By Brian Hillix

Top 5 moments of Joel Embiid’s Jayhawk career

1. The Dream Shake Relatively quiet in his first nine games, Embiid exploded onto the scene against New Mexico at the Sprint Center in an 80-63 Kansas victory on Dec. 14. Up against a formidable frontcourt duo in New Mexico forwards Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow, Embiid finished with 18 points, six rebounds, four blocks […]

Andrew Wiggins' top five moments as a Jayhawk

Andrew Wiggins’ top five moments as a Jayhawk

1. Money in Morgantown  Breaks 40-point barrier, nearly leads Kansas to epic comeback against West Virginia Facing a 25-point deficit in the second half, Wiggins almost single-handedly cut the deficit to four in the last minute of the team’s last regular season game in Morgantown on March 8. He set a Kansas freshman record with […]

Wayne Selden Jr. to return for sophomore year

Wayne Selden Jr. to return for sophomore year

As many speculate the futures of Kansas’ star freshmen, guard Wayne Selden Jr. was the first to make a move. Two days after Kansas lost to Stanford in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Selden announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will return to Lawrence for his sophomore season. “Want to let […]

Wiggins leaves mark on Kansas in one season

Wiggins leaves mark on Kansas in one season

Andrew Wiggins sat in the locker room with a blood stain on his jersey, leaning back with his arms behind his head, deflecting questions about his future. In what would be Kansas’ last game of the season, the freshman guard scored four points on 1-6 shooting in a 60-57 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in […]

Halftime Hits from the Round of 32: Kansas 24, Stanford 22

Halftime Hits from the Round of 32: Kansas 24, Stanford 22

Score: Kansas 24, Stanford 22 Half to remember: Conner Frankamp – Led the team in scoring with six points and gave Kansas a huge momentum boost with his three-pointer to end the half Half to forget: Jamari Traylor – After playing the best game of his career against Eastern Kentucky on Friday, Traylor only had […]

Kansas seeks to continue dominance on the glass against Stanford

Kansas seeks to continue dominance on the glass against Stanford

One thing stood out to Anthony Brown while watching the second half of Kansas’ game versus Eastern Kentucky on Friday afternoon. The Jayhawks put on a rebounding clinic. They held a massive advantage as they outrebounded the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 43-19 on the way to an 11-point victory in the Round of 64 of the […]

Traylor’s career day vaults Kansas past Eastern Kentucky in the Round of 64

ST. LOUIS – Jamari Traylor dribbled the ball in the open court with about 35 seconds remaining. Andrew Wiggins was nearby, with only one Eastern Kentucky defender standing in the way. Nine times out of 10, Traylor would give the ball up to one of the best finishers in the country. But on a day […]

Halftime Update: Kansas 32, Eastern Kentucky 32

Despite being down by as much as nine in the first half, No. 10 Kansas (24-9) rallied to tie the game at 32-all against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (24-9) heading into halftime in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks committed 13 turnovers in the period with four coming from junior guard Naadir […]

Energy critical for Kansas heading into NCAA Tournament

On the eve of Kansas’ opening NCAA Tournament game against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (24-9), it’s no surprise that defense is the theme for these Jayhawks. They are coached by Bill Self, after all. But they didn’t talk about a specific defensive strategy or anything technical. They didn’t talk about containing a certain player. The […]

Perry Ellis a positive for Kansas after Iowa State loss

It was on this exact stage last season that Perry Ellis had his best game as a freshman. Against Iowa State in the semifinal of the Big 12 Tournament last year, Ellis scored a then career-high 23 points and made 10 of his 12 field goal attempts. He emerged as a legitimate post player off […]

Halftime: Kansas 48, Iowa State 46

In the semifinal of the Big 12 Tournament, No. 10 Kansas owns a slim lead on the No. 16 Iowa State Cyclones 48-46 at halftime. Aided by a 16-0 Kansas run, the Jayhawks stormed back from a nine-point deficit to take the lead. Iowa State returned the favor at the end of the half and […]

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Embiid out for Big 12 tournament, first weekend of NCAA

Embiid out for Big 12 tournament, first weekend of NCAA

After visiting a spinal specialist in Los Angeles on Monday, Joel Embiid has been ruled out for the Big 12 Tournament and likely the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, a Kansas Athletics press release confirms. In his weekly teleconference Monday morning, Kansas coach Bill Self was optimistic that the freshman center would be available […]

Reflecting on Wiggins's probable last game in the Phog

Reflecting on Wiggins’s probable last game in the Phog

From Mario Chalmers to Ben McLemore, Kansas has seen its fair share of players leave early for the NBA. It’s a problem that every team in America would pay to have. And this year, with arguably one of the most talented teams Bill Self has coached in his Kansas career, as many as three Jayhawks […]

Final: Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57

In the team’s last home game of the season, the Jayhawks dominated from start to finish in a 82-57 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. On Senior Night, senior forward Tarik Black played one of his best games of the season and scored a season-high 19 points, making all […]