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Sensing a Silvio-type emergence from KU forward David McCormack? You’re not alone

Kansas freshman David McCormack calls it “sort of an unspoken thing” and junior forward Mitch Lightfoot says you’d have to be crazy not to see the parallels. Regardless of how you classify it, if you find yourself wondering, dreaming or even just contemplating whether McCormack could be ... Continue reading

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Marcus Garrett shows progress with ankle injury during KU’s win over Texas

Kansas City, Mo. — For the first time since January, Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett looked like himself. Garrett played 20 minutes during KU’s 65-57 win over Texas in the Big 12 quarterfinals Thursday night at the Sprint Center. Garrett was active on the glass, while handling a ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra - Toppling Texas at the Big 12 tourney

The Jayhawks (24-18) led for over 30 minutes of their first postseason game of the year. Kansas scored 34 points in the paint compared to Texas' 20. Freshman Devon Dotson led the team with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Dedric Lawson (16 points), David McCormack (13) and ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 65, Texas 57

Kansas City, Mo. — Grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 65-57 win over Texas on Thursday night at Sprint Center. Offense: B- ---------- The offense was at its best when Devon Dotson was blowing past perimeter defenders to get to the paint, but not ... Continue reading

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Big Dave McCormack powers way to top spot in ratings vs. Texas

**1 – David McCormack –** Should’ve had a double-double in his postseason debut, but mishandled a late rebound attempt. That gaffe did nothing to spoil his effort, though, as the KU freshman poured in 13 points and 9 rebounds to help power KU past Texas. **2 – ... Continue reading

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Dotson on the play-making that keyed KU’s Big 12 tourney win over Texas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vwdCWgCI5w&t=3s Kansas freshman Devon Dotson spoke to reporters Thursday night following KU’s 65-57 win over Texas Thursday night in the Sprint Center. The Jayhawks (24-18) led for over 30 minutes of their first postseason game of the year. Kansas scored 34 points in the paint compared to ... Continue reading

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David McCormack believes the freshmen got their feet wet in Big 12 quarterfinals

Kansas freshman David McCormack spoke to reporters Thursday night following KU’s 65-57 win over Texas Thursday night in the Sprint Center. The Jayhawks (24-18) led for over 30 minutes of their first postseason game of the year. Kansas scored 34 points in the paint compared to Texas' ... Continue reading

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KU junior Mitch Lightfoot flashes defense of a different kind to help lead Kansas past Texas

Kansas City, Mo. — Whether you’re new to Mitch Lightfoot’s world and discovered him through his “Prison Mitch” alter ego, or you’ve known about his timing on blocks, heart on rebounds and passion for the game for years, you probably feel like you have a pretty good ... Continue reading

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Freshman Quentin Grimes on how Kansas defended Texas guard Kerwin Roach II

Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes spoke to reporters Thursday night following KU’s 65-57 win over Texas Thursday night in the Sprint Center. The Jayhawks (24-18) led for over 30 minutes of their first postseason game of the year. Kansas scored 34 points in the paint compared to Texas' ... Continue reading

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Dotson on the play-making that keyed KU’s Big 12 tourney win over Texas

After speeding and driving his way to 17 points and 4 assists in a 65-57 Kansas victory over Texas in the Big 12 quarterfinals, freshman Devon Dotson explained what led to his productive night at Sprint Center. “I felt like there were driving lanes I could attack ... Continue reading

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Ochai Agbaji says Devon Dotson was “amazing” in KU’s win over Texas

Kansas freshman Ochai Agbaji spoke to reporters Thursday night following KU’s 65-57 win over Texas Thursday night in the Sprint Center. The Jayhawks (24-18) led for over 30 minutes of their first postseason game of the year. Kansas scored 34 points in the paint compared to Texas' ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Texas basketball (Big 12 Tournament)

For the first time since 2004, Kansas will be the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 Tournament this week. It ended a 10-season run for Kansas (23-8) as the No. 1 seed. The Jayhawks, who are the defending conference tournament champions, have won 11 such crowns ... Continue reading

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Quentin Grimes: Jayhawks ‘trending upwards’ entering postseason

**Kansas City, Mo.** — The four freshmen members of the Kansas basketball team’s starting lineup have experienced plenty over the last four-plus months. Flourishing and regressing. Achievements and failures. Getting tastes of what it’s like to battle national powerhouses such as Michigan State and Kentucky. Discovering pedigree ... Continue reading

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Big 12 tournament will be more compelling with multiple teams capable of winning it all

It has become an annual tradition to mention how wide open the Big 12 tournament is. Any team, regardless of the seed, is capable of cutting down the nets on the final day of the event. This year is no different, especially with No. 17 Kansas (23-8) ... Continue reading

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With most of rotation unproven in March, unpredictable postseason awaits Jayhawks

**Kansas City, Mo.** — During his close to 16 seasons at the University of Kansas, Bill Self has coached teams bound for Final Four glory and others that crashed and burned as victims of the Madness known as March. Sometimes, even the man who has a better ... Continue reading

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KU basketball practicing before the Big 12 tournament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHhPdwkCadk&feature=youtu.be The Kansas men's basketball team had an open practice Wednesday afternoon at the Sprint Center ahead of the 2019 Big 12 tournament. Kansas is defending Big 12 tournament champion and has won 15 conference postseason tourney titles and 11 in the Big 12 era which began ... Continue reading

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Bill Self on what it will take for Jayhawks to win Big 12 tournament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_WhR_f6-EY&feature=youtu.be Kansas coach Bill Self spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon at the Sprint Center ahead of the Big 12 tournament. KU is the No. 3 seed for the third time with the others being in 1999 and 2004. The Jayhawks won in 1999 behind Most Outstanding Player ... Continue reading

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David McCormack believes he is peaking at the right time

Kansas freshman David McCormack spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse ahead of the Big 12 tournament. McCormack believes his peaking at the right time after adjusting to the collegiate game early on. "It took me some time to make sure my game slowed down," McCormack ... Continue reading

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Quentin Grimes says KU doesn’t have a lot of pressure this postseason

Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon at the Sprint Center ahead of the Big 12 tournament. Grimes was asked about the pressure KU's young team is dealing with entering the postseason. "I feel like we don't have a lot of pressure," Grimes said. "I ... Continue reading

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Picking the 2019 Big 12 tournament bracket

The time has come to tip things off in the Big 12 tournament and although only four of the 10 teams in the conference are playing tonight, we might as well dive in and take a stab at predicting the entire 9-game tournament that will take place ... Continue reading