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KU Sports Extra - Another L in West Virginia

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Bill Self: KU’s final possession at WVU ‘awful’

Kansas coach Bill Self wasn’t too pleased with how the final seconds of his team’s game at West Virginia played out on Saturday. Using words such as awful to describe the No. 7 Jayhawks’ final possession of a 65-64 loss, Self said during his postgame press conference ... Continue reading

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KU sophomore Marcus Garrett again soars to top after 1-point loss at West Virginia

**1 – Marcus Garrett –** Easily KU’s best, toughest and smartest player in this one. The sophomore from Dallas is coming alive offensively and his defense is as good as anybody’s in the country. **2 – Dedric Lawson –** Nearly did enough to carry Kansas to a ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: West Virginia basketball

Kansas is back in first place in the Big 12, and will look to keep things rolling. The Jayhawks (15-2, 4-1) have now won three consecutive games, and will travel to West Virginia (8-9, 0-5) this weekend. Despite WVU being winless in league play, KU coach Bill ... Continue reading

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Though statistically not as nasty, “Press Virginia” still has bite

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson has seen so many different looks this week during KU’s preparation for the West Virginia’s vaunted full-court pressure that it temporarily threw off his ability to count correctly. “We’ve been doing different drills,” said Dotson, who will face the Mountaineers for the first ... Continue reading

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Down a go-to dunker, Jayhawks need to actively attack paint for more below-the-rim points

Bill Self could not care much less about how many electrifying highlights his players deliver during any given game. Dunks and layups, after all, carry the same two-point value on the scoreboard. Be that as it may, the Kansas basketball coach has, on his own accord, referenced ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self previews West Virginia

Kansas coach Bill Self spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. The Mountaineers are still searching for their first win in Big 12 play, while the Jayhawks are currently tied for first place in the league standings. "Forget about their record, we know they’re capable," Self ... Continue reading

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KU freshman Devon Dotson prepared for West Virginia’s press defense

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. This will be the first Dotson faces West Virginia in his career, though he's not the only newcomer that has yet to see West Virginia's full-court pressure defense. Veterans, such as senior Lagerald Vick, made ... Continue reading

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Mitch Lightfoot on KU being back in first place

Mitch Lightfoot spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Texas Tech dropped a home game to Iowa State Wednesday night, meaning Kansas moved back into a tie for first place in the conference. "We do watch the other games," Lightfoot said. "I don't know if we ... Continue reading

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Going off script isn’t necessarily a bad thing for maturing Jayhawks

It’s common, in football, for head coaches and offensive coordinators to script the first 15 offensive plays of a game and has been for years. The strategy not only brings a sense of calm and cohesion to the game plan and opening drive but also allows the ... Continue reading

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KU 3-point marksman Lagerald Vick trending upward once again

Whether it proves to be a two-game solar flare or the type of burst that can keep his right shooting hand comfortable and confident the remainder of the season, there is no denying that Lagerald Vick is on an upswing. After opening Big 12 play by connecting ... Continue reading

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Christian Braun nominated for the McDonald’s All American Game

The McDonald's All American Games announced the list of more than 800 male and female high school seniors that have been nominated to play in the 42nd McDonald's All American that will take place on Wednesday, March 27, in Atlanta. Kansas-bound shooting guard Christian Braun is one ... Continue reading

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Three-point play: KU coach Bill Self upset with defensive lapses during 80-78 win over Texas

Following a two-point win, it can be far too easy to focus on a specific possession as the deciding factor of the outcome. Perhaps if Texas had more spacing on the final play of the game, the visitors are able to get off a better shot in ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks should learn from late-game missteps in win over Texas

What was once a 10-point Kansas basketball lead shrunk to a single point Monday night when Texas guard Courtney Ramey drained an open transition 3-pointer with just nine seconds to go in the second half. The Jayhawks knew what would come next — a Longhorns foul to ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra - Garrett Gone Wild

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KU coach Bill Self talks Silvio De Sousa, says something needs to be determined one way or another

[Responding to questions about a Monday report stating that Kansas officials are in the process of urging the NCAA to immediately reinstate sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa,][1] KU coach Bill Self offered little new information. But he did share some insight regarding De Sousa’s status after No. ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 80, Texas 78

Grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 80-78 win over Texas on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B+ ---------- The Jayhawks rarely look so good shooting from 3-point range and taking care of the ball on the same night as they did versus Texas. Not ... Continue reading

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Garrett’s career night tops ratings after KU’s 80-78 grinder over Texas

**1 – Marcus Garrett –** Added a serious dose of offense to his always-solid defensive effort and recorded a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Easily the best all-around game of his career and KU needed every ounce of it. **2 – Lagerald Vick –** Led everyone ... Continue reading

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Kansas players following 80-78 win over Texas

Marcus Garrett, Dedric Lawson and Lagerald Vick spoke to reporters Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse following the team's 80-78 win over Texas. "We have to do better," Garrett said. "I really don't know what it is but we have to be better." With the win, KU is ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self on 80-78 win over Texas

Kansas coach Bill Self spoke to reporters Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse following an 80-78 win over Texas. "That was a heck of a basketball game," Self said. "Both teams took care of the ball and it was a well-played game." Kansas travels to West Virginia at ... Continue reading

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