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Udoka Azubuike answers rebounding challenges

When a Kansas basketball player’s effort level is keeping him from living up to his potential, he knows he will hear about it. And he certainly knows whose voice will bring the problem to his attention. So after Udoka Azubuike went a two-game stretch — more than 58 minutes of action — ...

Jayhawks handle business during lull in schedule

In a college basketball season devoid of truly elite teams, there’s one surefire way for the best programs in the country to actually stand out. Don’t get complacent. Every massive underdog that shows up at Allen Fieldhouse envisions leaving this venue the way Stephen F. Austin left ...

Jayhawks working to fully unlock Isaiah Moss’ 3-point potential

Get Bill Self talking about his Kansas basketball team’s 3-point defense and his train of thought will eventually bring him to the arc on the opposite end of the floor. Self obviously wants his Jayhawks to play smarter perimeter defense, so future opponents don’t torch them the way Dayton ...

KU bigs David McCormack and Silvio De Sousa grinding for starting spot

One spot in the Kansas basketball team’s starting lineup is subject to change. For now. It’s mostly been David McCormack occupying the position up front, next to Udoka Azubuike, for the No. 4 Jayhawks. However, Bill Self isn’t opposed to going with Silvio De Sousa in his two-big starting ...

Jayhawks not concerned about 1-for-14 night from 3-point range

The Kansas basketball team knocked down double-digit 3-pointers in a pair of early November victories. However, it doesn’t sound as though Bill Self is expecting the Jayhawks to have that type of output every time they take the floor. They were nowhere near that territory in their third win ...

KU’s bench trio should be devastating before long

Some college basketball coaches go to their bench begrudgingly. The starters start for a reason and when they rest it’s out of necessity. Few coaches can turn to one reserve, let alone two or three, and trust that something positive is about to happen as a result. But Bill Self might be ...

Bill Self might prove more patient with KU’s 2-big lineups than expected

Don’t bury this Kansas basketball team’s two-big lineups just yet. Bill Self hasn’t. It doesn’t even sound like he has bothered locating his shovel. KU’s head coach wants to see more evidence of what combinations of Udoka Azubuike, David McCormack and Silvio De Sousa can do for the ...

Isaiah Moss, Tristan Enaruna ideal 6th men — for now

The attrition began in boot camp, when one reserve guard, Issac McBride, left the program on his own accord. Then came another blow to the Kansas basketball bench on Friday night, during the first half of the season’s second game, when freshman forward Jalen Wilson broke his left ankle. That ...

KU big Silvio De Sousa will prove to be more effective than he looked in opener

The much anticipated season debut of Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa didn’t quite live up to the hype this week, when the Jayhawks lost to Duke at Madison Square Garden. After a lengthy appeal process with the NCAA that won De Sousa’s 2019-20 eligibility back, the 6-foot-9 forward looked ...

Jayhawks’ frontcourt not ready to defend 3-point shooting bigs

As alarming as all those turnovers were for the Kansas basketball team in its season opener against Duke, another issue that could vex head coach Bill Self and his staff all season popped up on the defensive end of the court. No, not all bigs who space the floor are as gifted as Duke freshman ...

Brief Devon Dotson injury hiatus could help KU’s emergency PGs

Kansas City, Mo. — This year’s Kansas basketball team wouldn’t be ranked in the top 5 in the country entering this season if it had to navigate the schedule without starting point guard Devon Dotson. So the No. 3 Jayhawks are thankful ahead of their Thursday night exhibition opener ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 1, RB Pooka Williams

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 2, S Bryce Torneden

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 3, S Mike Lee

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 4, CB Hasan Defense

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 5, WR Daylon Charlot

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 6, CB Corione Harris

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 7, RB Khalil Herbert

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 8, O-linemen Malik Clark and Hakeem Adeniji

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...