By Brian Hillix

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 […]

Senior night: Justin Wesley doesn't regret decision regardless of playing time

Senior night: Justin Wesley doesn’t regret decision regardless of playing time

Redshirt senior forward Justin Wesley has undergone some major transitions in his life. The 6-9, 220-pound Wesley began his collegiate career at Lamar University, where he played one season and averaged 1.2 points per game. Wesley said Lamar was “OK” but had dreamed of playing at Kansas, a place he originally committed to in the […]

Kansas holds off celebrations after loss to Oklahoma State

Kansas holds off celebrations after loss to Oklahoma State

With a win over Oklahoma State on Saturday night, Kansas would have clinched the Big 12 title outright. Except, after Kansas State defeated second-place Iowa State just minutes into the Jayhawks’ clash with the Cowboys, Kansas officially clinched first-place regardless of the outcome of its game. Of course, Oklahoma State ended up winning 72-65, preventing […]

KU basketball struggles with turnovers against Oklahoma St.

The Kansas backcourt is anchored by a veteran and two of the best freshmen in the country. Normally reliable, the guards were outplayed on Saturday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena as the Jayhawks committed 22 turnovers in a 72-65 setback to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The trio of junior guard Naadir Tharpe, freshman guard Andrew Wiggins […]

Halftime: Kansas 26, Oklahoma State 25

No. 5 Kansas overcame an early 14-7 deficit to take a 26-25 lead into halftime against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday night. Freshmen Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden have six points apiece to lead the Jayhawks. Embiid also added nine rebounds. The Jayhawks shot 34.5 percent in the half, missed 13 […]

After ten straight Big 12 titles, KU still has more to prove

After ten straight Big 12 titles, KU still has more to prove

For a team that seems to be peaking as the Big 12 and NCAA Tournaments near, one question has come up throughout the season: How good can Kansas be if every player is on top of his game? As No. 5 Kansas (22-6, 13-2) clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season […]

Embiid sets record, Kansas increases Big 12 lead with beatdown of Texas

Embiid sets record, Kansas increases Big 12 lead with beatdown of Texas

This game had all the makings of a hard-fought, down-to-the-wire affair. Kansas was playing a team it lost to by double-digits three weeks ago, a team that stood at second place in the Big 12 standings and a team that could match the Jayhawks’ size down low and speed on the perimeter. Instead, Saturday’s battle […]

Final: Kansas 85, Texas 54

No. 8 Kansas (21-6, 12-2 Big 12) got its revenge over No. 19 Texas (20-7, 9-5 Big 12) as the Jayhawks crushed the Longhorns 85-54 on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Behind an 18-0 run in the first half, Kansas led by 28 points at halftime, and Texas never got closer than 24 the rest of […]

Halftime: Kansas 46, Texas 18

No. 8 Kansas (20-6, 11-2 Big 12) played a nearly flawless first half as the Jayhawks used an 18-0 run to take a 46-18 lead into halftime over No. 19 Texas (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. After scoring just seven points on two-for-12 shooting in the teams’ first matchup, freshman guard […]