One team on the Gallagher-Iba Arena court Tuesday night looked like the type Bill Self always has loved to coach. More athletic than the opposition. Quick, bouncy, rugged getting rebounds in traffic and chasing down loose balls. Hitting clutch shots every time the lead dwindled. That team was Oklahoma State, and the Cowboys took it to a Kansas University squad that looked, in a word, slow — physically and mentally slow. By Tom Keegan
Bill Self, the coach of the country’s No. 3-ranked college basketball team, is not ready to panic after two losses in the last three Big 12 games — both setbacks on the road.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 20, 2016
The Big 12 basketball title might stay in Lawrence, but a list of five players from the conference most capable of taking over a game and leading their teams to victory would not include anyone from Kansas University.
The Kansas University women's basketball team dropped its ninth game in a row and lost for the 11th time in 12 games, 59-46 to Kansas State Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Second-year KU coach David Beaty and his staff have two recruiting weekends remaining before the Feb. 3 national signing day, and, as luck would have it, the KU basketball program has two Saturday home games during that stretch. Because so many players on the 2015 roster counted forward, KU has five open spots remaining to fill in what will wind up being a 17-man class if all spots are filled. By Matt Tait