WRITER: Matt Tait

Game Day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 16 West Virginia

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (10-2 overall, 0-0 Big 12) vs. No. 16 West Virginia Mountaineers (11-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12) Time: 3 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: Big 12 Now/ESPN+ | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network 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 ...

No. 3 Kansas earns tough win over No. 16 West Virginia in Big 12 opener

With his team lucky to be down just 6 points at halftime of Saturday’s Big 12 Conference opener against West Virginia, Kansas coach Bill Self fell back on the one word that means more to him than any other — toughness. The result was a grind-it-out, 60-53 victory in which five Jayhawks played 93% of the second-half minutes. “I just thought it was a game you have to play your toughest guys,” Self said ...

Notebook: Jayhawks overcome shooting struggles against Mountaineers

Less than a week after shooting 41% from 3-point range in a road win over Stanford, the third-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team returned home on Saturday and could not buy a bucket from the outside. In Saturday’s 60-53 victory over No. 16 West Virginia, the Jayhawks shot just 3-of-17 from 3-point range and made what KU coach Bill Self recalled as, “three shots outside of 3 feet,” yet found a way to ...

Kansas basketball games on Big 12 Now/ESPN+ a new source of frustration for some KU fans

On Saturday afternoon when third-ranked Kansas and No. 16 West Virginia square off at Allen Fieldhouse to open Big 12 play, a matchup that has become must-see television in recent years will not be watched by some KU fans. The same goes for Wednesday's game at Iowa State and two more Big 12 games later this season. For the first time in KU history, the Big 12 Conference has taken a chunk of its college ...

KU freshman Jalen Wilson back at practice but still a couple of weeks out from a full return

Out of the boot and off the scooter that aided his rehab [from a broken left ankle suffered back in November,][1] Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson has been on the practice court for the Jayhawks during the past few days. But Self said the freshman from Denton, Texas, remains a couple of weeks away from being fully cleared for practice. “He is participating in individual (drills), he’s on the court, moving ...

Kansas coach Bill Self reacts to latest San Antonio Spurs chatter

Self on Thursday was asked about a recent comment made by ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg, who said on the air that he thought Self would end up leaving Kansas for San Antonio at the end of the 2019-20 season. “My boldest prediction for 2020 is Bill Self to San Antonio,” Greenberg said during Wednesday’s appearance on ESPN’s "Get Up!" Rumors of Self someday joining the Spurs are nothing ...

Bill Self points to Bob Huggins' 'colorful' style, coaching talent as reasons for spirited Kansas-West Virginia rivalry

With nonconference play behind them, the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are gearing up for an intense matchup with West Virginia — one that KU coach Bill Self described as a “fistfight.” And if the game (3 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, available for streaming on ESPN+) is a thriller, it won’t be the first KU-WVU game to turn out that way. Since 2012, when Bob Huggins’ program first joined the ...

KU Women's Basketball - All-Decade Team

The 2010s in Kansas women’s basketball were marked by losing seasons, crippling injuries and a change in leadership midway though the decade. But none of that took away from the performances of some of the top players who suited up for Bonnie Henrickson and Brandon Schneider during the past 10 years. Here’s a quick look back at the top 10 women’s basketball players who suited up for the Jayhawks at any ...

KU Men's Basketball - All-Decade Team

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self gets 13 scholarships per season to fill out his roster. So today, as we look back on the last 10 years of Kansas basketball under Self, it only makes sense that we put together an all-decade team that features 13 players — five starters and eight on the bench. There are a dozen different ways to put this all-decade team together, but for this one, we’re going to include ...

Jayhawks jump two spots to No. 3 in latest AP poll

Sunday’s win at Stanford, coupled with a big win by their next opponent over No. 2 Ohio State, was enough to clear the way for the Kansas Jayhawks to climb in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. Bill Self’s squad jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 in the latest AP poll, coming in just behind No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Duke in the rankings. The Jayhawks received one first-place vote this week, while Duke ...

Jayhawks land safely in Kansas after engine failure on previous flight

Topeka — Roughly 19 hours later than they were supposed to arrive, the Kansas Jayhawks finally made it back to Kansas just after 6 p.m. Monday. Delayed almost a full day after the failure of one of the two engines on their Swift Air charter flight home from Stanford on Sunday evening, the Jayhawks arrived at Forbes Field a little weary but no worse for the wear. “It probably wasn’t exactly as ...

Game Day Breakdown - No. 5 Kansas at Stanford

No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks (9-2) vs. Stanford (11-1) Time: 2 p.m. | Location: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif. TV: ABC | 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. Find a way to close The big topic of conversation on the ...

No. 5 Kansas bounces back to secure 72-56 road win over Stanford

Stanford, Calif. — The road sure is a lot friendlier when it sounds like home. With a couple of thousand blue shirts, relentless Rock Chalk roars and even a replica “Beware of the Phog” banner filling Maples Pavilion on Sunday afternoon, fifth-ranked Kansas bounced back from last weekend’s road loss at Villanova with a convincing 72-56 victory over Stanford on the Stanford campus. With Stanford ...

Notebook: Jayhawks notch first true road victory of season ahead of Big 12 play

Stanford, Calif. — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self entered Sunday’s 72-56 win at Stanford with one major goal in mind — don’t let last season’s road struggles carry over into the current season. After years of winning the Big 12 Conference on the strength of its road record, the Kansas men’s basketball team struggled to a 3-8 mark in true road games a season ago. And given the fact that KU ...

KU men's basketball team's charter flight loses an engine, returns safely to airport

Stanford, Calif. — The KU men’s basketball team’s charter plane lost an engine shortly after taking off Sunday evening, forcing the flight to return to the airport in California, KU officials said. “Upon our return flight home from San Jose (International Airport), roughly 20 minutes into the flight, one of the engines failed,” KU said in a statement. “The pilot immediately contacted the San Jose ...

Kansas coach Bill Self, Marcus Garrett expect junior guard to play Sunday vs. Stanford

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett said Friday he did not think the ankle injury he suffered in KU’s loss to Villanova last Saturday would keep him out of Sunday’s game at Stanford. “It’s feeling better and, yeah, I do expect to play,” Garrett told reporters before KU’s holiday clinic at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday. Kansas coach Bill Self, who turned 57 on Friday, confirmed Garrett’s hunch a few ...

Improved chemistry a key component of KU women's basketball team's 10-0 start

Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider has been waiting for his roster to be made up entirely of players he recruited for five seasons. But the reason that’s so important to KU’s fifth-year coach, who last weekend won the 450th game of his coaching career (39 of them at KU), goes beyond plugging the right pieces into the right system. “Now that we’ve recruited all of them, I can coach ...

Jayhawks drop to 5th in latest AP poll

Last Saturday’s 1-point loss to Villanova in Philadelphia cost the Kansas men’s basketball team four spots in the latest Associated Press rankings. For the second time this season, the Jayhawks fell to No. 5 in the AP Top 25 following a loss. The first time came after the season opener, when Kansas dropped from third to fifth following a 2-point loss to Duke in the Champions Classic in New York. And this ...

Christian Braun's latest step forward the most impressive yet for the KU freshman

Pressed into extended action [because of an ankle injury to junior guard Marcus Garrett on Saturday against Villanova,][1] Kansas freshman Christian Braun bobbled the ball on one second-half possession and didn’t blink. The moment was the perfect illustration of the type of poise and confidence Braun displayed in helping Kansas nearly claim a hard-fought road win against the 18th-ranked Wildcats in front of ...

KU women's basketball receiving votes in latest AP poll

After a 10-0 start to the 2019-20 season, the Kansas women's basketball team is on the Associated Press Top 25 radar. For the second week in a row, KU coach Brandon Schneider's team received votes for a spot in the Top 25, with the Jayhawks earning a single vote a week ago and grabbing four votes in this week's poll. KU, which won at Saint Louis over the weekend, will close out its nonconference schedule on ...