KU Men’s Basketball

KU junior Mitch Lightfoot letting trust in the process dictate his approach

His front-court teammate called him the player of the game and, not five minutes later, his coach said he was merely OK. That was Kansas junior Mitch Lightfoot’s Saturday night during the Jayhawks’ 63-60 squeaker against New Mexico State and few players on this KU roster are better ...

Jayhawks jump back into top spot in AP Top 25

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/dec/08/kansas-basketball-v-new-mexico-state/125748/ With no team positioned to jump them into the top spot during the past seven days, the Kansas men’s basketball team returned to the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday. The ...

Dedric Lawson takes over late to sneak Kansas past New Mexico State

Kansas City, Mo. — The play call was simple enough, and it wound up saving Kansas during a 63-60, grind-it-out victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night. “Five side” is the name of the inbounds play underneath the basket, and it is designed to get junior forward Dedric Lawson a ...

Benton Smith: Lagerald Vick needs to be good kind of ‘bad boy’ for KU

Kansas City, Mo. — This Kansas basketball team is undefeated. It’s ranked No. 2 in the nation. Yet its head coach, Bill Self, described the current state of the Jayhawks perfectly following Saturday night’s latest near-loss, a 63-60 victory over New Mexico State at Sprint ...

Notebook: Jayhawks remain unscathed during gauntlet to start season

Kansas City, Mo. — The gauntlet of good resumes continued Saturday night for the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team, which survived a scare from New Mexico State, 63-60, at Sprint Center. The Aggies (7-2) were the sixth KU opponent already this season that ranked in the KenPom Top ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 63, New Mexico State 60

Kansas City, Mo. — Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 63-60 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night at Sprint Center. Offense: C ---------- The starting lineup didn’t miss Lagerald Vick in the opening minutes versus the Aggies. Charlie Moore came out ...

Quick recap: No. 2 Kansas takes down New Mexico State, 63-60

It wasn’t always the prettiest showing, but No. 2 Kansas found a way to survive once again. KU (8-0) struggled for much of its non-conference clash with New Mexico State Saturday night in the Sprint Center. Just like they have done a number of times during the young season, though, the ...

Game day: No. 2 Kansas basketball vs. New Mexico State

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (7-0) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (7-1) Time: 7:30 p.m. | Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri TV: ESPN2 | 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 ...

Jayhawks hoping for Azubuike to be 100 percent by Big 12 opener

One hundred percent by Big 12 play. That’s the general goal for Kansas junior Udoka Azubuike, who will be sidelined “indefinitely” because of an ankle sprain suffered during Tuesday’s win over Wofford. Kansas coach Bill Self, who did not see Azubuike on KU’s day off Wednesday, ...

Freshman David McCormack part of KU’s plan to survive life without Dok

At 6-foot-10, 265 pounds, Kansas freshman David McCormack is the closest thing, sizewise, that the Jayhawks have on the roster to replace injured junior Udoka Azubuike, who is expected to be sidelined at least a couple of weeks with a severe ankle sprain. But just because McCormack weighs in ...

What to make of Chip Lindsey’s hiring, and is KU basketball bad for your health?

Already more than two weeks removed from the day Les Miles was introduced as the Kansas football program’s new head coach, there seems to be no stopping the buzz surrounding the program. This past weekend Miles invigorated the Allen Fieldhouse crowd at halftime of the basketball game versus ...

KU to employ more four-guard lineups with Udoka Azubuike sidelined

The Lawson brothers have been in this situation before. Dedric Lawson and K.J. Lawson were both on the Memphis team in 2016-17, when starting center Chad Rykhoek was sidelined with a dislocated ankle injury in December. The Tigers turned to their small-ball lineup following the injury, which ...

Benton Smith: Jayhawks improve perimeter defense to take down Terriers

Over the past few years, Wofford head coach Mike Young has found senior guard Fletcher Magee to be as steady a shooter as they come. The reigning SoCon Player of the Year, Magee has drained 3-pointers and averaged double digits since he arrived in Spartanburg, S.C., in 2015. But Tuesday night ...

No. 2 Kansas uses 27-0 run in second half to cruise past Wofford

Throughout Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes’ mini-slump to open the season, KU coach Bill Self has maintained that Grimes would be just fine. In fact, earlier this week, Self said he thought his five-star freshman just needed to see the ball go through the basket a couple of times to get going ...

Notebook: KU center Udoka Azubuike out indefinitely with ankle sprain

The collective gasp came at the 11:38 mark of the first half of Tuesday’s 72-47 Kansas victory over Wofford at Allen Fieldhouse. The groan came later when the video board showed the replay. After a simple floater by Wofford’s Nathan Hoover fell through the rim, Kansas junior Udoka ...