Tale of the Tait

Jayhawks no strangers to killing time on game day

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/24/320167/ Ever since Kansas fans started really looking ahead to today's Champions Classic showdown with Kentucky in The Windy City, one of the most popular rants I've heard has been about how KU allllwwwaaays seems to play the late game in the Champions Classic. They're not wrong. Five of the ...

Self vs. Calipari almost as big as Kansas vs. Kentucky

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/30/302551/ If you've watched Kansas play Kentucky even just once in the past 10 years, you know the game means a little more than a regular game. Whether you're talking about the media hype leading up to tipoff, the craziness the game brings out in fans from both sides or ...

KU-Kentucky set to renew unique rivalry Tuesday in Chicago

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/apr/02/232793/ Because they aren’t in the same conference, they do not play each other every year, although some quality scheduling during recent years has made the matchup more common. The two teams enter Tuesday’s clash at the Champions Classic in Chicago as the No. 1 and No. 2 winningest college ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 92, Tennessee State 56

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/nov/10/kansas-v-tennessee-state/122324/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 92-56 season-opening victory over Tennessee State at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- It would’ve been an A+ if not for the 20 turnovers. The Jayhawks shot 60 percent from the floor, dished 23 assists on 36 field goals, knocked in 12 of ...

Jayhawks a popular Final Four pick among ESPN college hoops analysts

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2006/jul/20/102568/ The college basketball staff at ESPN this week [released its predictions][1] for this seasons’s Final Four, national champion, player of the year and coach of the year. Not surprisingly, Kansas received more than a little love. Of the 26 staffers who gave their picks, seven had Kansas advancing to ...

A little clarity on the Silvio De Sousa situation

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/aug/28/318818/ A handful of Twitter messages that surfaced Thursday suggesting that Class of 2018 power forward Silvio De Sousa had been authorized to join the Kansas basketball program in time for the second semester of the current season were not accurate, according to a source with knowledge of De Sousa's ...

Class of 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa makes commitment official

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/nov/08/320578/ Kansas commitment Silvio De Sousa made his pledge to join the Jayhawks official on Wednesday morning during a signing ceremony at IMG Academy on the first day of the early signing period. De Sousa, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward who was the first in the 2018 class to commit to ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 86, Fort Hays State 57

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/nov/07/320560/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 86-57 victory over Fort Hays State on Tuesday night in the exhibition finale at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B ----------- Kansas was sluggish and sloppy in the first half and turned the ball over almost as many times as the Jayhawks recorded an ...

Self not actively seeking walk-ons to add to Jayhawks' thin roster

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/oct/31/kansas-basketball-v-pittsburg-state-exhibition/122207/ One week ago, during the Kansas basketball program’s second of three exhibition games this season, the Jayhawks rode out the final few minutes of their 100-54 blowout victory over Pittsburg State with regular rotation players Udoka Azubuike, Marcus Garrett and Mitch Lightfoot on the floor. Don’t be surprised if ...

Lightfoot following path laid out by Landen Lucas a season ago

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/21/313910/ The Kansas basketball team’s recent exhibition victories over Missouri at Sprint Center and Pittsburg State at Allen Fieldhouse carried with them a bunch of good signs and exposed a few areas of concern for the 2017-18 team. While many of those were of the big picture, team variety, there ...

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