KU Men’s Basketball

Tom Keegan: Gap between KU and K-State narrowing in two sports

Kansas has the better basketball program, Kansas State the superior football team. It’s been that way nearly every year for more than a quarter of a century. At the moment though, it’s a tough call in both sports. Kansas is No. 1 in the nation in basketball, but with so many new faces and ...

Kansas basketball turns to technology for advanced player data, development

The Kansas men’s basketball program, for the first full season, is using the growing ShotTracker technology as part of its daily routine. But there’s much more to KU's increased experimentation with technology than the ShotTracker name suggests. In fact, ShotTracker, which both KU and ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2018: Marcus Garrett

Just like that, we’re out of the junior class and moving into the sophomore ranks and what better place to start than with one of KU’s best all-around players. On most teams and during most seasons, sophomore guard Marcus Garrett probably would have played half of the minutes he played ...

Tom Keegan: Devon Dotson hits ground running in debut

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson did a nice job of summing up the duties of a point guard after helping Kansas put a 93-55 beating on Division II Emporia State in a Thursday night exhibition at Allen Fieldhouse. “You have to get a great shot every possession,” Dotson said of his primary ...

Dedric Lawson drops 31 points to guide Kansas past ESU

A couple of weeks ago, at KU’s annual media day, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said power forward Dedric Lawson needed “to be able to play everywhere” for the new-look Jayhawks. On Thursday night, in his first actual game in a Kansas uniform, Lawson obliged. In guiding top-ranked ...

Notebook: Grimes, Dotson earn starting nod in exhibition opener

On Wednesday, at Big 12 media day, Kansas coach Bill Self said Udoka Azubuike, Dedric Lawson and Lagerald Vick would be in the starting lineup for his team’s exhibition opener on Thursday night. But there remained some mystery surrounding who would fill the final two spots. It turned out to ...

Dedric Lawson helps No. 1 Kansas roll in exhibition opener

After weeks of most Kansas basketball discussions centering more on potential trial outcomes than lineups, the Jayhawks got to lose themselves inside a packed Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday night. While withholding sophomore big man Silvio De Sousa from competition as KU continues to evaluate ...

Gameday: Kansas basketball vs. Emporia State

Kansas Jayhawks (0-0) vs. Emporia State Hornets (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 ...

Complete Bill Self statement from Oct. 24, 2018

The following is the complete statement read by Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in response to the completion of the trial on corruption in college basketball that concluded Wednesday afternoon with a guilty verdict. Self read the statement inside the Allen ...

Tom Keegan: Jury rules Adidas defrauds KU, strangely happy news for ‘victims’

Kansas City, Mo. — Adidas, apparel partner of the University of Kansas athletic department, was found guilty of defrauding the university, and it was the best news the nation’s No. 1-ranked college basketball program had heard in months. It was this type of trial: You find out it has been ...

Bill Self reacts to guilty verdict in college basketball corruption case

Kansas City, Mo. — During Kansas basketball coach Bill Self’s hour of speaking with reporters Tuesday afternoon at Big 12 media day, the verdict in the federal trial on college basketball corruption came through. Self was informed of the guilty verdict and asked for a reaction, but ...

3 convicted of fraud in college basketball corruption trial

Updated 6:55 p.m. Wednesday NEW YORK — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found former ...