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Remember Devonte’ Graham’s foul out vs. Villanova? Now, you make the call(s)

San Antonio — You probably remember the foul that knocked Devonte’ Graham out of the 2016 Elite Eight game between Kansas and Villanova. It’s likely no one agonized over the play more, though, than Graham himself. “You kind of feel like you let the team down,” Graham said. ...

KU players, staff recall first college basketball memories

San Antonio — Just about anyone who has ever picked up a basketball imagines what it would be like to hit a game-winning shot or play on the biggest stage. For KU basketball, those dreams have become a reality. The Jayhawks will take the floor at approximately 7:49 p.m. CT against ...

Sister Jean phenomenon reaches Final Four stage

San Antonio — Sister Jean never expected to be here. Well, if she did, she never expected it to be quite like this. If you haven’t heard — an impressive feat, at this point — Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is the Chaplain for Loyola (Chicago). Throughout the NCAA tournament she’s ...

Svi Mykhailiuk’s answer to teams limiting his 3s? ‘Drive the ball more’

Omaha, Neb. — Svi Mykahiliuk noticed a change when he got into the teeth of Big 12 play. Perhaps the most dramatic example came in KU’s game against TCU. The Horned Frogs’ defense [keyed in on Mykhailiuk][1], switching all along the perimeter and trying to avoid helping off ...

Silvio De Sousa confident as ever after late free throws, win over Clemson

OMAHA, Neb. — However many KU fans filled CenturyLink Center on Friday, there was a palpable tension as Silvio De Sousa stepped to the line in a six-point game with less than 90 seconds left. Likely the least nervous of the lot? The freshman himself. “When you have confidence, you ...

Experience, preparation crucial for Bill Self’s Thursday & Friday NCAA dominance

Omaha, Neb. — Bill Self has spoken about the NCAA Tournament differently than some of his peers. He often divides it into weekends, speaking as though it's three miniature tournaments rather than one big one. The first weekend has the first two rounds. The next one has the Sweet 16 ...

How a ‘bad,’ ‘terrible’ play helped KU finish off Seton Hall

WICHITA — Svi Mykhailiuk is lucky to be alive. OK, so that might be a slight exaggeration. But if you were only basing it off the look on Bill Self’s face when Mykhailiuk let go of a pass that was at best risky and probably closer to the “terrible” grade Self later applied to it, ...

How Mitch Lightfoot made charges a secret weapon for KU basketball

Kansas City, Mo. — Sitting at his locker in the bowels of Sprint Center after an 82-68 KU win, Mitch Lightfoot dropped his phone and watched as it tumbled to the floor. A reporter reached out to pick it up, but Lightfoot shooed him away. “It’s already cracked as it is,” ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-Texas II

*Since coming to the Big 12, Shaka Smart has yet to earn a win against Bill Self — like he did as the coach of VCU. Today's 1-3-1 blog explores the coaching matchup between the two, plus a play by Malik Newman that brought back memories of another five years ago. If you have any plays or ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-TTU II

*Devonte' Graham absolutely took over down in Lubbock. Today's 1-3-1 blog shows just how the senior did it — on both ends — as the Jayhawks clinched a record-setting 14th straight Big 12 title. If you have any plays or sequences you’d like to see GIFed please tweet [@ChasenScott][1] ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-OU II

*Kansas shot 16 for 29 from 3 against Oklahoma. Crazy thing is, the Jayhawks probably should've made even more. Today’s 1-3-1 blog takes you through the Sooners’ defensive lapses, several of which were caused by freshman sensation Trae Young. If you have any plays or sequences you’d ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-WVU II

*West Virginia dared Udoka Azubuike to make a play, and it was exactly what he did — three times, no less. Today’s 1-3-1 blog explains just how the big man came through on defense in KU's 77-69 win over West Virginia, plus a pair of plays that show how the Mountaineers may have taken ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-ISU II

*Lagerald Vick's best play on Tuesday didn't even show up on the stat sheet. Today’s 1-3-1 blog explains just how the junior guard got some of his mojo back in KU's 83-77 win in Hilton Coliseum, plus what Marcus Garrett did against Iowa State to excite KU coach Bill Self. If you have any ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-Baylor II

*Udoka Azubuike snapped his head back and dropped the ball on the ground. Today’s 1-3-1 blog explains what went into his frustrations, plus how each of his fouls happened in Baylor's 80-64 win over the Jayhawks. If you have any plays or sequences you’d like to see GIFed please tweet ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-TCU

*Svi Mykhailiuk was held to just two shot attempts by TCU. Today’s 1-3-1 blog explains how the Horned Frogs were able to smother the senior guard, plus a look into a pair of smart plays made by Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot in the Jayhawks' 71-64 win over TCU. If you have any plays ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-OSU

*The 1-3-1 breakdown from KU’s 84-79 home loss to Oklahoma State explains how the Cowboys were able to steal 24 seconds away in the final minute-and-a-half, plus a look at some of the plays leading up to Lagerald Vick’s benching. If you have any plays or sequences you’d like to see ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-KSU

*The 1-3-1 breakdown from KU’s 70-56 win over K-State features a strategy employed by the Jayhawks, one not executed by the Wildcats and the defensive highlight of Svi Mykhailiuk's career. If you have any plays or sequences you’d like to see GIFed please tweet [@ChasenScott][1] or ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-TAMU

*The 1-3-1 breakdown from KU’s 79-68 win over Texas A&M features a Bill Self-style player making a Bill Self-style play, an analysis of one slumping player and a highlight from one of KU’s most consistent guards. If you have any plays or sequences you’d like to see GIFed please ...

1-3-1 breakdown: Three under-the-radar moments from KU-Oklahoma

Make no mistake — close games are seldom decided by only one play, player or sequence. Yes, Udoka Azubuike went 1 for 8 at the line, but the Jayhawks could’ve scored in other ways. KU missed 22 3-pointers — one or two of those might’ve changed the situation entirely — while ...