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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 […]

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. […]

Quiet by design: Perry Ellis knows wins speak louder than words

Quiet by design: Perry Ellis knows wins speak louder than words

Inside Room B209 at Wichita Heights High School, where the spoils of a basketball dynasty reside, Joe Auer starts to tell a story to his government class. He peers at the back wall, the one with the banners and pictures and memories, and reminds everyone of the time Perry Ellis lost his mind. This is […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

After senior night success, momentum lies in underclassmen

After senior night success, momentum lies in underclassmen

With the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments right around the corner, the one element Kansas needs on its side is momentum. “We have one more month left, then the season is done,” said senior forward Tarik Black. On Wednesday, an 82-57 blowout against Texas Tech might have given the Jayhawks the boost they wanted to […]

Jayhawks finally celebrate Big 12 title

Jayhawks finally celebrate Big 12 title

One game after winning the Big 12 title outright, and two after locking up at least a share, the Kansas Jayhawks can finally celebrate. This was the moment Kansas coach Bill Self was waiting for. A packed house of 16,300 fans screaming their heads off for a streak that’s hard to comprehend. The shirts came […]

Reflecting on Wiggins's probable last game in the Phog

Reflecting on Wiggins’s probable last game in the Phog

From Mario Chalmers to Ben McLemore, Kansas has seen its fair share of players leave early for the NBA. It’s a problem that every team in America would pay to have. And this year, with arguably one of the most talented teams Bill Self has coached in his Kansas career, as many as three Jayhawks […]

Postgame Video: Black, Tharpe, Self discuss Big 12 tournament and victory over Texas Tech

Postgame Video: Black, Tharpe, Self discuss Big 12 tournament and victory over Texas Tech

Embiid's recovery from injury will make or break season for KU

Embiid’s recovery from injury will make or break season for KU

Kansas can win the next two conference games without Joel Embiid. What it cannot do is win the national championship without him. For this reason, Bill Self chose to sit Embiid until the Big 12 tournament. Against Oklahoma State, Embiid reaggravated his back. He remained in the game, but his speed was compromised and he […]

Kansas holds off celebrations after loss to Oklahoma State

Kansas holds off celebrations after loss to Oklahoma State

With a win over Oklahoma State on Saturday night, Kansas would have clinched the Big 12 title outright. Except, after Kansas State defeated second-place Iowa State just minutes into the Jayhawks’ clash with the Cowboys, Kansas officially clinched first-place regardless of the outcome of its game. Of course, Oklahoma State ended up winning 72-65, preventing […]

State of the Big 12

State of the Big 12

JOEL EMBIID MISSING TWO GAMES On Saturday in Stillwater, Okla., Kansas lost to Oklahoma State and the Jayhawks lost freshman center Joel Embiid due to injury. The injury occurred when Embiid attacked the basket and was fouled to the ground. “It’s a similar thing as before, it’s a lower back strain,” coach Self said. “It’s […]

KU basketball struggles with turnovers against Oklahoma St.

The Kansas backcourt is anchored by a veteran and two of the best freshmen in the country. Normally reliable, the guards were outplayed on Saturday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena as the Jayhawks committed 22 turnovers in a 72-65 setback to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The trio of junior guard Naadir Tharpe, freshman guard Andrew Wiggins […]

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 […]