KU Men’s Basketball

Historic Achievement: Jayhawks crush TCU, earn 13th-straight Big 12 title

All good parties have a guest of honor. And on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas men’s basketball team welcomed 13 of them.Moments after knocking off TCU, 87-68, in yet another typically tough Big 12 game, Kansas officials escorted 13 shiny, Big 12 championship trophies onto the ...

Brandon Rush fights back emotions during jersey retirement ceremony

With about five minutes remaining in the first half of the Kansas men’s basketball game Wednesday, Brandon Rush took a few moments to step away, drink water and gather himself. Playing basketball in front of 16,300 fans at Allen Fieldhouse was one thing, but speaking center-stage brought a ...

Make it 13: Jayhawks match UCLA’s league-title run

It’s been a long time coming, but Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks can now officially be mentioned in the same sentence as the great UCLA teams of the 1960s and ’70s.KU wrapped up at least a share of its 13th-consecutive Big 12 regular-season title Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. TCU

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (24-3 overall, 12-2 Big 12) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (17-10, 6-8) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: ...

Fighting through foul trouble has forced KU’s Lucas to adapt

When KU senior Landen Lucas looked at the Kansas basketball roster last summer, he saw help. Sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., carried a physically bigger frame and seemed poised for an increased role. In 7-foot freshman Udoka Azubuike, Lucas saw a mountain of a man who not only could tackle some of ...

Jayhawks maintain No. 3 spot in latest AP poll

A pair of victories over top-10 teams this past week didn’t nudge Kansas into one of the top two spots in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll, released Monday. Bill Self’s Jayhawks remained at No. 3 for the fourth week in a row, following wins over West Virginia and ...

Another one: Josh Jackson named Big 12’s top newcomer for 6th time

In what is becoming a regular occurrence, the Big 12 on Monday named Kansas freshman wing Josh Jackson its Newcomer of the Week. It marked Jackson’s sixth such honor this season — a record for first-year Jayhawks.While averaging 16 points and 6.0 rebounds in KU’s back-to-back wins over ...

Tom Keegan: Vick stock up, Svi stock down last week

All the chatter surrounding the Kansas basketball team has centered on its incredible finishes, which hasn’t left room for much talk about who starts.That's just fine with Kansas coach Bill Self, who is famous for saying that who finishes the game has far more importance than who starts it. ...

Jayhawks enjoy giving back at Special Olympics clinic

Only a few days away from an opportunity to clinch another Big 12 title, Kansas basketball players spent their Sunday afternoon helping other teams. The Jayhawks participated in the 33rd-annual Wilt Chamberlain Special Olympics clinic, hosting nine teams from Special Olympics Kansas at Allen ...

Graham keeps gunning, finds other ways to help Kansas

Throughout Saturday’s 67-65, scratch-and-claw thriller at No. 4 Baylor, Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham could feel that it was not his day shooting the basketball. But the Jayhawks’ junior and third-leading scorer had no idea how rough things truly were until he glanced at a box score after ...

Tom Keegan: With brains and brawn, Lucas is the key in crunch time

Waco, Texas ? Most of the 10,021 in Ferrell Center whistled, waved, hollered and did whatever else they thought might influence Landen Lucas to miss at the free-throw line with the game tied and 11.5 seconds showing on the clock.To that point, Lucas had missed his only other two free-throw ...

Last Stand: No. 3 Jayhawks surge past No. 4 Baylor in final minutes, 67-65

Waco, Texas ? As the Kansas Jayhawks filed off the floor of Baylor’s Ferrell Center on Saturday afternoon, some looking exhausted, others with arms raised in victory, assistant coach Jerrance Howard hollered instructions on the way back to the locker room.“Let’s get outta here,” Howard ...

Jayhawks win battle of top-four teams at Baylor

With the unflinching approach the Kansas basketball team has shown all season long, the Jayhawks took a major step toward the program’s 13th-consecutive Big 12 championship Saturday afternoon, with a 67-65 road victory at Baylor.Senior point guard and team leader Frank Mason III put up 16 of ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball at No. 4 Baylor

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (23-3 overall, 11-2 Big 12) at No. 4 Baylor Bears (22-4 overall, 9-4 Big 12) Time: 12 p.m. | Location: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas TV: CBS | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on ...

Managing Motley again key for Kansas in rematch with Baylor

The last time the Kansas men’s basketball team faced Baylor menace Johnathan Motley, the Jayhawks watched the junior forward go off for 14 points in one half and barely move the needle for two more points in the other.Both of those 20-minute time periods proved to be learning experiences for ...

Tom Keegan: Bill Self has winning record at Kansas vs. future NBA All-Stars

Bill Self, 14th-year head coach at Kansas, is closing in on his 13th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title, has coached the school into the Elite Eight six times, the Final Four twice and to a national title in 2008.Self has coached 26 players at Kansas who went on to play in the NBA, ...

With Baylor battle looming, Jayhawks’ wild West Virginia victory still celebrated

Even with a road game at No. 4 Baylor looming this weekend, one of the most popular topics at Thursday’s media session with the Kansas basketball team was still the Jayhawks’ wild and crazy come-from-behind victory over West Virginia on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.After gutting out an ...

2017 PG Trae Young picks Oklahoma

In the end, Trae Young just could not leave home. Young, one of the Kansas basketball program’s top remaining targets in the 2017 recruiting class, announced shortly after noon on Thursday that he would attend the University of Oklahoma, picking the hometown Sooners over Kansas and Oklahoma ...