Getting to know: West Virginia basketball

No. 14 Kansas returns home to take on lowly West Virginia in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks (19-6, 8-4) have won back-to-back games since falling on the road to in-state rival Kansas State. The Mountaineers (10-14, 2-9) have only won two games against league foes all year, though ... Continue reading


New starting role doesn’t mean David McCormack trying to play like ‘superstar’

Before the season began, not a whole lot was expected out of David McCormack during his freshman year with the Kansas basketball program. It wasn’t that the 6-foot-10 forward from prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy lacked potential. It was just that McCormack was joining what looked like ... Continue reading


Jayhawks to wear Retro ‘70s uniforms Saturday vs. West Virginia

So it seems like Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard was the first to unofficially break the news about KU's newest throwback uniform day. Because why wouldn't he be? Howard will be the first to tell you that he has the best style of anyone on the team and ... Continue reading


How a pair of 5% stunners involving West Virginia shaped the 2019 Big 12 basketball race

Everybody knows that Bob Huggins’ West Virginia squad that will come to Allen Fieldhouse for a 3 p.m. clash with Kansas on Saturday has had a rough season and is no threat to win the Big 12 Conference. But people might be surprised to learn just how ... Continue reading


Even without Lagerald Vick, Jayhawks capable of producing from 3-point range

At no point in the past couple of weeks did Bill Self give his team a directive to shoot more 3-pointers. But since the calendar flipped to February, the Jayhawks have definitely been more ready and likely to fire away from beyond the arc. On the season, ... Continue reading


KU player news: Marcus Garrett out for Saturday; no change in Lagerald Vick’s status

Ever since he injured his left ankle back on Feb. 1 during a KU practice, there was some hope that sophomore guard Marcus Garrett would be able to return in time for Saturday’s 3 p.m. game against West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse, but that hope has all ... Continue reading


Hurt named to Nike Hoop Summit roster

2019 Forward Matthew Hurt will be one of the twelve players representing Team USA on April 12th in the 22nd annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, OR. Hurt, who officially visited Kansas earlier this month for the Texas Tech game, captured a gold medal at the 2018 ... Continue reading


Lightfoot, McCormack finding footing in new-look KU basketball rotation

There’s a funny flow for how injuries impact athletics that kind of falls in line with that idea of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. Take the case of current Kansas junior Mitch Lightfoot as a good example. Buried on the bench despite a significant role ... Continue reading


KU AD Jeff Long continues to find memorable ways to celebrate Jayhawks’ success

Even with serious matters such as the appeal over the NCAA’s recent Silvio De Sousa ruling and the fast-approaching start of Les Miles’ first run with spring football at Kansas, first-year KU Athletic Director Jeff Long is still finding time to connect with KU’s student-athletes in the ... Continue reading


Status of injured KU sophomore Marcus Garrett still in question

The hope all along was that injured sophomore Marcus Garrett would return by Saturday’s home game against West Virginia. But that timeline appears to be moving back just a little. KU coach Bill Self, during his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio show Tuesday night, said the sophomore guard ... Continue reading


Jayhawks showed some vital mental toughness by winning on road

As currently comprised, the Kansas roster is too flawed overall for the Jayhawks to play the type of aesthetically pleasing basketball that has characterized so many of their predecessors coached by Bill Self. But they have now proven, most importantly to themselves, that they can offset some ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra - Digging deep to win on the road

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K.J. Lawson on his late-game heroics at TCU

A surprise standout off the bench as Kansas won on the road for a change, K.J. Lawson discusses his crunch time contributions to an 82-77 Jayhawks victory at TCU. “Everybody was happy,” Lawson said after scoring both the basket that got KU to OT and a go-ahead ... Continue reading


Dotson’s monster effort tops ratings, leads Kansas to road win at TCU

**1 – Devon Dotson –** Played all 45 minutes of a ruthless game and delivered a career-high 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to lead KU to a much-needed win on the road. **2 – Ochai Agbaji –** His first half set the tone for the ... Continue reading


Postgame Report Card: Kansas 82, TCU 77 (OT)

Fort Worth, Texas — Grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 82-77 overtime win over TCU on Big Monday at Schollmaier Arena. Offense: B- ---------- The offense was just effective enough for the Jayhawks to get out of their third trip to Texas this season ... Continue reading


Self: KU locker room best of year after OT win

If you required any confirmation that Kansas needed a road victory, look no further than Bill Self’s postgame comments following an overtime Big Monday win at TCU. “That’s the best locker room we’ve had all year by far,” Self said after the rare KU road victory. Continue reading


Agbaji and Dotson share how KU snapped its road losing skid

Following an 82-77 overtime victory that put an end to a four-game road losing streak, standout Kansas freshmen Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson explain how the Jayhawks survived their trip to TCU. Dotson scored a career-high 25 points, plus 10 rebounds, in the crucial Big 12 victory ... Continue reading


Jayhawks drop another spot to No. 14 in latest AP Poll

[Another road loss sent the Kansas men’s basketball team falling in the polls,][1] but the Jayhawks managed to hang on to a spot in the Top 15. [Kansas fell one spot from No. 13 to No. 14 in The Associated Press Top 25,][2] released Monday afternoon. The ... Continue reading


Getting to know: TCU basketball

Kansas will look to finally put its road woes in the rearview mirror Monday night. The Jayhawks will travel to TCU, a team they beat by a 77-68 margin in Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 9. The rematch, though, feels more significant than normal given the fact KU ... Continue reading


Relative struggles aside, Jayhawks still winning and capable of more; Will they deliver is the question

As positive as ever and happy to tell anyone who would listen that he was born without the part of the body that allows people to give up, Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton was in no mood to hear about what a rough year it has been ... Continue reading