KU Men’s Basketball

Mason, Jackson, Self all pick up Big 12 hardware

Thirteen proved to be quite lucky this season for the Kansas men’s basketball team, which not only racked up a 13th-consecutive Big 12 Conference regular season title but did so on the strength of some extra hardware.Senior guard Frank Mason III, a top candidate for several national player of ...

Notebook: Jayhawks thrilled with rare win at Gallagher-Iba Arena

Stillwater, Okla. ? Snake-bitten in his home state by his alma mater more times than he’d care to remember, Kansas coach Bill Self walked out of Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday with his first victory there since 2013, 90-85 over Oklahoma State.“Frank hadn’t won here,” said Self of ...

Tom Keegan: KU’s bench shows promise in regular-season finale

To win this one, Kansas needed more than senior Frank Mason III effectively locking up national player-of-the-year honors and Josh Jackson again showing just how much a freshman so driven and talented can improve in every area of his game over the course of a season.This one wasn’t going to ...

One more on the road: Mason carries Jayhawks to win at OSU

In the final act of his regular-season audition for national player of the year, Kansas senior Frank Mason III turned in one of those games that could not be ignored.Twenty-seven points. Nine assists. Eight rebounds. One victory.Led by what Mason called one of the best games of his life, ...

Senior statement: Frank Mason leads Jayhawks to victory at OSU

Stillwater, Okla. ? In his four years at Kansas, point guard Frank Mason III has accomplished much for the Jayhawks. But he never had experienced a win at Oklahoma State. Until Saturday night.Displaying the type of toughness and ability to come through with crucial plays that have defined his ...

Gameday Breakdown: No. 1 KU basketball at Oklahoma State

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (27-3 overall, 15-2 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-10 overall, 9-8 Big 12) Time: 5 p.m. | Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the ...

Momentum serves as motivation for Kansas in regular season finale

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said this week that his Jayhawks probably would be pretty upset with him if he limited their minutes in Saturday’s regular season finale at Oklahoma State. Senior forward Landen Lucas said Self would be correct. “Yeah, we would be kind of disappointed,” ...

Tom Keegan: Self likes the way Vick makes bench click

It’s not as if it hasn’t entered Kansas basketball coach Bill Self’s mind to start Lagerald Vick and bring Svi Mykhailiuk off the bench, but he likes what Vick’s doing for the team in his current role too much to pull the trigger on that switch.“Lagerald and Svi, if you look at them ...

Self named Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist

With his top player in the running for multiple national player of the year honors, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has joined him. The Atlanta Tipoff Club on Friday morning announced that Self, now in his 14th season at KU, had been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2017 Werner Ladder ...

Self wants Svi to play his way through current shooting slump

Kansas guard Svi Mykhailiuk’s recent shooting slump, while certainly not helping the Jayhawks any, has not exactly hurt them either. KU coach Bill Self on Thursday likened Mykhailiuk’s recent shooting struggles — 8-of-29 from 3-point range in his last seven games, 3-of-18 in his last five ...

Mason, Jackson named Naismith Award semifinalists

KU senior Frank Mason III and freshman Josh Jackson were two of 10 players named semifinalists for this year’s James A. Naismith Award, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding college basketball player. Kansas was the only school to have two players make the list of semifinalists. ...

Joel Embiid’s season over because of knee problems

Miami (ap) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid’s season is over because of left knee problems, including a torn meniscus that is worse than the 76ers first thought.Embiid hadn’t played since Jan. 27, and the 76ers had said in recent days that his return was likely later this week. But an ...

Making Frank Mason: Kansas senior’s monster season took root last summer

Andrea Hudy, the gatekeeper of the Kansas weight room whose actual title is wordier and much less fitting, has a theory about senior Frank Mason III that perfectly summarizes the ferocious and efficient way the KU point guard has played during his magnificent senior season.“He’s a high-end ...

Kansas, Arizona State announce home-and-home hoops series

Kansas and Arizona State will play a home and home men’s basketball series in 2017 and 2018, KU officials confirmed to the Journal-World on Wednesday.The series, which will take place Dec. 10, 2017 in Allen Fieldhouse and Dec. 22, 2018 at Arizona State, was announced by both schools, KU on ...

Tom Keegan: Don’t bet against Kansas winning 14th consecutive Big 12 title

Now that the new-car smell has faded from the UCLA-tying 13th-consecutive conference title, it’s time to examine what it will take for Kansas to own the outright record by securing a 14th Big 12 title in a row.Let’s put it this way: If anybody offers taking the field and letting you have ...

Self deems senior Frank Mason III worthy of player of the year nod

The last person in the building who cared was the one who did the most to inspire the comments.Whether you’re talking about numerous chants of “M-V-P, M-V-P” from the Allen Fieldhouse crowd throughout Monday’s 73-63, comeback victory over Oklahoma or KU coach Bill Self anointing his ...

Bill Self: Last 5 seasons at Kansas have been more special because of my son

When the final horn sounded on Kansas’ 73-63, Senior Night victory over Oklahoma on Monday night, it signaled the Allen-Fieldhouse-end of a five-year run that has been like no other for the head basketball coach at KU.During that time, Bill Self has enjoyed something that only a few other ...

Tom Keegan: Fearless Frank and friends make encore a memorable one

Bill Walton, enabled by a split screen, turned Saturday’s broadcast from Austin into a long, strange almost unlistenable trip. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty had roles in the biggest blunders in the history of the Oscars, Hollywood’s annual evening of self-worship.On Monday, it was the ...

Jayhawks’ Senior Night goes from sluggish to spectacular

The West Virginia comeback it was not, but there sure were moments when it looked — and sounded — like it.After a sloppy and sluggish 30 minutes of basketball against last-place Oklahoma, No. 1 Kansas woke up in a big way and buried the Sooners, 73-63, with a suffocating 31-9 surge to the ...