Kansas released more details Wednesday about a planned student center that will house James Naismith’s original rules of basketball.
The three-story structure will be called the DeBruce Center in recognition of the contributions of Paul and Katherine … Continue reading →
WACO, Texas – Bill Self called Perry Ellis the best player on the floor for Kansas on Saturday, which was both a compliment and an indictment.
Ellis, a freshman forward from Wichita, scored 12 points and went 5-for-7 from the floor in KU’s 81-58 loss at Baylor. The Jayhawks needed him, too, after starter Kevin Young picked up two fouls in the first four minutes.
“He was aggressive,” Self said. “He attacked them. The guys he was scoring on or over or around were legitimate shot blockers that were much bigger.”
LAWRENCE — Kansas knows a thing or two about how fragile a big lead can be.
It was only four days before that the Jayhawks came back from a 23-point deficit on the road against TCU. So when KU had a 19-point second-half lead of its own against No. 22 Oklahoma, there would be no letting up from the Jayhawks.
The recent lesson came into to play when the Sooners started notching the pressure up late against KU by forcing turnovers and scoring quick baskets. That’s when Bonnie Henrickson called a timeout to remind her team of the Jayhawks’ previous game.
Power of the Phog cures Jayhawk woes By Andrew Curtis Adversity only makes all involved stronger, especially in the heat of battle. For the Kansas Jayhawks, this proved to be true Monday night at historic Allen Fieldhouse. After losing three straight games for the first time since the 2005 season, KU returned home for a contest with the 10th ranked Kansas State Wildcats. Kansas learned from the devastating home loss to Oklahoma State, the embarrassing debacle at TCU and the most recent disappointment and bounced back in a big way. “What we are going through is what 98 or 99 percent of what teams in America go through,” head coach Bill Self said. “We have… Continue reading →
Austin Meek’s pick: KU hasn’t lost consecutive games at Allen Fieldhouse since 1988-89. As much as the Jayhawks are struggling, seeing a rival on Big Monday might be the best way to snap out of a funk. Prediction: KU 67, K-State 61
Ken Corbitt’s pick: The Wildcats are taking a low-key approach to the game, attempting to downplay the rivalry aspect. Internally, they surely have a burning desire to prove their legitimacy as a team capable of winning the Big 12 title. Prediction: K-State 62, KU 60.