KU Men’s Basketball

How Dotson and Azubuike compare to other dynamic duos of the Bill Self era

In the moments following KU’s Maui Invitational title game victory over Dayton, Kansas coach Bill Self mentioned that the 1-2 punch of Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike may be the best the program has had in a while. Whether that’s true or not is largely a matter of opinion and also depends ...

KU’s Devon Dotson named Big 12 Player of the Week

The Big 12 Conference on Monday broke the tie. Five days after earning co-MVP honors of the Maui Invitational with teammate Udoka Azubuike, sophomore point guard Devon Dotson was named the Big 12 player of the week. In KU’s three victories in Maui, Dotson averaged 21 points and 4.3 ...

Jayhawks jump two spots to No. 2 in latest AP poll

Three wins in three days in Maui was worth two spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, as the Kansas men’s basketball team jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25, released Monday morning. “I’m not sure the win will have a ton to do with what we do going forward,” ...

KU’s Top 5 plays at the Maui Invitational

Over the course of 12 games in three days, there were at least a few dozen plays at the Maui Invitational that made fans jump out of their seats. And many of those plays, be they big-time blocks or dunks, deep 3-pointers or high-flying plays in transition, will be remembered for a while. ...

To college hoops coaches, ‘There’s nothing like the Maui Invitational’

Every year for the past three-plus decades, the eight coaches competing at the Maui Invitational have expressed their gratitude over the opportunity to take a team to Maui. And this year certainly was no different. But for Chaminade coach Eric Bovaird, who last year for the first time in ...

Notebook: Jayhawks able to grow as a team during run through Maui Invitational

Lahaina, Hawaii — The goal of any team, entering any tournament, is to be the one hoisting the hardware on the final day. And while that certainly was the focus for fourth-ranked Kansas entering this week’s Maui Invitational, the Jayhawks (6-1) also had a few other driving factors en route ...

Quick recap: No. 4 Kansas outlasts Dayton in overtime to win Maui Invitational

It takes a big-time player to win championship games. And it helps even more if a team has two such players. That is exactly why No. 4 Kansas won its third Maui Invitational with a 90-84 overtime win over Dayton in the championship game Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. The tandem of ...

Game Day Breakdown – No. 4 Kansas vs. Dayton

No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (5-1) vs. Dayton Flyers (5-0) Time: 4 p.m. | Location: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii TV: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 ...

KU fan goes granny style in Maui free throw contest in hopes of helping Azubuike

Lahaina, Hawaii — Late in the first half of [Tuesday’s Maui Invitational semifinal victory][1] by fourth-ranked Kansas over BYU, Jayhawks fans were treated to something so many of them have been clamoring for for years. Sort of. During a timeout, with the Jayhawks leading the Cougars ...

Coaches focusing on positives of having little prep time during Maui Invitational

Lahaina, Hawaii — The grind of playing three games in three days at the Maui Invitational seems to be of little concern to most of the players here this week. Whether it’s because it reminds them of their AAU days, prepares them for the postseason or just makes the start of the season a ...

Quick recap: KU advances to championship game with win over BYU in Maui Invitational

No. 4 Kansas will be playing for a tournament title on Wednesday. Behind a strong defensive performance, KU secured a 71-56 win over BYU during the semifinals of the Maui Invitational Tuesday night at Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. The Cougars, who were coming off a 78-63 win over UCLA, ...

Game Day Breakdown – No. 4 Kansas vs. BYU

No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (4-1) vs. BYU (4-2) Time: 9:30 p.m. | Location: Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii TV: 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 ...

BYU Cougars jacked for opportunity to take on No. 4 Kansas in Maui semis

**Lahaina, Hawaii —** At the time he spoke with the media following No. 4 Kansas’ 93-63 victory over Chaminade in Round 1 of the Maui Invitational, KU coach Bill Self was not sure who his semifinal opponent would be. That wasn’t an issue for BYU coach Mark Pope and Cougars Jake Toolson ...

Is KU coach Bill Self ready to scrap the two-big approach?

**Lahaina, Hawaii —** After playing two big men for the first 3:41 of [Monday’s 93-63 victory over Chaminade in Round 1 of the Maui Invitational,][1] Kansas coach Bill Self went away from the larger lineup and rarely went back. Now, things might be headed that way permanently. “I ...