KU Men’s Basketball

NCAA.com’s Andy Katz picks KU in 2020 Final Four

With all of those way-too-early preseason polls now a thing of the past, it’s time to transition into the era of media types making their Final Four picks long before the 2019-20 college basketball season begins or the bracket is even formed. One such prognosticator made his picks public on ...

Wisconsin Herd name former Jayhawk Chase Buford next head coach

Add another head coach to the Bill Self coaching tree. Former Kansas walk-on Chase Buford, who played for Self at KU from 2007-10, has been named the head coach of the Wisconsin Herd, the NBA’s G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks. Buford, 30, becomes the second head coach in Herd ...

Former KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien dies at 95

Max Falkenstien, whose enthusiastic voice was a key part of the soundtrack of Kansas basketball and KU football for decades, died Monday afternoon. He was 95. News of his passing reached all corners of the country and no doubt affected both those who knew him and those who only felt like ...

A look at early statistical projections for KU basketball ahead of 2019-20 season

It is never too early to make predictions regarding the Kansas men’s basketball team. Forecasting the team’s leading scorer is something fans and reporters start doing before the previous season is even over. The Jayhawks have plenty of production returning from last year’s team that ...

Niko Roberts, LHS teammates involved in NCAA’s new College Basketball Academy

Before the second session even began, Niko Roberts was thinking of improvements. Roberts, who was a member of the Kansas men’s basketball team between 2010-14, held an administrative role at the first-ever NCAA-sponsored College Basketball Academy. This past week, the academy took place at ...

Perry Ellis injured early, Self Made suffers lopsided loss in opening round of TBT

Self Made was forced to face reality within the first minute of this year’s TBT tournament. Despite being a No. 3 seed, and the ninth-ranked squad in the entire field, the Kansas alumni team never led in an eventual 87-63 loss to sixth-seeded Sideline Cancer during the opening round of the ...

Former KU guard Quentin Grimes excited for fresh start at Houston

It may not have been Quentin Grimes’ initial plan, but he’s choosing to make the most of his current situation. The one-time 5-star prospect has had a wild 12-plus months since joining the Kansas basketball program. At first, the expectation was for Grimes to play one season with the ...

KU basketball to face Tennessee in Big 12/SEC Challenge

It won’t be a battle of blue bloods after all. Pairings for the 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge were announced Thursday morning, and the Kansas men’s basketball team will play host to Tennessee this season in the seventh annual event. It will be a rematch of last year’s Preseason NIT ...

Self Made to square off with unfamiliar opponent in first round of TBT tournament

It’s hard to know exactly how the Self Made squad will fare in both the TBT tournament as a whole and in today’s 6 p.m. opener against Sideline Cancer at Wichita State’s Koch Arena. But the former Jayhawks suiting up in the uniforms that bear their former head coach’s last name believe ...

Personal, team goals motivating Kansas PG Devon Dotson ahead of sophomore season

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson might just have his answer memorized by now. Since announcing his decision to return to KU for his sophomore season, which came at 7:59 p.m. on May 29, Dotson has fielded many questions about electing to pull his name from the NBA draft pool. When asked about ...

Summer practice battles highly prevalent for Kansas basketball

Loaded with a deep and talented roster full of new faces and returning veterans, summer workouts for the Kansas men’s basketball team have been intense. From players trying to prove themselves and earn their spots to individual battles and constant pushing for the sake of team improvement, ...

Matt Tait: Training camp a key component of Self Made’s TBT journey

Station to station they went, running not jogging, knowing that any wasted time could cost them. The faces and bodies have changed a little since their playing days at Kansas, but the players who make up this summer’s Self Made squad appear to remember how to prepare. Running through a ...

Former Jayhawk guard Brady Morningstar to handle coaching duties for Self Made

When former Kansas guard Brady Morningstar first heard that his friend and former teammate Elijah Johnson was putting together a team for The Basketball Tournament, he knew he wanted to get involved. But with roster spots already spoken for and additional bodies costing the team money, the ...

Frank Mason III agrees to two-way contract with Milwaukee

Former Kansas point guard Frank Mason has found a new NBA home. A little more than two weeks after being waived by Sacramento, the team that drafted him with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Mason agreed to a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a weekend ...

KU’s Bill Self, others react to new college hoops recruiting calendar

The first of two annual Hardwood Classic AAU basketball tournaments hit Lawrence this weekend. But it did so without a key part of past events — big name coaches. For years, the Hardwood Classic has been a major attraction for several well known Division I basketball coaches, — including ...

Current Jayhawks judge dunk contest at Lawrence AAU event

Four current Jayhawks, a couple of whom have experience playing in the Hardwood Classic AAU event and others like it, served as celebrity judges for the event’s slam dunk contest on Friday night. Juniors Marcus Garrett and Silvio De Sousa, sophomore Ochai Agbaji and freshman Christian ...