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Postgame Report Card: Oregon 74, KU 60

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/25/kansas-basketball-v-oregon-elite-eight/120794/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s season-ending, 74-60, Elite Eight loss to Oregon at Sprint Center on Saturday night. Offense: D ---------- By far KU’s worst grade of the season in this category on a night when the Jayhawks flat-out could not hit anything. KU finished 21-of-60 for ...

Oregon's Dana Altman harbors bad memories, big respect for KU basketball

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/24/kansas-and-oregon-players-and-coaches-press-confer/120762/ **Kansas City, Mo. —** Oregon coach Dana Altman, who spent three seasons at Kansas State as an assistant under Lon Kruger and, a few years later, returned to Manhattan to lead the Wildcats’ program for four seasons, has had enough experience with Kansas basketball to last a few lifetimes. ...

KU-Oregon by the numbers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/24/kansas-and-oregon-players-and-coaches-press-confer/120761/ **Kansas City, Mo. —** By now, everybody knows that both coaches, several players on each side and most of the people paying attention to this game in any way, shape or form believe that Kansas and Oregon are pretty similar teams that play very similar styles. And while things ...

Eyes on Oregon: Jayhawks offer early thoughts on Elite Eight opponent

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/23/315678/ Kansas City, Mo. — With just one day between monster games in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, the Kansas men’s basketball team has its work cut out for it in preparing for Saturday’s 7:49 p.m. tip-off against third-seeded Oregon with a trip to the Final Four on the ...

Postgame Report Card, Sweet 16 style: Kansas 98, Purdue 66

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/23/kansas-basketball-v-purdue-sweet-sixteen/120754/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 98-66, Sweet 16 victory over Purdue. **Note:** *I tried not to grade this game in the context of it being a packaged deal with the two that came before it, but it was awfully tough to do.* Offense: A+ ----------- Unless you’re ...

Common opponents only mean so much in KU-Purdue showdown

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/22/kansas-and-purdue-ncaa-practices-and-press-confere/120710/ Kansas coach Bill Self was asked on Wednesday if Purdue’s second-round victory over Iowa State, winner of this season’s Big 12 tournament and the only team to knock off Kansas at home in the past three years, got his attention. Purdue coach Matt Painter was asked a similar question ...

KU-Purdue by the numbers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/22/kansas-and-purdue-ncaa-practices-and-press-confere/120698/ On the surface, today’s match-up between top-seeded Kansas (30-4) and No. 4 seed Purdue (27-7) in the Midwest Regional semifinals at Kansas City’s Sprint Center seems like a clash between two completely different teams. On paper, however, these two teams appear much more similar than many are saying. From ...

Breaking down KU-Purdue on Sports Radio 810 WHB's "Sports Night"

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/22/kansas-and-purdue-ncaa-practices-and-press-confere/120692/ We're now less than 24 hours away from tip-off in the Sweet 16. After several hours at Sprint Center on Wednesday afternoon and evening, between the drive home and finishing up a few stories for Thursday's paper, I hopped on with Sports Radio 810 WHB host Cody Tapp on ...

Breaking down KU forward Dwight Coleby's big night

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/19/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/120675/ Kansas forward Dwight Coleby, whose nine second-half minutes in Sunday’s second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State were as important as any played by any player in the game, prides himself on being ready. But more than that, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound native of the Bahamas prides himself on his ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 90, Michigan State 70

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/19/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/120646/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 90-70, second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State on Sunday night at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Offense: A ---------- Scoring 100 points in the first round was one thing, but following that up with 90 in Round 2, against Tom Izzo ...

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