Kansas Rumors & News

  • No. 2 Kansas wins 18th straight

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Now comes the tough part for the Kansas Jayhawks. Second-ranked Kansas overcame a huge game from Texas freshman Jarrett Allen on Saturday, outlasting the Longhorns, 79-67, for its 18th straight victory. The victory kept the Jayhawks (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) atop the..." January 21

  • No. 2 Kansas survives at Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "AMES, Iowa -- The need for the Kansas bench to step up Monday was addressed in a pregame discussion by coach Bill Self. The Jayhawks have little depth, but sophomores Carlton Bragg and Lagerald Vick were put on notice before No. 2 Kansas downed Iowa State 76-72 in Hilton Coliseum. "It..." January 17

  • No. 2 Kansas outlasts Oklahoma State as Mason scores 22

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- In all likelihood, Kansas will be the top-rated team in the country when the next set of rankings are released. Yet Bill Self is more elated over another top position, first place in the Big 12, after the No. 2 Jayhawks climbed to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference by..." January 14

  • Self wins 400th game as No. 2 Kansas tops Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Down nine at halftime, Kansas coach Bill Self peeled paint off the walls in the Jayhawks' locker room. "I can't tell you the message," Kansas point guard Frank Mason III said after an 81-70 comeback victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night at Lloyd Noble Center. "It was ... I..." January 11

  • Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe commits to Kansas

    Fanrag Sports "Former Arizona State Sun Devils talent, who turned transfer, Sam Cunliffe told FanRag Sports that he has committed to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Through the team’s first 10 games, Cunliffe was averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest. Per NCAA transfer rules, the freshman will be..." January 08

  • No. 3 Kansas pulls away from Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- There was no last-second controversy this time for Kansas. The third-ranked Jayhawks took the suspense out of Saturday night's game with Texas Tech, using a 12-0 two-minute blitz in the second half to whip the Red Raiders 85-68 in Allen Fieldhouse. The victory -- No...." January 07

  • No. 3 Kansas slips past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The final play No. 3 Kansas ran Tuesday was not designed for Svi Mykhailiuk. The junior guard, however, saw no other option but to hurry down the floor and head for the rim. His layup at the buzzer enabled the Jayhawks to hold off Kansas State, 90-88, in Allen..." January 04

  • Josh Jackson’s Missing Ingredient

    The Ringer "If basketball doesn’t work out for Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, he probably has a future in track and field. Even among a loaded freshman class composed of nearly a dozen players projected to go in this year’s lottery, Jackson’s athleticism is on a level all its own. Not only does he run faster,..." January 03

  • Kansas' Evan Maxwell decides to transfer from program

    Kansas City Star "Kansas junior Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10 transfer , has decided to leave the program, coach Bill Self announced Saturday. Maxwell, who is from Clarks Summit, Penn., signed with KU in May of 2016 following a two-year stint at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. According to NCAA transfer..." January 01

  • No. 3 Kansas resists TCU upset bid

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas – Kansas's road to a possible 13th straight Big 12 championship promises to be bumpy this season. But the third-ranked Jayhawks passed their first test after they stiff-armed TCU 86-80 on Friday night at Shollmaier Arena. Kansas guard Frank Mason III had 22 points and..." December 31

  • No. 3 Kansas cruises past UNLV

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Third-ranked Kansas wasn't half bad in rolling to its 11th straight win, 71-53 over UNLV on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Jayhawks put on a dominating performance while building a 42-20 halftime lead. The second half was a different story, however. "They..." December 23

  • Injury sidelines KU center Udoka Azubuike for season

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his left wrist at practice on Tuesday, coach Bill Self said Wednesday. The wrist injury will require surgery, Self said. “Surgery should take place in the next few weeks and doctors are..." December 22

  • Jackson, Mason pace Kansas past Davidson

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One minute, the Davidson Wildcats looked primed for a big upset. The next, Kansas had run away and hid. The third-ranked Jayhawks turned a close game into a runaway with an 18-3 run in the second half, rolling to an 89-71 victory over Davidson at the Sprint Center...." December 17

  • Carlton Bragg Reinstated to Kansas After Battery Charge Is Dropped

    Bleacher Report "Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self announced Carlton Bragg Jr. was reinstated to the basketball program Wednesday after a battery charge against the forward was dropped, per Bret Strelow of the Winston-Salem Journal. Self also said he was proud of the way his player handled the situation, per..." December 15

  • Battery charge dropped against KU’s Carlton Bragg; woman charged

    Kansas City Star "The Douglas County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday dismissed the misdemeanor battery charge against Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg and filed a battery charge against Saleeha Soofi, the woman who claimed Bragg punched her. The decision by Douglas County District Attorney Charles..." December 15

  • Mason powers No. 3 Kansas past Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- An ailing foot and an adjustment to a four-guard attack in which he is the lone big man has been difficult for Kansas forward Landen Lucas. The 6-foot-10 senior looked more comfortable with his form, however, on Saturday, contributing 12 points and seven rebounds off the..." December 10

  • Kansas suspends Bragg Jr. following arrest

    USA Today "Carlton Bragg Jr. was benched at least through Saturday’s game against Nebraska after the Kansas forward was charged with misdemeanor battery, Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced on Friday. “Carlton and I have spoken,” Self said in a news release sent to USA TODAY Sports and other outlets. “He..." December 10

  • KU's Carlton Bragg, an NBA prospect, arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

    Kansas City Star "Kansas sophomore basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with misdemeanor battery after he was alleged to have struck his girlfriend and pushed her down stairs during an argument, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. According to prosecutors, Lawrence police..." December 09

  • Mason leads No. 3 Kansas to rout of UMKC

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Frank Mason was virtually unstoppable Tuesday, scoring 30 points in 31 minutes as No. 3 Kansas overwhelmed Missouri-Kansas City 105-62 in Allen Fieldhouse. However, after leading the Jayhawks in scoring for the seventh time in nine games and matching a career best he set in..." December 06

  • Mason, No. 4 Kansas ease by Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The acrobatic reverse layup Frank Mason made around a 7-foot defender in the second half of the game for No. 4 Kansas on Saturday was appreciated by most everyone. Yet for the 5-foot-10 guard, the shot almost seemed routine. Mason has been doing that kind of thing..." December 03

  • No. 4 Kansas pummels Long Beach State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Just one more basket was required Tuesday for Lagerald Vick to tie a Kansas record for most field goals in a game without a miss. The record was within sight for the sophomore guard when Vick darted down floor for a breakaway layup, only to hear a late whistle for a foul at..." November 29

  • No. 5 Kansas dominates UNC-Asheville

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas made the most of freshman center Udoka Azubuike’s shooting range Friday as the No. 5 Jayhawks pounded UNC-Asheville 95-57 in Allen Fieldhouse. After drawing his first start, the 7-foot, 280-pound Azubuike mostly converted feeds underneath into seven dunks. He scored..." November 25

  • No. 5 Kansas tops Georgia for tourney title

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It may be simple math, but No. 5 Kansas proved once again that three is better than one. The trio of Frank Mason, Josh Jackson and Devonte Graham powered the Jayhawks past Georgia and Yante Maten for a 65-54 victory in the championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at..." November 23

  • Fast start propels No. 5 Kansas past UAB

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Spotting the opponent a 22-point lead always creates a difficult position. When the opponent is one of the best teams in the nation, surviving such a start is nearly impossible. That was the hole Alabama-Birmingham dug against No. 5 Kansas on Monday, and the..." November 22

  • No. 7 Kansas blows by Siena

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The victory No. 7 Kansas gained Friday was a milestone. Yet as impressive as the 207th win for Bill Self was in making him the all-time winningest coach in Allen Fieldhouse, the losses he has recorded at home in 14 seasons with the Jayhawks remain even more incredible...." November 18

  • Syracuse basketball loses out on Billy Preston as top 20 recruit picks Kansas

    Syracuse.com "Billy Preston, a highly-regarded recruit in the 2017 class, announced on Friday that he had decided to attend Kansas next year. Preston, a 6-10 forward, chose Kansas out of a group of finalists that included Syracuse, Southern California, Indiana and Kentucky." November 18

  • Mason lifts Kansas over Duke in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After jetting 11,000 miles from Hawaii to New York to prepare to play the No. 1 team in the country, Kansas coach Bill Self was understandably concerned about fatigue setting in for his Jayhawks. Apparently the message didn't reach Frank Mason III. The senior guard drilled a..." November 16

  • Kansas phenom Josh Jackson not your typical freshman, on or off the court

    CBS Sports "Josh Jackson is not a rarity. Not at Kansas, which has had its share of high-profile recruits -- even No. 1 overall prodigies. It is a top-five program, a basketball factory of the highest order. So when the player who was labeled the top prep talent in the land committed to Kansas in April, it..." November 10

  • Top freshman Josh Jackson eyes national title, undefeated season for Kansas

    USA Today "Josh Jackson isn’t running away from the expectations. He’s welcoming them. When Kansas signed Jackson, the No. 1 recruit in the country (via 247 Sports and Rivals), it gave a program that had already won 12 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles a chance at continuing one of the more..." October 13

  • Bill Self not impressed with KU’s first two practices of the 2016-17 season

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self wasn’t able to change the time of Kansas’ second practice of the 2016-17 basketball season, thus he arrived for the VIP portion of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tipoff event about 45 minutes late Thursday afternoon at Bartle Hall. Self, KU’s 14th-year coach, felt as if he’d be cheating his..." October 07

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

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