KU Men’s Basketball

With most of rotation unproven in March, unpredictable postseason awaits Jayhawks

**Kansas City, Mo.** — During his close to 16 seasons at the University of Kansas, Bill Self has coached teams bound for Final Four glory and others that crashed and burned as victims of the Madness known as March. Sometimes, even the man who has a better feel for the state of a given group ...

Bring on the pressure: Young Jayhawks bracing for different feel in postseason play

Kansas City, Mo. — Throughout his college career, Kansas junior Mitch Lightfoot has sort of become the unofficial spokesman for the idea that, when you sign up to play basketball at Kansas, you agree to take on all of the pressure that comes with it. Starting today, a whole bunch of young ...

Kerwin Roach’s return means Longhorns will be ‘at their best’ against Jayhawks

An already tough matchup for the Kansas men’s basketball team got even more difficult. During the Big 12 teleconference Monday morning, Texas head coach Shaka Smart announced that senior guard Kerwin Roach II will be reinstated this week. Roach, who leads the Longhorns in scoring, served a ...

Once a nonfactor, David McCormack emerging right on time for KU

A path through March that could either redeem a Kansas basketball team dissatisfied with the way the past couple of months turned out or further expose the Jayhawks’ flaws begins at the Big 12 tournament. Awaiting them at Sprint Center for Thursday’s last quarterfinal will be a Texas team ...

Bill Self: KU senior Lagerald Vick not expected back from leave of absence

Already well-versed in answering questions of the Lagerald Vick nature, Kansas coach Bill Self on Monday provided an answer that is likely to be the last. Asked at the end of his regularly scheduled press conference if there were any roster changes in store for the Jayhawks as they begin ...

Trip to KC should determine Jayhawks’ March Madness map

Anyone who has spent spare time during the past couple of months checking in on the always fluid NCAA Tournament bracket projections by now knows the destinations by heart. First- and second-round games will be played next week in San Jose, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Des ...

Let it fly: Jayhawks hoping for hot shooting at Big 12 tournament

Winning three games in three days at this week’s Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., will be no easy task for any of the 10 teams attempting to do it. But Kansas coach Bill Self on Monday outlined a blueprint that he thought would take KU to the title. “I think we have to make shots. ...

Jayhawks enter postseason still looking for some ‘oomph’

If the only objective on the last day of the regular season was to pick up another victory, Bill Self would have been thrilled with the play of his Kansas basketball team on Saturday. The truth is he was looking for more. Self had no complaints about the way the Jayhawks handled Baylor’s ...

KU’s Dedric Lawson named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

He delivered 20 double-doubles, averaged 19.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game and helped lead the Kansas men’s basketball team to a perfect record at Allen Fieldhouse. All of that, and more, led to KU junior Dedric Lawson earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors, the conference ...

Benton Smith: Dedric Lawson knew he had to be better and delivered

Halfway through the Kansas basketball team’s regular season finale, the Jayhawks only held a one-possession lead against Baylor, and it didn’t take a deep dive into the first-half footage or box score to figure out why. The player Bill Self considers the best in the Big 12 this season ...

Notebook: Jayhawks finish off perfect season at home by beating Bears

With Saturday’s 78-70 victory over Baylor at Allen Fieldhouse, the 2018-19 Kansas men’s basketball team achieved something that not even last season’s Final Four bunch did — a perfect record at home. After losing three games inside Allen Fieldhouse a season ago, this year’s Jayhawks ...

Dynamic duo: McCormack, Lawson lift Kansas past Baylor in regular-season finale

On a day when recent Oscar winner Kevin Willmott was honored on the court during a timeout at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas coach Bill Self turned to a legendary Hollywood actress to describe the current state of his team following a 78-70 victory over Baylor in the regular-season finale for both ...

Quick recap: No. 13 Kansas defeats Baylor in regular-season finale

For the first time in awhile, the Kansas men’s basketball team was not playing for a league title in the final weekend of the season. That didn’t stop No. 13 KU from taking care of business with a 78-70 win over Baylor Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. With the win in the ...

Game Day Breakdown: No. 13 Kansas basketball vs. Baylor

No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks (22-8 overall, 11-6 Big 12) vs. Baylor Bears (19-11 overall, 10-7 Big 12) Time: 1 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the ...