Tale of the Tait

How Kansas can clinch more than a share of Big 12 title No. 13 on Wednesday night

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/18/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/120252/ As everyone reading this surely knows, the Kansas men’s basketball team currently holds a three-game lead over three Big 12 teams with four games to play. That means, with a win Wednesday night, Kansas can clinch at least a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 title. But did ...

With Trae Young off the board, where do the Jayhawks go next?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ Trae Young, Collin Sexton, Quade Green and Tremont Waters — all are point guards ranked in the Top 36 of the Rivals 150 for 2017 and all were players that the Kansas men’s basketball program recruited on one level or another during the past several months. [With Young’s announcement ...

K-State president has heard enough of vulgar anti-KU chant

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/feb/20/303690/ Around here, the popular profanity-laced chant unleashed by K-State students at home basketball games, whether they're playing KU or not, has become the butt of many jokes, with Kansas fans pointing to what they believe is an inferiority complex by the Wildcats. Whether that is accurate or not is ...

Josh Jackson's bounce pass from his butt a microcosm of KU's comeback

Matt Tait

It wasn’t the play of the game, it did not save the Jayhawks from doom and despair, but it did deal a serious blow to West Virginia’s chances and wound up being the signature play that demonstrated just how right things went for Kansas down the stretch in Monday night’s ...

Jayhawks in prime position to earn 13th straight Big 12 title

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/13/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/120188/ If you followed along with my [Gameday Chat yesterday][1] you’d know that I made a light case that the Jayhawks already had locked up at least a share of Big 12 title No. 13 in a row. That was before the epic comeback vs. West Virginia and it seems ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 84, West Virginia 80, OT

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/13/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/120193/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s ridiculous, 84-80, overtime victory over No. 9 West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B- ---------- Grading all things on a relative scale, the Jayhawks’ offense got a D for their stat-sheet performance and an A+ for their heart. Down but not out, ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 80, Texas Tech 79

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/11/kansas-basketball-v-texas-tech/120157/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 80-79 victory at Texas Tech on Saturday. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks shot 49.2 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and turned it over just nine times while getting to 80 points. There were times in the first half ...

Trae Young's father says 5-star 2017 PG is still undecided

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/may/21/307497/ College basketball recruiting can be a pretty cut-throat business, full of back-stabbing, trashing other schools and coaches and sticking one’s nose where it doesn’t always belong. That’s why it was so cool to see the picture of Kansas coach Bill Self and Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger sitting together last ...

Although he's capable of scoring more, does KU guard Devonte' Graham need to?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/16/313796/ So far this season, Kansas junior Devonte’ Graham has made up one half of the best backcourt in college basketball and done so without having the kind of season anybody expected he would. A common pick for player most likely to lead the 2016-17 Jayhawks in scoring before the ...

Postgame Report Card: KU 74, K-State 71

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/06/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/120132/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 74-71 victory at Kansas State on Big Monday. Offense: A- ---------- The way this game was played for most of the night, it looked like it was destined to be one of those slugfests in the 50s or 60s. But KU got ...

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