KU Men’s Basketball

Notebook: End of first half had Bill Self (momentarily) perturbed

Waco, Texas ? Kansas University coach Bill Self was furious at halftime Tuesday of what turned out to be a 66-60 road win at Baylor. First, Wayne Selden, Jr., charged with 1.9 ticks left. Then BU’s Ishmail Wainright took the ball out, and threw it full-court to Rico Gathers in the left ...

Vision improving for Perry Ellis

Waco, Texas ? Playing with a watery right eye and 12 stitches in his head, Perry Ellis responded with 15 points, three assists, two blocks and two rebounds in 36 minutes on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.Ellis’ steady play helped the Jayhawks notch a 66-60 victory over Baylor just three days after ...

Tom Keegan: KU thrives with game in balance — a good sign for March

Waco, Texas ? When the lights brighten and the pressure intensifies, the only thing that melts away for the Kansas University basketball team is stress.When the game enters the home stretch, no matter how sloppy it might have been during other stages of the night, the Jayhawks play like ...

Never say die: Jayhawks’ resiliency keys comeback win at BU

Waco, Texas ? Kansas University’s basketball team staggered home from Ames, Iowa on Jan. 25 with a 5-3 record in Big 12 play and a lot of folks figuring the Jayhawks’ run of 11 straight league titles was nearing an unsightly end.“Just a couple weeks ago we were in fourth place. People had ...

Jayhawks come through in crunch time to win at Baylor

Down by as many as eight points on the road in the second half and getting out-manned on the boards much of the night, Kansas found enough inner toughness in crunch time Tuesday night to recover for a 66-60 win at Baylor’s Ferrell Center.KU junior guard Frank Mason III scored eight of his ...

Kansas legacy: Baylor guard’s grandfather a KU great

Waco, Texas ? Baylor junior guard Ishmail Wainright, who is 0-6 against Kansas University in his college basketball career heading into today’s 7 p.m. battle in Ferrell Center, knows all about the winning tradition of KU hoops.The 6-foot-5 Kansas City, Mo., native is related to one of the ...

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 22, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 22, 2016Cole Aldrich, L.A. ClippersMin: 14. Pts: 8. Reb: 8. Ast: 1.Tarik Black, L.A. LakersMin: 12. Pts: 2. Reb: 2. Ast: 0.Kirk Hinrich, AtlantaDid not play (coach’s decision)Sasha Kaun, ClevelandMin: 1. Pts: 0. Reb: 0. Ast: 0.Marcus Morris, ...

KU still No. 2, behind No. 1 Villanova

After the top two teams in the nation handled their business this past week, both No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Kansas maintained their spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released Monday afternoon.Villanova won at Temple, and versus Butler. The Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma State at Allen ...

Perry Ellis OK; Jayhawks ‘obviously need’ him

Kansas University’s basketball team certainly looked like a squad worthy of winning a 12th straight Big 12 title — at the same time resembling a definite Final Four/national title contender — in building a 52-35 lead with 14:46 left in Saturday’s KU-Kansas State game in Bramlage ...

Tom Keegan: Frank Mason III playing more like himself

Great competitors understand the value of hiding what’s ailing them. The more the opposition knows about their injuries, the better armed they are to exploit them.Fearless Frank Mason III, Kansas University’s 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior point guard from Petersburg, Va., is one tough ...

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 21, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 21, 2016Cliff Alexander, PortlandDid not play (inactive)Darrell Arthur, DenverMin: 12. Pts: 2. Reb: 1. Ast: 0.Tarik Black, L.A. LakersDid not play (coach’s decision)Mario Chalmers, MemphisMin: 19. Pts: 17. Reb: 4. Ast: 0.Nick Collison, Oklahoma ...

Notebook: Svi Mykhailiuk comes up big off bench

Manhattan ? Kansas sophomore Svi Mykhailiuk, who had played just seven minutes the last three games, scored nine points off the bench in the Jayhawks’ 72-63 win Saturday at Kansas State.Mykhailiuk shot 3-for-4 from three-point range, with four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 20 ...

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20, 2016

Cole Aldrich, L.A. ClippersMin: 8. Pts: 4. Reb: 6. Ast: 2.Drew Gooden, WashingtonMin: 5. Pts: 5. Reb: 2. Ast: 0.Kirk Hinrich, AtlantaDid not play (coach’s decision)Markieff Morris, WashingtonMin: 21. Pts: 5. Reb: 4. Ast: 1.Kelly Oubre Jr., WashingtonMin: 5. Pts: 3. Reb: 2. Ast: 0.Paul Pierce, ...

Frank Mason III ‘playing at a high level’

Manhattan ? Frank Mason III had 16 points and five assists in 33 minutes with just one turnover as Kansas won at rival Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum, 72-63, on Saturday.“He’s been good three or four games in a row,” KU coach Bill Self said of Mason, who also had two steals. “He’s ...

Perry Ellis gets 12 stitches and suffers eye injury at K-State

Manhattan ? Because of a cut on his head that required 12 stitches to close, Kansas University senior Perry Ellis missed a six-minute stretch of the second half in which the Jayhawks saw a 14-point lead dip to seven against Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum.The 6-foot-8 Wichita native helped ...

Avoiding the storm: Jayhawks hold off rival Wildcats

Manhattan ? Frank Mason III looked into the stands and screamed joyfully as Brannen Greene and Devonté Graham playfully wrestled with each other on the ground as they chased the final defensive rebound with three seconds left in Kansas University’s huge 72-63 victory over rival Kansas State ...

Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas crucial for KU when games get physical

Manhattan ? No need for the great minds of our time to take a break from searching for the meaning of life to figure out the primary reason Kansas State played so much better in the second half than the first Saturday night in wild Bramlage Coliseum.No, not the whistles. Not even Perry Ellis ...

Bruce Weber makes case for Perry Ellis as Big 12 Player of Year

Manhattan ? Disappointed by yet another hard-fought loss, both to Kansas University and during this trying Kansas State men’s basketball season, KSU coach Bruce Weber took a moment after Saturday’s 72-63 loss to KU at Bramlage Coliseum to sound off about some bigger-picture Big 12 ...