Kansas Jayhawks Basketball News
1-26-15: The Kansas Jayhawks had a good week last week winning both of their games and pushing their winning
streak to five games in a row. With the pair of victories against conference foes the Jayhawks pushed
their overall record to 14-2 on the season while improving their Big 12 record to 3-0. Kansas started
their week off by traveling to Hilton Coliseum to take on the #11 ranked and Big 12 rival Iowa State
Cyclones. During the contest Iowa State proved they were the better team outscoring the Jayhawks
narrowly in both halves of the game. Iowa State’s offensive attack was led by six players that scored in
double figures including all five of the starters in an 86-81 victory over Kansas. The Jayhawks enjoyed a
21 point night from Frank Mason III and 19 points from Perry Ellis but it was not enough in the loss to
the Cyclones. Kansas went on to finish their week off by trying to avenge their loss back inside Allen
Fieldhouse when the team played host to the #18 ranked Oklahoma Sooners. During the contest Kansas
posted a whopping 51 points in the first half while holding Oklahoma to just 31 in an eventual 85-78
victory for the Jayhawks. The leading scorer for Kansas in the contest was Kelly Oubre Jr. who finished
with 19 points while Perry Ellis added 16 points in the victory for the Jayhawks. Meanwhile Oklahoma’s
offensive attack was led by 26 points from Buddy Heild but it was not nearly enough in the loss for the
Sooners. Kansas finished their week off by posting an overall record of 15-3 (4-1 Big East). Catch Kansas next week as the team spends the week out on the road first taking on the #20 ranked Texas Longhorns inside Frank Erwin Center before traveling to TCU’s Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center to take on the TCU Horned Frogs.
1-22-15: The Kansas Jayhawks headed into the new week after beating a ranked Baylor Bears team that pushed their record to 12-2 on the season and 1-0 in the Big 12. The #12 ranked Kansas Jayhawks headed into the week ready to continue their Big 12 schedule and their march back to the top in Men’s College Basketball this season. Kansas started their week off by staying at home inside Allen Fieldhouse to play
host to the Texas Tech Red Raiders from the Big 12. During the contest Texas Tech was taken out of the
contest early by a tough Kansas defense. The Jayhawks took a big 17 point lead at halftime and only
distanced themselves more from the Red Raiders with an even bigger second half. Kansas increased
their lead by another 15 points behind 15 points from Perry Ellis in an 86-54 victory over Texas Tech.
Kansas allowed just one Red Raiders player to score in double figures in a total victory for Kansas over
Texas Tech. To finish their week Kansas stayed home inside the Allen Fieldhouse to play host to the
Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 matchup for both schools. During the contest Kansas showed
Oklahoma State why they were the better ranked team in a 67-57 victory for the Jayhawks. The
offensive attack from Kansas was led by 16 points from Frank Mason III while Kelly Oubre Jr. added 14
points in the victory for the Jayhawks. Meanwhile OSU’s attack was led by 21 points from Le’Bryan Nash
but it was not enough in the loss to Kansas. Kansas finished their week off by posting an overall record
of 14-2 (3-0 Big 12). Catch Kansas next week as the team faces off with a pair of ranked teams starting
with the #17 ranked Iowa State Cyclones on the road inside Hilton Coliseum. The Jayhawks will then
finish their week off back at home in Allen Fieldhouse playing host to the #16 ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
1-12-15: The Kansas Jayhawks came into the week reeling from a loss to Temple a couple contests ago that left the team’s record at 10-2 and 5-0 at home. Kansas is a member of the Big 12 conference and is readying the team for conference play as the #13 ranked team in Men’s College Basketball this season. Kansas started their week off by staying home inside Allen Fieldhouse to play host to the UNLV Rebels of the MW Conference. During the contest UNLV came out of the locker room with the hot hand shooting and played Kansas tough in the first half of the game. The Rebels actually took a lead with them into halftime 33-29 behind four different players that scored in double figures. Kansas reacted in the second half with a huge 47 point outburst behind 18 points from Frank Mason III in a 76-61 victory over UNLV. For the final game of the Jayhawks week the team traveled to #21 Baylor to face off with the Baylor Bears inside the Ferrell Center. During the contest Kansas was put on upset alert either as Baylor took a narrow four point lead with them into the locker room at half time. Baylor’s attack was led by 25 points from Kenny Chery but the 21st ranked team fell to the pressure against the Jayhawks. Kansas was led by 13 points from Jamari Traylor as the Jayhawks came from behind to survive and beat Baylor by the final score of 56-55. Kansas finished their week off by posting an overall record of 12-2 (1-0 Big 12). Catch Kansas next week as the team stays home all week inside Allen Fieldhouse to play host to the Texas Tech Red Raiders before finishing the week hosting the Oklahoma State Cowboys at home.
1-2-15: The Kansas Jayhawks came into this week sporting an impressive 9-2 record on the young Men’s College Basketball season which has propelled the team to the #10 ranking in the nation. Before an upset loss to Temple the Jayhawks only blemish on the season was to the hands of the #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The Jayhawks hope they got their bad play out of the way before their Big 12 Conference play begins over the next few weeks across the nation. Kansas started their week off by staying home inside Allen Fieldhouse to play host to the Kent State Golden Flashes. During the contest Kent played Kansas tough during the first half and went into the locker room at halftime trailing by just six points. Kansas did not want to be put on upset alert so in the second half Kelly Oubre Jr. and his Jayhawks teammates distanced themselves from Kent State en route to a 78-62 victory. The Golden Flashes were led by three players that scored in double figures in the game but could not compete on the glass and were dominated in the rebounding department. The lack of second chance shots and shooting attempts overall led to a narrow victory for Kansas over Kent State. Kansas finished their week off by posting an overall record of 10-2 which leaves the team ranked #13 in Men’s College Basketball this season. Catch Kansas next week as the team stays home to host the UNLV Rebels inside Allen Fieldhouse before finishing the week out on the road against the #22 ranked Baylor Bears inside the Ferrell Center.
12-26-14: The Kansas Jayhawks had a pair of games before the long Christmas break for their school and their basketball program with the first coming at home inside the Allen Fieldhouse against the Lafayette Leopards. During the contest Kansas took over early and often outscoring the Leopards by 17 points in the first half and another 10 points in the second half to easily take down Lafayette by the final score of 96-69. Lafayette had just four players that scored in double figures in the contest while Kansas had six highlighted by 23 points from Kelly Oubre Jr. Kansas took a seven game winning streak in their next game to Temple’s Wells Fargo Center to take on the Temple Owls of the American Athletic Conference. Kansas was quickly put on upset alert by the Owls and their trio of Will Cummings, Quenton DeCosey and Jesse Morgan who combined for 54 points. Kansas managed just 52 points as a team as the Jayhawks struggled to knock down buckets with any sort of consistency during the contest. Kansas finished shooting just 32% from the field while turning the ball over a whopping 17 times. Temple added another eight steals and eight blocks in the contest making things difficult for Kansas in a 77-52 loss to the Owls. With the loss Kansas’ record dropped to 9-2 on the season with both of their losses coming on the road this season. Catch Kansas next week as the team stays home inside Allen Field House to play host to the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Kansas Jayhawks History
The original true blood, Kansas, is one of the oldest and most successful college basketball programs in the country. As a member of the Big 12 Conference, the Jayhawks continue to be a nationally prominent program. Kansas' first coach was the inventor of basketball himself, James Naismith. It was all up-hill from there as Naismith was the only coach at Kansas with a losing record. KU has had a lot of great coaches including the father of basketball coaching, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and the current head coach, Bill Self. Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) and Dean Smith (North Carolina) once played at Kansas and ended up being the cornerstones of two of the three most winningest college basketball programs of all-time.
The other winningest college basketball program? Kansas, of course. The Jayhawks became the third program of all-time to win 2,000 games and are currently second all-time in wins. Many notable players have come from Kansas including Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Danny Manning, Paul Pierce and plenty of others.
Kansas fans pack Allen Fieldhouse, the home of the Jayhawks, on a consistent basis with a crowd of 16,300 and Kansas basketball tickets continually remain in demand. The Jayhawks have given KU fans lots to cheer about as they've put together plenty of winning teams. Kansas currently has longest streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances with 25, the second-most current streak of winning seasons with 31, the most winning seasons in Division I history (95), the most conference championships in Division I history with 57. The Jayhawks have three NCAA national championships and two Helms championships, with the most recent championship coming in 2008.