KU Men’s Basketball

Notebook: Jayhawks improve defensively, struggle to score against zone

Lincoln, Neb. — After getting torched by Arizona State in its last game out for 95 points and several drives right to the basket, the Kansas men's basketball team knew it needed to get tougher defensively if it wanted to get back on the winning track.So did the Jayhawks deliver better defense ...

Tom Keegan: Mykhailiuk’s game-winning three could lift him out of mini-slump

Lincoln, Neb. — The basketball was in the air for a brief eternity, a moment that makes basketball fans age a year per second. Wide-open Kansas senior Svi Mykhailiuk, mired in a mini shooting slump, had launched it from deep in the left corner, right in front of the visitors’ bench at ...

Saturday Squeaker: Azubuike’s career night lifts Jayhawks past Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. — During the week leading up to Saturday's Nebraska game, one that followed back-to-back losses to Washington and Arizona State, Kansas coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks implored sophomore center Udoka Azubuike to do more.By the end of Saturday's 73-72 squeaker over Nebraska at ...

KU scrapes past Nebraska to snap 2-game skid

LINCOLN, Neb. — It had been a while — nearly five years, in fact — since Kansas basketball lost three games in a row. Playing at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, the No. 13-ranked Jayhawks were determined to keep it that way. In a sloppy game that never swung too much in one direction ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 13 KU basketball vs. Nebraska

No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks (7-2) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-4) Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska TV: FOX Sports 1 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait ...

Tom Keegan: Malik Newman emerging from the haze of a concussion

Nobody was surprised to hear, after Sunday’s loss to Arizona State, that Kansas guard Malik Newman had suffered a concussion.As he sat on the Allen Fieldhouse floor, eyes squinting then shutting, Newman had the look of a boxer trying to regain a clue as to where he was and what he was doing ...

KU coach Bill Self: ‘We could become deep’ in a hurry

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday offered updates on three Jayhawks who have yet to play a minute for the team this season. He followed them up with an explanation for why constant questions about Sam Cunliffe, Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa were worth addressing week after week, ...

KU assistant pinpoints ways Jayhawks can improve defensively

Monday afternoon, a little more than 24 hours after watching the Jayhawks get torched by Arizona State at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas basketball assistant Norm Roberts grabbed a couple of KU's younger players and had a conversation about defense. The 13th-ranked Jayhawks did not practice on Monday ...

Bill Self’s hints of ‘change’ more complicated than just flipping a switch

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self did not earn his Hall of Fame jacket or eclipse the 600-win mark by being wishy-washy throughout his career. But after watching his team suffer back-to-back losses last week to Pac-12 teams Washington and Arizona State, he appears to be considering tweaking the ...

Back-to-back losses drop KU to No. 13 in latest AP poll

Rare back-to-back losses for Kansas this past week cost the Jayhawks 11 spots in the Associated Press Top 25.Previously ranked No. 2 in the nation, KU’s men’s basketball team dropped all the way down to No. 13 in the new rankings released Monday.Kansas (7-2) first lost to unranked ...

Notebook: Malik Newman leaves game with a concussion

When three Arizona State players and Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley stepped into the Allen Fieldhouse media room to field questions about their 95-85 victory over No. 2 Kansas on Sunday afternoon, three of the four were wearing ASU warm-up shirts that simply read, “Guard U” on the front of ...

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks missing scoring spark off the bench

With no Josh Jackson on the scene to come to the defensive rescue of blown-by teammates and no Landen Lucas to lend timely help, Kansas has more defensive vulnerabilities than is typically the case.But it’s more than that. Fatigue brought on by high minutes for key starters makes it tougher ...

More Miscues: Jayhawks struggle defensively, fall at home to Arizona State

Back-to-back men's basketball losses don't happen all that often at Kansas, so when they do the aftermath often includes some harsh words and serious reality checks.Such was the scene on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, where the second-ranked Jayhawks fell, 95-85, to No. 16 Arizona State ...

Devil of an afternoon: Arizona State knocks off KU in Allen Fieldhouse

The nation’s No. 2-ranked team, the Kansas Jayhawks lost their second game in a row Sunday afternoon, as No. 16 Arizona State easily survived a 13-point first-half deficit to shoot its way to a 95-85 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.ASU (9-0) fell behind 15-2 out of the gate but more than survived ...

Game day breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. No. 16 Arizona State

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (7-1) vs. No. 16 Arizona State Sun Devils (8-0) Time: 1 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait ...

Tom Keegan: Basketball man-child Udoka Azubuike doing his best to catch up

Physically, Udoka Azubuike has all the advantages. He’s taller, wider and thicker than all of his teammates. For a man his size, he runs the floor swiftly and has impressive agility and explosiveness.He has shown impressive discipline and work ethic in squaring into good shape.So when he ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self searching for ‘dogs’

Kansas coach Bill Self is in search of a dog. But not because he lost the family pet or is trying to get rid of pesky cats in his neighborhood. Instead, Self is searching for dogs because the longer the season goes on and the more difficult the competition becomes, the more Self and the ...