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McLemore, Taylor and Withey lead Blue team at Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

The Blue squad came up just short of a victory at the 2017 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, but the former Kansas basketball players who returned to Lawrence to raise money for families impacted by cancer provided plenty of highlights for the fans who packed Free State High.

Check out some of the dunks, 3-pointers and baskets scored by Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey, Tyshawn Taylor, Tyrel Reed, Perry Ellis and other members of the Blue team in a 104-101 loss to the Crimson squad.

Rock Chalk Roundball Classic scoring:

CRIMSON (104): Mario Chalmers 22, Wayne Selden 16, Cole Aldrich 15, Mario Little 4, Drew Gooden 2, Sherron Collins 18, Elijah Johnson 10, Billy Thomas 6, Brady Morningstar 4, Nick Bradford 2, Guest Jayhawk 5.

BLUE (101): Ben McLemore 32, Tyshawn Taylor 20, Perry Ellis 11, Jeff Withey 12, Tyrel Reed 7, Tyler Self 3, Christian Garrett 4, Darnell Jackson 2, Kenny Gregory 2, Jeff Graves 2, Jeremy Case 6.


KU basketball alumni dazzle in scrimmage against current Jayhawks

Several former Kansas basketball players returned for a first-to-80 scrimmage against current Kansas players in front of Bill Self campers Wednesday afternoon at Horejsi Center.

In a blast from the past, watch some of the highlights from Sherron Collins, Keith Langford, Tyshawn Taylor, Ben McLemore, Mario Chalmers, Perry Ellis and others.

The current Jayhawks squad won the scrimmage, 82-75.

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KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks beat Maryland to reach Elite Eight

Kansas disposed of Maryland in a South regional semifinal Thursday night in Kentucky, Louisville, to move on to the Elite Eight.’s Tom Keegan and Matt Tait recap the Jayhawks’ 79-63 victory over the fifth-seeded Terrapins and discuss how KU (33-4) did enough in the first half to get by before playing at another level in the second half.

Between Perry Ellis’ 27-point performance, Wayne Selden Jr.’s assertiveness all over the court and Landen Lucas’ work in the paint, the Jayhawks have plenty of reasons to feel good moving into a regional final, where they’ll have a chance — against Villanova on Saturday — to get the program back to the Final Four for the first time since 2012.

— See what people were saying about the Sweet 16 matchup between KU and Maryland during's live coverage

More news and notes from KU’s Sweet 16 victory over Maryland


Perry Ellis: Experience kicked in for KU vs. UConn

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis says the Jayhawks’ experience kicked in after a slow offensive start to the second half against UConn Saturday night.

The victory got KU back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since Ellis’ freshman season.

— See what people were saying about Kansas vs. UConn during's live coverage

More news and notes from KU’s win over UConn


KU’s top 12 dunks in Big 12 play

During the Kansas basketball team’s 12th consecutive Big 12 championship season, the Jayhawks produced plenty of highlights.

Here are KU’s top 12 dunks from Big 12 play, featuring Wayne Selden Jr., Landen Lucas, Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor — with a little help from their teammates.

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Watch Senior Day speeches from Manning, Mickelson, Traylor and Ellis

Kansas head coach Bill Self gives a pat to Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) after Traylor gave an emotional Senior Day speech following the JayhawksÕ 85-78 win over the Cyclones.

Kansas head coach Bill Self gives a pat to Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) after Traylor gave an emotional Senior Day speech following the JayhawksÕ 85-78 win over the Cyclones. by Nick Krug

Watch the Senior Day speeches from Kansas basketball seniors Evan Manning, Hunter Mickelson, Jamari Traylor and Perry Ellis in their entirety.

— See what people were saying about KU’s Senior Day vs. Iowa State during’s live coverage.

More news and notes from KU’s regular-season finale vs. Iowa State

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Perry Ellis takes pride in on-court consistency for KU

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis says he never really considered playing anywhere but KU and recalls his first high school basketball game, which Bill Self attended.

Ellis, who currently ranks 12th in KU history in points scored (1,645) and 13th in rebounding (792), says he takes a lot of pride in being a consistent presence for the team.


Perry Ellis finding offensive balance

The past three games, Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis has been nearly unstoppable offensively, converting on 26 of his 34 field-goal attempts. Ellis says he has found a nice balance between asserting himself and being patient with the ball in his hands.

Ellis also gets into his improved perimeter shooting this season — the senior enters Saturday’s rematch with Oklahoma having made 19 of 40 from 3-point range. In the offseason, Ellis explains, KU coach Bill Self advised him to practice NBA-distance 3-pointers.

“It helped just stretch my range,” Ellis says. “… At first it wasn’t real comfortable shooting those shots, you know. Then gradually it started getting better and better, and it worked out.”

The senior also recalls the great practice KU had prior to the first OU game and talks about what the Jayhawks expect out of the rematch.


Highlight reel: Jayhawks beat West Virginia in rematch

Check out the highlights from the Jayhawks’ home victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

— See what people were saying about No. 6 KU vs. No. 10 WVU during’s live coverage

More news and notes from KU’s home win over West Virginia


Highlight reel: Jayhawks defeat TCU on the road