December 22, 2011 |
USC aimed to grind another ranked team down Thursday and emerge from a low-scoring dust-up with an upset win, just as it had before. Problem was, USC lacked the tools this time, especially against No. 12 Kansas, which played, well, like Kansas. The Jayhawks bounced back from an upset loss to Davidson on Monday and polished off USC, 63-47, before a season-high 6,431 at the Galen Center. "I think the stage was as little bit too big for our young guys, and they reacted to it," USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said.
December 21, 2011 |
USC tonight VS. KANSAS Where: Galen Center. When: 8. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Records: USC 5-7, Kansas 7-3. Records vs. opponent: Kansas leads all-time, 10-5. Update: USC has played Kansas three times since the 2007 season, losing each one by 10 points or fewer. Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor, who averages 15.8 points a game, had arthroscopic knee surgery Dec. 11. He returned eight days later to score 15 points in the Jayhawks' 80-74 loss to Davidson.
December 20, 2011 |
USC next vs. No. 12 Kansas, Thursday at the Galen Center, 8 p.m. TV: FSN. — USC has played Kansas three times since 2007, losing each time. The Jayhawks are led in scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (11.4) by junior forward Thomas Robinson.
November 22, 2011 |
Reporting from Lahaina, Hawaii — For the first time this season, UCLA did not have a player sitting out because of disciplinary issues. And still, the Bruins lacked restraint. Starters Lazeric Jones and Travis Wear continued to take — and miss — shots and center Joshua Smith kept on chugging up the court in a foul-plagued cameo, dropping UCLA in a 20-point hole early in the second half against No. 14 Kansas. The Bruins nearly climbed all the way out behind an inspired effort from guards Jerime Anderson and Tyler Lamb before falling short in a 72-56 loss to the Jayhawks on Tuesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center in a Maui Invitational semifinal.
April 7, 2011 |
Twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are skipping their senior seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks, choosing instead to hire an agent and enter the NBA draft. The forwards from Philadelphia led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots this season, when the Jayhawks went 35-3, won the Big 12 Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA tournament regional finals as a No. 1-seeded team. The Morris brothers announced their intentions Thursday through Rival Sports Group and agent Tony Dutt , who will represent them during the draft and contract negotiations.
March 16, 2011 |
Call it the audacity of chalk. President Obama's NCAA bracket is conspicuously devoid of upsets, with all of the top seeds in the college basketball championship advancing to the Final Four. Three of those four No. 1 seeds -- Duke, Pittsburgh and Ohio State -- also just so happen to hail from swing states Obama hopes to carry again in 2012. But the president ultimately picks the team from a deeply red state, Kansas, to win it all, defeating Ohio State in the championship game. "I think that Kansas has more firepower," Obama said of the pick.
March 13, 2011 |
Top-seeded teams No. 1 Kansas: The Jayhawks are making their 22nd consecutive NCAA tournament appearance ? the longest active streak in the nation ? after winning their seventh straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title and the conference tournament for the fourth time in five years. Yet, both UCLA (77-76) and USC (70-68) nearly beat Kansas in Lawrence in December. No. 2 Notre Dame: A loss to Louisville in a Big East Conference tournament semifinal probably cost the Fighting Irish a No. 1 seeding.
January 21, 2011 |
Honestly, if he had the choice, Gary Woodland would be playing NBA basketball. Instead, he is tied for the third-round lead in the Bob Hope Classic after shooting an eight-under-par 64 on Friday. Still, the 26-year-old from Topeka, Kan., said the sports highlight in his life is having played a basketball game at storied Allen Fieldhouse, home to the University of Kansas. His Washburn University team lost to the Jayhawks and Woodland soon realized that, at 6 feet 1, the NBA was not his future.
December 18, 2010 |
Two newcomers commanded one of basketball's grandest stages Saturday, turning their debut performances into a riveting duel that lasted until the final seconds. But at the finish, with a monumental, streak-snapping upset on the line, one newcomer stepped up, while the other stepped out. Kansas super recruit Josh Selby nailed a go-ahead three-point jumper with 20.7 seconds left that proved curtains for USC in a 70-68 loss at Allen Fieldhouse. "He bailed us out, he saved us," Kansas Coach Bill Self said.