KU Men’s Basketball

Kansas earns No. 4 seed in Midwest, will face Northeastern in opening round

For the first time in awhile, there was plenty of uncertainty regarding the Kansas men’s basketball team on Selection Sunday. Kansas (25-9) was given the fourth seed in the Midwest region for the 2019 NCAA tournament, which was announced during Sunday’s selection show. It marked the first ...

Benton Smith: Jayhawks not dwelling on negatives after 4-guard lineup comes up short

Kansas City, Mo. — Over the course of the past few weeks, David McCormack morphed from being a large freshman who plays minutes here and there for Kansas into an effective and, at times, overpowering producer in the paint. The Jayhawks entered Saturday night’s Big 12 tournament title game ...

Shooting struggles doom Kansas in loss to Iowa State during Big 12 title game

Kansas City, Mo. — If you’re looking for black-and-white examples of how Iowa State handed Kansas its latest loss in the Big 12 tournament title game on Saturday night at Sprint Center, look no further than the 78-66 final score and the fact that the Cyclones led for more than 36 minutes of ...

Quick recap: Kansas suffers 78-66 loss to Iowa State in Big 12 championship game

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas was unable to make amends for the letting its NCAA-record streak of 14 consecutive regular-season conference titles come to an end. Iowa State and KU traded punches for the first 15 minutes of the Big 12 championship game Saturday night at the Sprint Center. The ...

Benton Smith: Toughness, defense on display in spurts for Jayhawks vs. Mountaineers

Kansas City, Mo. — College basketball coaches don’t come much more hard-nosed than Bill Self and Bob Huggins. Both made their reputation in the business with their no-nonsense styles and the correspondingly uncompromising standards to which they hold their players. They love toughness and ...

Late run in first half lifts Kansas past West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals

Kansas City, Mo. — The shot was big, the foul was foolish but the pass was pristine. Late in what was, in just about every way, a sluggish offensive half for the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in Friday’s Big 12 semifinal against West Virginia at Sprint Center, freshman point guard Devon ...

Kansas set to take on Iowa State in much-anticipated championship game

Kansas City, Mo. — The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, Iowa State and Kansas will battle for a Big 12 tourney title Saturday night at the Sprint Center after both teams notched wins in their respective semifinal matchups. It guarantees that either the Jayhawks or ...

Dedric Lawson repeatedly reminded of painful March Madness memory from his childhood

**Kansas City, Mo.** — Prompted Thursday night after his Big 12 tournament debut to take a trip down his personal March Madness Memory Lane, Dedric Lawson’s roots popped up. A native of Memphis, Tenn., and, of course, a former Memphis Tiger himself, it came as no surprise that his hometown ...

Sensing a Silvio-type emergence from KU forward David McCormack? You’re not alone

Kansas freshman David McCormack calls it “sort of an unspoken thing” and junior forward Mitch Lightfoot says you’d have to be crazy not to see the parallels. Regardless of how you classify it, if you find yourself wondering, dreaming or even just contemplating whether McCormack could be ...

Kansas set for unlikely rubber match with West Virginia in Big 12 semifinals

Kansas City, Mo. — It is not the rubber match many people were expecting to take place. Regardless, Kansas and West Virginia will be seeking bragging rights for 2019 when the two teams square off during the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Friday night in the Sprint Center. ...

Quentin Grimes: Jayhawks ‘trending upwards’ entering postseason

**Kansas City, Mo.** — The four freshmen members of the Kansas basketball team’s starting lineup have experienced plenty over the last four-plus months. Flourishing and regressing. Achievements and failures. Getting tastes of what it’s like to battle national powerhouses such as ...

KU coach Bill Self says college basketball in better shape than it might appear

Kansas City, Mo. — As college basketball heads into its postseason, where a champion will be crowned and uncertainty will follow, Kansas coach Bill Self said Wednesday that the state of the game was strong. “I think the health of the game is far better than what the appearance is,” Self ...

Game day breakdown: No. 17 Kansas basketball vs. Texas (Big 12 Tournament)

No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks (23-8) vs. Texas Longhorns (16-15) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. 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 live game ...