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Texas Tech's Davide Moretti (25) shoots the ball over Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP poll; Gonzaga, Dayton next

Mar. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more remarkable seasons in the school's proud basketball history, one that began with off-the-court distractions too numerous to count and ended in the unprecedented cancellation of the NCAA...

This undated photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Shawn O'Brien who was charged Feb. 21, 2020 with one count of indecent liberties with a child after a girl accused him of touching her sexually seven or eight years ago under the guise of a

Kansas investigating massage therapist for female athletes

Mar. 6, 2020 2:35 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man recently charged with a child sex crime provided massage services to some University of Kansas women's athletic teams since 2015, the school's chancellor and athletics director said. Chancellor Doug Girard and Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that they...

Kansas head coach Bill Self questions a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas objects to NCAA charges in response to allegations

Mar. 5, 2020 9:10 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas forcefully objected to charges that its storied men's basketball program, currently No. 1 in the nation, and its football programs had committed significant violations tied primarily to recruiting when it issued its formal response to the NCAA's notice of...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) gets past TCU forward Jaedon LeDee, right, for a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Azubuike scores career-high 31, No. 1 Kansas beats TCU 75-66

Mar. 4, 2020 10:59 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Imagine what Kansas center Udoka Azubuike would have accomplished against TCU on Wednesday night if he was healthy. Or if he made his free throws. The bruising 7-foot center walked gingerly into Allen Fieldhouse on his sore ankle for his final home game and proceeded to score a...

Texas head coach Shaka Smart gives instructions to his team during an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Austin, Texas, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Big 12 bubble teams have chance to help resume this weekend

Feb. 28, 2020 2:10 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 on Saturday that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first happens in Lubbock, where Texas (17-11, 7-8) takes on No. 22...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) rebounds between Oklahoma State guards Isaac Likekele (13) and Lindy Waters III (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Azubuike leading No. 1 Kansas back on top of college hoops

Feb. 26, 2020 2:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton had just finished watching Udoka Azubuike bully his way to 19 points and 16 rebounds against his over-matched Cowboys when he pulled the 7-footer aside and pointed to the rafters in Allen Fieldhouse. “Keep it up,” Boynton whispered into...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) rebounds between Oklahoma State guards Isaac Likekele (13) and Lindy Waters III (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KU routs Oklahoma State 83-58 in first game back at No. 1

Feb. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — When shots aren't falling early, Kansas can always rely on defense and Doke. Udoka Azubuike had 19 points and 16 rebounds, the Jayhawks shut down Oklahoma State long enough for their offense to come alive in the second half, and coach Bill Self's team rolled to an 83-58 victory over...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike looks up at the scoreboard during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Kansas back atop Top 25 as Baylor slides to No. 2 after loss

Feb. 24, 2020 1:33 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor in a matchup of Big 12 heavyweights, while the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men's poll Monday after their nip-and-tuck loss in Waco. The Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) received 62 of 64...

Kansas hires Air Force assistant Wallace for special teams

Feb. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has hired Jonathan Wallace to coach special teams and running backs, completing an overhaul of Les Miles' staff as the Jayhawks head into Year 2 of the former national championship-winning coach's regime. Miles announced the hiring in a statement Tuesday. Wallace spent last...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson's 29 points lead No. 3 Kansas past Iowa State, 91-71

Feb. 17, 2020 11:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of the third-ranked Jayhawks eventually followed his...