Found October 31, 2013 on
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The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team held a scrimmage on Saturday morning that Bill Self said was for the fans who couldn't get in the doors at KU's Late Night in the Phog two weeks ago.
It was a good reason. Kansas had to turn away thousands of fans two weeks ago.
But if Self was being honest, he would have said the scrimmage, the first of its kind in his tenure at Kansas, was meant for an audience of two: Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones.
Okafor is the consensus top player in his recruiting class, a throwback big man in the mold of a Tim Duncan. Jones is the consensus top point guard. And ever since they made it known that they wanted to play together, they became the Andrew Wiggins of the 2014 class.
Landing them, just like landing Wiggins, puts the lucky winner immediately in the 2015 national championship conversation.
Okafor showed up midway through Saturday's scrimmage, and a good portion of the estimated 10,000 in attendance who showed up rose to their feet and...
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Last night the most talented Kansas basketball team Bill Self has ever coached took the floor for the first time. Although it was an exhibition game against Pitt State, there are a lot of things to take away from the game. The Jayhawks won the game in convincing fashion with a final score of 97-57, but it was not a dominating performance. For most of the first half, the Gorillas...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ah, the memories. The montages. The loved ones in tears. You can almost picture it now, Senior Night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Or, as it's known at Kansas, Freshman Night.
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Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins is the most hyped prospect since LeBron James, for good reason. Check out this crazy alley-oop Wiggins finished in his debut in an exhibition game against Division II Pittsburg State:
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Andrew Wiggins walked into the locker room after his first game at Allen Fieldhouse, turned to coach Bill Self and confirmed what was plainly apparent to everyone who watched him perform.
''He told me after the game, `Coach, I was so nervous,' '' Self said.
Indeed, the presumptive No. 1 pick in next year's NBA draft got off to an inauspicious start when...
The Texas Longhorns will host the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday in a match-up of two Big-12 schools.
Texas (5-2) will be seeking its fifth straight win when Kansas (2-5) visits.
Coverage of the game between Texas and Kansas will air on the Longhorn Network beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Darrel K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX.
The Odds: The Texas Longhorns are 28 point...