Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Hawaii Oh-No

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/11/kansas-v-indiana-armed-forces-classic/119013/ A week in paradise was spoiled by a hard-fought, overtime loss to No. 11 Indiana on Friday night, and now the Kansas men’s basketball team heads to New York, where its reward for dropping the season opener is a date with No. 1 Duke on Tuesday night. The Jayhawks ...

Postgame Report Card: Indiana 103, KU 99, OT

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/11/kansas-v-indiana-armed-forces-classic/119012/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 103-99, overtime loss to No. 11 Indiana in the Jayhawks’ season opener Friday night in Honolulu, Hawaii. Offense: B ---------- Scoring 99 points and shooting 52 percent in the first half generally sounds like a nice start toward a good offensive night. ...

Collin Sexton decision going down to the wire?

Matt Tait

Individuals with knowledge about the recruitment of Class of 2017 point guard Collin Sexton by both Alabama and Kansas told the Journal-World on Wednesday that neither side knew, as of late Wednesday, whether the No. 7-ranked player in the country, according to Rivals.com, was going to pick them. Rivals.com reported ...

More sights and sounds from the Jayhawks at Pearl Harbor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/09/jayhawks-honolulu-day-2/ The Kansas basketball teamtoured the USS Chafee at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman near Honolulu on Wednesday, and, in doing so, provided a wonderful opportunity to observe the Jayhawks away from their area of expertise — the basketball court. KU's coaches, players, managers and support staff toured the ship for ...

Ranking KU basketball's 2016-17 exhibition performances

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/31/kansas-basketball-v-washburn-exhibition/118925/ Exhibition games are no way to judge basketball players on where their games are and what kinds of production they’ll deliver during the upcoming season, but for the next two-plus days, that’s all we’ve got to go on with the Kansas men’s basketball team. With that in mind, as ...

Is Devonte' Graham poised to join exclusive company?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/05/kansas-basketball-v-emporia-state/118972/ It’s obviously still early, but if KU’s exhibition victories over Washburn and Emporia State are any indication of what’s to come, junior guard Devonte’ Graham could be on pace to accomplish a feat that only two other players have achieved in the Bill Self era at Kansas. Graham’s .441 ...

The Day After: Humming past the Hornets

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/05/kansas-basketball-v-emporia-state/118970/ If I had a dollar for each time I heard a member of KU’s coaching staff or roster tell me after [Sunday’s 104-62 victory over Emporia State][1] that working out the kinks was the reason they play these exhibition games, I’d be able to treat the first five commenters ...

Postgame Report Card: KU 104, Emporia State 62

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/06/311663/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 104-62 victory over Emporia State in the Jayhawks’ exhbition finale Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A- ---------- The turnovers were down (11), the shooting percentages were up (61 percent from two, 39 percent from three) and KU was so, so good ...

KU freshman Mitch Lightfoot feeling good about quest to find his role

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/31/kansas-basketball-v-washburn-exhibition/118945/ Freshman forward Mitch Lightfoot learned a couple of things during Tuesday night’s exhibition victory over Washburn, his first actual game against an opponent in Allen Fieldhouse. The first was what it looked like to see 40-50 rows of people packed in behind the basket when you’re trying to shoot ...

The Day After: Woeful against Washburn

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/31/kansas-basketball-v-washburn-exhibition/118922/ College basketball is back in Lawrence, Kansas, and while that, generally speaking, is enough to excite just about everybody in this town, [Tuesday’s 92-74 exhibition victory over Washburn][1] at Allen Fieldhouse left just as many people scratching their heads as it did jumping for joy. Although the score does ...

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