Men’s Basketball Preview November 27 vs. Rhode Island

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The Jayhawks roll into their Turkey Day showdown with the Rhode Island Rams after a 30 point win over Rider. Top scorers Wayne Seldon and Kelly Oubre were held in check against the Broncs, though Seldon did record a team-high nine assists in the stomping. Break-out winger Brannen Greene tied a game-high 17 points with his performance, and he looks to continue his scoring prowess in the first game of the Orlando Classic. Rhode Island is led by the 6’5 sophomore guard from Detroit E.C. Matthews. Matthews averages 16.3 points per game this season, and he layed down a double-double in the Rams’ OT win over number 21 Nebraska. Rhode Island’s strength is in rebounding:…

Men’s Basketball vs. Kentucky Preview

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Kansas Jayhawks play second regular season game against #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday night.

NCAA Power Rankings: Early Impressions

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  The season is here at last! This week, Matt takes a look at the early impressions of his top ten preseason teams.

NCAA Power Rankings: Way too early player of the year rankings

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Since exhibition games are meaningless and the games don’t start meaning anything until the 14th, Matt takes a look at eight guys who could be in the discussion for player of the year this year.

NCAA Power Rankings: Preseason

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Matt Ostrowski offers an in-depth look at his top 10 teams to start the college basketball season.

Jayhawks upset by Stanford, 60-57

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ST. LOUIS — A valiant performance by senior Tarik Black was not enough for the 2nd seeded Kansas Jayhawks to avoid the upset by the 10th seeded Stanford Cardinal. Black finished off his Kansas basketball career with an 18 point, six rebound effort. Fouling out in the waning minutes of the game, this came as a huge loss to a young Jayhawk squad. Many of Black’s fouls came by way of the Cardinal players blowing by perimeter Kansas defenders and leaving him alone in the paint as a last line of defense. Freshman Conner Frankamp was the lone other Jayhawk who scored in double figures with 12 points. Frankamp shot 4-8 from the field with…

Jayhawks notch 80-69 win over EKU

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ST. LOUIS — Despite a slow start, the Kansas Jayhawks were able to notch an 80-69 win over a gritty 15th seeded Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Jamari Traylor came up huge for the Jayhawks off the bench, having career highs in both scoring and rebounding with 17 points and 14 boards. Conner Frankamp played 25 minutes for the Jayhawks, scoring a career high 10 points and dishing out four assists. “We actually played better with Conner in the game,” Kansas coach Bill Self said after the game. “But there was no set game plan. I knew he would be the first guard off the bench. And I told him that before, but I was just real…

Kansas falls to Iowa State in semi-final

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It may have been sunny outside of the Sprint Center, but it was raining threes for Iowa State as the Cyclones defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 94-83 to advance to the Big 12 Championship final on Saturday. The Cyclones (25-7, 11-7) came out firing on all cylinders to start the game, as they hit 66.7 percent (8-12) of their shots from beyond the arc in the first half. As the Jayhawks (24-9, 14-4) went on a 15-2 run to eventually take the lead with 8:15 remaining in the first half, it was sophomore forward Perry Ellis who led Kansas with 21 points heading into the locker room. With junior guard Naadir Tharpe leading all players with a game-high 9 assists, 7 coming in…

KU takes OSU in overtime, 77 – 70

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Freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins continued his dominance in the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal game, putting up 30 points against rival Oklahoma State in a hard-fought overtime victory. KU beat OSU 77-70 on Thursday at the Sprint Center. The Jayhawks led for the duration of the game, however costly turnovers allowed the Cowboys to push the match to overtime. The Jayhawks outscored the Cowboys 10-3 in overtime and emerged victorious. Forwards Jamari Traylor and Tarik Black stepped up in the absence of Joel Embiid. Black brought in 12 rebounds and took advantage of the Cowboys’ smaller front court. Le’Bryan Nash led the Cowboys in scoring with 19 points, while point guard Marcus Smart was…

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A look at some college basketball names you might not recognize