Kansas will take on Oklahoma at 8 p.m. Monday at Allen Fieldhouse in the final home appearances of Tyler Self, Frank Mason and Landen Lucas. They’ll be honored before the game and give speeches after the contest.
Kansas hopes to duplicate last year’s feat of winning at Texas immediately after snaring at least a share of the Big 12 title. KU will play the Longhorns at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Hours after the Kansas men’s basketball team won a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 championship, Jayhawks junior guard Devonté Graham was arrested Wednesday, which was his 22nd birthday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office online booking log, Graham was booked at 11:27 p.m. for failure to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court. The notice to appear was for an expired tag, according to the court. Graham was released after paying $196 bond.
The No. 3 Jayhawks, who welcomed back Brandon Rush for his No. 25 jersey retirement ceremony, hoisted the Big 12 championship trophy while modeling their title hats and T-shirts after an 87-68 victory over TCU that clinched at least a tie for the program’s 13th straight league crown.
Kansas City native Brandon Rush told himself he wasn’t going to get emotional when he saw his No. 25 jersey unfurled in the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. He nearly couldn’t follow through on that promise.
After Josh Jackson signed with the Kansas men’s basketball team, analysts always seemed to hedge. Yeah, he could run and jump. But often, four words would follow that analysis: “He’s no Andrew Wiggins.” He’s not. Few are. But that doesn’t mean Jackson’s physical attributes should be overlooked, especially when they’re helping KU win games.
Gary Cunningham served as a longtime assistant under John Wooden and two years as UCLA’s head coach. Cunningham was part of 11 of the Bruins’ college-basketball record 13 straight Pac-8 championships. Kansas is about to tie UCLA’s record for consecutive league titles, and Cunningham has no problem with the record being matched.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is one of 14 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketaball Hall of Fame, and he’s one of nine first-time finalists. The class will be presented at the Final Four in April.