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  1. Kansas State upsets No. 8 Kansas

    Feb 23, 2015, 11:23 PM EDT

    Nino Williams, Perry Ellis

    Kansas State is below .500 but was able to shock in-state rival No. 8 Kansas.

  2. Picking an NCAA tournament bracket in 68 seconds

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Does this pick-basketball-games-without-thinking system really work? Well, it depends what you mean by “work.” If by “work” you mean — “is this system successful in picking winners?” well, results are mixed.

  3. That reported shoe endorsement offer for Andrew Wiggins was a hoax

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT


    Well, it seems as if quite a few people have been had when it comes to the potential shoe endorsement money that Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins could make when he makes the move to the NBA. On Tuesday it was reported by Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report that Wiggins was in line to receive a…

  4. UNLV, Kansas agree to home-and-home series beginning in 2014

    Oct 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals Wyoming v UNLV

    It’s never too early to begin setting up non-conference schedules for future seasons, as it was announced on Thursday that UNLV and Kansas have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning with the 2014-15 season. That game will be played in Lawrence, with UNLV hosting the return game at the Thomas & Mack Center at some…

  5. Kansas reenacted two other movies during ‘Late Night at The Phog’

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star

    During “Late Night at The Phog” festivities there were three video skits shown to the fans in attendance at Allen Fieldhouse. There was the clip reenacting a scene from the movie “Old School” with strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy and head coach Bill Self motivating the newcomers and Kansas play-by-play announcer Max Falkenstein. The…

  6. NCAA rules Arizona forward Zach Peters eligible to play immediately

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    With the start of practices being less than 24 hours away, college basketball coaches would be best served if they know who will be available for the first official practices of the new season. That wasn’t the case for Arizona head coach Sean Miller, who had yet to hear from the NCAA regarding the status…

  7. Construction of new home for Naismith’s basketball rules delayed until next spring

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT


    Dr. James Naismith’s official rules to the game of basketball are incredibly valuable, with Kansas alumnus David Booth paying a staggering $4.3 million for the document in a 2010 auction. However, instead of keeping the rules for himself Booth made the decision to donate the rules to his beloved alma mater. Booth made the donation…

  8. Former Kansas guard Anrio Adams transfers to Ohio University

    Jun 16, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    On Saturday evening, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Kansas guard Anrio Adams would be transferring to Ohio University. Per NCAA rules, Adams will be forced to sit out for the 2013-14 season. Just finishing his freshman year though, Adams will have three years of eligibility remaining for Jim Christian. Kansas transfer Anrio Adams has committed…

  9. Kansas renews deal with adidas

    Jun 9, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT


    The University of Kansas announced last Thursday that they are renewing their partnership with adidas through 2019. Adidas has sponsored Kansas athletics since 2005, and before that the Jayhawks were sponsored by Nike. Per the report from the Kansas athletic department, the six-year extension is worth in excess of $26 million. Kansas athletic director Sheahon…

  10. Unfolding of Darius Cobb’s involvement with Kansas’ Ben McLemore

    May 5, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    Last night, Eric Prisbell of USA Today released a story documenting how Darius Cobb, Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach, accepted two $5,000 payments and three paid trips to Los Angeles from Rodney Blackstock in an effort to steer the talented Kansas freshman to sports agents and financial advisers hoping to represent him if and when he…

  11. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 11 Preview

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    notre dame neon

    The NCAA Tournament doesn’t get going until March 19, but for the real college hoops fans, the days leading up to Selection Sunday is when the madness really begins. Over the next two weeks teams will fight for the postseason lives. Bubbles will burst and tickets will be punched, and Cinderellas will be born. This…

  12. Big 12 admits error was made near end of Kansas’ win over Iowa State

    Feb 26, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    UPDATED 27 February 2013, 12:31 p.m. ET Kansas escaped from Ames, Iowa, Monday night with a 108-96 overtime victory against Iowa State, but the win was not without controversy. Come Tuesday, the Big 12 admitted that mistakes were made by the officiating crew at the end of regulation, though the conference would not point to…

  13. CBT Podcast: NCAA Tournament contenders gear up for the stretch run

    Feb 21, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore, Sheldon McClellan

    Episode 10 of the CBT Podcast is finally here. Computer issues delayed the publish date, and technical difficulties forced a second recording. But just like a team battling the injury bug, we weathered the storm and prevailed. Join host Troy Machir and College Basketball Talk Head Writer Rob Dauster as they discuss the latest and…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Kansas survives, UNLV gets important win in MWC

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    Game of the Day: No. 9 Kansas 68, No. 14 Oklahoma State 67 It was not one of the double-overtime games we’ve seen this season, but Naadir Tharpe’s late heroics made for an exciting ending. His runner in the lane put KU ahead by one and Oklahoma State could not convert on its final possession,…

  15. Naadir Tharpe is the hero as No. 9 Kansas downs No. 14 Oklahoma State in double OT

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT


    Kansas’ biggest weapon down the stretch Wednesday night against No. 14 Oklahoma State should have been freshman Ben McLemore, a blossoming star who showed earlier in the season against Iowa State that he can take a big shot in the clutch. But it wasn’t McLemore this time. In fact, McLemore took just three shots in…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Chase Tapley caps night with last-second shot to beat Boise State (VIDEO)

    Feb 7, 2013, 1:31 AM EDT

    Chase Tapley

    Tapley beats Boise Game of the Day: Wisconsin 74, Iowa 70 (2OT) Four Badgers scored in double figures, as Iowa dropped another close game to a quality Big Ten opponent. Wisconsin trailed by three, 58-55, with 0:21 to go, but a clutch three-pointer from Traevon Jackson tied the game and sent it into overtime. In the…

  17. North Carolina commit Nate Britt recruiting Andrew Wiggins

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The nation’s top high school player, Andrew Wiggins and Huntington Prep (W.Va.) left the 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic with a 55-47 win over New Hampton Prep (N.H.) and Indiana-bound Noah Vonleh on Sunday evening. Following the game, Wiggins spoke only briefly before exiting Blake Arena. Huntington Prep coach Ron Fulford told reporters…

  18. Ben McLemore, No. 4 Kansas escape with win in Big 12 road test vs. Texas

    Jan 19, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    In one swift transition sequence, the momentum shifted in Austin, Texas. Down by as many as 11 points Saturday, a Jeff Withey block with 4:34 remaining in the second half led to a thunderous dunk off of an alley-oop by freshman Ben McLemore to put Kansas ahead by one point, 54-53, on its way to…

  19. Ben McLemore is expected to play on Saturday

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Chattanooga v Kansas

    A sprained right ankle won’t keep Kansas’ leading scorer, Ben McLemore out of Saturday’s game against Texas. In a 61-44 win against Baylor on Monday night, McLemore landed awkwardly, resulting in the freshman guard rolling his ankle. According to the Kansas City Star, McLemore returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out practice on Tuesday…

  20. Who will be new No. 1 in the college basketball polls on Monday?

    Jan 13, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    With four undefeated teams teams losing for the first time this week (Duke, Wyoming, Arizona, Michigan), there will be some shuffling at the top of the polls when they are released Monday. Who will be the new No. 1? We take a look at the top contenders and some longshots below: Louisville? Rick Pitino’s Cardinals,…

  21. Late Night Snacks: Wednesday proves why conference play is unmatched

    Jan 10, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT


    Games of the Night No. 6 Kansas 97, Iowa State 89 (OT) Kansas trailed by six points with close to four minutes remaining, but freshman Ben McLemore hit a clutch bank three-pointer with one second remaining to tie the game at 79-79. The Jayhawks controlled overtime and got the victory. McLemore finished with 33 points…

  22. Ben McLemore saves Kansas in thrilling overtime win against Iowa State

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Kansas needed a hero Wednesday night, locked in a tough conference opener against Iowa State. The hero they got is a precocious 6-5 freshman who, judging by his performance against the Cyclones, has no reservations about stepping up in high-pressure situations on national television. McLemore scored 33 points on an efficient 10-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-6…

  23. Pregame Shootaround 12.22.12: Ohio State vs. Kansas highlights loaded Saturday

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take a look below at today’s edition: Note:…

  24. Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian will not attend Hoophall Classic

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Following a pair of injuries to two top recruits, Prestonwood Christian Academy (Tex.) will not attend the Hoophall Classic this January in Springfield, Mass. Prestonwood Christian featured one of the nation’s top seniors, Julius Randle, as well as one of the top sophomores in the country, Mickey Mitchell. In late November, the 6-foot-8 Randle went…

  25. Bill Self says Kansas was ‘just awful’ in aspects of win over Oregon State

    Dec 1, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Despite losing key starters Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson to the pros, coach Bill Self has his Kansas Jayhawks back and looking like a team ready to make a run back to the Final Four. Friday night’s 84-78 win over Oregon State in Kansas City might not have been the most dominating victory of the…