KU Men’s Basketball

Tom Keegan: KU forward Dedric Lawson already looks like a pro

Dedric Lawson easily could have passed for an NBA veteran Tuesday night, stopping by his perennial powerhouse school, giving teenagers the thrill of running with them as he treats them as equals. He knows shortcuts most do not learn until they seek means of compensating for barking knees. ...

Azubuike bounces back to lift Jayhawks past Ichabods

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike gets dozens of text messages every day, but it was one that came late last week that had a major impact on his bounce-back performance during Thursday’s 79-52 Kansas victory over Washburn in the exhibition finale. The text came from KU junior Dedric Lawson, who, ...

Notebook: Washburn coach Brett Ballard enjoys return to Allen Fieldhouse

Ahead of Thursday’s 79-52 loss to top-ranked Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, Washburn coach and former KU walk-on Brett Ballard was asked a few dozen times how he felt about returning to his old stomping ground. But Ballard, who also worked on KU coach Bill Self’s staff for seven years after ...

Udoka Azubuike on ‘totally changed’ form that makes him better FT shooter

Kansas junior center Udoka Azubuike got to show off his improved free throw stroke Thursday night in the Jayhawks’ exhibition win over Washburn. After going 0 for 2 at the foul line in KU’s preseason opener a week earlier, Azubuike knocked in five in a row and five of six overall on his ...

Brett Ballard on returning to KU as Washburn’s head coach

A former guard and assistant coach at the University of Kansas, Washburn head coach Brett Ballard returned to Allen Fieldhouse as an opponent Thursday night. After KU's 79-52 win, Ballard discussed how it felt and how his Ichabods handled taking on the No. 1 team in the ...

Second-half surge allows Jayhawks to bury Washburn in exhibition finale

It took a while for Kansas to play like the No. 1 team in the nation Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. But once the Jayhawks started rolling in the second half of their final preseason exhibition, a feisty Washburn team finally buckled and KU cruised to a 79-52 victory. Junior forward ...

Game day: Kansas basketball vs. Washburn (exhibition)

Kansas Jayhawks (0-0) vs. Washburn Ichabods (0-0) Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: Jayhawk TV/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 @mctait ...

Devonte’ Graham is headed to the G League

NBA rookie Devonte’ Graham is headed to the G League — at least for a few days. Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the move for the second-round draft pick out of Kansas on Tuesday, a little more than a week after Graham made his Hornets debut. According to The Charlotte ...

Washburn coach Brett Ballard eager for opportunity to return to Allen Fieldhouse

Washburn basketball coach Brett Ballard has known about Thursday’s exhibition clash with his alma mater for about 18 months, but he and his former boss have hardly talked about it. “We banter and talk about a lot of different stuff, but this hasn’t come up much,” said Ballard, the ...

5-star KU target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl picks Villanova

Tuesday afternoon, seven months after Villanova ended the Kansas basketball program’s 2017-18 season with a 95-79 victory at the Final Four in San Antonio, the Wildcats beat the Jayhawks again. Five-star prospect Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward from IMG Academy ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2018: Quentin Grimes

Time for another freshman edition of He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2018 and this time we’re looking at high-profile newcomer Quentin Grimes. Grimes, the top-rated prospect in the Jayhawks’ 2018 recruiting class who hails from The Woodlands, Texas, is one of the most versatile players on ...

Tom Keegan: Udoka’s time will come, just not Thursday

The day before Kansas played Emporia State at Allen Fieldhouse in the exhibition opener, coach Bill Self spoke in interesting fashion about the contrasting styles of his two tallest starters, Udoka Azubuike and Dedric Lawson. “We’ve got the past and the future,” Self said. Prototypical ...

Bill Self’s Hawk Talk radio show set to begin a new season Tuesday

It's Hawk Talk time for another season of Kansas basketball, as KU coach Bill Self will join Voice of the Jayhawks Brian Hanni for an hour each week to talk about the week that was and what's ahead for the Kansas men's basketball team. Hawk Talk will air weekly during the season from 6-7 p.m. ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2018: Devon Dotson

All right, now that we’ve had a few days to digest KU’s first exhibition game of the 2018-19 season, it’s time to get back to the He Will, He Won’t, He Might predictions. After all, the regular season is now just eight days away and we’ve got a few more to get to. Because two ...

KU sophomore Charlie Moore comfortable with whatever role team needs him to play

During Thursday’s exhibition opener against Emporia State, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self went with two freshmen starters in his backcourt instead of a couple of sophomores with starting experience. While the reason behind starting Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes had something to do with ...