KU Men’s Basketball

Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson put stage fright behind him on big stage

New York ? Seven minutes into a game on the biggest stage he ever had experienced against the best team he ever had faced, Josh Jackson had done a lot of things, not many of them good.He had taken three shots and missed two, one an ill-advised three-pointer from the right wing when a drive was ...

Duke’s Krzyzewski on Kansas: ‘They’re really good’

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski had nothing but good things to say Tuesday night about the seventh-ranked Kansas squad that knocked his Blue Devils from the ranks of college basketball’s unbeaten.“They’re going to be one of the best teams in the country throughout the whole year,” ...

Notebook: Jackson ‘sparked’ Jayhawks in second half; KU-Stanford create series

NEW YORK CITY ? Foul trouble again tried to steal Kansas freshman Josh Jackson from the spotlight on Tuesday night.But after a slow and uncertain start to the Champions Classic clash with No. 1 Duke at Madison Square Garden, Jackson refused to allow that to happen.During a second-half stretch ...

Tom Keegan: KU’s bench delivers big punch during win against Duke

NEW YORK CITY ? It doesn’t take an entire village to beat Duke, the nation’s top-ranked college basketball team. But it does take a bench, and Kansas certainly had one of those Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden, the self-anointed world’s greatest arena.On a night in which more ...

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 15, 2016

Cole Aldrich, MinnesotaMin: 15. Pts: 2. Reb: 5. Stl: 1.Tarik Black, L.A. LakersMin: 13. Pts: 12. Reb: 9. Stl: 1.Thomas Robinson, L.A. LakersDid not play (coach’s decision).Brandon Rush, MinnesotaDid not play (coach’s decision).Andrew Wiggins, MinnesotaMin: 42. Pts: 29. Reb: 2. Ast: 3.

Fearless Frank: Mason drills game-winning shot for 77-75 win over No. 1 Duke

NEW YORK CITY ? With his face plastered on all sides of a building dubbed as the World’s Most Famous Arena on the outside, Kansas senior Frank Mason III knocked down the biggest shot of his Kansas career on the inside to lift No. 7 KU to a 77-75 victory over No. 1 Duke Tuesday night at ...

Not this time: Jayhawks avoid OT, second loss by knocking off Duke

Even if they would have come against two highly-ranked, well-known programs, the Kansas Jayhawks weren’t interested in starting the season 0-2.Following a timeout with 8.2 seconds to play in regulation, senior KU guard Frank Mason nailed a dagger pull-up jumper to beat No. 1 Duke, 77-75, ...

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 14, 2016

Nick Collison, Oklahoma CityMin: 2. Pts: 0. Reb: 0. Ast: 0.Joel Embiid, PhiladelphiaMin: 23. Pts: 13. Reb: 10. Ast: 1.Paul Pierce, L.A. ClippersDid not play (coach’s decision).Jeff Withey, UtahDid not play (coach’s decision).

Tom Keegan: Can Kansas stop Grayson Allen, Duke’s top Devil?

New York ? He plays for Duke, college basketball’s ultimate love-’em-or-hate-’em program, and video twice captured him tripping an opponent.Those right there are nice qualifications for villain status, but if he didn’t also happen to be the best player in college basketball, nobody ...

Trust key for KU in bounce-back effort vs. Duke at Champions Classic

NEW YORK CITY ? Fresh off of a 30-point performance that added to the legend of his Fearless Frank Mason persona, KU’s senior guard posted a simple message on social media following last week’s season-opening loss to No. 11 Indiana in Honolulu. Trust the process, Mason wrote. What exactly ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 7 KU basketball vs. No. 1 Duke

NEW YORK CITY ? No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (0-1) vs. No. 1 Duke Blue Devils (2-0) Time: 8:30 p.m. | Location: Madison Square Garden, New York CityTV: ESPN | 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 ...

Jayhawks drop to No. 7 in latest AP poll

After a season-opening loss against Indiana on Friday, the Kansas Jayhawks dropped four spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Indiana moved up to No. 6 in the poll and received one-first place vote after its 103-99, overtime win over KU. The Jayhawks are one of two winless ...

Frank Mason opens season as Big 12 Player of Week

As a result of willing the Kansas basketball team to overtime against Indiana Friday in Honolulu, and tying his career-high with 30 points prior to fouling out, KU senior point guard Frank Mason opened the season as the Big 12’s Player of the Week.Mason, a 5-foot-11 senior from Petersburg, ...

Self still seeking rebounding help as KU prepares for top-ranked Duke

A little less than two weeks ago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self spent 40 minutes watching his team struggle on the glass in an exhibition victory over Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse and followed it up by proclaiming simply, “I think we're a pretty poor rebounding team right now.”Last ...

Jayhawks tour 9/11 Memorial in New York City

Nearly 4,000 miles and four days apart, the Kansas men's basketball program toured two sites that played a significant role in some of the darkest days in American history. After checking out a destroyer and the USS Arizona Memorial last Wednesday at Pearl Harbor a couple of days ahead of their ...

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 12, 2016

Cole Aldrich, MinnesotaMin: 14. Pts: 8. Reb: 3. Stl: 1.Darrell Arthur, DenverDid not play (coach’s decision)Tarik Black, L.A. LakersMin: 18. Pts: 6. Reb: 5. Ast: 2.Cheick Diallo, New OrleansOn D-League assignment.Joel Embiid, PhiladelphiaDid not play (coach’s decision)Marcus Morris, ...

IU’s Tom Crean thrilled by win over KU, ‘shoo-in’ Hall of Famer Self

With a little later flight off the island and the extra weight of the Armed Forces Classic trophy, the Indiana Hoosiers filed out of Stan Sheriff Center slowly and with smiles on Friday night, following a thrilling 103-99, overtime victory over No. 3 Kansas in the season opener for both teams. ...

Blue Bloodied: Jayhawks drop opener to Indiana in OT, 103-99

Honolulu ? And they say early season losses don’t matter in college basketball.No one in attendance at Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center Friday night would ever have guessed that, even if Kansas’ 103-99 loss in the Armed Forces Classic more often resembled a college football game than the ...