KU Men’s Basketball

Hiatuses in sports put life in perspective for Bill Self

Life has a way of reminding people about what’s actually important and what’s ultimately of far less consequence. On a Monday afternoon that many of us would’ve spent scrutinizing the still fresh NCAA Tournament bracket, and maybe even getting into occasionally heated debates about ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says Jayhawks were ‘built’ to win in March

During a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon, Kansas coach Bill Self said from his home in Lawrence that his players believed they were “built” to make a run to a national title. But Self also said anyone prepared to hand the Jayhawks any kind national championship hardware as ...

Marcus Garrett: ‘We felt like it was our year’

Looked to by many as one of the strongest leaders on the 2019-20 Kansas basketball team, junior guard Marcus Garrett recently shared some of his thoughts and emotions about the abrupt end to KU’s season. “It was a great season,” Garrett said. “We had a lot of fun. We did great things ...

KU freshman Jalen Wilson not planning to go anywhere this offseason

The end of any Kansas basketball season brings with it questions about the immediate futures of a handful of Jayhawks. Despite the odd ending, the aftermath of the 2019-20 season is no different. While seniors Udoka Azubuike and Isaiah Moss are done, a couple of underclassmen could have ...

Kansas fans disappointed for themselves, KU seniors on gloomy Friday in Lawrence

Walking around Lawrence on Friday, you never would have known that the Kansas basketball season came to an abrupt end on Thursday, with the Big 12 and NCAA canceling the postseason. KU fans, decked out in red and blue garb, made their way through their regular routines at bars, restaurants ...

March Sadness reigns supreme with cancellation of NCAA Tournament

You thought watching your favorite team get upset in the first or second round of the NCAA Tournament was tough. Welcome to the truest form of March Sadness. The idea of any basketball being played this weekend or in the weeks to come toppled, domino style, beginning Thursday morning. As ...

No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

Story updated at 5:53 p.m. Thursday The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The unprecedented move comes a day after the NCAA ...

KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that all athletic-related travel is canceled indefinitely, and home and away athletic events have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The statement came shortly after all NCAA conference basketball ...

Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

Story updated at 12:01 p.m. Thursday The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. Within minutes of each other, The Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12 — the five most high-profile conferences in ...

Notebook: Marcus Garrett ailing as top-ranked Kansas preps for Big 12 tournament

Kansas City, Mo. — There will be basketball played at Sprint Center this week, but how big of a role fans and a couple of Jayhawks will play remains to be seen. Roughly an hour before Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced a limited-access fan policy for the final seven games of the Big ...

NCAA announces upcoming basketball tournaments will be played without fans in attendance

Story updated at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday NCAA tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he made the decision to conduct both the men's and women's tournaments, which begin next week, ...

‘Dok’ and ‘Dot’ form most valuable duo of Self’s tenure at Kansas

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/nov/27/330427/ It’s normal for players on Bill Self’s Kansas basketball teams to wind up on All-Big 12 teams in March, but not once in his previous 16 seasons did Self coach a team with two stars so productive that either could easily have won ...