WRITER: Matt Tait

Sophomore guard Charlie Moore to transfer from KU

Reserve guard Charlie Moore is leaving Kansas, KU coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World on Saturday. Moore, a 5-foot-11 sophomore from Chicago, has entered the transfer portal and will find a new home this offseason. "Charlie notified me yesterday that he wanted to transfer and be closer to family," Self told the Journal-World. "We appreciate Charlie's time here at KU and wish him the absolute best ...

Key dates for Jayhawks who might be considering leaving KU early

With another Kansas basketball season now in the books and uncertainty on the horizon for the KU roster, it’s time to take a quick look at some key dates that could have an impact on the Jayhawks both today and in the future. We all know that KU is losing just one senior from the 2018-19 roster. And we also know that Bill Self and company have signed two Class of 2019 guards — Christian Braun of Blue ...

2 KU targets deliver solid showings at annual McDonald's All-American game

Generally speaking, the annual McDonald’s All-American game featuring some of the top talent in high school basketball, is not confused for a regular basketball game. From the style of play to the final score and the highlight-reel moments that fill the court, the game is more of a showcase of the talents and skills the players possess, a reward of sorts for earning the honor and playing in one of the most ...

Former LHS standout Anthony Bonner plans to transfer for final season of college basketball

Former Lawrence High standout Anthony Bonner, who spent the past four seasons playing basketball at Colorado State University is hopping on the graduate transfer train and expects to pick a program to finish out his college career by the end of May. “As soon as I redshirted my first year out here, I knew it was a possibility,” Bonner told the Journal-World on Thursday afternoon during a phone interview ...

KU AD Jeff Long: Still no word on Silvio De Sousa's appeal

The review of the appeal of the NCAA’s suspension of Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa remains ongoing and KU officials say they’re working on it “daily.” Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said as much Tuesday night on the second edition of “Hawk Talk” with Jeff Long on 1320 KLWN radio, when answering a question from the audience seeking an update on De Sousa’s situation. Requests by the ...

Danny Manning to remain at Wake Forest for season No. 6

Despite the program finishing 13th in the ACC with an 11-20 overall record during the 2018-19 season, Wake Forest recently announced that basketball coach Danny Manning would return for a sixth season. Manning, the KU legend and former Bill Self assistant who is the program’s all-time leader in points and rebounds, took over at Wake Forest before the start of the 2014-15 season after a successful 2-year ...

KU target Matt Hurt sets date to announce college decision

One of the top remaining uncommitted prospects in the 2019 basketball recruiting class has set a date for decision day. Matt Hurt, a 5-star McDonald’s All-American who is ranked No. 7 overall in the 2019 class by Rivals.com, will announce his decision on April 19 during a ceremony at his high school in Minnesota. Hurt, who is preparing for Wednesday’s McDonald’s game, announced the date this week in ...

Dedric Lawson's 2018-19 season sits among the best in KU history

After spending nearly all of his first season with the Jayhawks smiling, laughing and staying upbeat at every turn, Kansas junior Dedric Lawson finally let it go. Sitting in the losing locker room inside Vivint Smart Lake Arena in Salt Lake City after his team’s 89-75, season-ending loss to Auburn, Lawson buried his head in his shirt and sobbed for a couple of minutes. The outpouring of emotion came ...

Breaking down the future of KU's basketball roster

Well, here we are. It’s the first Monday following the end of another Kansas basketball season and, predictably, the skies are gray and cloudy around Lawrence, there’s a slight breeze and a chill still hangs in the air. Go with this: Not to worry, KU fans. The upcoming forecast — at least locally — looks much better and there's sunshine and warmer temperatures in your near future. It’s funny, but ...

Saturday's 2nd half was all about pride, but the season-ending loss was still devastating for Kansas

Salt Lake City — It was not words that were the currency of choice in the Kansas locker room following Saturday’s 89-75 loss to 5th-seeded Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but sounds of sniffles and pauses and sighs. That was all that was needed to describe the devastation and disappointment pulsing its way through KU’s small corner of Vivint Smart Home Arena that will forever be known ...

Key Jayhawks not focused on discussing their futures at Kansas

Salt Lake City — For a program like Kansas basketball, the end of the season brings with it questions about the future of the roster, the stay-or-go dilemma for KU’s future pros and the prospects of what the next group — in this case, the 2019-2020 team — might look like in the very near future. This KU team, which had its season come to a screeching halt with an 89-75 beatdown at the hands of ...

Game day breakdown: NCAA Tournament 2nd Round - No. 4 seed Kansas vs. No. 5 seed Auburn

No. 4 seed Kansas Jayhawks (26-9) vs. No. 5 seed Auburn Tigers (27-9) Time: 8:40 p.m. | Location:Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah TV: TBS | 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 Keys for Kansas 1. Defend the 3 It’s been a key all season. ...

It's Over: Kansas suffers 89-75 season-ending loss to Auburn in Round of 32

Salt Lake City — Even if you had not seen a single second of Saturday’s first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the vision of the Jayhawks walking off the floor at halftime would have told you all you needed to know. With heads down and mouths open, gasping for air, the Jayhawks quietly filed their way back to the locker room at halftime for the final time this season. Sophomore guard Marcus Garrett was the ...

Devon Dotson's tweaked ankle a non-issue for Kansas entering Friday's practice

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson said Friday that his left ankle was a little sore when he woke up on Friday morning, following KU’s 87-53 victory over No. 13 seed Northeastern on Thursday night. But neither Dotson nor KU coach Bill Self seemed at all worried that the ankle tweak, which Dotson endured while battling for a rebound in the second half of Thursday’s victory, would have a negative impact on ...

Quick turnaround: Jayhawks embracing all aspects of rapid-pace preparation for Auburn

Salt Lake City – By the time the 4th-seeded Kansas men’s basketball team had moved on to preparing for No. 5 seed Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the hard work was already done. Saturday's matchup — 8:40 p.m. on TBS — did not become official until sometime around 6 p.m. on Thursday night, but the KU coaching staff had done enough work in the days between Selection Sunday and ...

'My boys are winners': Lawson brothers carry Kansas to 87-53 win over Northeastern in NCAA Tournament

Salt Lake City — They combined for 38 points, 14 rebounds and one big victory while helping lead No. 4 seed Kansas to Thursday’s 87-53, first-round victory over No. 13 Northeastern at Vivint Smart Home Arena. But the one statistic that made the whole thing possible may have been an assist from mom. During the Lawson brothers’ brief recruitment in the spring of 2017, Dedra Lawson, sent Kansas coach Bill ...

Notebook: Jayhawks' defense rises to challenge on big stage in rout of Huskies

Salt Lake City — Defense, defense, defense. That was the focus all week for the 4th-seeded Kansas men’s basketball team ahead of its first-round, NCAA Tournament matchup with hot-shooting Northeastern. And then the ball went in the air, the game began and the Jayhawks needed all of one possession to know they’d be fine against the Huskies’ vaunted offensive attack. The Jayhawks’ first defensive ...

2nd Round matchup between KU and Auburn set to tip around 8:40 p.m. Saturday

Salt Lake City — For just the second time in the history of the two programs, Kansas and Auburn will square off on the basketball court on Saturday night, with the winner earning a trip to the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Mo. And we now know that that game will tip off around 8:40 p.m., roughly 30 minutes following the 6:10 tipoff between top-seeded Gonzaga and No. 9 seed Baylor in the first of two games in ...

Sophomore guard Marcus Garrett continues to serve as KU's ultimate X-factor

Salt Lake City — Kansas coach Bill Self hinted this week that he may be looking at tweaking his starting lineup ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. NCAA Tournament opener against No. 13 seed Northeastern at Vivint Smart Home Arena. But whether he switches things up or starts the same five he has for the past 11 games, Self can rest easy knowing he has a player on his roster named Marcus Garrett, who gives him ...

Jayhawks arrive in Salt Lake City more 'under the radar' than in recent years

Salt Lake City — Usually, by now, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has done a dozen different radio and television interviews and talked until he was blue in the face about his team’s status entering the NCAA Tournament, both as a top contender and as a general representative of one of the greatest sporting events on the calendar each year. But there’s been nothing typical about the 4th-seeded ...