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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 ...

Lon Kruger deflects questions on ‘Hack-a-Dok’ strategy

NORMAN, Okla. — Bill Self has made it clear he won’t apologize for wins. A one-point squeaker over Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse? Not a chance. A down-to-the-wire finish over lowly Iowa State? That was just as big. So after a game in which the KU coach admitted he didn’t ...

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

Down the stretch of Kansas’ claw-it-out home win over Baylor, it seemed like the then-No. 10 Jayhawks couldn’t get a stop. Well, they couldn’t. For a four minute stretch, starting at the seven-minute mark in the second half, the Bears scored on nine — yes, nine — straight ...

Why KU must do more than try to limit Trae Young’s points

If you think stopping Trae Young from scoring is the best way for No. 10 Kansas to defeat No. 4 Oklahoma this Tuesday, let me present a counterargument in the form of a number: 33.125. That’s the number of points per game Young is averaging in losses and games decided by single digits. ...

How Malik Newman rebounded from a bad outing by, well, rebounding

It isn’t often a player can score 27 points — a career-high at that — yet the most impressive part of his performance comes elsewhere. Malik Newman’s outburst against Iowa State, an 83-78 Kansas win, was a welcome sign for KU fans. It was the same way for the redshirt sophomore, ...

How ‘bad offense’ earned Devonte’ Graham a compliment and a fan

FORT WORTH, Texas — Before leaving Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth-native Clayton Orlie, 14, needed to pass along his message. Waiting in lower bowl of the cozy venue, Orlie and his friend and fellow area-native Connor Hadley were able to get the attention of Devonte’ Graham and pose ...

One common thread in KU’s losses that has nothing to do with defense

The KU defense — and its reputation — took a beating over the last week. Some fans have gone as far as to long for the days of last season, lest we all forget that team was, at times, so poor on that end it prompted several rants from coach Bill Self. After a game against TCU ...