KU Men’s Basketball

KU freshman Udoka Azubuike out for the season with wrist injury

The depth in an already thin Kansas basketball frontcourt became much shallower on Wednesday, when the Jayhawks learned that a wrist injury suffered by 7-foot freshman Udoka Azubuike during Tuesday’s practice will cost the 17-year-old big man the rest of the season. “Udoka tore ligaments to ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball at UNLV

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (10-1) vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (7-5) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada TV: CBS Sports Network | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: ...

Bill Self nominated for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

While en route to Las Vegas for tonight’s first true road game of the 2016-17 season — 8 p.m. vs. UNLV at Thomas and Mack Center — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday was nominated for inclusion in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.“I consider this an ...

KU at UNLV not available for WOW subscribers

Kansas basketball fans in Lawrence who rely on their WOW cable subscriptions to watch the Jayhawks will have to figure out another option for Thursday night’s game at UNLV.KU’s 8 p.m. road test in Las Vegas, Nevada, will air on CBS Sports Network — a channel not offered locally through ...

Freshman Josh Jackson’s consistency a huge factor for Kansas

One game is all that stands between Kansas freshman Josh Jackson and a return to some of his favorite haunts in the world. Shortly after the Jayhawks (10-1) close out the non-conference portion of their schedule Thursday at UNLV in Las Vegas — 8 p.m. tip-off on CBS Sports Network — Jackson ...

Big men quietly turning a corner for Kansas

Whether you’re talking about the return of sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., the resurgence of senior Landen Lucas, the continued development of 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike or the spot minutes suddenly being given to freshman Mitch Lightfoot, the prognosis for KU’s forward position is looking ...

Keegan: Versatile, intense Josh Jackson makes it tough for upset-minded foes

You can believe almost everything you read in sports sections across America, but there is one recurring exception: When a college basketball headline includes the word “upset,” check the betting line from the previous day’s paper before believing it. If the score upsets you, that ...

Starting center Udoka Azubuike’s impact could fluctuate from game to game

At times Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, who started his sixth consecutive game for the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks on Saturday night at Sprint Center, looks more like an unstoppable post presence than a 17-year-old adolescent still learning the demands of playing for one of the nation’s elite ...

Notebook: Mykhailiuk earns first start of the season

With Santa sitting courtside and holiday cheer floating throughout the arena, Kansas junior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk received an early Christmas present from Kansas coach Bill Self on Saturday night — his seventh career start and first since his freshman season.“I play the same way; it ...

Tom Keegan: Bragg can help the Jayhawks take the next step

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self already had used three post players, including freshman Mitch Lightfoot, when he put Carlton Bragg in the Davidson game with 11 minutes remaining in the first half Saturday in Sprint Center.The crowd responded with quick welcome-back applause for the sophomore ...

Sensational second half: Defensive intensity sends Jayhawks past Davidson, 89-71

Kansas City, Mo. ? It’s debatable whether Davidson simply ran out of gas or the Kansas defense stiffened.What is not debatable is that the Jayhawks, who trailed at halftime for just the second time this season, out-played, out-toughed and outscored the Wildcats convincingly in the second ...

Big second-half scoring burst lifts Jayhawks past Davidson

Kansas City, Mo. ? A little first-half scare seemed to do the Kansas basketball team good Saturday night at Sprint Center.While Davidson’s hot outside shooting propelled the Wildcats to a one-point halftime lead, the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks refocused late with the help of a senior and a ...

KU-Davidson series light on games, heavy on memorable moments

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self is more of a look-forward type of person than he is one who spends time reflecting on the past. But, with Davidson and Kansas facing off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and Self’s tie to the Wildcats (5-3) representing a ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Davidson

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (9-1) vs. Davidson Wildcats (5-3) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.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 ...

Jayhawks make most of 20th annual holiday shopping spree

A festive, feel-good shopping spree tradition that began 20 years ago with names like Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz continued Thursday night at Wal-Mart on South Iowa Street, where players, coaches, managers and family members of the current Kansas basketball team did their part to bring ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas most consistent college basketball program in nation

The active streak of 12 consecutive Big 12 titles tops all other evidence of the consistent excellence of the Kansas basketball program.But everybody knows about that remarkable achievement. I searched for another means of demonstrating how well Kansas has managed to stay so consistent in this ...

Bragg incident provides lasting lesson for Jayhawks

Although misdemeanor battery charges against Kansas basketball forward Carlton Bragg Jr., were dropped on Wednesday, the lesson from his recent incident lingered into Thursday. Junior guard Devonte’ Graham said the Jayhawks were happy things worked out for Bragg and were “definitely glad ...

KU forward Carlton Bragg: ‘I’m glad it’s over’

Now that the misdemeanor battery charge against him stemming from an incident that surfaced last Friday has been dropped, the focus can shift back to how Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., can help the third-ranked Kansas basketball program the rest of the season. According to a statement ...

Jason Thoren: A football coach who shows his players more than football videos

In 13 years as Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner’s right-hand man, former Lawrence High and University of Kansas football standout Jason Thoren has watched a great deal of video with his players.But Thoren, Baker’s defensive coordinator, isn’t always showing them football ...