KU Men’s Basketball

Benton Smith: Grimes displays passing prowess against Vermont

No, Quentin Grimes didn’t go through an out-of-body experience behind the 3-point line or manhandle would-be defenders on his way to powerful slams inside the way two other Jayhawks did Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. But the 6-foot-5 freshman guard proved to be the perfect catalyst for ...

Vick’s career night leads veteran-heavy KU attack in 84-68 win over Vermont

If it’s an identity the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team is seeking, the Jayhawks may have found it Monday night. Their veterans will lead them. Six days after watching an all-freshman backcourt lead the team to victory on the bright lights, big city stage at the Champions ...

Notebook: After falling to No. 2, KU handles Vermont in home opener

A five-point win over the No. 10 team in the country on one of the nation’s biggest college basketball stages was not enough for the Kansas men’s basketball team to hold on to its No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25. But don’t blame the Jayhawks. Kansas, which topped Vermont, ...

Red-hot Lagerald Vick tops KUsports ratings after home opener

**1 – Lagerald Vick –** Lights out from the jump, Vick did it all on Monday night, setting a career high with 32 points and knocking in 8-of-8 from 3-point range. **2 – Udoka Azubuike –** His energy and effort were so much better than against Michigan State and his stats backed ...

Quick recap: Vick pours in 32 points to lift KU past Vermont

After a slow start, No. 2 Kansas did enough in the second half to finish off an 84-68 win over Vermont in the home opener. The Catamounts were in control for much of the first half, draining several shots from long range to give the Jayhawks an early scare. KU (2-0) responded, though, as ...

Undefeated Jayhawks drop to No. 2 spot in AP poll

Despite knocking off a top-10 team in the season opener, Kansas was unable to keep its No. 1 spot in the latest AP poll, which was released Monday morning. This came as no surprise, though, as Duke overwhelmed Kentucky in the nightcap of the Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (2-0) moved up to ...

Game day: Kansas basketball vs. Vermont

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) vs. Vermont Cattamounts (1-0) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse TV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @TomKeeganLJW ...

Bill Self: David Beaty ‘a pro’ in how he’s handled news of firing

Since University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced his decision to move on from David Beaty as KU’s football coach, basketball coach Bill Self has not spoken with the soon-departing football coach in person. During his Friday press conference inside Allen Fieldhouse, Self was ...

KU freshman Devon Dotson shows defense, pace to be weapons of choice

As he left the Bankers Life Fieldhouse locker room for the last time on Tuesday night, Kansas freshman Devon Dotson walked with a bounce in his step and a smile on his face. Thrilled to have overcome some understandable pregame butterflies to help lead No. 1 Kansas to a 92-87 victory over ...

Quentin Grimes’ dazzling debut leaves mark on KU record book

In order to fully comprehend just how impressive Kansas' Quentin Grimes was in his KU debut on Tuesday night, one needs only to think back to the Josh Selby game. You know the one I’m talking about — partly because it was so big-time and partly because there weren’t many that matched it ...

KU’s Azubuike draws early attention of all types and answers the call

The Bankers Life Fieldhouse public address announcer, who routinely referred to Kansas junior Udoka Azubuike as “Udoka Azu-boo-koo” throughout the first half of [KU’s 92-87 victory over No. 10 Michigan State,][1] was not the only one who elected to call the KU big man by a name other than ...

KU coach Bill Self dominating recent head-to-head meetings vs. Hall of Famers

[Tuesday night’s 92-87 Kansas victory over Michigan State at the Champions Classic][1] in Indianapolis evened KU coach Bill Self’s career record against MSU coach Tom Izzo at 7-7. But there’s so much more to Self’s latest accomplishment than just moving his win total vs. Izzo from six ...

Notebook: Udoka Azubuike misses late free throws in win over MSU

Indianapolis — It took until a Big 12 Conference game after the first of the year last season for Kansas coach Bill Self to be faced with the kind of dilemma he saw in Game 1 of the 2018-19 season on Tuesday night. With No. 1 Kansas clinging to a single-digit lead that was dwindling against ...

Tom Keegan: Despite shooting struggles, Dedric Lawson thrives in debut

Indianapolis — In his much-anticipated Kansas debut Tuesday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, fourth-year junior Dedric Lawson forced a couple of bad shots, shot just 27.8 percent from the field, ran the floor with that borderline awkward gait of his and still showed why he easily represents ...

Rookie backcourt propels No. 1 KU past No. 10 Michigan State

Indianapolis – Kansas freshman Devon Dotson had a simple way of explaining how he and fellow freshman Quentin Grimes exploded onto the college basketball scene during Tuesday’s 92-87 victory by top-ranked Kansas over No. 10 Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Bankers Life ...