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Udoka Azubuike learns how to deal with injuries

Watching practice from the baseline at Sprint Center on Wednesday ahead of the start of the Big 12 Tournament, injured Kansas sophomore Udoka Azubuike constantly tried to help coach the players who would be filling his minutes. Whenever freshman Silvio De Sousa wasn’t involved in a ...

Getting to know: Texas basketball

Firmly on the bubble with Selection Sunday rapidly approaching, Texas is desperate for signature wins in the final weeks of the regular season. On the other side, Kansas will try to maintain its spot as a potential one seed and win the Big 12 title outright when the two schools meet at ...

Getting to know: Texas Tech basketball

After all of the ups and downs throughout the Big 12 schedule, the only obstacle standing in front of Kansas and its 14th-straight conference title is Saturday’s showdown (3:15 p.m., TV: ESPN) in Lubbock. With star point guard Keenan Evans hobbled by a toe injury, Texas Tech (22-6, ...

Getting to know: Oklahoma basketball

After a much-hyped matchup between Oklahoma and Kansas at the end of January, the Sooners have moved in the wrong direction. Trae Young is having a harder time producing his unimaginable numbers. The Sooners have lost five straight games and winless in their last seven road games. Once ...

Getting to know: West Virginia basketball

After a three-game losing streak at the end of January, West Virginia is starting to look like one of the top teams in the Big 12 again with wins in three of its last four games. Next up is a challenge that the Mountaineers have never accomplished: a win inside of Allen Fieldhouse. With ...

Getting to know: Iowa State basketball

Iowa State sits at the bottom of the Big 12 standings but the Cyclones have a different look when they are playing at home. In their last three home games, they’ve beat a ranked opponent (Texas Tech, West Virginia and Oklahoma). Kansas will look to solve the mystery of playing at ...

Getting to know: Baylor basketball

After back-to-back wins against Oklahoma State and Iowa State, Baylor will turn its attention to Kansas on Saturday as the Bears search for potential paths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears (14-10, 4-7 in Big 12) have lost eight games against ranked opponents entering Saturday’s 1 ...

Reviewing the 2017 Kansas football recruiting class

A little more than a year has passed since Kansas football coach David Beaty introduced his 2017 recruiting class on National Signing Day. The group, which featured a few starters, was ranked No. 57 in the nation by Rivals. Obviously, it didn’t translate to extra wins last season, but ...

Getting to know: TCU basketball

After losses last weekend, Kansas coach Bill Self and TCU coach Jamie Dixon both said their teams “got what we deserved.” Now both teams will try to bounce back against each other. The Jayhawks will try to remain in at least in a tie atop the Big 12 standings when they play host to ...

Kansas basketball offers scholarship to KC wing Ochai Agbaji

Ochai Agbaji, who received a scholarship offer to play basketball at Kansas on Saturday afternoon, doesn’t match the profile of most KU recruits. He isn’t listed as a five-star prospect. He wasn’t on the shortlist of players considered for the McDonald’s All-American Game. The ...

Getting to know: Oklahoma State basketball

In terms of momentum, Oklahoma State doesn’t have much of it heading into its matchup against Kansas at 11 a.m. Saturday (TV: CBS) at Allen Fieldhouse. The Cowboys have lost their last three games and they are still searching for their first road win. Near the bottom of the conference ...

Getting to know: Kansas State basketball

After a one-point loss inside of Allen Fieldhouse earlier this month, Kansas State has transformed into the hottest Big 12 team with four straight wins, moving into a four-way tie for second place in the conference standings. The Wildcats will welcome Kansas to Bramlage Coliseum at 8 ...

How valuable is Devonte’ Graham? A look at how much KU struggles without him

Devonte’ Graham is averaging a team-best 17.3 points and 7.3 assists during his senior season. He’s on pace to finish just shy of the Kansas basketball program’s single-season assist record. And he’s probably more valuable than any of his individual numbers could indicate. Since ...

Getting to know: Texas A&M basketball

During non-conference play, Texas A&M was ranked as high as fifth in the country as it crushed opposing teams with a dominant frontcourt and solid play from its guards. Then a switch flipped once conference play started and the Aggies have struggled on both ends of the floor. Which ...

Bill Self on recruiting: ‘High school rankings can be so overrated’

Throughout the past decade, Kansas has found itself ranked among the top teams in the country and competing for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament each season. Perhaps the only ranking system that hasn’t shown the Jayhawks at the top annually are recruiting class rankings. Duke and ...

Getting to know: Oklahoma basketball

During the streak of 13 consecutive Big 12 titles, Kansas has faced its share of must-see players: Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley, Blake Griffin, Marcus Smart and Buddy Hield. Next up: Oklahoma superstar Trae Young. Leading the nation in points and assists, Young will try to close the ...

Getting to know: Baylor basketball

Returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the 15th time in program history at 5:05 p.m. tonight (TV: ESPN), Baylor is still searching for its first win against Kansas in Lawrence. The current version of the Bears haven’t won a true road game this season. The Bears (12-6, 2-4 in Big 12) have ...

Getting to know: West Virginia basketball

After five games of Big 12 play, four teams lead the pack and are tied for first place. There will be some more separation when two of those leaders, West Virginia and Kansas, meet at 8 p.m. Monday (TV: ESPN) at WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1 in Big 12) won 15 straight games ...

Getting to know: Kansas State basketball

Returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the first time since Svi Mykhailiuk’s controversial buzzer-beater, Kansas State is still looking for its first signature win of the season when the Wildcats face Kansas at 11 a.m. Saturday (TV: ESPN). The Wildcats (12-4, 2-2 in Big 12) will be without ...

Getting to know: Iowa State basketball

After all of the great games between Kansas and Iowa State over the past few seasons, the Cyclones are rebuilding after losing their talented senior class last year. Leading into Tuesday night’s matchup at Allen Fieldhouse (8 p.m., ESPN2), the Cyclones lost back-to-back overtime games ...