Tale of the Tait

Frank Mason III gaining serious support for national player of the year honors

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/13/311018/ The official announcements are still a couple of weeks away, but Kansas senior Frank Mason III is already starting to garner some pretty impressive support for national player of the year honors. As KU coach Bill Self mentioned recently, there are a handful of different player of the year ...

2 through 4 seeds up for grabs in Big 12; and why Kansas should care

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/27/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-senior-night/120353/ Monday night, at around the same time that the Kansas men’s basketball team was battling back from the dead against last-place Oklahoma, West Virginia and Baylor were battling in a Big 12 basketball game in Waco, Texas. Three weeks ago, that game looked like it might mean a whole ...

Postgame Report Card: No. 1 Kansas 73, Oklahoma 63

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/27/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-senior-night/120377/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 73-63, Senior Night win over Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B ---------- Making 10-of-10 down the stretch to finish at 50 percent for the night saved what, for a while, looked like it might be the Kansas offense’s first C grade of ...

Senior Night at Kansas special for underclassmen too

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/21/313910/ Senior Night at Kansas is a special event. The memories live for lifetimes, the photos are a part of history and the framed jerseys and pictures that are presented to each player often hang on their walls well into their adult lives. But it’s not just the seniors who ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 87, TCU 68

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/feb/22/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/120291/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 87-68 victory over TCU that clinched a 13th consecutive Big 12 title. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks scored 87 points and didn’t even need to shoot above 50 percent to do it. Four players reached double figures and the Jayhawks were good ...

KU's favored by how many?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/13/314496/ Out playing a round of golf this morning on an unseasonably warm February game day, one of the guys I was playing with asked me what the betting line for tonight's KU-TCU game at Allen Fieldhouse was. Always curious about those sorts of things, no matter which teams are ...

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 ...

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