In his own words: Cheick Diallo talks getting cleared

Happy Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo speaks with the media about finally getting the news he and the Jayhawks had hoped for — he is eligible to play college basketball this season. Continue reading


Jayhawks in Maui: Hoisting the trophy

Thanks to a pair of blowouts in the opening rounds and a hard-fought 70-63 victory over 19th-ranked Vanderbilt in Wednesday's title game, the Kansas University men's basketball team hoisted some hardware in paradise. Taking the Maui Invitational was the first step in what fifth-ranked Kansas (4-1) hopes ... Continue reading


Baseline View: Kansas vs. Vanderbilt in Maui


South Korea Selden returns to lead KU to Maui title

**1 - Wayne Selden:** MVP of the World University Games was MVP of the Maui Invitational. Junior guard matched career high with 25 points and only blemish of the evening came when he missed four consecutive free throws in the final minute of action. Had seven rebounds, ... Continue reading


Jayhawks break down win over UCLA

Kansas Jayhawks Perry Ellis and Devonté Graham discuss KU's impressive Maui Invitational semifinal victory over UCLA. Coach Bill Self left impressed with his team’s effort, particularly in the first half. Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. UCLA

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Senior Perry Ellis nearly matches point total to minutes played in rout of UCLA

**1 - Perry Ellis:** Made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 three-pointers and scored 24 points in 27 minutes. **2 - Devonte' Graham:** Infused team with energy at both ends and had three steals. Had nine points, three assists and just one ... Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. Chaminade

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Svi for three: Sophomore leads KU past Chaminade in Maui

**1 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk:** Caught fire from long range and never cooled off. Scored all 18 of his points from beyond the arc, making 6 of 11 threes in 19 minutes. Also had three assists and three rebounds in the first game of Brannen Greene’s six-game suspension. ... Continue reading


Jayhawks react to 123-point display at Maui Invitational

Kansas basketball players Landen Lucas and Svi Mykhailiuk discuss the Jayhawks' 123-point showing after KU's rout of Chaminade at the Maui Invitational. Kansas coach BIll Self also weighs in, and provides his daily take on Cheick Diallo's eligibility. Continue reading


Jayhawks in Maui: Chaminade not afraid to score points

During Friday's long flight over the Pacific Ocean, I spent some time looking over the stats for the Chaminade Silverswords, KU's first opponent at the 2015 Maui Invitational — 8 p.m. central Monday night — and a couple of things jumped out immediately. The biggest, by far, ... Continue reading


Joe Dineen stands out in rout

**No. 1 - Joe Dineen:** Never gets discouraged and never stops playing rugged football. Made 16 tackles, all solo, one for a loss. Added a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry. **No. 2 - Derrick Neal:** Converted from receiver to cornerback in midseason, he showed nice skill ... Continue reading


Is this the week KU finally gets in the win column?

Kansas closes its 2015 football season with back-to-back home games at Memorial Stadium. And for the first time since the non-conference portion of the schedule, people seem to think the Jayhawks might be able to get first-year head coach David Beaty his first career victory. In fact, ... Continue reading


West Virginia likes to run the ball, take it away

After limiting high-scoring TCU to 23 points in a road loss last week, the Kansas football team will have to find ways to slow down a different kind of attack with West Virginia coming to Memorial Stadium Saturday (11 a.m. kickoff, FOX Sports Net). The Mountaineers (5-4 ... Continue reading


Bill Self: Jayhawks need to return from Maui a better team

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says the upcoming Maui Invitational is the most prestigious early-season event KU plays in from year to year, and whether the Jayhawks win the ESPN-televised tournament or not, Self wants them to come back playing at a higher level than when they ... Continue reading


Devonté Graham: KU guards have to play better

Kansas sophomore point guard Devonté Graham shares that he and fellow starting guards Frank Mason III and Wayne Selden Jr. discussed their struggles in KU’s loss to Michigan State. > “We didn’t shoot the ball well. Late, > we didn’t get stops,” Graham says. Going forward, the ... Continue reading


Wayne Selden Jr: Jayhawks need to learn from mistakes before playing in Maui

After suffering a loss to Michigan State in Chicago, Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. says the Jayhawks returned home ready to learn from their mistakes before they take off again for next week’s Maui Invitational. Selden says KU’s guard play “wasn’t good” against Michigan State, and ... Continue reading


Winning experience gave Michigan State edge against KU

The more you think about it, the more you realize the college basketball world should have seen a Michigan State “upset” of Kansas coming at the Champions Classic. Sure, the No. 4 Jayhawks headed to Chicago with a higher ranking than No. 13 Michigan State. And, yes, ... Continue reading


The Day After: Spanked by Sparty

The Kansas University men's basketball team had a golden opportunity to start the season with a statement victory in a prime-time event that would have served notice that this season was going to be different. It still might, but the Jayhawks blew that opportunity by collapsing down ... Continue reading


Senior Perry Ellis best scorer for KU on rough shooting night

**No. 1 - Perry Ellis:** Scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the first half and had six rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes. **No. 2 - Jamari Traylor:** Did strong board work at both ends, made all four of his free throws and finished ... Continue reading