KU Men’s Basketball

Jayhawks will have to watch First Four to learn identity of next foe

Every March since he took over the program, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and his staff have been able to begin preparation for their opening NCAA Tournament matchup as soon as they learned their seeding and region on Selection Sunday. Not this year. The Jayhawks will have to wait three ...

A peek at the path forward for Big 12 teams in NCAA tournament

The Big 12 Conference was considered one of the best conferences in the nation throughout the season and it was rewarded with six teams in the NCAA Tournament. Three of the teams — including Kansas — will play in the Midwest regional. Here’s a look at each team’s path forward: Baylor ...

Jayhawks earn No. 1 seed in Midwest region

A season that began with high hopes, huge non-conference showdowns and a quest for a 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference title, moved into the postseason on Sunday with the Kansas men’s basketball team earning the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.Kansas, which ...

Five key questions for Kansas entering postseason play

Five key questions for the Kansas men’s basketball team entering the 2017 postseason, which begins next week in a to-be-determined location and ends whenever a team does to Kansas what only four squads were able to do all season or the Jayhawks cut down the nets in Arizona. KU, which fell in ...

Jayhawks plan to use time off to fix, focus on defense

The Kansas men’s basketball team knew well before Thursday that its defense was an area of concern. An 85-82, quarterfinal loss to TCU in the Big 12 tournament merely confirmed it.So, now, while resting up, recharging and moving forward with a new mindset all figure to be benefits of the ...

Wooden court damaged by water at KU men’s basketball apartment building

The wooden basketball court floor inside McCarthy Hall sustained some water damage this week after a fire sprinkler head turned on inside the building.County emergency personnel and University of Kansas facilities staff responded to a fire alarm at 11 p.m. Wednesday at McCarthy Hall, KU ...

Tom Keegan: Mason, Lucas couldn’t do it all in Big 12 tourney loss

Kansas City, Mo. ? The Kansas quarterfinal exit from the Big 12 basketball tournament Thursday underscored the importance of freshman Josh Jackson staying out of foul trouble and parking lots.Without Jackson, Lagerald Vick, an energizing sixth man, became a not-ready-for-35-minutes starter and ...

Notebook: Jayhawks feel Josh Jackson’s absence; Svi breaks out of slump

Kansas City, Mo. ? Forced to play without freshman All-American Josh Jackson for the first time in 32 tries this season, the Kansas men’s basketball team looked even thinner than normal, was out of sorts at times and struggled mightily at others in an 85-82 loss to eighth-seeded TCU in the ...

Frustrating Finish: Jayhawks upset against TCU in Big 12 tournament, 85-82

Kansas City, Mo. ? The easy answer was that top-seeded Kansas lost Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinal to TCU at Sprint Center because the No. 1-ranked Jayhawks played without suspended guard Josh Jackson.The more accurate reason Kansas was headed home to wait for Selection Sunday was because the ...

TCU senior after upsetting Jayhawks: ‘This is the win of my career’

Kansas City, Mo. ? As soon as TCU senior Brandon Parrish saw Kansas guard Devonte Graham’s 3-pointer at the buzzer bounce off of the rim, he punched the air and let out a scream. TCU sophomore Alex Robinson hugged Parrish as the senior shouted in joy, “That’s what I’m talking about!” ...

TCU shocks Kansas in Big 12 quarterfinal

Kansas City, Mo. ? The Kansas basketball team’s postseason began in a fashion the Jayhawks had mastered in the previous months: overcoming a dangerous deficit.For the ninth time this season, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team found itself in a double-digit hole, but for just the second time ...

David Beaty, KU football players support basketball counterparts in KC

Kansas City, Mo. ? Three days before the start of spring practice, Kansas football players and coaches had basketball on their minds — at least for a little while — Thursday at the Power & Light District.Third-year head coach David Beaty brought staff members and some of the ...

TCU’s Jamie Dixon hoping to bring program Big 12 tourney success

Kansas City, Mo. ? In Jamie Dixon’s heyday at Pittsburgh, the head coach regularly guided the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament, often had them ranked in the top 25 and won 20-plus games almost every season.From 2004 to 2013, Dixon also helped Pitt basketball become somewhat synonymous with ...

TCU set to face top-seeded Kansas in Big 12 quarterfinal

Kansas City, Mo. ? Representing the top seed in the Big 12 tournament at Sprint Center, Kansas coaches and players knew their quarterfinal would come against a team the Jayhawks swept in the regular season. Now they know exactly who they will have to knock off to advance to the semifinals.TCU, ...

Sophomore Lagerald Vick expected to fill big shoes

KANSAS, CITY, MO. ? Typically, those day-before-a-tournament-game practices that are open to the media amount to little more than extended shooting sessions.But Wednesday afternoon inside Sprint Center, the Kansas men’s basketball team had work to do. A one-game suspension levied against ...

Italy, here come the Kansas Jayhawks

Arrivederci, Lawrence. The Kansas Jayhawks are headed to Italy.Long after the current Kansas men’s basketball team wraps up what has been an amazing 2016-17 season, the encore edition of the players who remain, along with any newcomers who join them, will make a trip across the Atlantic Ocean ...

Jayhawks favored at Big 12 tournament

Kansas City, Mo. (Ap) — Kansas coasted its 13th straight regular-season Big 12 championship in what has become a rite of spring, running roughshod over what is touted as one of the toughest leagues in the country.Things haven’t always been so easy in the conference tournament.The Jayhawks ...

Tom Keegan: Bill Self’s growing coaching tree easy to spot on Selection Sunday

Bill Self’s coaching tree never has looked more lush than it will on Selection Sunday.Each coach is allowed three assistant coaches with full recruiting privileges, and six different men have served in that capacity during Self’s 14 seasons at Kansas.All six men will coach in the upcoming ...