Tale of the Tait

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, ...

Davidson one of 5 programs to have beaten KU at Sprint Center

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2011/dec/19/ku-vs-davidson/88653/ In the 10-year history of Kansas City’s aging-but-still-new Sprint Center, just five programs have walked into Kansas basketball’s home away from home and come out victorious. One of them was Davidson, which was one of two teams to defeat the Jayhawks at Sprint Center during the 2011-12 season. The ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 89, Nebraska 72

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/10/312825/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 89-72 victory over Nebraska on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A- ---------- One of these days the Jayhawks are going to start making free throws (I think). Until they do, they’re not going to be able to score above ...

The potential impact of Carlton Bragg's arrest on KU's lineup

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/06/312668/ A rough start to what was predicted by many to be a breakout season took a terrible turn for the worse early Friday morning, when Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-10 forward from Cleveland, was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and booked into Douglas County Jail. Bragg, who ...

Josh Jackson's desire to be coached benefiting both him and the Jayhawks

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/09/311784/ From the perspective of the common fan, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has proven to be the ultra-talented, incredibly skilled, hard-working competitor that he was deemed to be when he signed with the Jayhawks. From the perspective of Kansas coach Bill Self, Jackson has been so much more. Thursday afternoon, ...

The Day After: An old school rout on a special night

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/dec/06/kansas-basketball-v-umkc/119427/ Tuesday was a special night at Allen Fieldhouse and not just because the Jayhawks scored a season-high for points and absolutely throttled their opponent, UMKC, 105-62. It marked the 600th victory in the coaching career of KU coach Bill Self and, thankfully for everybody involved, Self actually took time ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 105, UMKC 62

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/06/312661/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 105-62 victory over UMKC on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- Jayhawks scored a season high and shot lights out while doing it. Came within one make of tying a school record for three-pointers and watched four players ...

This Week in the Big 12 Conference...

Matt Tait

It was a big weekend in the Big 12 Conference, with the still-unbeaten Baylor Bears knocking off No. 7 Xavier and Bob Huggins’ West Virginia squad picking up a huge road victory at No. 6 Virginia. That and more in the latest edition of This Week in the Big 12. ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 89, Stanford 74

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/03/312560/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 89-74 victory over Stanford on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- A low turnover total, terrific transition numbers and a great percentage from the floor and even better mark from three-point range. Easy A, approaching an A+. Defense: B- ---------- ...

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