Tale of the Tait

Class of 2017 PG Trae Young to reveal choice Feb. 16

Matt Tait

And just like that, as quick as one can click “Tweet” on their phone, February 16 has become a monster day for the Kansas men’s basketball program. That’s the day that Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young has pegged to make his decision on where he will play his ...

What a week for Kansas basketball

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/01/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/120034/ As sports writers tend to do, Tom Keegan and I recently found ourselves talking sports on a road trip to Ames, Iowa, in mid-January. A good chunk of the KU topics we cover during these moments find their way into our work somewhere along the way, be it a ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 73, Baylor 68

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/01/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/120035/ Quick grades for five aspects of No. 3 KU’s 73-68 victory over No. 2 Baylor Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B ---------- Putting 73 points on the board is only going to win games if your defense is good enough to allow that to happen. It was in ...

Kentucky still the favorite to win it all?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jan/28/kansas-basketball-v-kentucky/119986/ Any time two of the Top 5 teams in college basketball get together in February or later, you start to hear people talk about potential national championship runs and how either or both teams could be Final Four contenders. That certainly holds true for tonight's 2 vs. 3 clash ...

Lightfoot's 8 minutes vs. WVU a positive step for young forward

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jan/24/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/119939/ Eight minutes is not even enough time to get from one side of Lawrence to the other, but for Kansas freshman Mitch Lightfoot, it proved to be the continuation of a long journey. Enjoying his most court time since playing a career-high 14 minutes in a December win over ...

Are you ready for more madness?

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2014/mar/20/270771/ Already with a game scheduled for Feb. 11 — 1 p.m. at Texas Tech — the Kansas men’s basketball program and its fans now have another reason to circle that date on their calendars. Are you ready for more madness? You better be, because starting this year, the NCAA ...

Jayhawks poised to attack 'Press Virginia'

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/12/313199/ There have been a lot of discussions, questions and inquiries during the past couple of weeks centered around the strategy for playing against West Virginia’s press. But now that the deck has been cleared and the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) has made it, ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 79, Texas 67

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/21/313911/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 79-67 victory over Texas on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: C+ ----------- They didn’t shoot it well — other than from 3-point range — and labored in the halfcourt while too often settling for bad shots. The three-point shooting and hot start ...

Shaka Smart rebuilding Texas through patience, relationships

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/23/302243/ It’s no secret that the Texas men’s basketball team is struggling under second-year head coach Shaka Smart. The 7-11 Longhorns, who will take on second-ranked Kansas at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, got out to an up-and-down start to the season and now are riding a 1-5 Big ...

Self says Jayhawks, at their best, as good as anybody

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jan/16/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/119863/ A few hours after returning from his team’s Monday night victory in Ames, Iowa, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self appeared on The Doug Gottlieb Show on Tuesday and discussed everything from KU’s latest win to the Svi Mykhailiuk travel heard ’round the world, Joel Embiid and the Jayhawks’ four-guard ...

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