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, W Virginia out 8 key players for Saturday showdown
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Take the eight players combined that West Virginia and Kansas currently have sitting on the bench — or at home — and you'd have a team capable of winning the Big 12 title this season.
Might even have a team capable of winning the NCAA title.
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. 7 Kansas holds on to beat Texas 80-78 at Phog
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett has earned his spot in the Kansas starting lineup primarily with his defense.
His offense Monday night was merely a bonus.
The sophomore forward poured in a career-high 20 points, used his defensive instincts to produce a crucial tie-up in the closing seconds, and helped the seventh-ranked Jayhawks hold on for an 80-78 win over the Longhorns when Jase Febres' 3-pointer at the buzzer never came close.
Kansas Preview Capsule
Last season: 31-8, lost to Villanova in Final Four
Coach: Bill Self
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: PG Devonte Graham (NBA), PG Malik Newman (NBA), SG Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (NBA), SG Clay Young, SF Sam Cunliffe (transfer to Evansville).
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the nervous hours before Kansas' bus ride to the Alamodome for its NCAA Tournament semifinal, most of the Jayhawks will be crammed together in their hotel rooms while they fight 99 opponents to be the last one standing in the post-apocalyptic world of Fortnite.
The planet's hottest video game — or, to be specific, its Fortnite: Battle Royale spinoff — is consuming the free time of college students everywhere, and the Final Four is no exception.
Graham 28 points as No. 10 Kansas wins 88-84 at No. 16 TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Devonte Graham wanted the ball down the stretch, and the senior guard kept making free throws for No. 10 Kansas.
Graham scored 28 points, including eight straight free throws in the final 2:02, and the Jayhawks held on for an 88-84 victory over No. 16 TCU on Saturday night.
"He was unreal down the stretch, making tough plays and free throws," coach Bill Self said. "That was a competitive dude."