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Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Bill Self witnessed history for the Kansas men’s basketball program Thursday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Former freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid were selected first overall and third overall in the draft, respectively. Wiggins went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers. Wiggins became the first Jayhawk selected as […]

Vernon: Turner chooses Texas, shouldn’t affect Kansas

Bucket hats are in. When Myles Turner slipped his burnt orange one on his head, months of speculating about what school Turner will be playing for came to an end. He picked Texas. His bow tie and bucket hat made the statement that he’ll stay home and be a foe instead of friend for Kansas. […]

Hillix: KU basketball stacked with or without Turner

  M yles Turner, the No. 9 recruit in the country according to Rivals.com, is set to announce his college plans today at 3 p.m. Many speculate that it is a two-horse race between Kansas and the University of Texas, with schools like Southern Methodist University and Duke University also in consideration. Signing Turner would […]

Ashworth: Myles Turner would make KU basketball title contender

  K ansas has the chance this week to land Myles Turner, a consensus top 10 recruit and probable future NBA player.  For many programs, this could be the highlight of the year.  For the Jayhawks, it’s a Wednesday. Jayhawk fans are so accustomed to competing for top recruits that announcements seem to all blend […]

Bill Self reflects, looks forward at KU basketball banquet

Bill Self reflects, looks forward at KU basketball banquet

For as much as the Kansas men’s basketball banquet was about remembering a season that ended in despair, there was still one message that stood out from the rest. “From here on forward all we have to say is ‘10,’” Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the crowd. “And everyone in the country knows what […]

Corte: KU basketball searches for a new center

A lthough Andrew Wiggins was coined as the once-in-a-generation player coming into the University of Kansas, he’s not the one fans should worry about replacing next year. No player will provide the same athleticism or amount of skill that Wiggins possessed, but with wings such as Wayne Selden, Brannen Greene, Andrew White and Kelly Oubre, […]

Embiid declares for NBA Draft

Freshman center Joel Embiid will not come back to the University for his sophomore season. “After thinking a lot, I decided to declare for the NBA draft,” Embiid said. “I made (my decision) this past Sunday. Looking at different scenarios and gathering information and talking to my mentors.” Coach Bill Self said he didn’t think […]

Andrew Wiggins' top five moments as a Jayhawk

Andrew Wiggins’ top five moments as a Jayhawk

1. Money in Morgantown  Breaks 40-point barrier, nearly leads Kansas to epic comeback against West Virginia Facing a 25-point deficit in the second half, Wiggins almost single-handedly cut the deficit to four in the last minute of the team’s last regular season game in Morgantown on March 8. He set a Kansas freshman record with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Defense dooms Kansas in loss to Iowa State

Kansas City, Mo. – With his Big 12 Champions hat tucked on the ground beside him, Jamari Traylor considered the last 20 minutes and tried to explain why Kansas hadn’t been able to stop an Iowa State offense it stymied all year. “I don’t know,” Traylor said. “But we have to get better at it.” […]

Kansas defense holds Oklahoma State just enough to earn overtime victory 77-70

Kansas defense holds Oklahoma State just enough to earn overtime victory 77-70

Kansas City, Mo. — For the third time in three games, Kansas played a stingy first-half defense, but let Oklahoma State’s offense run rampant in the second half. Unlike the last matchup, Kansas was able to force the game into overtime. And unlike last time, the Jayhawks were able to pull away, edging out a […]

Kansas still in charge without Embiid

Kansas still in charge without Embiid

Kansas City, Mo. – The moment was set up for Andrew Wiggins. Less than 20 seconds on the clock, Kansas with the ball and its most recent archrival staring the Jayhawks down from across the floor. This was the scenario Kansas fans dreamed of Wiggins excelling in. Now he had the chance to do it. […]