Found March 05, 2014 on Rock Chalk Blog:
On Wednesday night, the Jayhawks celebrated Senior Night. Tarik Black, Justin Wesley and Niko Roberts are the departing seniors from this year’s team. It also marked Andrew Wiggins’ final game in Allen Fieldhouse. Joel Embiid, who sat due to injury, and Wayne Selden may be the other Jayhawks not returning from this year’s team. The senior night speeches are posted below. KU also showed a Decade of Dominance video for their 10th straight Big 12 title.  Here are the audio files of the senior speeches. Once videos are available, they’ll be posted: - Coach Self Intro - Niko Roberts Speech - Tarik Black Speech - Justin Wesley Speech and Coach Self Says Goodnight

“Your Court, You Game”, Tarik Black: Kansas Jayhawks Stomp Red Raiders

“Your Court, You Game”, Tarik Black: Kansas Jayhawks Stomp Red RaidersUniversity of Kansas versus Texas Tech. No, this is not their first match up this season. Yes, they defeated the Red Raiders 64-63 in Lubbock, Texas their last matchup. But the focus is on the fact that it was senior night. And quite the senior night it was for the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Let’s start...

KU keeps spotlight on its seniors in final home game

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- When eighth-ranked Kansas steps onto the floor against Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, it will be the final home game for seniors Tarik Black, Niko Roberts and Justin Wesley. Barely heard of them? Maybe you've heard of Andrew Wiggins. It also figures to be the last home game for the Jayhawks' talented freshman, who has already declared...

Wiggins not wavering in decision to leave for NBA

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Andrew Wiggins isn't wavering on his decision to enter the NBA draft, even if he acknowledges going through a roller-coaster of emotions after his final home game at Kansas. Wiggins said Wednesday night that his college career has gone by "too quick," and that he wished he could stop time. But he knows that there are millions of dollars awaiting him...

What to Watch for: West Virginia (Round Two)

West Virginia is on a slide at the moment. The Mountaineers have lost five of their last seven and one of their wins in that stretch was against TCU at home. The other win was an inexplicable 102-77 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones. The moral of the story is this: West Virginia isn’t very good this year, but they have pieces that make them dangerous when they want to be. Here...

Black's perfect night helps No. 8 Jayhawks roll over Texas Tech 82-57

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and No. 8 Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in an 82-57 romp over Texas Tech on Wednesday night. Black, a senior transfer from Memphis, finished 9 of 9 from the field, matching the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles...

Jayhawks know how to party on Senior Night, wallop Texas Tech

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- This is how you draw up a Senior Night. You bolt to an early lead, take the fight out of your opponent, then blow the game wide open, so much so that you can give minutes to the seniors who have had scarce playing time throughout their careers. That's exactly what transpired Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse as the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks simply outclassed and overwhelmed...

Black perfect as KU rolls over Texas Tech

Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and No. 8 Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in an 82-57 romp over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.

Quick Hitters: Texas Tech (Round 2)

The Kansas Jayhawks continued their streak of wins on senior night last night as they routed the Texas Tech Red Raiders 82-57. Let’s take a look at how the Jayhawks were able to get the win: 1. How can KU’s front-court bench contribute? Thankfully, the bench didn’t have to contribute much as Tarik Black played the best game of his career in the crimson and blue. Tarik put up...

Andrew Wiggins Says His Time At Kansas Went Too Quickly

It’s no surprise that Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins will be bolting for the NBA after his freshman season in Lawrence. And after only one year in college it’s also no surprise that when asked to describe his experience his first response was that it went by too quickly. “It went too quick. I wish I had more time to stay here and do my thing, just be here with the team and the coaches...

Wiggins the Big 12 Player of the Year? It's a 'no-brainer,' says Self

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The way Kansas coach Bill Self sees it, there's really no choice when it comes to the Big 12 Player of the Year. It has to be his star freshman, Andrew Wiggins. Naturally, Self would think that way. But he does make a good point that is sometimes overlooked when it comes to postseason honors: The best teams are fueled by the best players, regardless of what...

Texas Tech Game Preview

News, notes and quotes on No. 8 Kansas' matchup with Texas Tech on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse on Senior Night as Jayhawk fans honor Justin Wesley, Tarik Black and Niko Roberts.

Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57

Tarik Black, starting in place of the injured Joel Embiid, scored a season-high 19 points in his final home game and the Jayhawks turned up the defensive pressure to rout the Red Raiders. Naadir Tharpe scored 16 points and made three 3-pointers as Kansas (23-7, 14-3 Big 12) rebounded from Saturday's 72-65 loss at Oklahoma State with its fifth victory in the last six games, and...

What to Watch for: Texas Tech (Round Two)

An Embiid-less Jayhawk squad will take on the Red Raiders from Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Joel will be sitting out the remaining two regular season games to rest his strained back. Senior Tarik Black would have gotten the start in his place either way as he is one of three seniors who will be honored on Senior Night in the Phog. Tech has been on a slide...

Looking Ahead: Andrew Wiggins

With a wholehearted smile and a final wave, Andrew Wiggins walked off the court at Allen Fieldhouse for the final time as a Jayhawk and what a run it was; culminating in a 10th straight Big 12 title. “I am happy, yet sad it is my last game. I have enjoyed my time here. I am thankful for everything. I’ve been blessed with a good team, great coaches and the best fans anyone could...

Jabari Parker Says He Will Stay At Duke If It Helps Improve His Game

Andrew Wiggins has already made his intent to go to the NBA after one year at Kansas known, so now the question is if fellow freshman phenom Jabari Parker will follow suit. But if you thought that whether or not Parker will be suiting up in a NBA uniform next year is a no-brainer…not so fast. “If I feel like there are things I could improve on or things I left, like during the...
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