- KANSAS BASKETBALL-
Kansas is 14-1 in games decided by seven points or more but has an average margin of victory of 19.9 points in those 14 victories. That’s 6.4 points more than KU’s average margin of victory for the entire season, which includes an average win margin of 3.7 points in those other nine games.
As the pass floated his way, Jackson fell. With the clock still ticking down and the Mountaineers’ defense approaching, Jackson gathered himself, sat calmly on his rear end and bounced a perfect left-handed pass around the defense to a charging Bragg, who flashed to the top of the key to help Jackson.
That’s right. No Self-coached Kansas team has ever suffered two regular-season losses to the same Big 12 opponent. The Jayhawks, in the 14th season of the Self era, now have played 88 home-and-home series. KU has swept 60 of them, split 28 and never come away 0-2.
From Super Bowl comparisons, to bewilderment regarding the Mountaineers’ collapse, to giving KU credit for pulling it off, the college basketball world had plenty to say about the Kansas comeback.
Sure, the Baylor loss on Monday night helped. A two-game lead with five to play is a pretty good spot to be in. But it’s an even more pleasant place when you consider this: Kansas could lose at Baylor on Saturday and still not be worried.
The Jayhawks have turned to small-ball this season by necessity.
Perhaps you have stood near the stage at a U2 show. Maybe you were at Wrigley Field for Kris Bryant's Game 5 bomb. Still nothing can prepare you — and nothing can top — the noise level at Allen Fieldhouse when Kansas is in a tight game with a top-five team, fighting to stretch two unreal winning streaks.
Notably, their praise came before Jackson's best performance of the year, a 31-point tally against Texas Tech on Saturday in which he missed just three of his 15 shot attempts, made critical defensive stops late, and drove to the basket to draw a foul and sink the game-winning free throw.
But for those who want to see how top-level recruits go through their thought process, Young gave a behind the scenes peek to Jason Jordan and USA Today when he sat with his parents, Ray and Candice, to discuss the pros and cons of his list of finalists in a family roundtable meeting. Young is expected to announce his decision Thursday in a ceremony at his high school.
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Kansas football has set its date for the annual spring game which will be held on Saturday, April 15 in Memorial Stadium, with kickoff slated for 1 p.m.
After starting the 2017 season with a 5-0 mark, Kansas softball swept the first Big 12 Conference weekly honors with senior infielder Taylor Dodson and sophomore right-hander Alexis Reid earning player and pitcher of the week accolades, respectively as announced by the league on Tuesday afternoon.