KU Men’s Basketball

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

KU 3-point marksman Lagerald Vick trending upward once again

Whether it proves to be a two-game solar flare or the type of burst that can keep his right shooting hand comfortable and confident the remainder of the season, there is no denying that Lagerald Vick is on an upswing. After opening Big 12 play by connecting on 6 of his 20 3-point attempts as ...

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 ...

Jayhawks should learn from late-game missteps in win over Texas

What was once a 10-point Kansas basketball lead shrunk to a single point Monday night when Texas guard Courtney Ramey drained an open transition 3-pointer with just nine seconds to go in the second half. The Jayhawks knew what would come next — a Longhorns foul to stop the clock and send KU ...

Benton Smith: Freshman PG Devon Dotson indispensable for KU

He’s neither the type of player to bewilder observers with explosive scoring nights nor one to rack up eye-popping assist numbers. But freshman point guard Devon Dotson might be the most indispensable player on the Kansas basketball roster. His teammates and coaches will tell you Dotson ...

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 ...

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 ...

Quick recap: No. 7 Kansas tops Texas 80-78 on Big Monday

On its first Big Monday of the season, No. 7 Kansas was tested by Texas in a game that came down to the wire. Despite being in control for much of the night, the Jayhawks surrendered multiple 3-pointers down the stretch to make things close at the end. In the end, KU made enough plays to ...

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 ...

Benton Smith: Ochai Agbaji invigorating lineup as KU recalibrates on the fly

Replacing a 7-foot, three-year starter with a fresh-out-of-his redshirt 6-5 guard in the middle of a season isn’t a tradeoff any college basketball coach would seek out. Not even Kansas mastermind Bill Self. Even so, as fortifying as size, experience and undeniable talent can be for a ...

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 ...

Benton Smith: Dedric Lawson becoming more complete player for Jayhawks

Waco, Texas — In the midst of his ongoing evolution to become the total basketball player that Kansas needs him to be, Dedric Lawson made some headway in a bit of uncharted territory Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center. A redshirt junior, Lawson has proven time and again that he can ...

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 ...

Quick recap: No. 7 Kansas takes down Baylor for 73-68 win

No. 7 Kansas put its recent road woes to bed at last. The result was basically never in doubt, as KU cruised to a 73-68 win over Baylor Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas. The Jayhawks took a 3-2 advantage at the 18:25 mark and never looked back en route to their second consecutive win since ...