KU Men’s Basketball

Elite Experience: Jayhawks rely on veterans in come-from-behind win over Kentucky

Lexington, Ky. ? The games-played experience factor in the starting lineups favored Kansas, 426-132, and the second-ranked Jayhawks used every bit of wisdom at their disposal to knock off No. 4 Kentucky, 79-73, in the featured game of the fourth annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge Saturday night at ...

Marquee victory: Jayhawks knock off Kentucky at Rupp Arena

Two of college basketball’s marquee programs gave a national audience a show worthy of the hype Saturday night at Rupp Arena, where a short-handed yet invigorated Kansas team recovered from its first-half issues to win 79-73 at Kentucky.The usual Jayhawks carried No. 2 KU, which avoided the ...

Jayhawks, Wildcats poised for blue blood brawl

Kansas versus Kentucky. Just the mere mention of a meeting between college basketball’s two most successful blue blood programs brings out the spotlight and captures the attention of hoops fans across the country.But Saturday’s 5:15 p.m. tip-off between No. 2 Kansas and No. 4 Kentucky at ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at No. 4 Kentucky

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (18-2 overall, 7-1 Big 12) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (17-3 overall, 7-1 SEC) Time: 5:15 p.m. | Location: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KentuckyTV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio NetworkLog on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: ...

Drug case stemming from McCarthy Hall investigation now pending in municipal court

Drug charges are now pending against a suspect in a case that stemmed from the investigation of a reported rape at the apartment building where the University of Kansas men’s basketball team lives.The suspect in the drug case has not been named.Police also have released no suspect information ...

Aptly named UK big man Bam Adebayo a big key in Kansas-Kentucky clash

Forget the 6-foot-10-inch frame or the 260 pounds so generously stacked onto it.If not for the nickname given to him at an early age, Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo might not be nearly the imposing figure that he has become on the college basketball landscape.No matter how talented or physically ...

Embiid not selected for All-Star game

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage.Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade’s run of 12 straight selections in the NBA’s midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending.Westbrook ...

Tom Keegan: Bragg suspension might equate to addition by subtraction

Carlton Bragg’s suspension, announced Thursday night, is indefinite. If that morphs into permanent, well, that doesn’t necessarily make Kansas a worse basketball team. Eight healthy scholarship players going in the same direction beats eight going one way, a ninth going nowhere.In many ...

Kansas to prepare for Kentucky game without Bragg

An already bad week for the Kansas men’s basketball program got worse Thursday night, when KU coach Bill Self announced that sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. had been suspended indefinitely, effective immediately.Self said in a news release that Bragg’s suspension was not connected to ...

Carlton Bragg Jr. suspended from KU men’s basketball team

Sophomore basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. has been suspended indefinitely from the University of Kansas men’s basketball team, but KU says the suspension is not related to an ongoing investigation into a reported December rape at the building where the basketball team lives. Carlton is ...

Towns, Embiid highlight NBA’s Rising Stars rosters

New York (ap) — Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid are holding out hope that they will be named as All-Star reserves today. If not, they have a consolation prize.Towns and Embiid were both named on Wednesday to the rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge. The ...

Why did KU police delay adding reported McCarthy Hall rape to public record?

University of Kansas officials, citing federal law, are standing by the decision to delay publicly releasing a police log entry for a rape reported in December at the apartment building where the men’s basketball team lives.Most incidents are added to KU’s daily crime log a day or two after ...

Self comments on reported rape at apartment building where basketball team lives

University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self responded Wednesday to the investigation of a reported rape of a 16-year-old at the on-campus apartment building where team members and other male students live.The case remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made, KU police ...

Jayhawks focused on not letting one loss become two

There are different looks and vibes that emanate from the Kansas basketball players and coaches in the postgame media sessions that follow losses than those that exist after wins.Equal parts anger, frustration and even shock are easy to spot and even easier to hear in their voices and the way ...

Notebook: Mason receives star treatment, er booing, from WVU student section

Morgantown, W.Va. ? Booed every time he touched the ball, thanks to a directive from the West Virginia student section’s pregame flyer known as the Mountaineer Maniacs Musings that dubbed him the Bum of the Game, Kansas point guard Frank Mason III had an off night during the Jayhawks’ 85-69 ...

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks need Bragg to take step forward, just like WVU needed Ahmad

Morgantown, W.Va. ? West Virginia’s unencumbered procession to the hoop for easy buckets in Tuesday’s 85-69 bullying of Kansas at packed WVU Coliseum might have had a little to do with the same players’ procession to the treadmill in the wake of consecutive losses to Oklahoma and Kansas ...

Unfamiliar territory: Jayhawks trounced against West Virginia, 85-69

Morgantown, W.Va. ? A three-point halftime lead on Tuesday night at WVU Coliseum turned quickly into a nine-point edge for the home team after West Virginia scored on five consecutive layups to start the second half, the perfect snapshot of an area that No. 2 Kansas made way too easy during an ...