KU Men’s Basketball

Towns, Embiid highlight NBA’s Rising Stars rosters

New York (ap) — Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid are holding out hope that they will be named as All-Star reserves today. If not, they have a consolation prize.Towns and Embiid were both named on Wednesday to the rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge. The ...

Why did KU police delay adding reported McCarthy Hall rape to public record?

University of Kansas officials, citing federal law, are standing by the decision to delay publicly releasing a police log entry for a rape reported in December at the apartment building where the men’s basketball team lives.Most incidents are added to KU’s daily crime log a day or two after ...

Self comments on reported rape at apartment building where basketball team lives

University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self responded Wednesday to the investigation of a reported rape of a 16-year-old at the on-campus apartment building where team members and other male students live.The case remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made, KU police ...

Jayhawks focused on not letting one loss become two

There are different looks and vibes that emanate from the Kansas basketball players and coaches in the postgame media sessions that follow losses than those that exist after wins.Equal parts anger, frustration and even shock are easy to spot and even easier to hear in their voices and the way ...

Notebook: Mason receives star treatment, er booing, from WVU student section

Morgantown, W.Va. ? Booed every time he touched the ball, thanks to a directive from the West Virginia student section’s pregame flyer known as the Mountaineer Maniacs Musings that dubbed him the Bum of the Game, Kansas point guard Frank Mason III had an off night during the Jayhawks’ 85-69 ...

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks need Bragg to take step forward, just like WVU needed Ahmad

Morgantown, W.Va. ? West Virginia’s unencumbered procession to the hoop for easy buckets in Tuesday’s 85-69 bullying of Kansas at packed WVU Coliseum might have had a little to do with the same players’ procession to the treadmill in the wake of consecutive losses to Oklahoma and Kansas ...

Unfamiliar territory: Jayhawks trounced against West Virginia, 85-69

Morgantown, W.Va. ? A three-point halftime lead on Tuesday night at WVU Coliseum turned quickly into a nine-point edge for the home team after West Virginia scored on five consecutive layups to start the second half, the perfect snapshot of an area that No. 2 Kansas made way too easy during an ...

West Virginia ends KU’s winning streak

The Kansas basketball team’s 18-game winning streak finally derailed Tuesday night, when the Jayhawks stumbled through the second half of a 85-69 loss at West Virginia.The No. 18 Mountaineers (16-4 overall, 5-3 Big 12) handed the No. 2 Jayhawks (18-2, 7-1) their first conference loss of the ...

Tom Keegan: Schedule takes Kansas behind the eight ball

The Kansas basketball team begins an eight-game stretch of games Tuesday night so brutal that the easiest of the lot comes against Iowa State, which has a winning record in Big 12 play.The eight-game, 27-day journey includes five tests against teams ranked in the top 25 poll released today. It ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at No. 18 West Virginia

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) vs. No. 18 West Virginia Mountaineers (15-4 overall, 4-3 Big 12) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the ...

Jayhawks still No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

For the second consecutive week, Kansas received some first-place votes in the Associated Press college basketball poll, but came in at No. 2, behind defending national champion Villanova.In the latest Top 25, published Monday, the Wildcats (19-1) had 35 first-place votes and the Jayhawks ...

Jayhawks executing individual roles to near perfection

Whenever a team rips off 18 consecutive victories as the Kansas men’s basketball team has since dropping the season opener back in November, there are a number of elements responsible for the run.From quality coaching and clutch play to finding their rhythm and lucky breaks, the Jayhawks have ...

Tom Keegan: Huggins, WVU’s big-time coach armed with small-town charm

Born in Morgantown, W.V., and reared in the small Tuscarawas County town of Midvale, Ohio, Bob Huggins doesn't quite understand why some seem so puzzled at coal miners choosing such a potentially dangerous occupation.“I grew up in a coal-mining town,” Huggins said during a long interview at ...

Tom Keegan: Graham not afraid to turn from scorer to facilitator

Playing so fast, yet so under control, junior guard Devonte’ Graham gave his team such a big early cushion with which to work, an 18th consecutive victory never felt in jeopardy for Kansas, which dropped Texas, 79-67, Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, where the Jayhawks have won 50 in a row.Seven ...

Notebook: Jackson finds 3-point stroke; Lucas plays sick

His shooting form made headlines well before Josh Jackson ever suited up for the Kansas men’s basketball team.But on Saturday, during a 79-67 victory over Texas that featured a fast start followed by an all-out street fight, Jackson’s jumper was good enough to help lead the Jayhawks to ...

For Starters: Jayhawks set tone early in 79-67 win over Texas

It’s not often that what happens in the first 4:19 of a college basketball game teases how things will read when the final horn sounds at the end of the second half.But that was exactly the case Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, where the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team ...

Jayhawks’ 3-pointers carry them past Texas

With all four of its starting perimeter players making multiple 3-pointers Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, the No. 2-ranked Kansas basketball team had enough offense to hold off a pesky Texas team in a 79-67 victory.The Jayhawks (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) shot 11-for-23 (47.8 percent) ...

Kansas quietly improving on defensive end

Rowing upstream with a defense that gave up way too many easy baskets and routinely got beat off the dribble, Kansas coach Bill Self a few weeks ago challenged guards Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham to lead the charge to fix the KU defense. While all three will tell you that there remains ...