KU Men’s Basketball

Jayhawks might be catching No. 2 Baylor at perfect time to pull off an upset

If everything had gone according to plan, it would be hard to talk yourself into the idea that this Kansas team could beat this year’s Baylor team anywhere, including at Allen Fieldhouse. As it turns out, though, the Jayhawks just might be catching BU at an opportune time for an upset. Few ...

NCAA reveals COVID-19 contingency plans for hoops tourneys

Turns out the top four teams left out of March Madness won't have their bubbles burst quite yet. Under a contingency plan released Thursday by the Division I basketball committees, those four at-large teams that don't make the original field in the men's and women's NCAA tournaments will be ...

KU’s Marcus Garrett named Naismith defensive award semifinalist

The reigning Naismith Defensive Player of the Year is in the running to win the award again in 2021. Kansas senior Marcus Garrett on Thursday was named one of 10 finalists for this year’s award, given annually to the best defender in college basketball by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. Garrett ...

Kansas basketball adds March 4 game with UTEP to wrap up 2020-21 regular season

The Kansas men's basketball season will end up with 27 regular season games after all. KU on Thursday announced that the 17th-ranked Jayhawks (17-8 overall, 11-6 Big 12) will welcome the University of Texas at El Paso to Lawrence next Thursday for the final regular season game of the 2020-21 ...

Postseason seeding may be harder to trust than ever this year

Most years, fans of Big 12 Conference basketball can look at how the seedings may shake out for the conference tournament and breakdown matchups and the possible paths to a Big 12 tourney crown for four or five different teams. This year, however, Kansas coach Bill Self believes all of that ...

With postseason just ahead, David McCormack needs to put inconsistencies behind him

As pivotal a role as David McCormack has played in Kansas turning its season around, the time has come for the Jayhawks’ veteran big to make one last step in his progression and put his inconsistencies behind him. Lapses in judgement and execution from McCormack cost KU in what could’ve ...

Big 12 basketball standings for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

Standings and schedule are current as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Sorted by win-loss percentage.   Big 12 Men's Basketball Standings TeamBig 12Overall Baylor10-018-0 West Virginia9-416-6 Kansas11-617-8 Oklahoma9-514-6 Texas8-514-6 Oklahoma St.8-615-6 Texas ...

Jayhawks in the NBA for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

How former Kansas Jayhawks fared in NBA games played Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.   --- Joel Embiid (Phi) W, 109-102 at Tor 18 points (3-13 FG, 1-1 3PG, 11-12 FT), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 6 turnovers in 35 minutes. --- Josh Jackson (Det) W, 105-93 at Orl 18 ...

No. 14 Texas climbs back to defeat 17th-ranked Kansas, 75-72 in OT

Kansas coach Bill Self has said repeatedly in the past couple of weeks that in order to win the Jayhawks were going to have to play games in the 60s. On Tuesday night in Austin, Texas, No. 14 Texas needed overtime to climb above the 70-point mark and that was enough for the Longhorns to knock ...

Notebook: Big 12 sets schedule for final week of 2020-21 regular season

The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday afternoon announced 12 make-up games for next week, starting Monday with a game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and running through Saturday. The games became necessary because of COVID-19 disruptions throughout the regular season. As a result, not all ...

Big 12 basketball standings for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

Standings and schedule are current as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Sorted by win-loss percentage.   Big 12 Men's Basketball Standings TeamBig 12Overall Baylor9-017-0 Oklahoma9-414-5 Kansas11-517-7 West Virginia8-415-6 Texas7-513-6 Oklahoma St.8-615-6 Texas ...

Jayhawks in the NBA for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

How former Kansas Jayhawks fared in NBA games played Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.   --- Devonte' Graham (Cha) L, 110-132 at Uta Did not play (injury). --- Ben McLemore (Hou) L, 100-120 vs. Chi 0 points (0-5 FG, 0-5 3PG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist in 11 minutes. --- Markieff ...

Game day breakdown: No. 17 Kansas basketball vs. No. 14 Texas

No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks (17-7 overall, 11-5 Big 12) vs. No. 14 Texas Longhorns (13-6 overall, 7-5 Big 12) Time: 8 p.m. 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 ...

Jayhawks still eyeing adding a game; freshman guard Bryce Thompson out of the glove

Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday during his regularly scheduled press conference that the Jayhawks are still debating whether to add another opponent next week during the team’s 11-day layoff between Saturday’s regular season finale against Baylor and the start of the Big 12 tournament. ...

Kansas basketball jumps six spots to No. 17 in latest AP poll

Riding a five-game winning streak into the final week of the regular season, the Kansas men’s basketball team jumped six spots to No. 17 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. KU (17-7 overall, 11-5 Big 12) is ranked just ahead of No. 18 Texas Tech, which the Jayhawks knocked off, 67-61 ...