Tale of the Tait

Azubuike's new free throw form a step in the right direction

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/ChasenScott/status/958141365774372865 KU fans dying to see the new and improved free throw form developed by KU big man Udoka Azubuike that came as a result of an 0-for-6 night at the line in a losing effort at last week at Oklahoma finally got their chance to see it live during ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 70, Kansas State 56

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jan/29/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/123294/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 70-56 road win vs. Kansas State on Big Monday in Manhattan. Offense: A- ---------- The Jayhawks made 12-of-14 shots to open the game, 6-of-7 from 3-point range and raced out to a 15-point lead early and a 13-point lead at the half. ...

Jayhawks check in at No. 7 in this week's AP Top 25

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jan/23/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/123204/ A mid-week loss to Oklahoma, which remained at No. 12 in this week's poll, dropped the Kansas men's basketball two spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25. Kansas, which leads the Big 12 by one game over four teams tied for second, checks in as ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 79, Texas A&M 68

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jan/27/kansas-basketball-v-texas-m/123245/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 79-68 win over Texas A&M on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Offense: A- ---------- The Jayhawks were lights out in the first half, connecting on 10-of-19 3-point shots and running up and down at will on the slower ...

Why can't KU guard Sam Cunliffe get on the floor?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/jan/02/321998/ In December, just before the Kansas basketball schedule turned from non-conference tune-up to Big 12 grind, the Jayhawks received help in the form of an additional body to plug into the rotation. It came in the form of sophomore guard Sam Cunliffe, a transfer from Arizona State who sat ...

Malik Newman says one teammate saw the McCarthy Hall Free Throw Bandit on Wednesday

Matt Tait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2AzBYKw2Dw&t=1s The mere mention of [the overzealous KU fan who stormed McCarthy Hall on Wednesday looking to share free-throw shooting advice with the Kansas men's basketball team][1] brought immediate smiles to the faces of KU coach Bill Self and shooting guard Malik Newman on Thursday afternoon. But, according to Newman, ...

Wednesday phone call from Bill Self finds KU big man Udoka Azubuike in good spirits

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jan/23/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/123215/ After sitting at the podium in the Oklahoma media room and taking the blame for KU's 85-80 loss to the Sooners on Tuesday night, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self felt like he needed to make one more gesture to put some closure on the Hack-a-Dok free throw shooting issue ...

Postgame Report Card: Oklahoma 85, Kansas 80

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jan/23/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/123195/ Quick grades for five aspects of No. 5 KU’s 85-80 road loss to No. 12 Oklahoma on Tuesday night in Norman, Oklahoma. Offense: B- ---------- KU's offense carried them for a good chunk of this one, so it's easy to presume the Jayhawks would've received a solid grade. But ...

One idea for how Kansas could elect to defend Trae Young tonight in Norman

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2018/jan/23/322545/ It's funny, but almost two full years after writing a blog about the Jayhawks' plans for guarding Buddy Hield on our drive down to Oklahoma, I find myself on the same road, albeit in a different car, writing a blog about the Jayhawks' plans for guarding a different Oklahoma ...

Malik Newman named co-newcomer of the week and other honors for KU basketball

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jan/20/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/123164/ KU sophomore Malik Newman, who enjoyed another offensive explosion in helping Kansas slip by Baylor last weekend at Allen Fieldhouse, was named the Big 12's co-newcomer of the week on Monday. Newman, who scored 12 consecutive points in the final four minutes to lead KU to victory, finished with ...

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