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

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/mar/26/kansas-v-villanova-elite-eight/116898/ 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. “For ...

KU players, staff recall first college basketball memories

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/mar/30/kansas-and-villanova-final-four-practices/124401/ 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. ...

Sister Jean phenomenon reaches Final Four stage

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/mar/30/324782/ 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 ...

How Mitch Lightfoot put his handprint on KU's Elite Eight win without playing a second

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/mar/25/kansas-basketball-v-duke-elite-eight/124224/ Omaha, Neb. — Mitch Lightfoot didn't play a second in KU's 85-81 overtime win over Duke in the Elite Eight. Still, it'd be hard to argue his handprints weren't all over that game, just [in a different vessel][1]. Lightfoot, KU's first big off the bench for much of the ...

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

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/mar/23/kansas-v-clemson-sweet-16/124116/ 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 him. ...

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

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/mar/23/kansas-v-clemson-sweet-16/124134/ 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, ...

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

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/mar/22/kansas-and-clemson-practice-centurylink-center/124106/ 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 ...

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

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/mar/17/kansas-basketball-v-seton-hall/124064/ 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” ...

How Mitch Lightfoot made charges a secret weapon for KU basketball

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/mar/08/323883/ 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 ...

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

Scott Chasen

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/feb/26/kansas-basketball-v-texas-senior-night/123702/ *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 ...

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