KU Men’s Basketball

Though still not perfect, the Kansas offense was a much prettier product vs. TCU

The easy thing to do would be to credit the high-flying freshman for bringing an entirely new dimension to the Kansas basketball lineup. And, sure, no one would blame you for crediting Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji and his lob-catching, high-leaping, energy-laden offensive game for adding life to ...

Self: Doc says Azubuike’s surgery ‘couldn’t have gone any better’

While most, if not all, followers of Kansas basketball knew that KU junior Udoka Azubuike would not play in Wednesday night’s 77-68 victory over No. 25 TCU, there were a few who were curious where he was during the 7th-ranked Jayhawks’ bounce-back win. Azubuike was in New York City, ...

Notebook: Freshman Devon Dotson continues to grow as leader for Jayhawks

Before Wednesday night’s 77-68 victory over No. 25 TCU at Allen Fieldhouse, the last time the 7th-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team was on the floor for Big 12 play, an obvious lack of leadership led to a meltdown at Iowa State and the Jayhawks walked away on the wrong end of a 17-point ...

Benton Smith: KU takes down TCU during first crack at life without Udoka Azubuike

Some wondered, when Udoka Azubuike’s season ended, how Kansas could survive with a four-guard lineup when its current crop of perimeter players aren’t exactly known for their lights-out 3-point shooting. Even if it wasn’t a convincing one, the Jayhawks provided their first answer ...

Quick recap: No. 7 Kansas bounces back to claim win over No. 25 TCU

Few things are as automatic as a Bill Self-led Kansas team bouncing back from a loss. Following its first conference defeat of the season, No. 7 Kansas got back in the win column with a 77-68 victory over No. 25 TCU Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are now 87-11 in games ...

Game day – No. 7 Kansas vs. No. 25 TCU

No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (12-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) vs. No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs (12-1 overall, 1-0 Big 12) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse 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 ...

The path to success is all about defense for Kansas basketball without Dok

While so much of the focus [in the aftermath of Udoka Azubuike’s season-ending wrist injury][1] has been on how the 7th-ranked Kansas basketball team will survive without its most dominant offensive player, the answer to the question might actually be found on the other end. [Sure, the ...

Ballot breakdown: KU doesn’t receive first-place votes for first time this season

Following its second loss of the season, Kansas dropped two spots in the latest AP poll, which was released Monday afternoon. The Jayhawks (12-2, 1-1 Big 12) are No. 7 in the latest rankings, falling from No. 5 after splitting their two games last week. Kansas defeated Oklahoma by a 70-63 ...

Benton Smith: Bill Self and Jayhawks about to reinvent their 4-guard lineup

The two-big, go-to lineup Bill Self envisioned for his Kansas basketball team this season is no more. While that configuration technically is still available by sliding a substitute big man into the spot in the starting lineup Udoka Azubuike’s season-ending wrist injury left behind, Self has ...

KU will have to adapt quickly to playing without Udoka Azbuike

When the Kansas Jayhawks left Ames, Iowa, on Saturday it seemed more likely center Udoka Azubuike would play Wednesday versus TCU than miss a second game in a row. Bill Self described holding the 7-footer out at Iowa State as “precautionary,” until Azubuike had an MRI on his injured right ...

KU center Udoka Azubuike out for the season

Held out of Saturday’s loss at Iowa State for what were called “precautionary” reasons, the situation surrounding his injured right wrist turned disastrous for Kansas junior Udoka Azubuike on Sunday. According to a news release from the KU basketball program sent out Sunday night, an MRI ...

Notebook: Udoka Azubuike misses game against Cyclones with wrist injury

Ames, Iowa — Throughout the month of December, after an ankle sprain against Wofford cost him a few weeks of game time, the Kansas men’s basketball team knew it would be without junior center Udoka Azubuike during the four full games he missed and planned accordingly. The fifth-ranked ...

Benton Smith: Dedric Lawson not yet take-charge leader KU needs

Ames, Iowa — The stage was set for a Dedric Lawson takeover. The Jayhawks would have to play without 7-footer Udoka Azubuike in their first Big 12 road game of the season, inside one of the best environments the conference has to offer. Lawson, a 6-foot-9 redshirt junior forward from ...

No. 5 Kansas coughs up 24 turnovers in 77-60 thumping at Iowa State

Ames, Iowa — With a grin hardly befitting the two hours of torture he had just endured, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self stepped to the podium inside the Hilton Coliseum media room on Saturday evening after No. 5 KU’s 77-60 thumping at the hands of Iowa State and asked a simple ...