NCAA Power Rankings: Duke and Iowa State Are Actually Playing Defense This Year

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10. Maryland Terrapins Maryland is the best team in college basketball that you’ve never heard of. Truthfully, I went back and forth and back and forth between who I wanted to put at this spot, between Maryland, Kansas, and Utah. I ruled out Utah since they completely looked out-manned against Arizona on Saturday, and Kansas has looked completely out-manned on TWO separate occasions this season, and one of them was to NIT-bound Temple. So naturally, I picked Maryland. The Maryland resurgence is also led by a player you may have never heard of, and that’s Melo Trimble. Trimble is essentially college basketball’s version of James Harden. He averages over 16 points per game on  just over…

NCAA Power Rankings: Break out the Bulldogs

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Wait, Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell STILL play college basketball? Matt breaks down his revamped top ten, with a new face in the mix, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Men’s Basketball 12/10 @Georgetown Preview

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The Jayhawks roll into Verizon Center on Wednesday coming off a season-defining 18 point comeback against the Florida Gators. Their opponent- the Hoyas of Georgetown- also beat those Gators, although they needed five extra minutes to do it. Georgetown is undefeated at home, though the four wins came against St. Francis, Texas A&M CC, Robert Morris, and Towson. They are just 1-2 in their last three: they lost to #2 Wisconsin and Butler, both close games, and both on neutral floors. In contrasts to Georgetown’s cold streak as of late, Kansas turned around after the embarrassing loss to Kentucky and has won five straight since then. Hoya big Joshua Smith, a senior transfer from UCLA,…

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…