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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 114, Texas Southern 71

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/nov/21/kansas-basketball-v-texas-southern/122441/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 114-71 rout of Texas Southern on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A+ ----------- 55 percent from the floor, 53 percent from 3-point range, a school record 19 made 3-pointers, just seven turnovers and 17 offensive rebounds. All of that, and so ...

Jayhawks jump to No. 3 in latest AP poll

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/nov/17/kansas-basketball-v-south-dakota-state/122383/ On the heels of a victory in Chicago over then-No. 7 Kentucky, the Kansas men's basketball team moved up one spot to No. 3 in this week's Associated Press poll. The top two spots remained the same, with Duke (4-0) and Arizona (3-0) staying put, and Kansas leapfrogged Michigan ...

Tuesday night marks special anniversary for KU coach Bill Self

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2003/nov/22/83057/ When taking my regular look through the game notes for Kansas' next contest — 7 p.m. Friday vs. Texas Southern at Allen Fieldhouse — a few things jumped out at me. For one, Texas Southern is coached by former Indiana boss Mike Davis, who once led the Hoosiers to ...

How a phone call played a key role in Quentin Grimes' decision to pick Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/nov/16/320804/ Kansas coach Bill Self has coached and recruited a couple dozen supremely talented players who went on to enjoy success in the NBA and beyond during his coaching career. In the past month, one of those helped [five-star guard Quentin Grimes, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound combo guard from The Woodlands, ...

Five-star guard Quentin Grimes picks Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ With an elite point guard and two Top 40 big men already signed, sealed and delivered, the Kansas men's basketball program's 2018 recruiting class added another gem on Wednesday, when five-star shooting guard Quentin Grimes orally committed to KU during a ceremony at College Park High in The Woodlands, ...

Postgame Report Card: No. 4 Kansas 65, No. 7 Kentucky 61

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/14/320733/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky in the 2017 Champions Classic at United Center in Chicago. Offense: C- ---------- The Jayhawks made a couple of big shots and plays when they had to have them. And Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman delivered ...

Say What? Tait's weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

Matt Tait

Matt Tait's game day thoughts from The Windy City ahead of Kansas vs. Kentucky in the 2017 Champions Classic in Chicago.

Jayhawks no strangers to killing time on game day

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/24/320167/ Ever since Kansas fans started really looking ahead to today's Champions Classic showdown with Kentucky in The Windy City, one of the most popular rants I've heard has been about how KU allllwwwaaays seems to play the late game in the Champions Classic. They're not wrong. Five of the ...

Self vs. Calipari almost as big as Kansas vs. Kentucky

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/30/302551/ If you've watched Kansas play Kentucky even just once in the past 10 years, you know the game means a little more than a regular game. Whether you're talking about the media hype leading up to tipoff, the craziness the game brings out in fans from both sides or ...

KU-Kentucky set to renew unique rivalry Tuesday in Chicago

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/apr/02/232793/ Because they aren’t in the same conference, they do not play each other every year, although some quality scheduling during recent years has made the matchup more common. The two teams enter Tuesday’s clash at the Champions Classic in Chicago as the No. 1 and No. 2 winningest college ...

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