WRITER: Matt Tait

Christian Braun's big night vs. K-State the result of increased intensity, aggressive mindset

Now that the dust has settled and [suspensions have been handed out for the brawl that marred the latest edition of the Sunflower Showdown,][1] it’s time to take a quick look back at the performance of KU freshman and native Kansan Christian Braun. The 6-foot-7 guard from Burlington, who attended high school at nearby Blue Valley Northwest, was [sensational in his 29 minutes against KU’s in-state ...

KU forward Silvio De Sousa suspended indefinitely following rivalry game brawl

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended from the team indefinitely for his role in Tuesday night’s fight between the Kansas and Kansas State men’s basketball programs. KU coach Bill Self announced the suspension just before noon on Wednesday. “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference," Self said in a statement. "As I ...

Big 12 suspensions to Silvio De Sousa, David McCormack leave Kansas thin up front

The Wednesday suspensions of Kansas basketball forwards Silvio De Sousa (12 games) and David McCormack (2 games) will have a significant impact on the KU lineup in the week ahead. McCormack, a 6-foot-10, 265-pound sophomore from Norfolk, Va., has been in the Jayhawks’ starting lineup for 17 of their 18 games so far this season. He will miss the next two games after his role in the ugly brawl that unfolded ...

Game Day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. Kansas State

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (14-3 overall, 4-1 Big 12) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (8-9 overall, 1-4 Big 12) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith @SJacksonLJW & @ByBradenShaw Keys for Kansas 1. Take some ...

Brawl overshadows career night by KU freshman Christian Braun in KU’s 81-60 win over K-State

An outstanding offensive night for the third-ranked Kansas basketball team ended with an ugly fight inside Allen Fieldhouse following the Jayhawks’ 81-60 win over Kansas State on Tuesday night. Freshman Christian Braun exploded for a career-high 20 points off the bench and added a career-best six 3-pointers in the process, but a brawl that came just after the final horn sounded and spilled into the handicap ...

Notebook: Sophomore Ochai Agbaji provides impact as rebounder in win over Wildcats

Tuesday night, during 31 minutes of third-ranked Kansas’ 81-60 victory over Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse, starting guard Ochai Agbaji provided KU coach Bill Self with something for which he had been searching. “The bottom line is, get an offensive rebound,” Self said of Agbaji after last Saturday’s win at Texas. “He’s got to become a better offensive rebounder.” The sophomore from Kansas ...

Jayhawks move up to No. 3 in latest AP poll

Back-to-back road wins over Oklahoma and Texas, coupled with a handful of losses by other teams in the Top 5 last week, cleared the way for the Kansas men's basketball team to move back into the Top 5 of the Associated Press poll. KU (14-3 overall, 4-1 Big 12) moved up three spots to No. 3 in Monday's new poll and the Jayhawks now sit behind new No. 1 Baylor (15-1, 5-0) and second-ranked Gonzaga (20-1) in this ...

Jalen Wilson back at practice, decision nearing on whether he'll play this season

Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson is back on the practice court, and a decision about his status for the season appears to be nearing. “He practiced up and down a little bit the other day,” [Self said of the 6-foot-8 freshman from Denton, Texas, who broke his left ankle during the first week of the season.][1] “But I still think we’re a couple of weeks away from determining whether or not he’ll try to ...

'Chiefs fever' inspired football drills to take over Sunday's KU basketball shoot-around

Normally, off days for the Kansas men’s basketball program mean a light workout, some film study and lots of rest. But on Sunday, the third-ranked Jayhawks took the day off from basketball altogether. And replaced it with football. During what normally would have been reserved for a little shoot-around after their 66-57 win at Texas on Saturday, the Jayhawks on Sunday tossed the football around instead. ...

Jayhawks searching for more offense in defensive-minded Big 12

Austin, Texas — Points have been tough to come by in the Big 12 Conference this season, and, after back-to-back games of 66 points, Kansas coach Bill Self is in search of a way to change that. “We hung 66 tonight and it felt like we were really on fire,” Self said after KU’s 66-52 win at Oklahoma on Tuesday, which came four days before KU knocked off Texas, 66-57, in Austin. “That’s how hard it is ...

'He was the difference': Devon Dotson returns to help No. 6 Kansas top Texas on the road

Austin, Texas — Returning from a one-game absence because of a hip pointer affecting his left hip, Kansas sophomore Devon Dotson was as good as ever on Saturday, playing 39 minutes, scoring 21 points and helping No. 6 Kansas hold off Texas 66-57 at Frank Erwin Center. There was no minute restriction, no plan of action for how much he would be called on or how much he could handle. But it wouldn’t have ...

Notebook: Marcus Garrett returned after hard fall in 2nd half at Texas

Austin, Texas — The sound was as loud as the boom that “Smokey the Cannon” produces at Texas football games just down the road. Only Saturday, it came after Kansas junior Marcus Garrett hit the ground following a drive to the rim midway through the second half of KU’s 66-57 win over Texas at Frank Erwin Center. Laid out flat following the contact that sent him to the floor, Garrett stayed down for a ...

Game Day Breakdown - No. 6 Kansas at Texas

No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (13-3 overall, 3-1 Big 12) vs. Texas Longhorns (12-4 overall, 2-2 Big 12) Time: 1 p.m. Saturday | Location: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith @SJacksonLJW & @ByBradenShaw Keys for Kansas 1. Play with ...

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson's status for Saturday at Texas still uncertain

Sophomore point guard Devon Dotson’s status for Saturday’s 1 p.m. game at Texas remains uncertain, but Kansas coach Bill Self is not planning to overhaul KU’s approach regardless of the outcome. “We’re not going to change our strategy a lot whether he does or does not (play),” Self said. “Sure I’d like to know sometime today and then if not today, tomorrow morning, and if not tomorrow morning, ...

I'm Batman: Marcus Garrett's big game at Oklahoma draws superhero comparison from Kansas coach Bill Self

Norman, Okla. — Kansas coach Bill Self loves basketball players who love a challenge. That’s what made Tuesday’s 66-52 win at Oklahoma so special for Self. Playing without starting point guard Devon Dotson, who missed the game after suffering a hip pointer last weekend, Self watched junior guard Marcus Garrett slide effortlessly into the role of team leader both before and during the road victory. In ...

Game Day Breakdown - No. 6 Kansas at Oklahoma

No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (12-3 overall, 2-1 Big 12) at Oklahoma (11-4 overall, 2-1) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith @SJacksonLJW & @ByBradenShaw Keys for Kansas 1. Create turnovers These ...

Source: KU point guard Devon Dotson out vs. Oklahoma

A source close to the Kansas basketball program told the Journal-World on Tuesday afternoon that KU point guard Devon Dotson will not play in tonight's 8 p.m. game at Oklahoma. [Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday that he thought Dotson would be fine for the game][1] and that the hip pointer Dotson suffered in last Saturday's loss to Baylor at Allen Fieldhouse would not keep him out of KU's next game. At that ...

Behind 20 points from Isaiah Moss, No. 6 Kansas earns gritty road win over Oklahoma

Norman, Okla. — Road wins often come with an element of grit, but Tuesday’s 66-52 win by No. 6 Kansas over Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center was particularly gritty. Playing without sophomore point guard Devon Dotson, who was unable to participate in Tuesday’s shoot-around and did not play because of the hip pointer he suffered last weekend, Kansas fielded a lineup of players who were more aggressive in ...

Notebook: Jayhawks end 2-game losing skid at Lloyd Noble Center with double-digit win

Norman, Okla. — Tuesday’s 66-52 Kansas basketball victory over Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center snapped a two-game losing streak at Oklahoma’s home arena and pushed the Jayhawks’ all-time record in the building to 20-19. "This was a big win," KU junior Marcus Garrett said after turning in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 38 minutes. "I haven't won here since I've been here so this was a big win for ...

Keeping Emmett Jones at Kansas a key offseason win for KU football

A couple of months removed from winning three games during Les Miles’ first season in charge, the Kansas football program last week picked up a key offseason victory that should be celebrated every bit as much as any of those in-season wins were. [KU’s decision to promote Emmett Jones from receivers coach to passing game coordinator last wee][1]k — read: make sure he sticks around Lawrence instead of ...