Kansas rallies, beats North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
APTOPIX NCAA North Carolina Kansas Basketball North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) shoots against Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the first half of a college basketball game in the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Kansas brought its fourth NCAA title back home Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs. North Carolina missed its final four shots, including Caleb Love’s desperation 3 at the buzzer. After McCormick’s go-ahead bucket, Love’s shot got blocked but North Carolina got an offensive rebound and fed to Armando Bacot under the bucket. Carolina was trying to join 1985 Villanova as only the second 8 seed to win March Madness.wftv.com
Martin scores 23, top-seeded Kansas beats Providence 66-61
Kansas Providence Basketball Kansas' Remy Martin and Christian Braun celebrate after the second half of a college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament against Providence Friday, March 25, 2022, in Chicago. Kansas won 66-61. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Remy Martin scored a season-high 23 points and Kansas did its part as the only No. But with Martin and Wilson leading the way, the Jayhawks won their eighth straight since a 74-64 loss at TCU on March 1. Kansas led 26-17 at halftime and 36-23 early in the second half before Providence went on a 9-2 run, capped by Ed Croswell’s three-point play.wftv.com
No. 6 KU cruises past West Virginia 87-63 in Big 12 quarters
B12 West Virginia Kansas Basketball Kansas guard Christian Braun celebrates after a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 10, 2022. — (AP) — Ochai Agbaji led sixth-ranked Kansas with 18 points, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins picked up two technical fouls and was ejected 10 minutes into the game, and the Jayhawks cruised past the Mountaineers 87-63 on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament. Malik Curry led West Virginia ( 16-17) with 19 points. Most of the excitement in the Big 12 Tournament's second quarterfinal came in the first 10 minutes. UP NEXTThe Jayhawks meet the Horned Frogs, who have never played for a Big 12 title, in Friday night's semifinals.wftv.com
Wilson scores 22, No. 8 Kansas beats Oklahoma 71-69
APTOPIX Oklahoma Kansas Basketball Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) blocks a shot by Oklahoma guard Elijah Harkless (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 71-69. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel)LAWRENCE, Kan. — (AP) — Jalen Wilson had 22 points and No. 8 Kansas used a late run to beat Oklahoma 71-69 on Saturday. Oklahoma had just eight points for its reserves while Kansas had only three. Kansas: The Jayhawks maintained their half-game lead over Baylor at the top of the Big 12.wftv.com
No. 10 Kansas quickly builds huge lead, routs No. 8 Baylor
APTOPIX Baylor Kansas Basketball Kansas guard Christian Braun dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel)LAWRENCE, Kan. — (AP) — Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji each scored 18 points and No. This was the first time Kansas had hosted a defending national champion since Dec. 15, 2018, when it beat Villanova 74-71 at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas was ahead 21-7 before the second media timeout, stretched the lead to 20 and led 39-21 at halftime. The last Kansas team to lose consecutive games at Allen Fieldhouse was in Roy Williams’ first year as head coach, 1988-89. UP NEXTBaylor will stay in the state of Kansas in its next game, taking on Kansas State in Manhattan on Wednesday night.wftv.com
Agbaji helps No. 5 Kansas beat Texas Tech 94-91 in 2OT
Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 37 points to help No. 5 Kansas avenge its only conference loss of the season with a 94-91 double overtime win over No. 13 Texas Tech. Agbaji outdueled Bryson Williams, who poured in 33 points for Tech. Kansas led by one in the second overtime when Williams banked in a 3-pointer.
Border War renewed: Missouri pays a visit to No. 8 Kansas
UTEP Kansas Basketball Kansas players celebrate after a teammate's basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UTEP Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart refused to stay in Kansas hotels or allow the bus to fill up there, lest the Tigers pour any money into the Kansas economy. The ensuing realignment left the Big 12 on precarious footing, and that didn't sit well with Kansas coach Bill Self. “That,” Self said, “was college basketball at its best.”Fortunately for college basketball, time heals most wounds. The first basketball game was supposed to be last season, but it was pushed back one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.wftv.com
Mobley Bros. lead No. 6 seed USC to 85-51 rout of Kansas
15 seed Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet 16 in 2013 and now has the Trojans there for the first time in 14 years. Mobley's four first-half 3s, doubling his career best for an entire game, staked the Trojans to a 40-21 lead at the break. Kansas trimmed its deficit to 16 early in the second half, but Enfield immediately called timeout and the momentum swing was over. 2 seed Iowa earlier in the day, in a Pac-12 showdown for a spot in the West Region finals. “We have a lot of respect for that team," Enfield said.
Kansas' record Top 25 run over; Michigan jumps to No. 3
Michigan took advantage of Villanova's loss at St. John's to jump into the top three, Ohio State climbed three spots to No. The Jayhawks began their Top 25 streak on Feb. 2, 2009, when freshman guard Bryce Thompson was 6 years old. “We have plenty of games to go win and I know this team can do it,” Kansas guard Christian Braun said. 15, followed by Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Creighton and Southern California. The Bruins dropped out, along with Kansas, Florida and Drake, whose 18-0 start was spoiled in a 74-57 loss to Valparaiso.
Butler scores 30, unbeaten No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas
Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) shoots a three-point basket past Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas. Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as the Bears remained undefeated with a 77-69 victory Monday night over No. 9 Kansas, which has lost consecutive Big 12 games for the first time in nearly eight years. “To win the Big 12, we’re going to need all 15 guys, we need everybody, we need the staff. “They were real focused, like we’ve been for every game,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said.
Cunningham scores 18; Oklahoma St. tops No. 6 Kansas 75-70
Cade Cunningham scored 18 points, and the Cowboys held off a late rally to beat No. “This is what the process looks like,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. It was the fifth time in the past eight tries that Oklahoma State has beaten the Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Garrett missed a 3-pointer, and Oklahoma State got the ball in a scramble and called timeout with 17.8 seconds left. Oklahoma State hosts rival Oklahoma on Saturday.
No. 5 Kansas wins 30th straight league opener at Texas Tech
14 Texas Tech 58-57 on Thursday night, giving the Jayhawks a win in their conference opener for the 30th season in a row. Texas Tech (6-2, 0-1) had one more opportunity, with coach Chris Beard calling a timeout with 6.2 seconds left to set up a final play. Mac McClung led Texas Tech with a season-high 21 points, the third 20-point game this season for the transfer from Georgetown. Texas Tech: The Red Raiders had only seven turnovers and forced 16 Kansas turnovers, and had 16 second-chance points off 13 offensive rebounds. Texas Tech plays at Oklahoma on Tuesday night.