KU Men’s Basketball

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Michigan State

Tulsa, Okla. ? No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (29-4) vs. Michigan State Spartans (20-14) Time: 4:15 p.m. | Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, OklahomaTV: CBS | 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 ...

Second-round clash pits good friends, great coaches against each other

Tulsa, Okla. ? They have more than 1,100 wins between them and are regarded as two of the finest coaches in college basketball history. But the one thing that Kansas coach Bill Self and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo have that might mean the most is a genuine friendship. Friday night, after his ...

Landen Lucas, meet Landon and Lucas

Tulsa, Okla. ? Ten months after learning about the sly and sweet story of a set of twins being named in his honor, Kansas senior Landen Lucas got the chance to meet them Saturday in the lobby of the team hotel before the Jayhawks’ practice. Lifelong Kansas basketball fan Ian Sadler and his ...

Jayhawks make the most of UC Davis technical foul

Tulsa, Okla. ? It doesn’t take much to spark the No. 1-seeded Kansas basketball team, and perhaps, all it took was one whistle Friday. In KU’s 100-62 rout over UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BOK Center, the Jayhawks pulled away with a big run before halftime. That run ...

Top-seeded Kansas to face No. 9 seed Michigan State in 2nd round Sunday

Tulsa, Okla. ? After advancing to Sunday’s second round, the Jayhawks (29-4) were able to sit back and watch the final game of the day at BOK Center while waiting to see who they would play.For the second year in a row, the Jayhawks’ second-round foe will be a team that has reached a Final ...

Tom Keegan: Pro-KU crowd makes big difference in Midwest regional

Tulsa, Okla. ? Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had the ball in the left corner and the pro-Kansas crowd in his ears midway through the second half of Friday night’s NCAA tournament opener for the Jayhawks.“Three, two, one,” most of the spectators in the BOK Center hollered in unison, their eyes ...

Showtime in Tulsa: Jayhawks cruise past UC Davis in first round

Tulsa, Okla. ? In the final 16 vs. 1 match-up of this year’s NCAA Tournament, the UC Davis Aggies did all they could to hang around and compete with Kansas on Friday night at BOK Center.From hustle plays and free throws to 3-pointers and tough defense early, the Aggies played Kansas nearly ...

Welcome back: Jayhawks dominant in Jackson’s return

Tulsa, Okla. ? Sure, Kansas played a tad rusty after an eight-day layoff leading up to its NCAA Tournament opener Friday. But the Jayhawks again looked the part of the No. 1 seed in the Midwest before halftime, with star freshman Josh Jackson back in the lineup.With KU’s dynamic four-guard ...

Deja vu? Les faces Kansas in the first round again

Tulsa, Okla. ? Exactly 11 years ago Friday, Jim Les coached a team past Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Les, a former coach at his alma mater Bradley, figures to have a tougher time when his 16th-seeded UC Davis squad lines up against the No. 1 seeded Jayhawks at 5:50 p.m. ...

KU freshman Josh Jackson eager to atone for past mistakes

Tulsa, Okla. ? Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Thursday that he did not expect guard Josh Jackson to elevate his game in an attempt to atone for recent mistakes that cost Jackson a game and the Jayhawks a victory heading into the NCAA Tournament. “He’s always competitive to me,” ...

Tom Keegan: Cold baptism from teammates in June benefits Jackson in March

TULSA ? Veteran leadership is so important in March, yet so seldom explained as well as freshman Josh Jackson captured it Thursday afternoon from a seat at his locker.With the benefit of nine months of growing up as a person and a player, starring and stumbling along the way, Jackson can see ...

No place like Ottawa for SMU star Semi Ojeleye

Tulsa, Okla. ? SMU junior forward Semi Ojeleye played a full season and six games of another for Duke, playing home games at charming, historic Cameron Indoor Stadium.Even so, he didn’t hesitate in naming another building as the best in college basketball.Ojeleye, then a student at Ottawa ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. UC Davis

Tulsa, Okla. ? No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (28-4) vs. UC Davis Aggies (23-12) Time: 5:50 p.m. Friday | Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma TV: TNT | 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 ...

Prep teammates Self and Funtarov squaring off in NCAA Tournament

Tulsa, Okla. ? During some of his down time leading up to Selection Sunday, Kansas senior walk-on Tyler Self and some of his former high school teammates were texting back and forth when someone brought up the possibility of a Free State High reunion in the NCAA Tournament.The Jayhawks, as a ...

Self named Naismith Coach of the Year finalist

Tulsa, Okla. ? Kansas coach Bill Self on Thursday was named a finalist for the annual Werner Ladder Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year award. Self, who won the award in 2012, has been a finalist seven times (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2017). Joining him on this year’s list ...

Affidavit reveals new details in Josh Jackson car vandalism case

A newly released court document in the incident between KU basketball star Josh Jackson and women’s basketball player McKenzie Calvert includes allegations that Jackson said he was going to “beat” the female athlete. At the request of the Journal-World, Douglas County District Court has ...

UC-Davis advances to face Kansas

The first NCAA Tournament appearance in UC-Davis men’s basketball history will last at least two games.The Aggies won their March Madness debut Wednesday night, at the First Four, in Dayton, Ohio. Their 67-63 victory over North Carolina Central set up a Friday meeting in Tulsa, Okla., versus ...

Jayhawks arrive in Tulsa ready to learn about first NCAA Tournament opponent

TULSA, OKLA. ? At 4:55 p.m. on a sunny and mild Wednesday afternoon in the heart of Oklahoma, two buses carrying the Kansas men’s basketball team and its travel party pulled up to the northeast entrance of the team hotel, 13 miles east of Downtown Tulsa, marking the official beginning of ...