Tale of the Tait

The Day After: No. 1 falls in the mountains of West Virginia

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/12/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/115011/ Tuesday's loss at West Virginia was as bad as just about any of the good moments that KU has enjoyed this season. Remember how good Kansas looked in holding off Oklahoma in one of the most epic games in years a couple of weeks ago? Well, yeah. The Jayhawks ...

The Day After: Surviving a scare in west Texas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/08/kansas-basketbal-v-texas-tech/114999/ In some ways, Saturday's 69-59 victory at Texas Tech by the Kansas basketball team might have been more impressive than the Jayhawks' triple-overtime win over Oklahoma last Monday. Why? Simple. It's easy to see how a team could get fired up for a home game on Big Monday against ...

KU-OU thriller was birthday gift, first-game experience for local woman

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114876/ Every so often, the stars align, one's path becomes clear and a magical moment appears before them. For lifelong Kansas University basketball fan Jamie Taylor, that moment came Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The origin for Taylor attending what many people are openly calling the greatest game in Allen ...

KU-OU delivers 1.9 overnight rating; So what does that mean?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114867/ According to ESPN, KU's 109-106, triple-overtime thriller over Oklahoma came back with an overnight rating of 1.9, making it the highest Big 12 Big Monday game on record since the network started keeping track in 2002. That certainly should come as no surprise given the fact that Monday's showdown ...

The Day After: Simply put, one of the best games in Allen Fieldhouse history

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114850/ If you're still buzzing about Monday night's triple-overtime thriller between No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Oklahoma, you're definitely not alone. The Internet, literally every nook and cranny of it, is full of people talking about the Jayhawks' 109-106 victory over the Sooners for which both teams deserve a ...

Looking back at some recent KU-OU classics

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/19/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/108781/ So, yeah. Tonight's game between top-ranked Kansas and No. 2 Oklahoma is a pretty big game. Like, one of the biggest Allen Fieldhouse games in a number of years. Yeah, the Missouri win was huge and, sure, there have been a few others along the way. But very few ...

The Day After: Mauling the Bears

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/01/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/114830/ They talk all year — literally, 365 days a year — about what winning the Big 12 title means to this Kansas University men's basketball team. On Saturday afternoon against 23rd-ranked Baylor, the Jayhawks showed they mean it. In what was by far the most intense, focused and locked ...

KU's Wayne Selden attempts to conquer Mamadou Ndiaye and lives to tell about it

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/dec/30/301279/ It was a subtle play that, to my knowledge, did not show up on any of the highlights, but it also was one that told you a lot about one of second-ranked Kansas' most important players. Less than two minutes into Tuesday's 78-53 victory over a good Cal-Irvine team, ...

The Day After: Climbing Anteater Mountain

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/28/kansas-basketball-v-uc-irvine/114705/ 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye and the rest of the UC-Irvine big men came to Lawrence hoping to put a scare into the second-ranked Jayhawks. And, for a half, they did just that. But KU's superior talent and overall depth won out and the Jayhawks emerged with a 78-53 victory ...

Big 12 about to enter a big couple of weeks

Matt Tait

Call it a complex, a curiosity or a downright fear. Whatever you choose, there's something about the word “realignment” that grabs my attention like few things on this planet, so much so that I get a little frightened when it's time to take my car in to balance and rotate ...

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