Basketball

Wichita State outperforms Kansas in St. Louis

Wichita State outperforms Kansas in St. Louis

For the better part of the year, Kansas and Wichita State fans were locked in a furious debate about the merits of their respective teams. Each fan base believed their team reigned supreme and was the best the state had to offer. While the two teams never got the chance to battle and end 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Photo Gallery: Men's Basketball vs. Iowa State | Big 12 Tournament

Photo Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. Iowa State | Big 12 Tournament

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 […]

Video: Self, Wiggins, Selden review performances and look ahead to semifinal

Video: Self, Wiggins, Selden review performances and look ahead to semifinal

Photo Gallery: Men's Basketball vs. Oklahoma State | Big 12 Tournament

Photo Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma State | Big 12 Tournament

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 […]

Big 12 Notebook: Iowa State has widespread impact on conference play

Big 12 Notebook: Iowa State has widespread impact on conference play

Loss to Iowa State hurts Oklahoma State the most The Cowboys were up three points in Ames, Iowa, with five seconds left when Iowa State hit a 3-pointer to force the game into overtime. When Travis Ford was asked about fouling at the end of the game to prevent the Cyclones from making a three, […]

Video: Bill Self and Perry Ellis look ahead to Big 12 Tournament

Video: Bill Self and Perry Ellis look ahead to Big 12 Tournament

KU women's basketball: lack of energy leads to loss against Baylor

KU women’s basketball: lack of energy leads to loss against Baylor

It was clear that Baylor hadn’t quite shaken the image of Kansas celebrating Baylor’s unlikely upset on Jan. 19. The Jayhawks mobbed each other at mid-court of Allen Fieldhouse while the Bears walked off the court with their first conference loss. “I guess we knew we had to come out with more intensity,” Baylor freshman […]

Wiggins proves himself, earns career high

Wiggins proves himself, earns career high

When Andrew Wiggins chose to come to Kansas, there was excitement and anticipation because of the unknown. Would he be able to score at will? Can he set any freshman records? What’s his highlight dunk going to look like? What’s his career high going to be? It wasn’t so much a question of “would it […]