WRITER: Matt Tait

Game day breakdown: Kansas basketball vs. Iowa State

Kansas Jayhawks (15-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (14-4 overall, 4-2 Big 12) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith & ...

Jayhawks drop 2 spots to No. 9 in latest AP poll

Last Saturday’s loss at West Virginia sent the Jayhawks tumbling in the national polls, but their final landing spot was not that far from where they began. Kansas (15-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) fell from No. 7 to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press Top 25, which was released Monday afternoon. The Jayhawks were jumped in the poll by No. 8 Kentucky and No. 7 Nevada, but stayed ahead of Virginia Tech, North ...

No. 9 Kansas knocks off Iowa State behind decisive 14-0 run in second half

The eyes said it all. With No. 9 Kansas making a hard run and expending every ounce of energy it had to overcome a night when it was outplayed, outpushed and outexecuted by visiting Iowa State, Devon Dotson looked up the floor right about midcourt and saw Lagerald Vick slip behind the defense. The rest was easy. Dotson threw the lob. Vick threw it down. And Kansas grabbed its first lead of the second half en ...

Notebook: Jayhawks have become a regular on Big Monday for good reason

Monday night’s 80-76 win by No. 9 Kansas against No. 24 Iowa State marked the second of four ESPN Big Monday appearances this season for the Kansas men’s basketball program, a ritual of sorts that has become as common as Kansas returning to Maui every four years for the Maui Invitational. And as important as the Big Monday showcases are to the Jayhawks and their passionate basketball fans, there are people ...

Garrett, Lawson carry No. 9 Kansas to crucial home win over Iowa State

For all the big performances, memorable moments and clutch plays that helped lead No. 9 Kansas to a wild, 80-76 home victory over No. 24 Iowa State on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas coach Bill Self had a way of summing it all up that made this latest KU victory sound rather simple. And Self’s assessment had a lot more to do with each player’s all-around basketball effort than just the fact that ...

Morgantown mishap: No. 7 Kansas falters late in 65-64 loss at West Virginia

Morgantown, W.Va. — Morgantown strikes again. Despite controlling the second half and leading for more than 26 minutes of Saturday’s game at West Virginia — including nearly all of the second half — the No. 7-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team said hello to an old nemesis as the final horn sounded at WVU Coliseum. From up 6 with a chance to close it out to down 1 at the final buzzer, the Jayhawks ...

Notebook: Marcus Garrett’s offensive encore a bright spot during KU's latest loss

Morgantown, W.Va. — Five days earlier, in a home win over Texas, it was Marcus Garrett’s jump shot that led to a career night and 20-point outburst for the Kansas sophomore. On Saturday, in KU’s 65-64, gut-wrenching loss at West Virginia, Garrett’s offensive encore was one of the few bright spots in a day gone horribly wrong for the 7th-ranked Jayhawks at WVU Coliseum. Although he missed the only ...

Game day breakdown: No. 7 Kansas basketball at West Virginia

No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (15-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (8-9 overall, 0-5 Big 12) Time: 1 p.m. | Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W. Va. TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports ...

Though statistically not as nasty, "Press Virginia" still has bite

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson has seen so many different looks this week during KU’s preparation for the West Virginia’s vaunted full-court pressure that it temporarily threw off his ability to count correctly. “We’ve been doing different drills,” said Dotson, who will face the Mountaineers for the first time at 1 p.m. Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. “I think we did 9-on-5, 8-on-5, 6-on-5, just ...

Going off script isn't necessarily a bad thing for maturing Jayhawks

It’s common, in football, for head coaches and offensive coordinators to script the first 15 offensive plays of a game and has been for years. The strategy not only brings a sense of calm and cohesion to the game plan and opening drive but also allows the offense something extra to really focus in on during its practices leading up to game day. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is willing to do the same ...

De Sousa's attorney: 'It's time for the NCAA to be fair to Silvio'

Story updated at 8:15 p.m. Thursday A Kansas City-based attorney representing Kansas basketball forward Silvio De Sousa released a statement on De Sousa’s behalf Thursday afternoon and its message was simple. “It’s time for the NCAA to be fair to Silvio and immediately reinstate his eligibility,” wrote Scott Tompsett, of Tompsett Collegiate Sports Law in Kansas City, Mo. In a brief phone interview ...

Marcus Garrett's emergence on offense could mean big things for Kansas

If Kansas' men's basketball players focus on the right aspects of the game, good things are bound to follow. That's what KU basketball coach Bill Self believes, and it's an idea he's constantly preaching to his team. Thus far this season, there has perhaps been no better example of that philosophy playing out than sophomore Marcus Garrett, who dropped a career-high 20 points in Monday night’s win over ...

Game day - No. 7 Kansas vs. Texas

No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (14-2 overall, 3-1 Big 12) vs. Texas Longhorns (10-6, 2-2) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith & @SJacksonLJW ...

Report: KU officials to ask NCAA to reinstate sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa immediately

According to [a Monday report from Seth Davis, of The Athletic,][1] the Kansas men’s basketball program is prepared to rule KU sophomore Silvio De Sousa ineligible and request that the NCAA immediately reinstate him. Davis’ report, which cites multiple sources who claim KU is prepared to “formally acknowledge to the NCAA that a violation took place,” answers the question that KU officials would or ...

Notebook: Per report, KU officials to ask NCAA to reinstate Silvio De Sousa

According to a Monday report from Seth Davis of The Athletic, the Kansas men’s basketball program is prepared to rule KU sophomore Silvio De Sousa ineligible and request that the NCAA immediately reinstate him. Davis’ report, which cites multiple sources who claim KU is prepared to “formally acknowledge to the NCAA that a violation took place,” answers the question that KU officials would or could not ...

Jayhawks claim 10th consecutive victory over Longhorns with 80-78 win

For all of the power and prestige that the burnt orange brand represents throughout college athletics, the Kansas men’s basketball team sure has found a way to give the Longhorns the short end of the stick. Thanks to an anxiety-ridden, down-to-the-wire 80-78 victory by No. 7 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night, the Jayhawks now have won 10 in a row over Texas (10-7 overall, 2-3 Big 12) and 15 of the ...

KU coach Bill Self talks Silvio De Sousa, says something needs to be determined one way or another

[Responding to questions about a Monday report stating that Kansas officials are in the process of urging the NCAA to immediately reinstate sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa,][1] KU coach Bill Self offered little new information. But he did share some insight regarding De Sousa’s status after No. 7 Kansas’ 80-78 win over Texas on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “I can’t say that there’s anything ...

Game day: No. 7 Kansas at Baylor

No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (13-2 overall, 2-1 Big 12) vs. Baylor Bears (9-5 overall, 1-1 Big 12) Time: 3 p.m. | Location: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith ...

No. 7 Kansas survives late scare to claim road win over Baylor

Waco, Texas — There were some issues at the end of Saturday’s 73-68 victory by No. 7 Kansas over Baylor at the Ferrell Center that certainly will be talked about, but might never be watched. None of them will change the way KU coach Bill Self felt about his latest road victory in the Big 12. For 36 minutes, the Jayhawks (14-2 overall, 3-1 Big 12) had their way with Baylor, be it offensively, defensively, ...

Notebook: KU senior Lagerald Vick reaches 1,000-point milestone on 22nd birthday

Waco, Texas — Kansas senior Lagerald Vick has had a bunch of memorable moments in a KU uniform, but none quite like this. Late in the first half of Saturday’s 73-68 victory at Baylor, Vick drained a 3-pointer from the wing, just left of the top of the key, that put Kansas ahead, 27-22, and launched Vick into some exclusive company. Those 3 points, along with an earlier Vick 3-pointer that opened the ...