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Ellis leads Kansas to a fourth straight win and a tie atop the Big 12

The #6 Kansas Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3) knew what was at stake going into Tuesday night’s game with #10 West Virginia (19-5, 8-3); win and move into first place in the Big 12 or lose and fall two games behind the lead. The Jayhawks rose to the occasion as they lead from the tip to the final buzzer. As we saw last Saturday against TCU, Kansas brought an intense style of defense that...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas’ Historic Day Fuels Kansas past West Virginia

On Tuesday, Kansas center Landen Lucas did something that Joel Embiid and Cliff Alexander never accomplished. The junior center pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds, the most by a Kansas player in more than two... The post Lucas’ Historic Day Fuels Kansas past West Virginia appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 Kansas beats No. 10 West Virginia, 75-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Perry Ellis had 21 points, Landen Lucas pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and No. 6 Kansas beat No. 10 West Virginia 75-65 on Tuesday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12. Frank Mason III added 14 points for the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3), who handled the Mountaineers' pressure well in avenging a loss lost month in Morgantown that had them playing catch...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Paint: 100th Episode Spectacular!

It’s the 100th episode of the Inside the Paint podcast! Who’s ready for a real celebration? *LINK to podcast for mobile listeners* Over the 100 episodes of Inside the Paint, the Jayhawks have gone 62-19. It’s... The post Inside the Paint: 100th Episode Spectacular! appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Great Defensive Effort Sparks KU to It’s Third Straight Win

Effort and intensity are two things that most critics have been saying the #7 Kansas Jayhawks have been lacking since it’s epic win over Oklahoma in early January. Well Jayhawks to silence those critics on Saturday as they turned up the intensity a few notches in a 75-56 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs. While KU did only force 10 turnovers throughout the course of the game, there...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellis' double-double propels Jayhawks to 75-56 win at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Perry Ellis had 23 points and 10 rebounds as No. 7 Kansas started the second half of the Big 12 Conference schedule with a 75-56 victory at TCU on Saturday.Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12), which had lost its previous three conference road games, never trailed after scoring the game's first seven points.With the quick start and in a road arena about half-filled with...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellis double-double for No. 7 Kansas in 75-56 win at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Perry Ellis had 23 points and 10 rebounds as No. 7 Kansas started the second half of the Big 12 Conference schedule with a 75-56 victory at TCU on Saturday. Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12), which had lost its previous three conference road games, never trailed after scoring the game's first seven points. With the quick start and in a road arena about half-filled...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominant No. 7 Jayhawks Crush TCU

In his pre-game radio interview, Bill Self recalled one of the worst days in his tenure at Kansas. The date was February 6, 2013, three years ago to the day. The then-No. 5 Jayhawks, who hadn’t lost... The post Dominant No. 7 Jayhawks Crush TCU appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: K-State, Greene’s Dunk, and Big 12 Race

The Jayhawks took down K-State, but all everyone wants to talk about is a garbage-time dunk. What do we make of the whole fiasco? *LINK to podcast for mobile listeners* Kansas just beat its arch... The post ITP: K-State, Greene’s Dunk, and Big 12 Race appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self calls out Kansas player for dunking at buzzer (Video)

Bill Self called out one of his Kansas players about as strongly as one possibly can. On Wednesday night, Kansas’s Brannen Greene threw down a dunk as time was expiring in the second half against rival Kansas State. That made the score of the game 77-59, and the Jayhawks could have very easily dribbled out the clock. In fact, everyone except for Greene was already headed off the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bill Self, Jayhawks send Holly Rowe well wishes

On Wednesday, ESPN announced that reporter Holly Rowe would go on a leave of absence after she had a tumor in her chest removed. They didn’t specify when she will return to television, but it seems everyone wants to see her back very soon. Kansas head coach Bill Self and his Jayhawks recorded a video wishing her well wishes and hoping she gets back soon. She seemed to enjoy it...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Called Brannen Greene’s Last Second Dunk vs. Kansas State “A Dick Move”

Last night’s rivalry game between Kansas and Kansas State was a fairly close contest midway through the second half, but eventually the more talented Jayhawks ran away with it, capturing a 77-59 win. The score should probably have been 75-59, but after the other nine players on the court had decided to let time run out, KU’s Brannen Greene decided to take the opportunity for...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self calls Kansas player’s late dunk ‘the biggest dick move’

The Kansas Jayhawks were closing out a 75-59 win over their in-state rival Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, when Kansas junior Brannen Greene decided to make it a 77-59 final score instead, on a dunk before the buzzer.  Jayhawks head coach Bill Self was very angry about the lack of sportsmanship Greene showed, calling the dunk “totally classless...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellis helps Kansas defeat Kansas State 77-59

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas coach Bill Self was only slightly happier Wednesday night than Kansas State counterpart Bruce Weber, and the only reason for that was his seventh-ranked Jayhawks had won. "I'll be candid," Self said after the 77-59 victory, "they outplayed us. They beat us to loose balls, they outhustled us. ... That's about as soft as I can remember one of our teams playing...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Kansas most viewed game in history of Big 12/SEC Challenge

Jan. 30th’s match up between the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks garnered 2,984,000 viewers, making it the highest rated game in the three-year-old event. Kansas ended up winning the game in overtime 90-84 in Lawrence resulting in a 40 percent increase in viewership vs. the event’s previous best, last season’s Texas- Kentucky matchup (2,127,000 viewers) on December 5...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Selden Jr. living up to promise for Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Before he had even stepped on the floor at Kansas, mock drafts sprinkled across cyberspace had Wayne Selden Jr. going in the first round to some NBA team in need of a shooting guard.That was the case the following year, too.Three years later, that is still the case. But the difference this season is that Selden may finally be living up to the expectations that accompanied...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid trolls former Kentucky players over Wildcats' loss to Kansas

Sixers big man Joel Embiid is an entertaining follow on Twitter. Whether he's tweeting about naked selfies from girls or Rihanna, there's never a dull moment on Embiid's social media account. On Saturday, Embiid's former school (Kansas) defeated Kentucky 90-84 in overtime. Not surprisingly, Embiid enjoyed the game very much and took the opportunity to let former Wildcats Nerlens...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

King-size center Udoka Azbuike is Kansas-bound

Imposing center Udoka Azbuike, a 6′-11″, 260 pound big man from Potter’s House (FL) has announced his college choice. The No. 32 prospect in the 2016 class, and without question one of the most physically dominant players nationally, has picked the Kansas Jayhawks. North Carolina and Florida State were also involved in Azbuike’s recruitment. A native …
Via Hoopniks
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite January struggles, Kansas will be just fine

Contrary to what Jack Harry may think, winning the Big 12 every year is indeed a birthright for Kansas fans. The last time the Jayhawks didn’t win at least a share of the regular season conference title,... The post Despite January struggles, Kansas will be just fine appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia fans storm court after upset win over Kansas

The WVU Coliseum was rocking on Tuesday night after the Mountaineers upset the No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks 74-63. “Press Virginia” was in full swing, as the Mountaineers forced 22 turnovers and gave the Jayhawks’ guards fits all night. WVU fans are passionate about their team, and they like to celebrate big wins. So of course they began making their way down the stairs toward...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: West Virginia fans storm after win over Kansas

This college basketball season continues to be pretty unpredictable. No. 1 Kansas traveled to Morgantown to face No. 11 West Virginia Tuesday night and left with a 74-63 loss, just the Jayhawks’ second of the year. Moments after the final buzzer, Mountaineer fans stormed the court in a big way. West Virginia students casually strolling down the stairs from the rafters for the...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas sets Guinness record for largest ugly sweater gathering

An unlikely record was set at today’s Kansas basketball game against Montana: the Guinness World Record for largest gathering of ugly sweaters.  It wasn’t just transfer big man Dwight Coleby rocking one. No, there were 3, 473 ugly sweaters in Allen Fieldhouse, to be exact.    #KUuglysweater spirit all throughout Allen Fieldhouse A photo posted by Kansas Jayhawks...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA frees Kansas blue chipper Cheick Diallo

Christmas came early for the Kansas Jayhawks and their stud freshman forward, Cheick Diallo. The NCAA announced earlier today Diallo is eligible to compete for the Jayhawks beginning Dec. 1. Diallo’s coursework at the private New York high school Our Savior New American was called into question after the NCAA placed the school under review in 2012 — meaning his coursework...
Via The Student Section
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Self 'very upset' with NCAA's handling of Cheick Diallo

Bill Self commented this evening on the NCAA’s handling of five-star freshman Cheick Diallo, who has not yet been deemed eligible.  Self, speaking to Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, said that he and Kansas are “very upset” with the way the NCAA gone about things.  Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 218-pound power forward, was allowed to travel to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational...
Via College Spun
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas fans chant 'Free Diallo' during exhibition

The beginning of the college basketball season is just around the corner, and Kansas freshman forward Cheick Diallo is still waiting clearance to play from the NCAA. Tonight, the Jayhawks hosted their final exhibition against Fort Hays State before Friday’s season opener against Northern Colorado, and fans started a loud “Free Diallo” chant. KU Fans chanting “Free Diallo...
Via College Spun
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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