KU Men’s Basketball

Game day breakdown: No. 4 seed Kansas vs. No. 13 seed Northeastern

No. 4 seed Kansas Jayhawks (25-9) vs. No. 13 seed Northeastern Huskies (23-10) Time: 3 p.m. | Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City TV: TNT | 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 ...

Battle at center position could be pivotal when Kansas takes on Northeastern

Salt Lake City — Northeastern center Anthony Green had a solid scouting report on Kansas before head coach Bill Coen even talked to the team ahead of the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. During media availability Wednesday afternoon at at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Green admitted he has ...

Sophomore guard Marcus Garrett continues to serve as KU’s ultimate X-factor

Salt Lake City — Kansas coach Bill Self hinted this week that he may be looking at tweaking his starting lineup ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. NCAA Tournament opener against No. 13 seed Northeastern at Vivint Smart Home Arena. But whether he switches things up or starts the same five he has ...

Mitch Lightfoot preparing KU’s NCAA Tournament newbies for what’s to come

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/mar/20/329017/ Salt Lake City — On Thursday afternoon at Vivint Smart Home Arena, seven members of the Kansas basketball team’s rotation will experience the NCAA Tournament — and all the nerves and pressure and highs and lows that accompany it — ...

Carrying Kansas: Junior forward Dedric Lawson born and bred for what lies ahead

Salt Lake City — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has a saying he uses this time of year that probably applies to this KU team better than most during his 16-year run with the Jayhawks. “When you’ve got a great player, which we do, you can always ride that guy,” Self said recently ...

Shane Jackson: Kansas should wait to go small against Northeastern

By now you have heard the narrative regarding KU’s first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament. Many are wondering how Kansas is going to defend Northeastern’s four-guard lineup when the two teams square off at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday in Salt Lake City. It is a reasonable conundrum ...

Jayhawks arrive in Salt Lake City more ‘under the radar’ than in recent years

Salt Lake City — Usually, by now, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has done a dozen different radio and television interviews and talked until he was blue in the face about his team’s status entering the NCAA Tournament, both as a top contender and as a general representative of one of the ...

Sentencing for basketball recruiting fixer moved to September

A college basketball recruiting fixer who revealed that he had made illicit payments to University of Kansas basketball players will now have to wait until September for sentencing. T.J. Gassnola, a former Adidas consultant who was a key government witness for the college basketball corruption ...

Ochai Agbaji ending slump could be key to KU’s success in NCAA tourney

Forget the fact the game was out of reach, because the outcome was essentially decided by the time Kansas freshman Ochai Agbaji got things going. But the final 12-plus minutes of KU's 88-74 win over West Virginia Friday night was a promising stretch for the freshman, who has been struggling as ...

3-point D: KU better by the numbers than you might think

When it comes to defense, Bill Self’s pride and joy as a basketball coach, the 2018-19 Kansas Jayhawks rank 15th in KenPom’s overall defensive efficiency rating, but just 131st in Division I in defending the 3-point shot. Eleven teams knocked in double-digit 3-point makes against Kansas ...

Jayhawks get 4-guard do-over to open NCAA Tournament

On Saturday night in Kansas City, Mo., shortly after Kansas lost to Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament championship game, freshman point guard Devon Dotson sat in the Jayhawks’ Sprint Center locker room answering questions about what went wrong. As he detailed both the positives and ...

5 reasons KU can make a run in the 2019 NCAA Tournament

What becomes of the Jayhawks this postseason remains to be seen, but here are five reasons KU fans can be optimistic about their team’s chances to make a run. 1: Dedric Lawson and Devon Dotson. KU’s two all-Big 12 selections — Lawson first team and newcomer of the year and Dotson third ...

KU’s streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances reaches 30

The consecutive Big 12 Conference title streak might be dead, but by earning a spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament, the Kansas men’s basketball program kept alive another impressive streak. When things get going in the Big Dance later this week, the Jayhawks will be playing in their 30th ...

16 teams that could win it all in the 2019 NCAA Tournament

1. Virginia — One season after being the first No. 1 seed to be upset by a No. 16 seed, Virginia can get redemption with a 2019 title. Sure, it may seem like a movie script, but the Cavaliers are one of the elite teams in the nation. They have as good of a shot as anyone of cutting down the ...

3-point loving Northeastern to meet KU in Round 1

The Colonial Athletic Association’s postseason champions, the Northeastern Huskies, didn’t have to sweat out Selection Sunday wondering whether their team’s name would appear before the broadcast concluded. Their automatic bid at least rid head coach Bill Coen of that drama as the NCAA ...

Luck shines on the Jayhawks on Selection Sunday

If Selection Sunday is any indication, the Kansas Jayhawks should enter the NCAA Tournament feeling lucky. While it’s true this team experienced way too many valleys during an at times rocky regular season to make any assumptions about what’s in store for the Jayhawks this week in Salt ...

Selection Sunday Notebook: Jayhawks forced to wait to find out NCAA Tournament fate

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson has looked forward to a day like Sunday for as long as he can remember. That was what made it a bit torturous for Dotson and his Kansas teammates on Sunday, when they had to wait through three sets of commercials and all the way to the final region to learn that ...

4th-seeded Jayhawks prepared for different path in this year’s NCAA Tournament

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self’s first thought when the 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed Sunday evening could be boiled down to a single word. “Hard,” Self said during a meeting with the media at Allen Fieldhouse following the unveiling of this year’s field. Moments ...