Tale of the Tait

KU senior Tyler Self cracks "One Shining Moment"

Matt Tait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfPBQyQkUKI There was no questioning how big the moment was when it happened a couple of weeks ago. But I’m not sure anyone who watched, celebrated or reacted to Tyler Self’s 3-pointer to give the Jayhawks 100 points in a first-round win over UC Davis in this year’s NCAA Tournament ...

Frank Mason's hardware haul not entirely rare, but impressive all the same

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/23/315707/ As you all surely know by now, [Kansas senior Frank Mason III in the past couple of weeks has swept nine national player of the year honors,][1] ranging from the big dogs like the Naismith Trophy and AP Player of the Year to similar honors handed out by USA ...

2016-17 Jayhawks finished as highest scoring team in Self era at Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/17/315458/ With Roy Williams and his top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels set to face Oregon, instead of Kansas, in this weekend’s Final Four outside of Phoenix — in a game that nearly became the fourth meeting in NCAA Tournament play since 2008 between Ol’ Roy and Kansas — we won’t ...

Breaking down Billy Preston's McDonald's All-American Game

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/29/315880/ Although it wasn’t as hyped up or exciting as an NCAA Tournament game, I’m sure more than a few fans of Kansas basketball tuned into ESPN last night to watch five-star forward Billy Preston play in this year’s McDonald’s All-American Game. Preston, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward with guard skills, ...

Incoming freshman Billy Preston already all about the Jayhawks

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/mar/29/315879/ Although Billy Preston’s college basketball career has not even started yet, you’d never know it from listening to the 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward talk about his future school. [In Chicago this week for the McDonald’s All-American Game,][1] the No. 8 player in the country, according to Rivals.com, has talked a ...

Say What? Tait's weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

Matt Tait

Isn't technology great? Thanks to a suggestion from our publisher, Scott Stanford, who just can't get enough KU sports talk despite his humble South Carolina roots, we're going to start a new feature here on KUsports.com to bring you some of our regular radio appearances right here on the site. ...

Where things stand in the recruitment of 2017 PG Trevon Duval

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/mar/28/315854/ There are plenty of questions about the immediate future for Kansas basketball worth examining, but by far one of the biggest — and most important — has to do with who will play point guard for the Jayhawks during the 2017-18 season. While there are options out there, from ...

Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for the 2017-18 Jayhawks

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/23/315700/ Whether it wraps up on a win or a loss, the end of any Kansas basketball season brings with it immediate questions about the future. Who’s coming back? Who’s going pro? What does next year’s rotation look like? How many days until Late Night? It’s an age old ritual ...

KU seniors say goodbye

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/27/314872/ One of the things that made [Saturday's Elite Eight loss to Oregon in Kansas City, Mo.,][1] so tough for so many Jayhawks to swallow was the fact that none of them wanted seniors Landen Lucas, Frank Mason III and Tyler Self to end on anything other than a victory. ...

Postgame Report Card: Oregon 74, KU 60

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/25/kansas-basketball-v-oregon-elite-eight/120794/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s season-ending, 74-60, Elite Eight loss to Oregon at Sprint Center on Saturday night. Offense: D ---------- By far KU’s worst grade of the season in this category on a night when the Jayhawks flat-out could not hit anything. KU finished 21-of-60 for ...

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