Tale of the Tait

The Day After: An old school rout on a special night

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/dec/06/kansas-basketball-v-umkc/119427/ Tuesday was a special night at Allen Fieldhouse and not just because the Jayhawks scored a season-high for points and absolutely throttled their opponent, UMKC, 105-62. It marked the 600th victory in the coaching career of KU coach Bill Self and, thankfully for everybody involved, Self actually took time ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 105, UMKC 62

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/06/312661/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 105-62 victory over UMKC on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- Jayhawks scored a season high and shot lights out while doing it. Came within one make of tying a school record for three-pointers and watched four players ...

This Week in the Big 12 Conference...

Matt Tait

It was a big weekend in the Big 12 Conference, with the still-unbeaten Baylor Bears knocking off No. 7 Xavier and Bob Huggins’ West Virginia squad picking up a huge road victory at No. 6 Virginia. That and more in the latest edition of This Week in the Big 12. ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 89, Stanford 74

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/03/312560/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 89-74 victory over Stanford on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- A low turnover total, terrific transition numbers and a great percentage from the floor and even better mark from three-point range. Easy A, approaching an A+. Defense: B- ---------- ...

Postgame Report Card: KU 91, Long Beach State 61

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/29/312419/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks hit 9 of their first 14 three-pointers and 14 of 26 for the night. Beyond that, KU was insanely good in transition and shared the ...

This Week in the Big 12 Conference...

Matt Tait

Welcome to the first edition of our This Week in the Big 12 blog, a short and sweet conference notebook of sorts that keeps tabs and catches you up on what’s going on with the teams that KU will play 18 games against to close the 2016-17 regular season. We’re ...

Neon Udoka Azubuike?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/15/311969/ With the big fella slated to start his second consecutive game for the 5-1 Kansas men's basketball team, KU coach Bill Self has been fielding an increased number of questions about 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike during the past week or so. But few questions have resulted in better answers ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 95, UNC Asheville 57

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/25/312299/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 95-57 victory over UNC Asheville at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday, Nov. 25. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks were fast, efficient and relentless on offense, with four players finishing in double figures, including both first-time starters Lagerald Vick (15) and Udoka Azubuike (17). ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 65, Georgia 54

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/22/kansas-v-georgia-cbe-classic-championship/119239/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 65-54 victory over Georgia in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: A- ---------- At this point, this team’s offense is coming from its four guards, so if you’re grading on that ...

Mason finally surrenders spot as KU's top scorer

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/21/kansas-v-uab-cbe-classic/119201/ Well, that was a first. After setting the college basketball world on fire during the first couple of weeks of the season with big time performance after big time performance, Kansas senior Frank Mason III finally surrendered his spot as the Jayhawks’ top scorer, giving way to freshman Josh ...

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