Tale of the Tait

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 90, Kansas State 88

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/03/313329/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s thrilling, 90-88 victory over Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Offense: A ---------- They scored 52 points in the first half and, somehow, led by 10 after the Wildcats shot 54 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point ...

Next 5 weeks feature 2 key stretches for Kansas basketball

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/12/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/115005/ It hasn’t mattered who was on the team, what the rotation looked like or how deep and talented the Kansas men’s basketball team has been. Almost every year, without fail, there has been a small but impactful stretch, usually during conference play, when the Jayhawks have struggled and KU ...

Jayhawks on radar of 2 potential transfers

Matt Tait

Recruiting never stops in the fast-moving world of college basketball. And during the same week that the Kansas men’s basketball team learned it was losing a player, [when former transfer Evan Maxwell announced he was leaving the program,][1] the Jayhawks also surfaced as potential landing spots for a couple of ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 86, TCU 80

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/dec/30/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/119680/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 86-80 victory over TCU in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 opener Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas. Offense: B- ---------- The Jayhawks topped 80 points, saw five players reach double figures and shot 80 percent from the free throw line. But a miserable ...

KU's rotation still intact despite disappearance of depth

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/dec/03/kansas-basketball-v-stanford/119392/ A little more than a week ago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self during an appearance on the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference shared his thoughts about his ideal rotation and how it related to this year’s team. “I’ve always thought that eight or nine was the number, depending on ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 71, UNLV 53

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/22/313115/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 71-53 victory over UNLV in Las Vegas on Thursday night. Offense: B- ---------- The Jayhawks shot just .444 for the game, including .387 in the second half, and got sub-par statistical nights from dynamic duo Devonte’ Graham and Frank Mason III. Had ...

Jayhawks running college basketball's version of the spread offense?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/dec/03/kansas-basketball-v-stanford/119367/ The best part about the Kansas men’s basketball team’s red-hot shooting from 3-point range so far this season is that nobody is settling for outside jumpers or taking the lazy way to an impressive 3-point percentage. Not the players. Not head coach Bill Self. And not anybody who wants ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 89, Davidson 71

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/17/312984/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 89-71 Sprint Center victory over Davidson on a cold and crummy Saturday night. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks were good in the first half and even better in the second half, bailing out their 0-for-8 first-half three-point shooting slump with a 6-of-13 ...

KU coach Bill Self rock solid in tough situation

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/06/312666/ We’ve known for years that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is a master at recognizing an opponent’s zone defense, breaking full-court pressure or running set plays, both during live action or from out-of-bounds sets, that get the Jayhawks easy baskets. But his handling of the recent Carlton Bragg Jr., ...

Three-point shot a real weapon for KU's four-guard lineup

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/dec/14/312903/ It’s no secret that the three-point shot has become a serious weapon for this year’s Kansas basketball team, with four major contributors shooting better than 43 percent from behind the arc so far this season. The numbers are even more impressive if you break the season into two segments, ...

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