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McCormack scores 17 as No. 6 Kansas edges Oklahoma, 63-59

Jan. 9, 2021 7:37 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The message from Kansas coach Bill Self to his team was simple: You played lousy for 20 minutes and you're still in the game, tailing Oklahoma by just two points at halftime. Quite the compliment, in a roundabout way — and an odd but effective way to provide some confidence....

Texas junior guard Courtney Ramey looks to make a pass against Kansas in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game  Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Lawrence, Kan. (Evert Nelson//The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

No. 8 Texas tops No. 3 KU 84-59 to tie record margin at Phog

Jan. 2, 2021 3:06 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Texas stumbled into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday well aware of its humbling track record in the storied arena. The Longhorns sauntered out having made some much better history. After winning once in their previous 17 tries in the Phog, the nation's eighth-ranked team turned a narrow...

Kansas sophomore guard Christian Braun looks for a pass in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Lawrence, Kan. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Braun carries No. 3 Kansas past No. 7 West Virginia 79-65

Dec. 23, 2020 12:47 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Christian Braun expected West Virginia to deny Kansas open shots on the perimeter. That has been the Mountaineers' style for years. So when they backed off to deny the Jayhawks lanes to the basket, Braun's eyes lit up like the Griswold family Christmas tree. The sophomore sharpshooter...

Kansas coach Les Miles yells out to the team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Kansas AD gives Miles vote of support after winless season

Dec. 17, 2020 2:30 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles got an unwavering vote of confidence from athletic director Jeff Long on Thursday, despite the long-suffering Jayhawks finishing just the second winless season since the 1950s and showing little sign of improvement. “We knew building this football program...

Agbaji scores 18 to lead No. 5 Kansas to 95-50 rout of Omaha

Dec. 11, 2020 9:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji and Mitch Lightfoot were held without a field goal and combined for two points when fifth-ranked Kansas needed a late 3-pointer and a missed free throw by Creighton to escape with a win earlier this week. The pair made up for it against Omaha. Agbaji hit four 3s and...

Wilson shines as No. 5 Kansas beats No. 8 Creighton, 73-72

Dec. 8, 2020 7:37 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson remained composed when he needed to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for Kansas in the closing seconds. He was equally stoic watching No. 8 Creighton try to match him. The redshirt freshman calmly hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 42 seconds left Tuesday night, only to foul the...

North Dakota State's Jarius Cook, lower right, beats Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, left, and Tyon Grant-Foster, upper right, to a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Conference showdowns produce wave of Top 25 matchups

Dec. 8, 2020 3:11 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The value in conference vs. conference showdowns has never been greater with teams struggling to find opponents amid the pandemic and numerous non-league games having already been scrapped. This season, they are also produce some exciting showdowns. The first raft came Tuesday, when...

North Dakota State's Rocky Kreuser, center, is pressured by Kansas' Jalen Wilson, left and Christian Braun (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Grant-Foster saves No. 7 KU in 65-61 win over N Dakota State

Dec. 5, 2020 6:49 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The blueblood nature of Kansas means coach Bill Self rarely needs to mine the junior college ranks for talent. He's sure glad he found Tyon Grant-Foster. The transfer from Indian Hills Community College drove for the go-ahead basket with just over a minute to go Saturday, then swatted...

Kansas' Tyon Grant-Foster goes up for a layup against Washburn during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Lawrence, Kan. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

McCormack, Agbaji lead No. 7 Kansas past Washburn, 89-54

Dec. 3, 2020 10:38 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bryce Thompson remembers watching the annual “Late Night” festivities that kick off every basketball season at Kansas, and how the students and fans packed Allen Fieldhouse to the rafters to watch a glorified practice. He never anticipated his first game in the Phog...

TCU running back Darwin Barlow (24) dives over Kansas safety Ricky Thomas (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TCU runs roughshod over winless Kansas in 59-23 victory

Nov. 29, 2020 12:05 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — TCU ran the ball seven consecutive times to set the tone against Kansas on Saturday night. Four hours later, the Horned Frogs kept running the ball just to run out the clock. Max Duggan threw for touchdowns on his only three completions while running 58 yards for another score, TCU...