Lawson carries Kansas over Northeastern 87-53 in Midwest
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kansas, with all its ups and downs this season, was a popular pick to be one of the NCAA Tournament's first big upsets.
Kansas beats West Virginia 88-74 to reach Big 12 finals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dedric Lawson transferred to Kansas in part to win championships.
He'll have that chance Saturday night.
The former Memphis standout scored 24 points and the...
Kansas meets WVU in Big 12 semis
West Virginia (14-19, 6-14) vs. Kansas (24-8, 13-6)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Semifinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
No. 17 Kansas beats Texas 65-57 in Big 12 quarterfinals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas took the first step toward redemption against Texas on Thursday night.
After the No. 17 Jayhawks failed to win a piece of the Big 12 regular-season title,...
Texas, Kansas meet in Big 12 quarters
No. 6 seed Texas (16-15, 8-10) vs. No. 3 seed Kansas (23-8, 12-6)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
Baylor faces tough test vs No. 13 Kansas
Baylor (19-11, 10-7) vs. No. 13 Kansas (22-8, 11-6)
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Kansas presents a tough challenge for Baylor. Baylor...
OU faces tough test vs No. 13 Kansas
No. 13 Kansas (22-7, 11-5) vs. Oklahoma (18-11, 6-10)
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Kansas presents a tough challenge for Oklahoma....
Oklahoma St. looks to knock off No. 15 Kansas
No. 15 Kansas (21-7, 10-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-18, 3-12)
Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 15 Kansas looks to give Oklahoma State its...
No. 15 KU tops No. 16 K-State 64-49 to maintain Big 12 hopes
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas got exactly what it needed after a humiliating loss at Texas Tech when the schedule produced a high-profile showdown with Big 12-leading Kansas State inside raucous...
Kansas seeks revenge on Kansas State
Kansas State (21-6, 11-3) vs. Kansas (20-7, 9-5)
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas seeks revenge on Kansas State after dropping the first...
Ranked teams meet as No. 14 Texas Tech hosts No. 12 Kansas
No. 12 Kansas (20-6, 9-4) vs. No. 14 Texas Tech (21-5, 9-4)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams battle as No. 12 Kansas visits...
Dotson, Lawson brothers lead No. 14 Kansas’ rout of WVU
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson drove through a crowd of West Virginia players, stopped in his tracks and passed the ball across the key, finding K.J. Lawson alone in the corner. Without hesitation, Lawson sunk his third 3-pointer of the game before running down the court celebrating with his brother, Dedric.
Dotson scores 25 as No. 14 Kansas wins 82-77 in OT at TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Even when Kansas won games earlier this season against three Top 25 teams, the Jayhawks hadn't celebrated in the locker room like they did after an overtime victory at TCU.
They are a much different team now than when they beat Tennessee, Michigan State and Villanova. Coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks are now starting four freshmen.
Lawson, Agbaji lift No. 13 Kansas past Oklahoma State, 84-72
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas got the lift it needed against Oklahoma State on Saturday from a pair of guys that would have been just about the longest of long shots to provide it just a couple of months ago.
Ochai Agbaji was still redshirting back then. Mitch Lightfoot was buried deep on the bench.
Lawson leads No. 11 Kansas past No. 16 Texas Tech, 79-63
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self had been waiting most of this season for a moment to galvanize his team.
He may have gotten it during practice on Friday.
First, the Jayhawks lost starting guard Marcus Garrett to a sprained ankle, robbing them of their defensive stopper. Then, they learned that sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa would be ineligible for this season and next after the NCAA determined his guardian had accepted impermissible benefits.
Lawson’s double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots.
Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything.
No. 5 Kansas holds off No. 23 Oklahoma 70-63
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The mantra at Kansas is "faces change, expectations don't."
Something else that doesn't change? Oklahoma losing in Allen Fieldhouse.
Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas' young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks began pursuit of their 15th consecutive Big 12 title by holding off the No. 23 Sooners 70-63 on Wednesday night.
No. 1 Kansas ends skid to No. 17 Villanova with 74-71 win
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dedric Lawson had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Lagerald Vick scored 29, and top-ranked Kansas made enough free throws down the stretch to beat No. 17 Villanova 74-71 Saturday in a rematch of last season's Final Four showdown won by the Wildcats.
Devon Dotson added 11 points for the Jayhawks (9-0), including four free throws in the final 1:10 to help Kansas end a three-game losing streak to Villanova — the last two in the NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final Four rematch
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick had never watched last season's Final Four loss to Villanova before this week, when top-ranked Kansas had to endure every minute of it while prepping for Saturday's game against the Wildcats.
"We watched it for like, a week straight," Vick said. "It was definitely hard."
Vick leads No. 2 Kansas past 90-84 win over Stanford in OT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — After struggling to score in the first half, Lagerald Vick came through in a big way to rally No. 2 Kansas to a big win over Stanford.
Vick hit the tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation and had eight of his 27 points to start overtime and lead the Jayhawks to a 90-84 victory over Stanford on Saturday night.
"He was nonexistent for a while . but he was great down the stretch," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "We needed every one of (his points)."
The Latest: No. 2 Kansas rallies past Marquette 77-68
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on The NIT Season Tip-Off (all times local):
Dedric Lawson had a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 77-68 win over Marquette in the second semifinal of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.
Marquette (3-1) led by as many as 12 in the first half before taking a 47-38 lead into the break. Then came the Jayhawks 22-0 run.
Vick hits 8 3-pointers as No. 2 Kansas beats Vermont 84-68
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Lagerald Vick followed his underwhelming season-opening performance against Michigan State with what Bill Self called the best offensive performance of anybody he's ever coached.
Vick went 8 for 8 from outside the 3-point arc. He hit two more deep 2s with his foot on the line. And the only shots he missed were a short hook and what Self called "a dipsy-do layup," giving the senior a career-high 32 points in an 84-68 victory over Vermont on Monday night.