Tale of the Tait

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 ...

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 ...

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