KU Men’s Basketball

Isaiah Moss, Tristan Enaruna ideal 6th men — for now

The attrition began in boot camp, when one reserve guard, Issac McBride, left the program on his own accord. Then came another blow to the Kansas basketball bench on Friday night, during the first half of the season’s second game, when freshman forward Jalen Wilson broke his left ankle. That ...

KU freshman Jalen Wilson breaks ankle, expected to miss at least 3 months

Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson broke his left ankle during his 27 seconds on the floor in Friday’s 74-62 Kansas victory over UNC Greensboro at Allen Fieldhouse. Shortly after checking into the game midway through the first half, Wilson came up lame after running to the corner with the Jayhawks ...

Notebook: Self jokes ‘dumb’ scheduling makes for difficult slate

Year after year, for as long as Bill Self has been the head coach at Kansas, the Jayhawks have scheduled the toughest nonconference teams they can find. While that often has included dates with Kentucky, Duke, Villanova, Arizona and Michigan State, it also has been true outside of the power ...

Jayhawks encounter different type of battle, beat UNCG in home opener

If Tuesday night was a blue blood battle, Friday was a dogfight in the streets. Led by a dangerously determined Devon Dotson and a strong surge to open the second half, the third-ranked Jayhawks scrapped their way past UNC Greensboro, 74-62, on Friday night in the home opener at Allen ...

KU big Silvio De Sousa will prove to be more effective than he looked in opener

The much anticipated season debut of Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa didn’t quite live up to the hype this week, when the Jayhawks lost to Duke at Madison Square Garden. After a lengthy appeal process with the NCAA that won De Sousa’s 2019-20 eligibility back, the 6-foot-9 forward looked ...

Jayhawks’ frontcourt not ready to defend 3-point shooting bigs

As alarming as all those turnovers were for the Kansas basketball team in its season opener against Duke, another issue that could vex head coach Bill Self and his staff all season popped up on the defensive end of the court. No, not all bigs who space the floor are as gifted as Duke freshman ...

No. 3 Kansas commits 28 turnovers in 68-66 loss to No. 4 Duke in Champions Classic

New York — For 39 minutes of Tuesday’s Champions Classic clash with Duke at Madison Square Garden, the third-ranked Jayhawks found a way to overcome a startling number of turnovers. But in the final minute, with a chance to take the lead, the Jayhawks’ 28th turnover of the night finally ...

Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas falls to No. 4 Duke in Champions Classic

It only made sense that it came down to the final minutes. In the end, No. 4 Duke made enough plays down the stretch to secure a 68-66 win over No. 3 Kansas Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden during the first game of the 2019-20 season. The loss snapped the Jayhawks’ three-game win ...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the ...

Game day Breakdown – No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 4 Duke in NYC

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (0-0) vs. No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (0-0) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live ...

KU junior Silvio De Sousa looking forward to facing Duke again

New York — One of the most recent and notable games of KU junior Silvio De Sousa’s college career came against Tuesday night’s opponent. And that fact was not lost on the KU big man ahead of the Champions Classic clash with Duke. “That was one of the biggest games I’ve ever ...

2019 Champions Classic the latest chapter of Self vs. Krzyzewski

New York — They’re tied 3-3 in head-to-head meetings, but there’s a story that actually has Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski a small step ahead when it comes to facing Bill Self teams. It goes back to 1999, two years before Krzyzewski was inducted into the Hall of Fame, when Self and Tulsa met ...

Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot plans to redshirt 2019-20 season

After playing sparingly in two exhibition victories, Kansas senior Mitch Lightfoot has decided to redshirt the 2019-20 season. “Mitch and I visited on Friday and he’s 100% on board with redshirting this year,” KU coach Bill Self said Saturday at halftime of the KU-K-State football game. ...

Quick adjustment period has helped Tristan Enaruna adapt to KU basketball team

It’s been a quick adjustment period for Kansas forward Tristan Enaruna after coming to KU from the Netherlands in May. “I feel my shots are falling way better than (they) did before,” Enaruna said. “I’m starting to understand the basics and the foundation and I’m starting to ...