After an 84-79 home loss to Oklahoma State last weekend, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self announced Monday that he was going to change the starting lineup going forward with Mitch Lightfoot replacing Lagerald Vick.
"Mitch certainly deserves the opportunity to play," Self said. "He, Svi (Mykhailiuk) and Devonte' (Graham) try harder than anybody else so we're going to get him out there."
After a five-point home loss to Oklahoma State, Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman said it was "kind of sad, depressing" with so many former players at Allen Fieldhouse to celebrate the program's 120-year history.
Newman said the team has a lot of confidence in Lagerald Vick to break out of his slump and that he felt he contributed to the Jayhawks' slow start with his lack of aggressiveness in the first half.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self talks about big men Mitch Lightfoot and Silvio De Sousa, Svi Mykhailiuk's recent success and what makes Oklahoma State a tough matchup.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self praised Marcus Garrett's defense in a 79-68 win over Texas A&M, why he was disappointed in Udoka Azubuike's second-half technical foul and what he expects his team to face against Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self talked about why he doesn't want Udoka Azubuike attempting underhanded free throws this season, and Lagerald Vick's recent game struggles, plus he jokes about the police being called to the team's dorm Wednesday for a suspicious man trying to offer "free-throw advice."
Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman discussed what went through his head during a stretch of scoring 12 straight points in a 70-67 win over Baylor, what helped him rebounding and what it's like to lose freshman Billy Preston to a pro team in Europe.
Kansas freshman Silvio De Sousa, who joined the team in December, talked about becoming more comfortable on and off the court, receiving a standing ovation in his debut and why he doesn't feel pressure to contribute this season.
After freshman Silvio De Sousa was cleared to play in a game for the first time this season Saturday, Udoka Azubuike and Bill Self discuss how he can help the team. De Sousa had one turnover and one foul in four minutes.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said the school is pushing buttons with the NCAA awaiting information on the eligibility of freshmen forwards Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. Self, who expects to hear news soon, said he thinks the news could be favorable to De Sousa, who joined the team at the end of December.
Looking to potentially add two freshmen forwards to the lineup, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self offered updates Thursday on Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. Preston has been withheld from action for all 14 games this year. De Sousa is awaiting certification from the NCAA.