WRITER: Zac Boyer

Kansas basketball team humbled in 80-62 home loss to Kentucky

Keion Brooks Jr. scored a career-high 27 points, including 15 in the second half, as No. 12 Kentucky resoundingly defeated No. 5 Kansas 80-62 at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday in the second-worst home loss in Bill Self's 19 seasons as the Jayhawks' coach. Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun each scored 13 points for the Jayhawks (17-3, 6-1 Big 12), who had their five-game winning streak snapped against perhaps the ...

Kansas coach Bill Self on Kentucky defeat: 'I'm not going to dwell on this'

Bill Self has always been big on teaching. After Saturday night, the Kansas basketball coach may have found one of the best opportunities he'll have to do so this season. The Jayhawks were defeated 80-62 at home by Kentucky in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, marking their second-worst home loss in Self's 19 years at KU. They failed to generate offense, could not rebound effectively and resorted to a variety of ...

In Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe, Kansas basketball encounters a familiar yet different threat

David McCormack knows Oscar Tshiebwe better than any of his Kansas basketball teammates. That means McCormack is plenty aware of the challenges Kentucky's dominant junior forward can present — and what he must do to stop him. "We just know he's a dominant rebounder," said McCormack, a senior forward on the Jayhawks. "He's strong. He's physical. We just kind of have to match that or bring more energy, ...

KU freshman K.J. Adams makes emphatic statement in win vs. Texas Tech

Before KJ Adams could rejoin his Kansas men's basketball teammates on the court, Mitch Lightfoot wanted a word. Lightfoot, a sixth-year senior who has mentored Adams this season, reiterated the instructions from the coaches at the end of a timeout with 1:38 left in the second overtime against No. 13 Texas Tech on Monday. Adams, a freshman who had already shown during the game that he could handle his suddenly ...

KU women's basketball's 'new attitude' has Jayhawks ready for Iowa State

Brandon Schneider isn't focusing on the bigger numbers. He prefers the impact the smaller ones can make. The Kansas women's basketball coach knows the results of games played at Iowa State in recent years haven't been pretty. The Jayhawks lost by 30 points in Ames last season. They lost by 22 points there the season before and by 20 in 2018-19. But the two-point home loss to the Cyclones last season, an 84-82 ...

KU football adds seven transfers, including Topeka's Ky Thomas

Ky Thomas was walking around the north side of Memorial Stadium a few years back when Carlos Kelly made him turn his head skyward. Several Topeka High football players and coaches traveled to Lawrence that morning to show support for one of their former teammates, Oklahoma State's Teven Jenkins. Kelly, then an assistant coach at Topeka, noticed the banners of Aqib Talib, Todd Reesing and other Kansas football ...

Notebook: Agbaji named Big 12 Player of the Week

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday, before the No. 5-ranked Jayhawks' 94-91 double-overtime victory over No. 13 Texas Tech, after he led the Jayhawks to a pair of come-from-behind wins in the previous week. The Big 12's leading scorer at 21.3 points per game, Agbaji averaged 19.5 points and six rebounds in victories at Oklahoma and Kansas ...

KU feeling 'pretty comfortable' heading into game at K-State

Jalen Wilson didn't know about the Kansas basketball team's success at Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum until he asked about it on Friday afternoon. After he was told the Jayhawks are 28-5 in the building since it opened in 1988, the redshirt sophomore forward embraced the history. "I think the pressure will be on them more than us," Wilson said. "I think we're pretty comfortable there, I guess." That would ...