Men’s Basketball

Wiggins declares for draft, appreciates time at KU

Wiggins declares for draft, appreciates time at KU

For the second time in less than a year, Andrew Wiggins walked into a room lined with close friends, family and teammates ready to announce the biggest decision of his life. Since Wiggins first started playing basketball, this had been the plan. Not necessarily going to college, but preparing for what came after. The glamour, […]

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 […]

Jayhawks fall out of NCAA tournament with loss to Stanford

Jayhawks fall out of NCAA tournament with loss to Stanford

The Jayhawks could never grab ahold of the game Sunday as Kansas ended its season with a 60-57 loss to the No. 10 seed Stanford Cardinal in the round of 32. “The game was a struggle from the opening tip it seemed like,” coach Bill Self said. Stanford aggravated the Jayhawks’ offense, forcing Kansas turnovers […]

Schuster: Questions remain after Jayhawks' season ends

Schuster: Questions remain after Jayhawks’ season ends

St. Louis – As soon as Conner Frankamp let go of the shot, he knew he missed. He knew he just threw away Kansas’ chance at overtime. He knew this was the end before the ball ever sailed left of the goal, off the backboard and into the arms of Stanford’s Dwight Powell. That’s not […]

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 […]

Schuster: Traylor, McLemore bond over basketball and beats

St. Louis – Before the biggest game of his career, Jamari Traylor was just looking for someone to cheer for him. He knew it wouldn’t be coming from his family. After traveling down to Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament, they couldn’t afford another getaway from Chicago. Sure, his teammates were rooting for him […]

Kansas’ depth looks to match up with Stanford’s size

After the second round win against a smaller, 3-point shooting Eastern Kentucky team, the Jayhawks will use their size to matchup with the bigger and more physical Stanford (22-12), who beat New Mexico in the opening round. Stanford’s frontcourt of senior forwards Dwight Powell and Stefan Nastic are both 6-foot-11, which is bigger than both […]

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 […]

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’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 […]

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 […]