Tale of the Tait

Though statistically not as nasty, “Press Virginia” still has bite

Kansas freshman Devon Dotson has seen so many different looks this week during KU’s preparation for the West Virginia’s vaunted full-court pressure that it temporarily threw off his ability to count correctly. “We’ve been doing different drills,” said Dotson, who will face the ...

Going off script isn’t necessarily a bad thing for maturing Jayhawks

It’s common, in football, for head coaches and offensive coordinators to script the first 15 offensive plays of a game and has been for years. The strategy not only brings a sense of calm and cohesion to the game plan and opening drive but also allows the offense something extra to ...

The path to success is all about defense for Kansas basketball without Dok

While so much of the focus [in the aftermath of Udoka Azubuike’s season-ending wrist injury][1] has been on how the 7th-ranked Kansas basketball team will survive without its most dominant offensive player, the answer to the question might actually be found on the other end. [Sure, the ...

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson named Big 12 newcomer of the week

KU point guard Devon Dotson on Monday earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors for his role in the Jayhawks’ runaway win over Eastern Michigan last Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Dotson, who has started all 12 KU games this season and is averaging 31.5 minutes per game, was 5-of-7 ...

KU junior Dedric Lawson honored by Big 12 for fifth time this season

Mr. Double Double, Dedric Lawson, added to his in-season hardware haul this week, when the Big 12 Conference named him the conference's player of the week following his big performances against South Dakota and Arizona State. Lawson, the conference's leader in scoring (20.1) and rebounding ...

Fifth-ranked Kansas already putting together an impressive resume

The holiday break for Kansas basketball brings the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at the resume the Jayhawks have built through the first 11 games of the 2018-19 season. No, we’re not talking Bracketology yet, although the Jayhawks were pegged as a No. 1 seed in Joe Lundardi’s ...

Jayhawks fall to No. 5 in AP poll after season’s first loss

After twice being jumped in the poll without losing, the Associated Press voters had a reason to drop the Kansas men’s basketball team this week. And they did. Fresh off of their first loss of the 2018-19 season — 80-76 at No. 18 Arizona State last Saturday night — the Jayhawks (10-1) ...

Jayhawks jump back into top spot in AP Top 25

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/dec/08/kansas-basketball-v-new-mexico-state/125748/ With no team positioned to jump them into the top spot during the past seven days, the Kansas men’s basketball team returned to the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday. The ...

KU senior Lagerald Vick’s stellar start about way more than hot shooting

After blistering the nets by making 15 of 20 3-point shots in back-to-back home victories that resulted in new career-highs, Kansas senior Lagerald Vick opened each of KU’s games in Brooklyn, N.Y., by lighting it up from the outside as well. In the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal against ...

Self says sophomore guard Marcus Garrett on track to return Saturday

[Sidelined for last Friday's showdown with No. 5 Tennessee in the title game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn, N.Y.,][1] Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett is on his way back. But he’s not there yet. Speaking to a live audience during Tuesday’s “Hawk Talk” radio show at Johnny's ...

Self, Jayhawks have more to focus on than KU’s spot in AP poll

Looking for a Monday morning jolt to shake them out of their Thanksgiving food hangovers and the start to another full work week, Kansas Basketball fans may well have started counting down the minutes and hours until the newest AP poll gets released. That will come in a couple of hours and ...

Jayhawks jumped by Gonzaga, stay at No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

For the second time during this young college basketball season, the Kansas men’s basketball program was jumped in the Associated Press poll without losing. This time, however, the Jayhawks (5-0) did not fall, rather they stayed in the same spot they were in a week ago, despite No. 1 ...