Tale of the Tait

Postgame Report Card: KU 91, Long Beach State 61

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/29/312419/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks hit 9 of their first 14 three-pointers and 14 of 26 for the night. Beyond that, KU was insanely good in transition and shared the ...

This Week in the Big 12 Conference...

Matt Tait

Welcome to the first edition of our This Week in the Big 12 blog, a short and sweet conference notebook of sorts that keeps tabs and catches you up on what’s going on with the teams that KU will play 18 games against to close the 2016-17 regular season. We’re ...

Neon Udoka Azubuike?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/15/311969/ With the big fella slated to start his second consecutive game for the 5-1 Kansas men's basketball team, KU coach Bill Self has been fielding an increased number of questions about 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike during the past week or so. But few questions have resulted in better answers ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 95, UNC Asheville 57

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/25/312299/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 95-57 victory over UNC Asheville at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday, Nov. 25. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks were fast, efficient and relentless on offense, with four players finishing in double figures, including both first-time starters Lagerald Vick (15) and Udoka Azubuike (17). ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 65, Georgia 54

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/22/kansas-v-georgia-cbe-classic-championship/119239/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 65-54 victory over Georgia in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: A- ---------- At this point, this team’s offense is coming from its four guards, so if you’re grading on that ...

Mason finally surrenders spot as KU's top scorer

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/21/kansas-v-uab-cbe-classic/119201/ Well, that was a first. After setting the college basketball world on fire during the first couple of weeks of the season with big time performance after big time performance, Kansas senior Frank Mason III finally surrendered his spot as the Jayhawks’ top scorer, giving way to freshman Josh ...

KU men's basketball players send support toward fellow Jayhawks

Matt Tait

Because the Kansas men’s basketball program is a perennial title contender, claims the Big 12 crown like it’s a birth right every season and wins games at an alarmingly high rate, it has become easy for many backers of Kansas athletics to focus most, if not all, of their attention ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 86, Siena 65

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/18/312060/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 86-65 victory over Siena in the home opener Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B- ---------- The Jayhawks were so good in transition and really responded to Siena’s threats with some big buckets when they needed them, but again struggled from three-point ...

Bill Self reacts to Billy Preston signing

Matt Tait

It's rare that a coach can comment on a player as soon as he commits, but in the case of five-star forward Billy Preston, [who announced Friday on ESPNU that he would play his college basketball at Kansas,][1] that was exactly the way it went down. The reason? Even though ...

Azubuike's development right on track; no need to rush it

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/15/kansas-basketball-v-duke/119099/ With senior big man Landen Lucas struggling so far this season, to the tune of 13 points, 8 rebounds and 9 fouls in just 49 minutes in KU’s first two games, the natural tendency of the KU fan base is to look to the bench to see who might ...

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