KU Men’s Basketball

Former KU star Walt Wesley dies at 79

Walt Wesley, a member of Kansas’ 1965-66 conference championship team and one of the legendary Jayhawks whose jerseys hang in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse, died Thursday morning in Tampa, Florida, KU Athletics announced. He was 79. A two-time All-American with the Jayhawks, the 6-foot-11 ...

Self laments KU’s lack of ‘firepower’ by season’s end

Salt Lake City — Before Kansas even started its run in the NCAA Tournament, head coach Bill Self gave a glimpse into how he viewed the Jayhawks' up-and-down campaign when he was asked what he considered the most challenging part of the season. "I would say really probably not knowing day to ...

Jayhawks collapse in second half, lose 89-68 to Gonzaga in second round

Salt Lake City — An excellent shooting performance gave Kansas a one-point halftime lead and plenty of hope Saturday afternoon against Gonzaga. But the offensive outburst was a mirage. After shooting 50% from the field in the first half and, more remarkably, 7-for-11 from deep — the most ...

Braun gets another chance at Gonzaga, this time with Jayhawks

Salt Lake City — Kansas’ backup center Parker Braun, a former Santa Clara Bronco, had the pleasure of watching from afar as his alma mater defeated Gonzaga earlier this season. “Obviously still love the coaches and the program there, had a great time there, got my degree from there, so ...

Preview: KU, Gonzaga to meet after contrasting first-round experiences

Salt Lake City — After a high-scoring first-round game against Samford that was so frenetic, so unrelenting, that Kansas coach Bill Self said postgame he had never been in another one like it, the Jayhawks have to turn around and battle for their tournament lives with a rest period of about ...