KU Men’s Basketball

Self: Freshman Josh Jackson still has another gear

There’s a chance that Kansas fans have seen all there is to see from freshman guard Josh Jackson.But KU coach Bill Self does not believe that is the case. “I think there’s still another gear he can go, and I think he would tell you the same thing,” Self said before winter break. The ...

Tom Keegan: Jackson and Self share winning ways

Try this exercise at home:Step 1: Boil the myriad traits that make Bill Self a winner who works in the highest stratosphere of his chosen profession, that of college basketball coach, down to three and rank them in order. Write them on a piece of paper, fold it in half and store it in a ...

Jayhawks need Bragg to focus on presence inside

Thursday night, following the Kansas men’s basketball team’s 71-53 victory over UNLV at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, KU coach Bill Self issued an indirect challenge of sorts to sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr.Asked how much the 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward’s role might change with ...

Notebook: Azubuike’s season-ending injury ‘kind of a freak deal’ in practice

With his left wrist in a soft cast and a sad stare on his face, Kansas freshman Udoka Azubuike watched Thursday’s 71-53 Kansas victory over UNLV in street clothes from the end of the KU bench.It was a much different position than the one the KU big man had enjoyed during the six previous ...

Tom Keegan: Running Rebels out of own gym no great feat these days

Las Vegas ? Chris Beard stayed all of seven days before leaving the entertainment capital of the world for the South Plains of Texas.Anyone who thinks trading Las Vegas for Lubbock bumps the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees for the $100,000 Sox owner Harry Frazee used to finance a ...

Showtime in Vegas: Jackson gives Jayhawks ‘spark’ in 71-53 win

Las Vegas ? In a city known for hosting world-class shows, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson put on one of his own during a dominant first half that led the third-ranked Jayhawks to a 71-53, run-away victory over the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels on Thursday night at Thomas and Mack Center.Equal parts ...

Josh Jackson leads KU to first road win, at UNLV

The No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball team didn’t have to endure much of a fight until late in its first true road game of the season Thursday night at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.The Jayhawks took a permanent double-digit lead less than eight minutes in against the Runnin’ Rebels, ...

Self calls KU-UNLV clash in Vegas ‘a business trip’

Las Vegas ? Visiting a place known as Sin City and by the slogan “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” the Kansas men’s basketball team figures to get a much different experience than most while in the gambling capital of the world tonight to take on UNLV at 8 p.m. at Thomas and Mack ...

KU freshman Udoka Azubuike out for the season with wrist injury

The depth in an already thin Kansas basketball frontcourt became much shallower on Wednesday, when the Jayhawks learned that a wrist injury suffered by 7-foot freshman Udoka Azubuike during Tuesday’s practice will cost the 17-year-old big man the rest of the season. “Udoka tore ligaments to ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball at UNLV

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (10-1) vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (7-5) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada TV: CBS Sports Network | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: ...

Bill Self nominated for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

While en route to Las Vegas for tonight’s first true road game of the 2016-17 season — 8 p.m. vs. UNLV at Thomas and Mack Center — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday was nominated for inclusion in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.“I consider this an ...

KU at UNLV not available for WOW subscribers

Kansas basketball fans in Lawrence who rely on their WOW cable subscriptions to watch the Jayhawks will have to figure out another option for Thursday night’s game at UNLV.KU’s 8 p.m. road test in Las Vegas, Nevada, will air on CBS Sports Network — a channel not offered locally through ...

Freshman Josh Jackson’s consistency a huge factor for Kansas

One game is all that stands between Kansas freshman Josh Jackson and a return to some of his favorite haunts in the world. Shortly after the Jayhawks (10-1) close out the non-conference portion of their schedule Thursday at UNLV in Las Vegas — 8 p.m. tip-off on CBS Sports Network — Jackson ...

Big men quietly turning a corner for Kansas

Whether you’re talking about the return of sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., the resurgence of senior Landen Lucas, the continued development of 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike or the spot minutes suddenly being given to freshman Mitch Lightfoot, the prognosis for KU’s forward position is looking ...

Keegan: Versatile, intense Josh Jackson makes it tough for upset-minded foes

You can believe almost everything you read in sports sections across America, but there is one recurring exception: When a college basketball headline includes the word “upset,” check the betting line from the previous day’s paper before believing it. If the score upsets you, that ...

Starting center Udoka Azubuike’s impact could fluctuate from game to game

At times Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, who started his sixth consecutive game for the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks on Saturday night at Sprint Center, looks more like an unstoppable post presence than a 17-year-old adolescent still learning the demands of playing for one of the nation’s elite ...

Notebook: Mykhailiuk earns first start of the season

With Santa sitting courtside and holiday cheer floating throughout the arena, Kansas junior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk received an early Christmas present from Kansas coach Bill Self on Saturday night — his seventh career start and first since his freshman season.“I play the same way; it ...

Tom Keegan: Bragg can help the Jayhawks take the next step

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self already had used three post players, including freshman Mitch Lightfoot, when he put Carlton Bragg in the Davidson game with 11 minutes remaining in the first half Saturday in Sprint Center.The crowd responded with quick welcome-back applause for the sophomore ...

Sensational second half: Defensive intensity sends Jayhawks past Davidson, 89-71

Kansas City, Mo. ? It’s debatable whether Davidson simply ran out of gas or the Kansas defense stiffened.What is not debatable is that the Jayhawks, who trailed at halftime for just the second time this season, out-played, out-toughed and outscored the Wildcats convincingly in the second ...