... Continue reading


Hard-working KU freshman Silvio De Sousa now armed with confidence

Though his team-first attitude never took a hit during weeks of far more watching from the bench than actually playing for Kansas, freshman Silvio De Sousa still needed his own on-court moment to take the next step in his progression. Monday’s romp over Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse ... Continue reading


A closer look at Big 12 basketball standings

The Big 12's reputation as a deep league is unassailable. The anybody-can-beat-anybody cliche that is overused most years actually applies this season. Second-place Texas Tech lost at last-place Iowa State in a rout. First-place Kansas lost at home to Oklahoma State, which is in a three-way tie ... Continue reading


After slow start to rookie season, Josh Jackson beginning to take off

Over the first few months of what will undoubtedly be a long career for Josh Jackson, little was heard from the NBA rookie in Phoenix. Playing for one of the worst teams in the league in a non-major market will do that to you, especially when your ... Continue reading


Bill Self has coached 100 Big 12 home-and-home series without being swept a single time

When the final buzzer sounded Monday night on a 104-74 Kansas victory against Oklahoma, Bill Self had officially completed his 100th home-and-home, regular-season Big 12 series. And he hasn't been swept yet. Self has swept 69 of those series and split 31. That's 69 sweeps without being ... Continue reading


We’ve got a big one in the Big 12 tonight — Texas Tech at Oklahoma State

For the past couple of weeks, it's been the Kansas men's basketball program that has had to keep pace with Texas Tech at the top of the Big 12 standings. But tonight, it's the Red Raiders who will be trying to keep pace when they take on ... Continue reading


Graham climbs up Kansas basketball career charts

Devonte' Graham continued his move up several Kansas basketball career statistical charts with his Monday night performance in a 104-74 rout of Oklahoma. Graham moved into 17th in scoring with 23 points, stayed in 10th place in assists, creeping to one behind Sherron Collins with seven assists, ... Continue reading


5 stats that popped for Kansas in a blowout win over Oklahoma

The No. 8-ranked Kansas Jayhawks put triple digits on the scoreboard against Oklahoma, treating the Sooners like a non-conference visitor to Allen Fieldhouse in a Big Monday drubbing. The 104-74 victory marked KU’s first 100-point game in Big 12 play since the triple-overtime classic against the Sooners ... Continue reading


1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-OU II

*Kansas shot 16 for 29 from 3 against Oklahoma. Crazy thing is, the Jayhawks probably should've made even more. Today’s 1-3-1 blog takes you through the Sooners’ defensive lapses, several of which were caused by freshman sensation Trae Young. If you have any plays or sequences you’d ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham now all alone in 2nd place on KU’s all-time 3-point list

Given his unselfish nature and constant team-first focus, it only seems fitting that, on a night when Kansas senior Devonte' Graham eclipsed a major milestone, the bulk of the talk after the game was about the minutes he did not play. For the first time in 11 ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Smoking the Sooners

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 104, Oklahoma 74

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 104-74 rout of Oklahoma on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A+ ----------- 61 percent from the floor. 55 percent from 3-point range. Five players in double figures. Nine in the score column. I don't care who you are, or ... Continue reading


Silvio De Sousa credits Udoka Azubuike for his development

Following a 10-point, six-rebound showing versus Oklahoma Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse, previously seldom-used backup big man Silvio De Sousa said working alongside starter Udoka Azubuike prepared him for his breakout performance. “Seeing him helps you with what you’re doing in the game,” freshman De Sousa said ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham tops ratings in blowout of Oklahoma

**1 - Devonte’ Graham:** Outplayed Oklahoma’s Trae Young in more ways than simply outscoring him, 23-13. Graham made 5 of 11 3-pointers and had seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two turnovers. In leading KU to a 20-4 advantage, Graham totaled nine points, two rebounds, two ... Continue reading


Baseline View: Jayhawks put a beatin’ on the Sooners

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Devonte’ Graham on OU: ‘You could just kind of see the air going out of them’ For the first time in a long time, the KU men’s basketball team put its collective foot down. In the midst of a second-half run that saw KU’s lead over OU get pushed all the way out to 30, Graham made an observation on the court. ... Continue reading


Sherron Collins speaks to crowd during jersey retirement ceremony

Former Kansas All-American point guard Sherron Collins addressed the Allen Fieldhouse crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony at halftime on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Continue reading


OU guard Trae Young fading in Big 12 POY race

A point guard’s primary job is to see that his team puts up as good a shot as possible every time down the floor. Texas Tech’s Keenan Evans and Devonte’ Graham of Kansas do a terrific job of that by scoring, setting up teammates and keeping the ... Continue reading