WRITER: Matt Tait

De Sousa, McCormack respond favorably to switching spots vs. Monmouth

After starting KU’s first two regular season games and delivering solid numbers, Kansas forward David McCormack found himself coming off the bench during Friday’s 112-57 pasting of Monmouth. But the sophomore from Virginia did not let Friday’s reserve role stop him from delivering his best game of the young season and KU coach Bill Self said he thought the new role might have played a part in ...

Runaway rout: No. 5 Kansas crushes Monmouth, 112-57

Six Jayhawks in double figures, 14 3-pointers, a thunderous, windmill dunk from freshman forward Tristan Enaruna, 30% field goal shooting by the opponent and KU’s walk-ons playing the final six minutes. Any way you slice it, Friday’s 112-57 victory by fifth-ranked Kansas over Monmouth at Allen Fieldhouse was every bit as much of a beatdown as the final score indicates. And, had the game been a few minutes ...

KU Basketball Notebook: Notebook: Jayhawks' free throw shooting much improved in easy win over Monmouth

Heading into Game 3 of the 2019-20 season, Kansas coach Bill Self had expressed concern over one of the most basic aspects of the game: free throw shooting. Entering Friday’s 112-57 victory over Monmouth, the Jayhawks had made just 57.8% of their free throws in the first two games of the season, knocking in 26 makes in 45 attempts. While that percentage in and of itself is a concern, it looks even more ...

Self says early recruiting success helps change 'negative narrative' surrounding Kansas basketball

On the second day of college basketball’s early signing period, Kansas coach Bill Self had the opportunity to discuss at length three new signees who made their commitments official by signing letters of intent on Wednesday. And while that led to Self gushing about the size, skill and potential of 2020 prospects Bryce Thompson, Gethro Muscadin and Tyon Grant-Foster, it also gave the KU coach a chance to share ...

Kansas lands commitment from 3-star point guard Latrell Jossell

After jumping into the Top 10 in most national rankings on the opening day of college basketball’s early signing period, the Kansas Jayhawks added another commitment late Thursday night. Latrell Jossell, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound point guard from Central High in Keller, Texas, near Fort Worth, announced his commitment on Twitter just after 10 p.m. The 3-star prospect who originally hails from Chicago and has ...

Game day Breakdown - No. 5 Kansas vs. Monmouth

No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks (1-1) vs. Monmouth Hawks (1-2) Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: Big 12 Now/ESPN+ | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith @SjacksonLJW ...

KU coach Bill Self lauds Class of 2020 signees, Tyon Grant-Foster and Bryce Thompson

The first player in the 2020 recruiting class to commit to Kansas also became the first player to make his commitment official. Indian Hills Community College wing Tyon Grant-Foster signed and sent in his letter of intent to KU on Tuesday morning, solidifying his pledge to join the Jayhawks. Currently ranked as the No. 2 juco player in the country, Grant-Foster entered his sophomore season at Indian Hills as ...

Matt Tait: Rock Chalk Park helping Kansas women's soccer reach new heights

There’s a theory floating around the Kansas athletic department that suggests that brand new, first-rate facilities for the KU football program will help the Jayhawks return to their winning ways. The resurgence of the Kansas women’s soccer program is proof that such a vision can come true. Now in its sixth season at its new home field at Rock Chalk Park, Mark Francis’ club is set to host an NCAA ...

5-star guard Bryce Thompson picks Kansas

A year after signing a class devoid of five-star prospects, the Kansas Jayhawks have returned to the upper echelon of the recruiting world by landing a commitment from five-star guard Bryce Thompson. Thompson, the No. 19-ranked player in the 2020 class by Rivals.com and in the 247 Sports Composite rankings, chose Kansas over finalists Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and North Carolina. Thompson was long considered ...

5-star guard Bryce Thompson the latest recruit to show faith in Kansas despite looming NCAA allegations

[On Tuesday morning, new Kansas commitment Bryce Thompson][1] became the latest member of the 2020 recruiting class to show that the NCAA allegations surrounding the Kansas men’s basketball program did not bother him. Following in the footsteps of recent KU commitments Gethro Muscadin and Tyon Grant-Foster, who both told the Journal-World they were not worried about the future of the program and trusted KU ...

Former Jayhawk Sam Cunliffe helps Evansville knock off No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena

Any time Kentucky falls, a not-so-small section of the Kansas basketball fan base lets out a little cheer. When that loss comes at the hands of someone who is tied to the KU program, that cheer gets a little louder. That was exactly what happened on Tuesday night, when John Calipari’s newly-top-ranked Wildcats fell at home to unranked Evansville, 67-64, in a game the Purple Aces pretty much controlled from ...

Decision time has arrived for 5-star Tulsa guard, KU target Bryce Thompson

When it comes to recruiting in college basketball, big days come nearly as fast as they go. And the biggest day of the 2020 recruiting cycle has arrived for the Kansas men’s basketball program. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, during a ceremony at Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, five-star guard Bryce Thompson will announce his college decision in front of friends and family members. The announcement [will be ...

Jayhawks fall to 5th in latest AP poll

A 1-1 record during the opening week of the 2019-20 season knocked the Kansas men’s basketball team down two spots in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Kansas, which entered the season ranked third but lost to No. 4 Duke in the season opener last week in New York, fell to No. 5 in the latest poll, which was released Monday. The two Champions Classic losers dropped two spots in this week’s poll — ...

KU freshman Tristan Enaruna showing signs of high ceiling early on

He played 16 minutes in his college debut, followed it up with another strong showing in Game 2 and soon may be in line for even more playing time. Freshman wing Tristan Enaruna wasn’t perfect on Tuesday night in KU’s 68-66 loss to Duke at Madison Square Garden in New York City or during the Jayhawks’ 74-62 win in the home opener at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday, but he provided enough of a glimpse of his ...

Dotson's big time bounce-back earns top spot in KUsports.com ratings

**1 – Devon Dotson –** Clearly driven by a sub-par performance against Duke, Dotson was lights out in this one, putting up numbers that threatened triple-double status and setting the tone early with his tenacity. **2 – Tristan Enaruna –** A second straight solid game included a little more juice and a lot more production. Enaruna finished with nine points, five rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes. ...

Senior grad transfer Isaiah Moss makes meaningful debut in KU victory

Talk about jumping into the deep end. After playing just five minutes in one exhibition game and not at all in two other KU contests this season, Kansas senior Isaiah Moss played a whopping 25 minutes during the Jayhawks’ 74-62, home-opening win over UNC Greensboro on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Still not fully recovered from a right hamstring injury that has hobbled him since practices first began, ...

Notebook: Self jokes 'dumb' scheduling makes for difficult slate

Year after year, for as long as Bill Self has been the head coach at Kansas, the Jayhawks have scheduled the toughest nonconference teams they can find. While that often has included dates with Kentucky, Duke, Villanova, Arizona and Michigan State, it also has been true outside of the power conferences, where KU continually has welcomed to Allen Fieldhouse the top teams in several mid-major conferences. That ...

KU freshman Jalen Wilson breaks ankle, expected to miss at least 3 months

Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson broke his left ankle during his 27 seconds on the floor in Friday’s 74-62 Kansas victory over UNC Greensboro at Allen Fieldhouse. Shortly after checking into the game midway through the first half, Wilson came up lame after running to the corner with the Jayhawks on offense. Limping toward the sideline after hearing a “pop,” Wilson made his way toward KU coach Bill Self and ...

Azubuike's limited shot attempts against Duke just one sign of an offense out of sync

Four shots in 30 minutes for the Big 12 Conference’s preseason player of the year is not the recipe the third-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team wanted to follow heading into Tuesday’s 68-66 loss to Duke in New York. And there was plenty of blame to go around for why 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike’s shot attempts were so low. “I think we missed a whole lot of passes to Dok where he was wide open,” ...

Game day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 4 Duke in NYC

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (0-0) vs. No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (0-0) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith @SjacksonLJW & ...