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Wichita State knocks off Kansas to advance to Sweet 16 »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. — No wonder Kansas never wants anything to do with Wichita State. Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday, earning a trip to the Sweet 16 at […]

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No. 2 seed Kansas defeats New Mexico State in NCAA opener »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Second-seeded Kansas did its best to restore some luster to the Big 12. Well, at least scrub away some of the tarnish. Frank Mason III scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack, and the Jayhawks rolled to a 75-56 victory over No. 15 seed […]

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Kansas earns No. 2 seed, faces New Mexico State »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas, after winning its 11th straight regular-season Big 12 Conference title, will open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional against 15th-seeded New Mexico State. The Jayhawks (26-8) will remain close to home when the open tournament play on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska — with a […]

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No. 9 Kansas beats No. 16 Baylor in Big 12 semifinals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wayne Selden Jr. scored 20 points and ninth-ranked Kansas turned up its suffocating defense to beat No. 16 Baylor 62-52 in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Friday night. Perry Ellis returned from an injury to add 11 points for the top-seeded […]

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Kansas holds off TCU in Big 12 tourney opener »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a career-high 25 points, Landen Lucas added 13 and ninth-ranked Kansas beat pesky TCU 64-59 on Thursday in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals. Playing without leading scorer Perry Ellis due to a knee injury, the top-seeded Jayhawks (25-7) had to […]

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Kansas secures outright Big 12 title with overtime win over West Virginia »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history to lead No. 9 Kansas over No. 20 West Virginia 76-69, giving the Jayhawks their 11th consecutive Big 12 championship. Mason scored the last eight points in overtime and finished with 19 points. The Jayhawks 11 straight conference […]

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KU’s Ellis named Big 12 Player of the Week »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas – Kansas men’s basketball junior Perry Ellis has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference, the league office announced Monday. This is second time in the last three weeks Ellis has earned the honor and the […]

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K-State AD issues statement following Monday night’s court storming »

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Kansas State athletic director John Currie has issued a statement regarding the storming of the court following the Wildcats upset of No. 8 Kansas Wednesday night… Statement from K-State Athletics Director John Currie On behalf of President Schulz and K-State Athletics, I apologize to Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger, Coach Bill Self and the KU basketball […]

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Kansas State rallies late to topple No. 8 Kansas »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Nigel Johnson scored a career-high 20 points, Nino Williams hit a clinching jumper in the final minute and Kansas State rallied to beat eighth-ranked Kansas 70-63 on Monday night. Williams finished with 15 points in his final regular-season game against the Jayhawks, and Thomas Gipson […]

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Ellis helps No. 8 Kansas hold off feisty TCU »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis scored 23 points, Devonte’ Graham added a career-high 20 and eighth-ranked Kansas bounced back from a frustrating loss to hold off foul-plagued TCU, 81-72 on Saturday. Frank Mason III added 14 points and five assists for the Jayhawks (22-5, 11-4), who held onto […]

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Staten’s layup lifts No. 23 West Virginia over No. 8 Kansas »

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Juwan Staten made a layup with 4 seconds left to lift No. 23 West Virginia to a 62-61 victory over No. 8 Kansas on Monday night. Staten finished with 20 points to give the Mountaineers (20-6, 8-5 Big 12) their first 20-win season in four years. It was Staten’s first field […]

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KU’s Ellis named Big 12 Player of the Week for second time this season »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas – Kansas junior Perry Ellis has been named men’s basketball co-Big 12 Player of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference, the league office announced Monday. Eliis, who earned the honor for the second time this season and fourth time for his career, shared the accolade […]

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Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard suspended 2 weeks »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard has been suspended for two weeks after coach Bill Self learned this week that he had been arrested last summer for marijuana possession. Howard was charged last July with unlawful possession of cannabis, a misdemeanor, and ordered to pay $1,178.26 in […]

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