Tale of the Tait

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 ...

Postgame Report Card: KU 92, Washburn 74

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/31/kansas-basketball-v-washburn-exhibition/118920/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 92-74 victory over Washburn in the Jayhawks’ exhibition opener at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Offense: B- ========== The Jayhawks scored 92 points and had some efficient moments, but overall were far too loose with the basketball, missed too many free throws ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Mitch Lightfoot

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/13/311011/ The intent when this series began was to give a little deeper look at what to expect from each key member of this year’s Kansas basketball team leading up to the start of the season. There was no exact plan for the timing or when to roll each installment ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Udoka Azubuike

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/13/311019/ As we close in on the unofficial start of the 2016-17 Kansas basketball schedule — the Jayhawks host Washburn at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse — we also wind down to the end of our He Will, He Won’t, He Might series that previews what to expect ...

Bill Self, Brad Underwood renew longtime friendship as Big 12 coaching rivals

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/25/kansas-basketball-big-12-media-day/118842/ When you’re the king of the Big 12 Conference, you tend to carry yourself a little differently than all of the other coaches trying to knock you off your spot at the top of the mountain. There’s a certain element that can only be described as cool, calm and ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Lagerald Vick

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/13/299245/ Bill Self. Josh Jackson. Landen Lucas. Fran Fraschilla. Coaches, teammates and analysts alike all have pointed to Kansas sophomore Lagerald Vick as one of the most impressive Jayhawks during the early going of the 2016-17 season. Not only have the aforementioned people gone on record to say how impressed ...

Bill Self talks rule changes at Big 12 Media Day

Matt Tait

So skilled as a basketball coach and so blessed with some of the most talented athletes and players in the country, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self rarely blinks when he gets wind of a movement to alter or re-emphasize existing rules that could create change in the college game. Such ...

Bill Self says Josh Jackson's maturity is a major asset for Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/12/308191/ For all of the comparisons between Kansas freshman Josh Jackson and former one-and-done KU star Andrew Wiggins — those you’ve heard and those still yet to come — the one that struck me as the most impressive and most telling about the kind of player Jackson is came from ...

KU basketball players reveal why they picked Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/19/ladies-night-out-kansas-basketball-2016/118762/ When the more than 400 women who flocked to Allen Fieldhouse for the [7th annual Ladies Night Out with Kansas basketball event][1] got their turn to fire a few questions toward the Jayhawk players, they inquired about things like superstitions and the upcoming season and which players worked the ...

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