Tale of the Tait

Former KU guard Ben McLemore headed back to Sacramento in two-team trade

The Memphis Grizzlies are down a Jayhawk and Ben McLemore is headed back to the place where he began his NBA career. That much became known early Tuesday, when ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported a trade between the two franchises that sends McLemore back to Sacramento — along with ...

Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

In case you missed it live, here's your connection to my latest appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk with Nick Schwerdt. In this week's segment, we discussed a number of KU basketball related topics, but started out touching on the big news of LeBron James headed to Los Angeles to join the ...

Lagerald Vick to return to Kansas for senior season

The Kansas men's basketball team no longer has an unused scholarship. KU coach Bill Self on Friday evening told the Journal-World that Lagerald Vick will return to KU for his senior season. KU later confirmed Vick's return via a news release. Vick, a 6-foot-5 guard from Memphis, who ...

Potential AD candidates starting to get crossed off of KU’s list

We might not be any closer today to knowing the identity of KU’s next athletic director. But we are making progress on who it will not be. In back to back days, two names of potential top-tier candidates for the open athletic director job were removed from the running — if they ever ...

Annual summer camps benefit both KU players, young campers

https://twitter.com/mctait/status/1009093560602386432 With the start of summer school and team workouts and NBA Draft talk dominating the month, June tends to fly by in the world of Kansas basketball. But each year and pretty much for each player on the team, June also is about working camps ...

KU Sports Extra: Bracket Reaction 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fvutrc6H8Y Selection Sunday has come and gone and it's time to usher in another NCAA Tournament. The Kansas men's basketball team earned a No. 1 seed in the Midwest region after going 27-7 this season and winning both the Big 12 regular season and Big 12 ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 81, West Virginia 70 – Big 12 title game

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 81-70, Big 12 title game victory over West Virginia on Saturday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: A ---------- Five guys in double figures. Big shots and timely moments. Spreading the wealth and going for the dagger late ...

KU Sports Extra: Sunflower State Sweep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AESZvKJNboM The ninth-ranked Kansas men's basketball team stormed into the Big 12 tournament title game on Friday night with an 83-67 victory over fourth-seeded Kansas State. It marked the 10th time the Jayhawks and Wildcats have hooked up in the Big 12 ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 83, Kansas State 67 — Big 12 semifinals

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 83-67 Big 12 semifinal victory over Kansas State on Friday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: B- ---------- Malik Newman caught fire for the second night in a row and he and Svi Mykhailiuk, combining for nine 3-pointers, both hit ...

KU Sports Extra: Storming Into the Big 12 Semis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x8lNZ8fe3Q The Kansas men's basketball team avenged a pair of regular season losses to Oklahoma State with an impressive 82-68 victory over the Cowboys in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday at Sprint Center. Playing without sophomore center ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 82, Oklahoma State 68, Big 12 tournament

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 82-68 victory over Oklahoma State during Thursday’s Big 12 tournament quarterfinals at Sprint Center. Offense: A ---------- Malik Newman became the seventh KU player to score 30 points in a conference tournament game and missed out on ...

KU big man Udoka Azubuike’s free throw fix still a work in progress

After hitting rock bottom via a 1-of-8 free throw shooting performance that contributed heavily to a Kansas loss at Oklahoma on Jan. 23, KU sophomore Udoka Azubuike got serious about his free throw woes. The 7-foot center from Nigeria reshaped his form, obsessed over his routine and ...

Postgame Report Card: Oklahoma State 82, Kansas 64

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 82-64 setback at Oklahoma State in the regular season finale at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Offense: D ---------- KU's percentages aren't terrible — 42 percent overall, 35 percent from 3-point range — but their offense ...

Xavier or Kansas: Which team is more deserving of a No. 1 seed in the Midwest?

Whether you're talking Bracketology, Bracket Watch, Bracket Tracker, Bracket Breakdown or any other kind of regular feature that tracks and predicts the possible make-up of the NCAA Tournament bracket, following along — sometimes on a daily basis — is one of the more fun things about ...