Posts tagged with Kentucky Basketball

Bill Self talks about ‘home-court advantage,’ Udoka Azubuike and more following win over UK

It wasn’t quite Allen Fieldhouse, but KU coach Bill Self still felt the support of a pro-KU crowd at United Center on Tuesday night.

“There would be a lot of people in the state of Illinois that would not want me to think (this was home) at all, even though it’s been 15 years” Self joked. “But our fanbase is unbelievable.”

In front of a vocal KU contingent, the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks defeated No. 7 Kentucky, 65-61, to improve to 2-0 on the year. Self spoke about several topics after the matchup, including the crowd support, performance of Udoka Azubuike and event as a whole.


Highlight reel: Kansas defeats Kentucky in overtime


Carlton Bragg nearly chose UK, will face Wildcats Saturday

Kansas freshman forward Carlton Bragg, who nearly chose Kentucky when making his college decision (and accidentally said Kentucky at his announcement a year ago), is looking forward to facing the Wildcats on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

According to Bragg, KU coach Bill Self told the Jayhawks this break from Big 12 play “can’t hurt us. All it can do is help us.”


KU Sports Extra: Deep Breaths

With Kansas basketball coming off yet another road loss, Tom Keegan and Matt Tait examine what’s ailing the Jayhawks and preview Saturday’s massive non-conference finale at Allen Fieldhouse: KU vs. Kentucky.