Kansas University Jayhawks

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Kansas Says 'So Long, Cinderella'

Kansas barely avoids upset at the hands of Davidson

(Newser) - Davidson battled Goliath again and this time Goliath won, as Kansas' big men controlled the middle in a 59-57 victory to advance to Final Four for the first time ever under coach Bill Self. It marked it a clean sweep for the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, another... More »

Nova's Run Ends With Thud Against Kansas

Jayhawks steamroll into the Elite Eight

(Newser) - Kansas had its third straight cakewalk of the tournament, surging ahead of 12th-seeded Villanova early and never looking back in a 72-57 victory at Ford Field in Detroit. The Jayhawks were led by Brandon Rush with 16 points, and Russell Robinson, who had 15 and played excellent defense on Villanova's... More »

Kansas Crushes Depleted UNLV

Team effort pushes Jayhawks to Sweet 16

(Newser) - It looked close early, but the Runnin' Rebels couldn't cope with Kansas' balanced attack tonight, succumbing 75-56, as Kansas earned a spot in the sweet 16 for the second straight year, the AP reports. UNLV, led by Wink Adam's 25 points, mustered little else offensively, and with foul trouble, had... More »

Kansas Makes It Look Easy Vs. Portland State

No. 1 Jayhawks jump out to 13-3 lead and never look back

(Newser) - There was a reason Kansas was seeded No. 1 and Portland State No. 16. The Jayhawks dunked over the Vikings, shot over the Vikings and never let them in the game en route to an 85-61 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament today, reports the AP. The... More »

For Some, 'Just Win' Doesn't Cut It

Prof analyzes the blowout factor when filling out NCAA bracket

(Newser) - Never mind R.P.I. and coaches' polls. It's a team's average margin of victory by which you should be basing your NCAA tournament picks, writes one Georgia Tech professor in The New York Times. Joel Sokol says a close win and a close loss are very similar, with statistics... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

UNC Wins ACC Championship

Wisconsin tops Illinois for Big 10 while Kansas outduels Texas in Big 12 title game

(Newser) - Sophomore Wayne Ellington scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting as North Carolina defeated Clemson for the third time this season, 86-81, to win the ACC championship. The Tigers, who took the Tar Heels to overtime in their previous two meetings, got 28 points from guard K.C. Rivers. This was... More »

Rush Leads Kansas Into Big 12 Final

Arkansas shocks No. 4 Tennessee, Georgia wins twice in one day

(Newser) - No. 5 Kansas knew it would need a big Rush to beat Texas A&M today, and luckily for the Jayhawks, they had it. Brandon Rush scored a career-high 28 points to lead Kansas to a 77-71 win in the Big 12 semifinals, reports the Kansas City Star. The Jayhawks... More »

St. Joseph in A-10 Final After Upsetting Xavier

Kansas nips Nebraska while Georgetown rolls over West Virginia

(Newser) - St. Joseph's moved within one game of its first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons with a 61-53 upset win over No. 10 Xavier. The Hawks will face fellow Big Five school Temple for the Atlantic 10 championship and a berth in the Big Dance, reports AP. Pat Calathes scored... More »

Love Leads Late Rally as UCLA Beats Cal

Kansas clinches tie for Big 12, Syracuse upsets Marquette

(Newser) - Kevin Love scored 22 points and Josh Shipp hit a shot from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 UCLA to an 81-80 Pac-10 win over Cal today, reports the Associated Press. The Bruins, who came from 11 down, trailed by four with 31 seconds... More »

Seniors for No. 5 Kansas Go Out in Style

Jayhawks in final home game hang 58-point loss on Texas Tech

(Newser) - Kansas' five seniors, working on their fourth straight Big 12 title, celebrated their final home game in style, each getting on the scoreboard during a 109-51 humiliation of Texas Tech, reports the Kansas City Star. Russell Robinson led six players in double-figures with 15 points as KU finished the season... More »

Kansas State Can't Topple the Jayhawks Again

Xavier fends off George Washington, St. Mary's loses to Gonzaga again

(Newser) - The No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks took revenge on the team that spoiled their perfect season earlier this year, putting Kansas State away 88-74. Brandon Rush, who led the Jayhawks' scoring with 21 points, isn't worried about his team's marred record, and expects to take the court as one of the... More »

No. 6 Kansas Tops Iowa St. 75-64

Jayhawks creeping up on Texas for Big 12 Lead

(Newser) - Darrell Arthur led No. 6 Kansas with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Jayhawks beat Iowa State 75-64. The win snaps a two-game road losing skid for Kansas in the Big 12. Wesley Johnson had 20 points to pace the Cyclones, who have now lost eight of their last... More »

Oklahoma St. Stuns No. 4 Kansas

Eaton hits clinching free throw with 12.6 second left

(Newser) - Byron Eaton scored a career-high 26 points today and Oklahoma State needed every one of them, reports the Associated Press. Eaton sank a free throw with 12.6 seconds left to give the Cowboys a 61-60 Big 12 win and knock No. 4 Kansas out of first place in the... More »

No. 3 Kansas Clamps Down on Colorado

Jayhawks hold Buffs to 35% shooting, retain lead in Big 12

(Newser) - Over 200 former Kansas players and coaches who were in Lawrence today for a celebration of KU's 110 years of basketball left Allen Fieldhouse happy, after the Jayhawks stifled Colorado, 69-45. Mario Chalmers led the nine KU players who scored with 13 points, and the hosts held Colorado's leading scorer,... More »

Longhorns Upset No. 3 Kansas

James, Atchley, Abrams all help Texas to another big win

(Newser) - Damion James overcame first-half foul trouble to score 14 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 on three-pointers, as the Longhorns beat Kansas, 72-69 - the third top 10 team they've beaten this season. He "came out and kicked our butt in the second half," said Kansas' coach of James.... More »

Louisville Clamps Down on Georgetown

Kansas beats pesky Baylor, Drake wins its 21st straight game

(Newser) - Louisville used a strangling defense to shut down No. 6 Georgetown's offense last night and scored just enough point itself for a 59-51 Big East win, reports the Associated Press. David Padgett scored 18 points and Jerry Smith had 16 for the Cardinals (18-6, 8-3), but it was the defense... More »

Kansas Blasts Rival Missouri

No. 2 Jayhawks with 20th straight at home and sweep Tigers

(Newser) - Brandon Rush scored 19 points to lead No. 4 Kansas to a 90-71 Big 12 win over Missouri last night, reports the Associated Press. The Jayhawks (22-1, 7-1) won their 20th in a row at home and completed a season sweep of the rival Tigers. Kansas has beaten Missouri (13-10,... More »

Stanford Ekes Out OT Win Over WSU

No. 2 Kansas handles Colorado, No. 3 Duke trounces Miami

(Newser) - Brook Lopez and Lawrence Hill scored 18 points each to lead No. 14 Stanford to a 67-65 overtime win over No. 9 Washington State yesterday, reports the Associated Press. The Pac-10 game wasn't decided until Robin Lopez scored with 12 seconds left in OT for the Cardinal (18-3, 7-2). The... More »

K State Gives Kansas First Loss

Beasley, Wildcats down rival Jayhawks at home for first time since 1983

(Newser) - Standout freshman Michael Beasley continued his impressive season by leading the No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats to an 84-75 victory over intra-state rival No. 2 Kansas. Beasley, the nation’s leading rebounder and No. 4 scorer, scored 25 points despite being double- and even triple-teamed all night. Beasley also shot... More »

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