Quakers determined to run Kansas off 3-point line

Wichita — Nearly as significant as Penn holding opponents to a .296 3-point percentage (second in the nation to Grand Canyon) is that the Quakers also do a nice job of limiting the number of 3-pointers taken by foes (32.8 percent of field goal attempts against them ... Continue reading


Jayhawks arrive in Wichita for NCAA Tournament

After a Tuesday afternoon practice at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence — at 1 p.m., no less, the same time as tip-off in their Round 1 NCAA Tournament game Thursday against Penn — the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks hopped on a bus and headed south to Wichita, ... Continue reading


KU produces huge TV ratings with Big 12 Tournament win over WVU

If anybody found it difficult to look away from the TV during the Big 12 Tournament championship game, you weren’t alone. The Kansas basketball team’s 81-70 victory over West Virginia at Sprint Center was the most-watched Big 12 championship game in 16 seasons, according to an ESPN ... Continue reading


Upgraded for March: De Sousa and Newman present new problems for KU’s foes

Whenever Udoka Azubuike returns to the Kansas basketball rotation — whether it’s Thursday against Penn, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, or in the days that follow — the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region will essentially roll out an updated version of itself, ... Continue reading


Penn makes it tough on 3-point shooters

Dan Majerle twice was named NBA All-Defensive second team when playing for the Phoenix Suns. Majerle not only knew how to play defense, he knows how to teach it. Thunder Dan is in his fifth season as head coach of Grand Canyon University, which ranks No. 1 ... Continue reading


Bill Self to coach U18 team with USA Basketball this summer

Regardless of how the Jayhawks do in this year's NCAA Tournament, Kansas coach Bill Self will not have to wait an entire year to guide a team through another tournament. On Tuesday, Kansas and USA Basketball announced that Self will be the head coach of the U18 ... Continue reading


Orthopedic surgeon explains Grade 1 MCL injuries

Without specifically addressing Udoka Azubuike’s case, Dr. James Gladstone, orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, offered insight on the injury that prevented the Kansas center from playing in the Big 12 conference basketball tournament last week. Kansas team doctors diagnosed ... Continue reading


KU senior Devonte’ Graham admits second-round showdown with hometown team would be a lot of fun

When it comes to talking about their draw in the NCAA Tournament, par for the course with college basketball players this time of year is to be focused only on the opponent in front of them and nothing else. And while that certainly seemed to ring true ... Continue reading


Bill Self discusses NCAA Tournament bracket, Malik Newman’s big week

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self talked about the Midwest region (KU will play Penn in the first round Thursday), Udoka Azubuike's progress from his knee injury and his thoughts on Malik Newman's breakout games in the Big 12 Tournament. Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Bracket Reaction 2018

Selection Sunday has come and gone and it's time to usher in another NCAA Tournament. The Kansas men's basketball team earned a No. 1 seed in the Midwest region after going 27-7 this season and winning both the Big 12 regular season and Big 12 tournament titles. ... Continue reading

0 Selection Show watch party highlights More than 300 KU basketball fans gathered at Abe and Jake's Landing on Sunday as part of the Selection Show watch party. Here are some of the highlights from the event — including the crowd reactions to KU and Missouri and some of the thoughts ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham reacts to KU’s NCAA tournament draw Devonte' Graham felt like there was still work to be done when KU entered the Big 12 tournament. After the Jayhawks won three games in three days, though? "I felt like we knew we'd be a No. 1 seed," Graham said. "We were just anxious to ... Continue reading


Postgame Report Card: Kansas 81, West Virginia 70 - Big 12 title game

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 81-70, Big 12 title game victory over West Virginia on Saturday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: A ---------- Five guys in double figures. Big shots and timely moments. Spreading the wealth and going for the dagger ... Continue reading


5 stats that popped for Kansas in a Big 12 title game victory over West Virginia

Kansas City, Mo. — Just as West Virginia learned twice during the regular season against eventual Big 12 champion Kansas, the Jayhawks can be a difficult team to put away. The Mountaineers didn’t establish a double-digit lead against KU like they did in their previous two meetings, ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Kings of the Conference

The Kansas men's basketball team won its 11 Big 12 tournament title in 22 years on Saturday night, with an 81-70 victory over No. 18 West Virginia. In what was one of the best Big 12 games of the 2017-18 season, the Jayhawks scored 48 points in ... Continue reading


Jayhawks Cut Down the Nets in Kansas City

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KU Guard Malik Newman on Having Fun Again on the Basketball Court

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Devonte’ Graham tops ratings in Big 12 title game vs. West Virginia

**1 - Devonte’ Graham:** Scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and finished and made 6 of 7 field goals and 3 of 4 3-pointers in the second half. Finished with career-high 13 assists and just two turnovers. **2 - Silvio De Sousa:** Made ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham: Malik Newman and Silvio De Sousa couldn’t have emerged at better time

According to Kansas senior point guard Devonte’ Graham, his teammates Malik Newman and Silvio De Sousa couldn’t have picked a better time than this weekend to experience breakthroughs. Following the Jayhawks’ 81-70 victory over West Virginia in the Big 12 tournament championship game, during which Newman scored ... Continue reading


Silvio De Sousa finally comfortable and confident at college level

Kansas freshman forward Silvio De Sousa, who didn’t join the team until late December, scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks in the Big 12 tournament championship game against West Virginia. Following his career evening and an 81-70 KU win, De Sousa said he ... Continue reading