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Oklahoma's late rally dooms Jayhawks

Oklahoma’s late rally dooms Jayhawks

When Jordan Piche’ comes into the game for the Jayhawks, even in the worst situations they expect to put the game away. After retiring two in a row to lead off the top of the ninth, Piche’ walked one and gave up two straight singles, to fall 2-1 to the Oklahoma Sooners in Friday night’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: Battle tested Jayhawks hold off Mountaineers

Video: Battle tested Jayhawks hold off Mountaineers

Frank Mason wasn’t done working. Kansas’ backup point guard still rife with energy, and getting set to check in, wasn’t satisfied just watching from the sideline as the second half ticked away. So in front of the scorer’s table Mason got himself squared up and rattled off some pushups, grinding them out until the whistle […]

Felderstein: Kiner remembered for career on the field and in the booth

In the right field corner of Shea Stadium, a small patch of grass sits just beyond foul territory. The field was originally known as Greenberg’s Gardens.  Mets’ fans know it by another name: Kiner’s Korner. By the late 2000’s Ralph Kiner’s voice was slow and scratchy. His vocal chords worn out from years of dictating […]

Video: Jayhawks struggle to find offense, drop first Big 12 game

Video: Jayhawks struggle to find offense, drop first Big 12 game

AUSTIN, Texas – Junior guard Naadir Tharpe walked slowly from the Kansas locker room, suited in sweats and sporting a hat with the words “Business As Usual” stitched on it in big bold letters. His body language said otherwise. What felt like the sky falling in Austin on Saturday might have just been gravity taking […]

Final: Texas 81, Kansas 69

Austin, Texas – With a seven-game conference win streak in the balance, the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks went down to Texas and fell  apart in just about every way as Texas handed them an 81-69 loss. Kansas drops to 16-5, 7-1 in Big 12 play. Freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid combined for 15 points […]