KU Men’s Basketball

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self searching for ‘dogs’

Kansas coach Bill Self is in search of a dog. But not because he lost the family pet or is trying to get rid of pesky cats in his neighborhood. Instead, Self is searching for dogs because the longer the season goes on and the more difficult the competition becomes, the more Self and the ...

Zone-busted: Washington’s strategy flummoxes No. 2 Kansas

Kansas City, Mo. — For the second game in a row, Lagerald Vick in the high post proved to be a massive story line for the Kansas men's basketball team.But this time, instead of the junior guard giving KU's opponent fits, it almost looked as if Washington wanted Vick to be there.That was the ...

Tom Keegan: Malik Newman not playing selfless Bill Self basketball yet

Kansas City, Mo. — The game drew inside the three-minute mark and Kansas trailed by double digits. Malik Newman had the ball alone in the left corner with all the time in the world to bury a 3-pointer and ignite the comeback.Newman didn't cash in and his struggles continued. His shot was long ...

Notebook: Early foul trouble forces KU to go small in loss to Washington

Kansas City, Mo. — Foul trouble on the Kansas basketball team’s two big men once again forced Clay Young into action during the first half on Wednesday night at Sprint Center.This time, however, Young's contribution did not lead to senior point guard Devonte' Graham calling him the game's ...

Lagerald Vick’s big night can’t keep Jayhawks unbeaten

Kansas City, Mo. — A career night from Kansas junior wing Lagerald Vick couldn’t keep the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks undefeated.Washington almost dared Vick to take over at times, and he responded by scoring a personal-best 28 points on 12-for-23 shooting. However, the Huskies held most of his ...

Game day breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. Washington

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (7-0) vs. Washington Huskies (6-2) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. 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 @TomKeeganLJW ...

Jayhawks to get second crack at Syracuse-style zone

It's extremely rare for a college basketball team to play the same team twice in a row. And that will not be exactly the case at 8 p.m. Wednesday, when No. 2 Kansas faces Washington at Sprint Center in the Jayhawk Shootout in Kansas City, Mo. But the unbeaten Jayhawks will be getting the next ...

Tom Keegan: Svi the senior playing Self defense

Knowing precisely what’s highlighted with a yellow marker in a scouting report doesn’t always require reading it. Sometimes all you have to do is watch what happens after a player checks into the game.Very often during Svi Mykhailiuk’s first three seasons in the Kansas basketball program, ...

KU coach Bill Self indicates Billy Preston situation nearing resolution

In what has become fairly routine for the Kansas basketball program during the past month, KU coach Bill Self on Monday offered up the latest on the status of withheld freshman forward Billy Preston, and used the words “relatively near future” in doing so. However, even with hints about a ...

Tom Keegan: Lagerald Vick’s game and confidence steadily growing

Miami — If the Big 12 had a most improved basketball player award, Kansas junior Lagerald Vick would be nominated for the second consecutive year.Vick is a throwback basketball player in more than one regard. His steady improvement from benchwarmer to key reserve once was a common story in ...

Clay Young’s ‘MVP’ performance helps KU over Syracuse

MIAMI — If Clay Young doesn’t want MVP honors, he’ll have to settle for president. In the locker room following KU’s 76-60 win over Syracuse, Young stood face to face with Devonte’ Graham. Fresh off a potentially career-defining performance, the most popular man on KU’s campus ...

Notebook: Lagerald Vick finds groove vs. Syracuse zone

Miami — Occupying arguably the most important spot in the Kansas offense against Syracuse's dangerous 2-3 zone, junior guard Lagerald Vick delivered a masterful performance in the high post and helped the Jayhawks slug past Syracuse, 76-60, on Saturday night at American Airlines ...

Jayhawks squeeze Orange in Miami

Miami — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is not known for easily handing out high praise to his KU defenses, even in the biggest moments and after the most impressive performances.That's what made his postgame love for the second-ranked Jayhawks' stifling, first-half defense ...

Devonte’ Graham, Clay Young spark KU past Syracuse

MIAMI — All the attention was inside. Devonte’ Graham made sure it didn’t stay there very long.With Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot saddled to the bench with foul trouble in the first half, all eyes were on walk-on Clay Young to see if he could hold his own at the five-spot. Perhaps ...

Freshman forward Billy Preston not in Miami with second-ranked Jayhawks

Miami — The news had no bearing on today's clash with Syracuse — 4:30 p.m. at American Airlines Arena on ESPN — but we now know for sure that KU freshman Billy Preston will not play against the Orange. KU coach Bill Self released a statement Saturday revealing that Preston did not even ...

Jayhawks eager to try to solve Syracuse’s 2-3 zone

Miami — If it's not Jim Boeheim's scowl or that big, orange mascot, it's probably the 2-3 zone that first comes to mind when thinking Syracuse basketball.And it has been that way for years. For everybody. Unlike just about any other program in the country — Princeton's back-cutting offense ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. Syracuse

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (6-0) vs. Syracuse Orange (6-0) Time: 4:30 p.m. | Location: American Airlines Arena, MiamiTV: 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 @TomKeeganLJW ...