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Getting to know: Villanova basketball

There’s plenty of similarities between Kansas and Villanova. Two All-American point guards. Two of the best offenses in the country. Two coaches who have won national titles. A pair of 1 seeds. With a spot in the national championship game on the line, Villanova (34-4) will play its ...

Charles Barkley: Bill Self never gets the credit he deserves

San Antonio — When Charles Barkley looks around college basketball, one of the most impressive feats that stands out to him is the Kansas basketball program’s streak of 14 straight Big 12 titles. Considering the one-and-done era, all of the transfers and just the challenge of ...

Malik Newman enjoys his big moment on Twitter with Little Debbie

Playing as well as anybody in the NCAA Tournament, Kansas sophomore Malik Newman said there was one moment when he felt like he arrived in a big way. No, it wasn’t the 32-point performance against Duke. It wasn’t any of the big shots he hit earlier in the tournament. Newman’s ...

Getting to know: Duke basketball

When the brackets were unveiled on Selection Sunday, everybody saw the opportunity for Kansas and Duke to meet in the Elite Eight. Both teams took care of business in the first three rounds and set up the mega matchup between blue bloods. With a trip to San Antonio and the Final Four on ...

Blue Devils looking forward to blue blood showdown in Elite Eight

Omaha, Neb. — As the final minutes ticked off the clock in the Kansas basketball team’s 80-76 victory over Clemson in the Sweet 16 on Friday, Duke players stood in a tunnel waiting for their chance to take the floor in the following game. The Blue Devils were behind a curtain so ...

Kansas, Clemson players benefit from preseason overseas trips

**Omaha, Neb. —** The purpose of the trip was to mix in freshmen, transfers and upperclassmen at the beginning of the season. Essentially an opportunity to bond overseas before the grind of the season begins. Scheduled to play four games in August, the results don’t matter. ...

Getting to know: Clemson basketball

In the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1997, Clemson will play Kansas at 6:07 p.m. Friday for a spot in the Elite Eight. The Jayhawks have played in the Elite Eight in each of the last two seasons, Clemson has made it once in program history. The fifth-seeded Tigers, voted to finish ...

Breaking down KU’s defense against Angel Delgado

Equally skilled at scoring and rebounding, Seton Hall senior forward Angel Delgado presented one of the toughest matchups for Kansas big men all season. Heading into the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the Jayhawks could face more players like him. Clemson, KU’s opponent in ...

Self says Udoka Azubuike was MVP in win over Seton Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd0lZYgSyXk Wichita — Hoping to receive 20 minutes from Udoka Azubuike on Saturday, Kansas coach Bill Self said he thought Azubuike was the team's most valuable player with the way he provided offense in the post and defended Seton Hall center Angel Delgado ...

Seton Hall players experienced against No. 1 seeds

Wichita — In the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, Seton Hall’s basketball players were going to be confident against any team they were matched up against. With experience against No. 1 seeds Villanova and Xavier during Big East play, they know what ...

Getting to know: Seton Hall basketball

Led by a talented senior class, Seton Hall finished third in the Big East and earned its first NCAA Tournament victory in 14 years. The reward of Thursday’s 11-point victory over North Carolina State is a second-round matchup against top-seeded Kansas (6:10 p.m., TBS) on Saturday at ...

Seton Hall preparing for road game atmosphere against KU

Wichita — Playing tough road games is nothing new for Seton Hall. That’s life in the Big East, which included games at Butler, Creighton, Villanova, Xavier and Providence. After traveling to play those NCAA Tournament teams, the Pirates plan to have the same road game, ...

Ivy League student athletes are still athletes

Wichita — Throughout the last few seasons, Penn’s basketball players have noticed a trend inside of the Ivy League: the league is becoming tougher and tougher. No, this isn’t a case of smart kids just playing basketball in their free time. Recruiting is at a higher level than ...

KU produces huge TV ratings with Big 12 Tournament win over WVU

If anybody found it difficult to look away from the TV during the Big 12 Tournament championship game, you weren’t alone. The Kansas basketball team’s 81-70 victory over West Virginia at Sprint Center was the most-watched Big 12 championship game in 16 seasons, according to an ESPN ...

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 ...