Jayhawks’ bench gets smaller in 2nd half of road win

In the heat of a Big 12 road battle Saturday in Austin, Texas, the Kansas basketball team’s typically ample nine-man rotation shrunk. It wasn’t injuries that had the Jayhawks shorthanded. Rather head coach Bill Self decided for the stretch run he liked his chances with six players ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra - 2nd Half Surge Tops Texas

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Azubuike’s complete game at Texas earns top spot in ratings

**1 – Udoka Azubuike –** Dominated stretches of [KU's 66-57 victory][1] on both ends, including the start of the second half which gave KU control. Continues to show his maturity and improved understanding of what it takes to play hard all the time. Just missed yet another ... Continue reading


Bill Self: KU won at Texas with defensive stops in crunch time

After his Kansas basketball team won a game that was tied with 4:50 remaining in the second half at Texas, head coach Bill Self explained how the Jayhawks got out of Austin with a 66-57 victory. “I think in our case it’s more getting stops than it ... Continue reading


Devon Dotson felt ‘great’ in his return to the lineup at Texas

Kansas starting point guard Devon Dotson returned to the lineup after missing one game due to a hip pointer. Dotson played 39 minutes and scored a game-high 21 points in KU’s 66-57 win at Texas. “It felt great getting back on the court with my teammates. It ... Continue reading


Postgame Report Card: No. 6 Kansas 66, Texas 57

Austin, Texas — Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 66-57 win over Texas on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center. Offense: C ---------- • The Jayhawks opened up their afternoon versus Texas looking for high-percentage offense and capitalizing. They picked up plenty of buckets ... Continue reading


Getting to know: Texas basketball

Fresh off a gritty road win, No. 6 Kansas might need a similar blueprint this weekend in Austin, Texas. With Devon Dotson’s status still uncertain, the Jayhawks could have to replicate what they did in their 66-52 win at Oklahoma without their starting point guard. KU’s next ... Continue reading


Jayhawks will take scoring however they can get it

Replacing the 18 points per game leading scorer Devon Dotson typically brings to the floor wasn’t going to be a cinch for Kansas at Oklahoma. But upperclassmen Marcus Garrett (9.4 points per game), Udoka Azubuike (12.8 points) and Isaiah Moss (8.3 points) all provided more than their ... Continue reading


Jayhawks don’t want Christian Braun passing up open 3-pointers

Further along than most freshmen in his position might be thanks to an ideal frame of mind, Christian Braun knows he doesn’t have to score to make an impact when he checks into a game off the Kansas bench. But when Devon Dotson’s hip injury kept the ... Continue reading


Bill Self previews Texas and provides insight on Dotson’s status

Kansas coach Bill Self spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon outside the locker room in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks (13-2, 3-1 Big 12) are coming off a 66-52 win over Oklahoma. Self talked about what led to that performance without starting point guard Devon Dotson and the importance ... Continue reading


KU’s Marcus Garrett on playing point guard in Dotson’s absence

Kansas point guard Marcus Garrett spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon outside the locker room at Allen Fieldhouse. Garrett talked about playing point guard, who he models his defensive game after and what he thinks of national recognition of his defensive prowess. The Jayhawks (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) ... Continue reading


Mobile Udoka Azubuike taking his defense to another level as senior

Norman, Okla. — Anyone who has watched Udoka Azubuike play knows he can score over the top of defenders when opponents allow him to catch the ball inside and don’t quickly and aggressively double team the big man. His 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting in the Jayhawks’ ... Continue reading


How injured point guard Devon Dotson contributed to KU’s road win at Oklahoma

Norman, Okla. — Devon Dotson may not have played in [KU’s 66-52 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night][1] at Lloyd Noble Center. But that does not mean that Dotson did not play a role. Sidelined because of a hip pointer that kept him out of parts of ... Continue reading


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Garrett, Moss finish 1-2 in ratings for second consecutive game

**1 – Marcus Garrett –** Played 38 minutes as the team’s primary ball handler and top defender and committed just one foul and one turnover while tallying 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Arguably his best game as a Jayhawk. **2 – Isaiah Moss –** A ... Continue reading


Moss, Azubuike on how KU won without Dotson

Kansas found a way to win at Oklahoma without starting point guard Devon Dotson. “Knowing Dotson was going to be out, all our guards had to step up,” senior Isaiah Moss said after scoring 20 points. Continue reading


Postgame Report Card: No. 6 Kansas 66, Oklahoma 52

Norman, Okla. — Grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 66-52 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday at Lloyd Noble Center. Offense: B ---------- • As KU, in the second half, got better used to playing without injured point guard Devon Dotson, the offense started to ... Continue reading


Bill Self liked way KU guarded in road win at OU

After Kansas, playing without starting point guard Devon Dotson, won at Oklahoma, Bill Self shared his appreciation for the defensive efforts of his Jayhawks in a 66-52 road win. “I’m not naive to think that our defense was just tremendous. I thought Oklahoma got some good looks,” ... Continue reading


Source: KU point guard Devon Dotson out vs. Oklahoma

A source close to the Kansas basketball program told the Journal-World on Tuesday afternoon that KU point guard Devon Dotson will not play in tonight's 8 p.m. game at Oklahoma. [Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday that he thought Dotson would be fine for the game][1] and ... Continue reading


Getting to know: Oklahoma basketball

While KU’s first Big 12 loss showed some of the team’s flaws, this year’s squad is still one of the better teams in college basketball. After a tough opening three-game slate, the Jayhawks will have an opportunity to figure some things out during a favorable stretch to ... Continue reading