Jayhawks drop second straight to Sooners

Jayhawks drop second straight to Sooners

After managing only a single hit through three innings, the Oklahoma Sooners put together a string of hits in the top of the fourth. A leadoff single off the first pitch by Sheldon Nuese was followed by a double by Anthony Hermelyn to put runners on second and third with no outs. Two straight sac […]

Frankamp leads Kansas past Eastern Kentucky

Frankamp leads Kansas past Eastern Kentucky

St. Louis, Mo. – In the final moments Bill Self had with his team before the second half in the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament opener, the Kansas coach gathered his players on the court and delivered one last encouraging message: It can’t get any worse. True, it couldn’t get worse than trailing Eastern Kentucky for much […]

Traylor looks to help replace Embiid

St. Louis, Mo. – Things have gotten a bit rough in the Jayhawks’ search to replace injured center Joel Embiid. One look at Perry Ellis on Thursday serves as proof. Just under Ellis’ left eye sits a fresh cut, a reminder that the battle for a national title isn’t without blemishes – and an even […]

Kansas earns No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament

After falling to Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks took a day to regroup before getting back in the gym on Sunday. That’s when Jamari Traylor said team got back the energy and focus it lacked on Friday. And when practice was all over, a new season  began. […]

Embiid plays through pain in loss

Stillwater, Okla. – For the majority of Kansas’ 72-65 loss to Oklahoma State, freshman center Joel Embiid played with hustle and aggressive. At the end he was hobbling up and down the court on Saturday.   “He tweaked his back,” coach Bill Self said.   The nagging back was the same injury that forced Self […]

Jayhawks fall to Cowboys after clinching the Big 12 outright

Stillwater, Okla. – Kansas coach Bill Self is waiting for the right moment and even he doesn’t know when it’ll come. At any point in the last week he could’ve allowed his Jayhawks a second to reflect on a season in which a team that returned zero starters from the previous year clinched a 10th […]

Halftime: Kansas 42, Oklahoma 33

At the half Kansas leads Oklahoma 42-33. The Jayhawks fell into early foul trouble forcing freshmen guard Andrew Wiggins and junior guard Naadir Tharpe to the bench. Both guards played under ten minutes. Wiggins finished the first half with five points and one rebound. After making his first two baskets, Wiggins missed his last two […]

First half run fuels Kansas victory

At one point, Kansas trailed by five to Texas in Allen Fieldhouse. The first five minutes weren’t what anyone expected. Not with a revenge game against Texas and potential conference championship in the Jayhawks’ sights. But there were still 15 minutes left in the half, and the Jayhawks would soon give everyone the show they […]

Schuster: Jayhawks avenge loss in Austin

Schuster: Jayhawks avenge loss in Austin

At some point during Kansas’ rampage on Saturday you had to remind yourself that the Jayhawks were facing a ranked team. That this wasn’t November. Or TCU. That Texas was a respectable opponent, and it had proven capable of hanging with Kansas. Without that knowledge, it was just another slaughter in a long line of […]

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Ellis’ 32 points help Jayhawks pummel TCU

Following Monday’s loss to the Wildcats, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said Perry Ellis should be considered the league’s most valuable player.   Ellis’ play on Saturday strengthened that claim as the sophomore forward scored a career-high 32 points on 13-for-15 shooting in leading No. 7 Kansas (19-6, 10-2 Big 12) to a convincing 95-65 […]

Schuster: Career night highlights classic Perry Ellis

Schuster: Career night highlights classic Perry Ellis

They chanted Perry Ellis’ name twice on Saturday. The first came after he knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner late in the second half. Oddly enough, it was the sort of shot that Ellis rarely takes. Against TCU, it was the sort of shot that Ellis wouldn’t miss. The chorus struck up shortly before […]

Traylor’s play a welcomed return in Kansas victory

With 17 minutes left in the first half, sophomore forward Jamari Traylor entered the game for senior center Tarik Black. It was Traylor’s first appearance back from his one-game suspension, after he was benched for irresponsible behavior. The motivation to prove he could bounce back from the game off showed against TCU, but that didn’t […]

Knight leads Kansas to victory over TCU

The team had leaned on her the entire second half, and when it needed her most, Natalie Knight delivered. With Kansas nursing a 54-52 lead against TCU with under two minutes left, Knight drove into the lane with the shot clock down under five seconds. She pump faked and knocked down a short jumper, giving […]

Sheade: Kansas bench shines in victory

Here it was, less than four minutes into the game and Bill Self makes his first substitution by replacing senior guard Naadir Tharpe with freshmen guard Frank Mason. The switch came because Tharpe was beat bad one possession by West Virginia’s standout junior guard Juwan Staten and Tharpe was playing sloppy off the ball defense. […]

Jayhawks dominate the paint in victory over West Virginia

West Virginia may have two of the best guards in the Big 12, but they couldn’t do anything to stop the Jayhawks down low.   No. 8 Kansas scored 46 points in the paint for its highest total of the conference season as the Jayhawks (18-5, 9-1) defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers (14-10, 6-5) 83-69 […]