Missouri could be in tough spot without Jabari Brown

Depending on what junior Jabari Brown learns from his NBA evaluation, there’s a chance he might return to Missouri next season. He left the door open when he decided not to sign with an agent, giving him until April 15 to decide if he wants to return to the Tigers.

Future Jayhawk Cliff Alexander tries to lure Myles Turner to KU

Early on Monday morning, Cliff Alexander and Myles Turner stepped onto the same floor here inside the Quest Multiplex gym on the west side of Chicago, preparing for Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center. Alexander, a Chicago native who signed with Kansas in the fall, is one of the top frontcourt players in the senior class. So is Turner, who has yet to pick his college destination. “I told him: ‘Come be a Jayhawk, Bill Self will get you ready,’” Alexander said.

Central Missouri reaches NCAA Division II championship game

In the 30th anniversary year of its last NCAA Division II basketball championship, Central Missouri will play for another on Saturday. The 20th-ranked Mules stunned No. 1 Metro State (Colo.) in a dramatic finish Thursday night at the Ford Center, winning 71-69 when the Roadrunners’ last-second three-point try clanged off the rim.

Central Missouri, Drury ready for play in Division II Elite Eight

Central Missouri didn’t have the look of an NCAA Division II Elite Eight contender a few weeks ago. The Mules, co-champions of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, were beaten 84-82 by Northeastern State in the opening round of the conference tournament.

What Wayne Selden's return means for KU

Wayne Selden's decision to return also provides some stability to a Kansas roster that had to replace all five starters this past season. Senior forward Tarik Black is gone, Andrew Wiggins is a lock to enter the NBA Draft, and Joel Embiid has a decision to make. Even still, Bill Self should return the bulk of the roster from his latest Big 12 title team. Here's a first look at next year's squad (leaving Embiid out of the equation):