#Men’s Basketball

Brew: Kansas basketball snags Ukrainian star to add to already strong 2014 recruiting class

Brew: Kansas basketball snags Ukrainian star to add to already strong 2014 recruiting class

Kansas coach Bill Self and his coaching staff brought in another highly sought-after recruit to the 2014 class in Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk from Cherkasy, Ukraine. Mykhailiuk is the fourth signee for the incoming class, joining Cliff Alexander, Kelly Oubre and Devonte Graham, each of which are in the Rivals Top 40 Rankings for 2014. The talented teen […]

Kansas Men's Basketball can still scrape together a passing grade

Kansas Men’s Basketball can still scrape together a passing grade

AP Chemistry Kansas was supposed to “come together as a team” in the Bahamas, according to coach Bill Self. When that didn’t happen, Self extended the deadline to the Colorado-Florida road trip. Two more losses later, the team might not be showing many signs of chemistry, but Self has been able to identify why. “We […]

Men’s Basketball Preview: KU vs. New Mexico

Probable Starters: Frank Mason, Guard As of now there is no solution for the Jayhawks’ point guard problems so Self is forced to chose between the lesser of two liabilities. Both Mason and Tharpe have struggled to run the offense when facing a zone but Mason’s ability to fight through traffic and get to the […]

Carpenter: Early season losses still matter

If Kansas’ 67-61 loss to Florida Tuesday night had been in the NCAA Tournament, it wouldn’t have mattered that the Jayhawks clawed their way back from a 15 point halftime deficit to get within five points in the final minute. The fact that they gave up a 21-0 first half run in a hostile gym […]

Jayhawks match up against progressing Towson Tigers

Jayhawks match up against progressing Towson Tigers

For a team that won just one game two seasons ago, the Towson Tigers are rising quickly. Towson (3-1) travels to Allen Fieldhouse to face the No. 2 Jayhawks at 7 p.m. on Friday night. After a miserable 1-31 season in 2011-12, the Tigers improved their record to a promising 18-13 last season. Their bounce […]

Brew: Cliff Alexander chooses Kansas over Illinois

Last Friday afternoon, the No. 3 recruit in the nation for college basketball selected KU over DePaul, Memphis and Illinois. In a live television announcement, he ended Kansas’ hat losing streak on ESPN. It was a huge get for Bill Self, even though the numbers one and four recruits, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, chose […]

Bates: Airing of grievances, Allen Fieldhouse edition

Bates: Airing of grievances, Allen Fieldhouse edition

Today we take a brief hiatus from literature and focus on another topic I’m passionate about: KU basketball games. Allen Fieldhouse is the greatest sports venue without a doubt; what sets it apart is the combination of tradition and passion from students and alumni who together create an electric environment. This season has been more […]

Tharpe must lead Jayhawks to success

Tharpe must lead Jayhawks to success

Former Kansas point guard Elijah Johnson once compared the Jayhawks’ offense to a Bugatti. An exciting, high-powered, goose bump inducing ride that causes pedestrians to pull a double-take if they’re lucky enough to see one speed by. Johnson believed his role was to drive this car and direct it through a potential 40-game season. Last […]

Photo Gallery: KU Men's Basketball vs Louisiana Monroe

Photo Gallery: KU Men’s Basketball vs Louisiana Monroe

Carpenter: Self catches lucky break in recruitment

Carpenter: Self catches lucky break in recruitment

As if Bill Self needed any lucky breaks on the recruiting trail recently, one of his biggest targets for next year’s recruiting class just so happens to be dating a freshman on the Kansas women’s basketball team. Forward Cliff Alexander, the No. 4 recruit in the Class of 2014, will choose between Kansas and three […]

Tarik Black Press Conference

Tarik Black Press Conference

Tarik Black full length pres conference. http://youtu.be/0rxwqI-8t9Y

Joel Embiid Press Conference

Joel Embiid Press Conference

Joel Embiid full length press conference. http://youtu.be/u7i6Lf_H1C8

Bill Self Press Conference

Bill Self Press Conference

Bill Self full length press conference. http://youtu.be/Ak0e-My4HJs

Carpenter: Kansas basketball poised to win Big 12

Carpenter: Kansas basketball poised to win Big 12

The last time the Jayhawks began the season as something other than the reigning Big 12 champs, “tweeting” was something only a bird did and Andrew Wiggins was in the fourth grade. We’ve held three presidential elections in that span and watched George Mason, VCU, Butler and Wichita State go to five more Final Fours […]

Brew: Big 12 media day adds to Wiggins hype

Brew: Big 12 media day adds to Wiggins hype

The hype about Andrew Wiggins continued to grow at Tuesday’s Big 12 Men’s basketball media day. The anticipation for the season is nearly unprecedented. Much of the excitement comes from inside the university, which was seen at this year’s Late Night in the Phog festivities, where several thousand students and fans were turned away because […]

Pre-Late Night at the Phog 2013

Shots from outside Allen Fieldhouse hours before the 2013 Late Night at the Phog.