KU Men’s Basketball

Tom Keegan: Local recruiting makes sense for national-powerhouse program

Against the backdrop of stories about ailing team chemistry and Bill Self talking about having to coach effort in February for the first time at Kansas, encouraging news broke on the recruiting front for the 13-time-defending Big 12 champion.Kansas landed a Kansas City recruit for the first ...

Self understands ‘heavens are falling’ but remains focused on KU getting better

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is smart enough to sense what's happening with KU's beloved fan base, even though he has spent very little time interacting with them of late and spends basically no time on social media sites and message boards where thousands of Jayhawk fans are happy to let ...

Tom Keegan: RPI remains hidden impediment to NCAA tournament fairness

Unless and until the NCAA, its affiliated television networks and all media covering college basketball denounce and distance themselves from the dreaded Rating Percentage Index, or RPI, rankings, March Madness seeding won’t approach anything that resembles fair.The RPI places far too much ...

Jayhawks have simple goal after tough loss at Baylor: ‘We just have to regroup’

Asked for a “big picture” assessment of his Kansas basketball team following Saturday's disheartening, 80-64 loss at Baylor, KU coach Bill Self wasted no time getting to the point. “I don't think we're playing very well,” Self said. “We were obviously better three weeks ago than we're ...

Jayhawks currently a 2 seed in eyes of NCAA Tournament selection committee

If the 2018 NCAA Tournament began today, the Kansas Jayhawks would be a No. 2 seed in the West region. That was the message sent by this year's selection committee, which on Sunday revealed the top four seeds in each region, as things stand today, during an afternoon special on CBS Sports. The ...

Tom Keegan: Pregame injury serves as bad omen for Svi, KU’s offense

Waco, Texas — You know it’s not your day when you can’t escape pregame warmups without an injury to a key player.It was not Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s day. Ditto for the Kansas basketball team, which lost at Baylor, 80-64, Saturday during an afternoon in which the Jayhawks couldn’t put ...

Everything, including chemistry, awry for No. 10 Kansas in loss at Baylor

Waco, Texas — If you were to pick a single play that summed up just how out of sorts the Kansas men's basketball team was on Saturday during an 80-64 loss to Baylor at Ferrell Center — and, if we're being honest, there were more than a dozen of them — it came early in the second half on, ...

KU offense crashes in road loss at Baylor

A lackluster first half put the Kansas basketball team in a troublesome spot Saturday afternoon at Baylor, so much so that a second-half surge couldn’t save the Jayhawks in an 80-64 road loss.The Bears ended an 11-game losing streak versus KU by shooting 57 percent from the floor and turning ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball at Baylor

No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks (19-5 overall, 8-3 Big 12) vs. Baylor Bears (14-10 overall, 4-7 Big 12) Time: 1 p.m. | Location: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas TV: 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: ...

Rising KC prospect Ochai Agbaji commits to Kansas

Already armed with a star-studded 2018 recruiting class ranked No. 3 in the nation by Rivals.com, the Kansas men's basketball program added to its haul on Thursday with a pledge from Oak Park High guard Ochai Agbaji, who orally committed to join the Jayhawks during a 2 p.m. ceremony at his ...

Just Enough: Jayhawks sink key shots, shake past TCU

His body language at the top of the key said, “Please get in, please get in, please get in.”And, after what might have seemed like four or five, time-stands-still seconds, the ball finally obliged.On a night when nothing came easy for the 10th-ranked Jayhawks, Devonte' Graham's ...

Tom Keegan: Lagerald Vick begins crawling out of his funk

TCU wasn’t about to let the Big 12’s most prolific 3-point shooter not named Trae Young shoot them out of the gym.Everywhere Svi Mykhailiuk went, underrated Horned Frogs senior Kenrich Williams shadowed him, determined not to let him get the ball, much less a good look at the rim. Teammates ...

Jayhawks recover in 2nd half to beat TCU

No victory is guaranteed or a foregone conclusion this season in the Big 12 — not even inside Allen FIeldhouse.The Kansas basketball team survived a serious test from visiting TCU Tuesday night, though, 71-64.With Udoka Azubuike, Devonte’ Graham and new sixth man Lagerald Vick (30 ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. TCU

No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks (18-5 overall, 7-3 Big 12) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (16-7 overall, 4-6 Big 12) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KansasTV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on ...