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Published February 18, 2017
When two of the nation’s top teams square off in Waco, Texas, No. 4 Baylor will attempt to end the program’s nine-game losing streak against the Big 12’s marquee team, No. 3 Kansas. Coach Scott Drew’s Bears (22-4 overall, 9-4 Big 12) have only won four of their past 12 games against top-five teams over the past several seasons. This marks the fifth top-10 matchup for Bill Self’s Jayhawks (23-3, 11-2) this year. KU enters the game at Baylor 4-0 versus top-10 opponents.
Published February 13, 2017
The Kansas basketball team hasn’t lost consecutive games inside Allen Fieldhouse since the 1988-89 season. The No. 3 Jayhawks, who pulled off back-to-back road wins last week after seeing their home winning streak end at 54 games against Iowa State, look to start a new streak — and avoid a rare home skid — on Big Monday versus No. 9 West Virginia. The Mountaineers (20-5 overall, 8-4 Big 12) defeated KU (22-3, 10-2) in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Jan. 24.
Published February 11, 2017
With the end of the regular season and a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament not too far ahead of them, the Kansas Jayhawks look to improve upon their stellar 6-1 road record Saturday, when they visit Texas Tech. No. 3 KU (21-3 overall, 9-2 Big 12) leads the conference in scoring (80.8 points) in league games, while Tech (16-8, 4-7) ranks last (67.1).
Published February 10, 2017
Lawrence and Douglas County are the capital of higher education in Kansas, as evidenced by the presence of three universities, a campanile and several houses that make the bell tower sound like a quiet library. There is news, though, that Lawrence is losing one provider of higher education.
Published February 6, 2017
The Kansas basketball program has won 53 of its last 58 meetings with rival Kansas State. But the Jayhawks have lost two of their last three trips to Manhattan, site of tonight’s Sunflower Showdown between No. 3 KU (20-3 overall, 8-2 Big 12) and K-State (16-7, 5-5).
Published February 4, 2017
Sitting atop the Big 12 standings with the rest of the league’s teams in chase mode, No. 3 Kansas begins the second half of its conference schedule by welcoming Iowa State into Allen Fieldhouse for a rematch. The Jayhawks (20-2 overall, 8-1 Big 12) already handled the Cyclones (13-8, 4-5) in Ames, Iowa, and aim for a season sweep.
Published February 1, 2017
In a showdown of top-three teams at Allen Fieldhouse, the winner will emerge in sole possession of first place in the Big 12 at the midway mark of the league schedule. It’s No. 3 Kansas (19-2 overall, 7-1 conference) versus No. 2 Baylor (20-1, 7-1).
Published January 28, 2017
The two winningest programs in college basketball history meet up for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge Saturday evening, when No. 2 Kansas faces No. 4 Kentucky at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats, 17-3 this season, have 2,222 wins all-time, while the Jayhawks, at 18-2 this year, own 2,204. KU will try and topple UK on its home floor with a shorter bench than usual, due to the indefinite suspension of sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr.
Published January 24, 2017
The Kansas basketball program has only made four trips to Morgantown, West Virginia, all of them coming since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12. Each of the Jayhawks’ previous three visits to WVU Coliseum have ended with a loss. No. 2 KU (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) looks to reverse that trend against No. 18 West Virginia (15-4, 4-3) Tuesday night.
Published January 21, 2017
Back at home and still unbeaten in Big 12 play, the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (17-1 overall, 6-0 conference) look to win their 50th consecutive game at Allen Fieldhouse, against Texas (7-11, 1-5).
Published January 16, 2017
The No. 2-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, riding a 16-game winning streak, make their 2017 ESPN Big Monday debut in a hostile environment, at Hilton Coliseum, home of the Iowa State Cyclones. KU (16-1 overall, 5-0 Big 12) is playing just its fourth road game of the season, against ISU (11-5, 3-2), which is 5-0 at home the last two seasons when coming off a conference road loss. Iowa State lost, 84-77, at TCU Saturday.
Published January 14, 2017
The only undefeated team left in Big 12 play, No. 2-ranked Kansas is back at Allen Fieldhouse looking to stay perfect in the conference against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys (10-6 overall, 0-4 Big 12) are on the opposite end of the standings from the Jayhawks (15-1, 4-0), but OSU’s losses have come to top-10-ranked Baylor and West Virginia, as well as at Texas and against Iowa State.
Published January 10, 2017
The milestones keep coming for Kansas basketball this season, and while head coach Bill Self likely won’t make much of this one, a victory from his No. 2-ranked Jayhawks (14-1 overall, 3-0 Big 12) at Oklahoma would give him his 400th coaching victory with KU. More importantly, a win on the home court of the Sooners (6-8, 0-3) would keep Kansas undefeated in conference play and extend the team’s winning streak, which began for the Jayhawks in November against Duke.
Published January 7, 2017
Riding a 13-game winning streak since a season-opening loss to Indiana, No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball (13-1 overall, 2-0 Big 12) is back in Allen Fieldhouse looking to keep the streak alive, versus Texas Tech (12-2, 1-1).
Published January 3, 2017
After more than three weeks of playing in other venues, the No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball team returns to Allen Fieldhouse to take on rival Kansas State. The Jayhawks (12-1 overall, 1-0 Big 12) have won 12 straight games and are making 51 percent of their shots — which ranks seventh nationally. The Wildcats (12-1, 1-0) are holding opponents to 37.7-percent shooting.
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