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'We can do this' How Kansas kept hope alive at halftime and powered its way to the 2022 national title

David - that was a national semi against TX Western (UT El Paso now). If there had been instant replay, the refs would have caught JoJo never stepped out. TX Western beat Kentucky and Adolf Rupp that year for the national title.

April 5, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas women's basketball set for hardest four-game stretch of season as NCAA Tournament looms

Why are the women's games not listed on the home page like men's basketball and football? Nor is their schedule an option when the TEAM SCHEDULES link is clicked. I am thinking, if your URL includes "kusports.com", you probably need to be giving the same opportunity to follow the other sports as much as you do the primary money makers.

February 23, 2022 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ochai Agbaji's career-high 26 points lead No. 11 Kansas past No. 25 Oklahoma and into Big 12 semis

I am in agreement Braun did not play well against OU. However, Harris is right where he needs to be. He gives a charge of defense off the bench. You can't lose the dynamic that lineup decision provides. Mitch can't start because you have absolutely nothing behind him. If he gets early fouls, which he has a tendency to do, you've wiped out your inside game. Grant-Foster is a typical JUCO. Not ready for this year. He should be better with some more coaching. I liked what HCBS did with the lineup and strategy. Anyone notice he inverted the offense to begin the game and it caught OU off guard (no pun intended). Thompson was on the ball and Garrett was in the post with Wilson pulling Manek away from the goal. Harkness can defend on the outside, but inside is not his strength. Overall, good first game with McCormack. UT will be a much tougher out.

March 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Game Day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. Iowa State

Can't play the comparison score game. UT was missing two players including Jericho Sims.

February 17, 2020 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New KU deal with ESPN+ means Jayhawk TV Network will be available nationwide without blackouts

I live in Indiana, have DirecTV as my provider and watched these lower level games on the ESPN+ channels in the 700s. I do have the Sports Package where I get all the Fox regionals, etc. Not certain if that makes a difference. The video was always a little grainy, but at least I was able to watch without going on ESPN3.

August 24, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford picks Indiana

I am a KU fan who lives in Indiana about halfway between Bloomington and New Albany. I understand everyone is granted their opinion, but I would like to provide some additional information about this young man. What you saw in this announcement was a young man who is so well-liked in his community and his school, he wanted to share this experience with everyone he could. He is an outstanding academic student, not "just" an athlete. I have worked youth basketball tournaments, from 4th grade to high school age, where this young man took time out of his day to visit, take pictures and talk with players and teams. This is no Ball family circus and Romeo and his parents should not even be mentioned in the same discussion. ANY program should be considered lucky to have a young man, be he a one-and-done or not, be part of the team.

May 1, 2018 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self says delay in Billy Preston situation 'not the NCAA's fault'

One aspect of this investigation which is being overlooked, I believe, is the affiliation between KU and Addidas. With the news that broke this summer, it is imperative for schools like KU to be ultra-diligent about their compliance to keep from having even an appearance of a connection with the pay-for-play scandal. Therefore, the compliance department picks at every thread, every rumor, every memo that might have the slightest connection. I am hopeful the NCAA rules quickly on this and the Sousa cases as there doesn't appear to be much, if anything, behind the rumors and questions.

January 4, 2018 at 8:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Stats say Taylor deserves Cousy mention

The additional quesiton should be, other than TRob, why is KU getting no mention on the awards talk, in general? This has been an incredible coaching job by Coach Self. Yet, all the Coach of the Year talk is Haith at MO. All Haith had coming back was 90% of his scoring and minutes. The only significant change was losing Bowers. I don't understand the oversight of Self as COTY. Could it be the media is as bad as the KU fans in taking their players and coaches for granted????

February 13, 2012 at 8:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Testing Bill Self's theory: How was KU's late-clock defense against Texas A&M?

First point - Self's statement in the press conference is "people" - not necessarily focusing on TAMU game. There have been a number of instances in various games where the shot clock has moved under 15 seconds and a defensive breakdown has occurred. Playing defense for over half the shot clock and giving up a basket, offensive rebound and basket, or fouling ARE an issue for this team.

Second point - in a game where, as pointed out possessions are limited, and the final score ends within a spread of 3-4 possessions how big do the three scores with the clock under 15 seconds and a fourth just on the line, not to mention the fouls and offensive rebounds.

Good analysis and I think has it's merits. But, compare to the total possesions of the game and the impact those failed defensive possessions have on the final score. Close games dictate a more detailed focus on maintaining the defensive pressure throughout the possession.

January 25, 2012 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recap: KU's second-half defense made comeback nearly impossible against Davidson

The offense was stagnant. When Robinson was doubled, there were no dive cuts from the top of the key, no off the ball weakside cuts, and no movement to create a spot up opportunity by Tehan or EJ.

I thought defense was spotty at best. Everyone knows Davidson is a three point shooting team. To defeat that you fight over the top of the screen along with the hedging by the screener's defensive man. Only EJ worked through those situations. Tyshawn continually went under the screen as did Releford and Tehan. To be honest, if Tehan is not making threes, he is nothing but a liability with no ball handling, rebounding or defensive skills.

This team has to work harder to get wins because of the fact there is less talent than previous teams. That's not to say this can't be a good team. They just have to learn the name on the front of the jersey doesn't mean you win. You win by outworking the other team's players and focusing on details - see the game against Ohio State.

December 21, 2011 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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