KU Men’s Basketball

Big 12 opener showed how Jayhawks have returned to their dunking dominance

The Kansas bench started to stand up before David McCormack even caught the ball. With just over three minutes left in the game, junior Marcus Garrett set up the sophomore big man with an alley-oop off a designed set during KU’s eventual 60-53 win over West Virginia on Saturday. Garrett ...

Even in limited minutes, David McCormack can be impactful for KU

David McCormack is in a tough spot, which is a strange thing to say about a big man who starts for the No. 3 college basketball team in the country. It’s just that the Kansas sophomore never knows from game to game how much playing time will be coming his way. The Jayhawks, of course, open ...

Jayhawks remain at No. 3 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Fresh off its second win over a ranked opponent this season, the Kansas men’s basketball team maintained its No. 3 spot in the Associated Press rankings and picked up a first-place vote in the process. The Jayhawks’ 60-53 win over No. 16 West Virginia on Saturday was good enough for a ...

KU’s best lineup emerged out of the muck in win over WVU

One poor opening to one Big 12 game isn’t going to cost Kansas big man David McCormack his starting job. But even if head coach Bill Self keeps the sophomore forward in that first unit for the remainder of the season, the Jayhawks still need a definitive four-guard lineup their coach can ...

KU big man Udoka Azubuike currently riding career-best rebounding stretch

Saturday afternoon’s 11-rebound effort in a 60-53 Kansas win over West Virginia marked the first time in the injury-plagued career of Udoka Azubuike that the Kansas big man has recorded double-digit boards in three consecutive games. Prior to Saturday, the 7-foot senior grabbed 11 rebounds ...

Notebook: Jayhawks overcome shooting struggles against Mountaineers

Less than a week after shooting 41% from 3-point range in a road win over Stanford, the third-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team returned home on Saturday and could not buy a bucket from the outside. In Saturday’s 60-53 victory over No. 16 West Virginia, the Jayhawks shot just 3-of-17 ...

Benton Smith: Marcus Garrett’s toughness even shows up on offense as KU beats WVU

Marcus Garrett tried to warn them. In the practices leading up to the Kansas basketball team’s Big 12 opener, the veteran guard did all he could to prepare his teammates for the type of physicality visiting West Virginia would bring to the conference opener inside Allen Fieldhouse. Garrett ...

No. 3 Kansas earns tough win over No. 16 West Virginia in Big 12 opener

With his team lucky to be down just 6 points at halftime of Saturday’s Big 12 Conference opener against West Virginia, Kansas coach Bill Self fell back on the one word that means more to him than any other — toughness. The result was a grind-it-out, 60-53 victory in which five Jayhawks ...

Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas defeats No. 16 West Virginia in Big 12 opener

In an old-school basketball game, KU’s big man stood taller than the rest. A strong second half by center Udoka Azubuike helped No. 3 Kansas power past No. 16 West Virginia, 60-53, Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks (11-2) have now won a 29-straight conference openers ...

Game Day Breakdown – No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 16 West Virginia

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (10-2 overall, 0-0 Big 12) vs. No. 16 West Virginia Mountaineers (11-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12) Time: 3 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: Big 12 Now/ESPN+ | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to ...

Jayhawks remain favorite to win league title in 2020 ahead of Big 12 play

It figures to be a different type of Big 12 race for the Kansas men’s basketball team in 2020, at least compared to the previous 15 years. After finishing third in the league last year, behind co-champions Kansas State and Texas Tech, KU’s streak of 14 straight Big 12 titles came to an ...

Kansas coach Bill Self reacts to latest San Antonio Spurs chatter

Self on Thursday was asked about a recent comment made by ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg, who said on the air that he thought Self would end up leaving Kansas for San Antonio at the end of the 2019-20 season. “My boldest prediction for 2020 is Bill Self to San Antonio,” ...

KU Men’s Basketball – All-Decade Team

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self gets 13 scholarships per season to fill out his roster. So today, as we look back on the last 10 years of Kansas basketball under Self, it only makes sense that we put together an all-decade team that features 13 players — five starters and eight on the ...

Jayhawks land safely in Kansas after engine failure on previous flight

Topeka — Roughly 19 hours later than they were supposed to arrive, the Kansas Jayhawks finally made it back to Kansas just after 6 p.m. Monday. Delayed almost a full day after the failure of one of the two engines on their Swift Air charter flight home from Stanford on Sunday evening, the ...

Jayhawks jump two spots to No. 3 in latest AP poll

Sunday’s win at Stanford, coupled with a big win by their next opponent over No. 2 Ohio State, was enough to clear the way for the Kansas Jayhawks to climb in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. Bill Self’s squad jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 in the latest AP poll, coming in just ...