In the final three minutes, Kansas nearly blew an 11-point lead before sophomore guard Brannen Greene iced the game with two free throws and a key block with 20 seconds left. Even then, TCU had a desperation chance to tie after Mason missed two free throws in the final seconds.
Bill Self’s run of McDonald’s All-Americans continued Wednesday when Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Cleveland who has committed to Kansas, was selected to play in the prestigious high school all-star game April 1 at the United Center in Chicago
Freshman guard Devonte’ Graham aggravated his sprained right toe during Wednesday’s game. Graham said teammate Landen Lucas stepped on his foot, which caused some momentary discomfort. But after getting looked at by Kansas’ training staff, he was able to finish the game.
Olathe North senior tight end Josh Moore, who committed to KU in the fall, will not be signing with Kansas next Wednesday, Moore announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday evening. Moore, who is reportedly still considering Missouri, told Scout.com he will not sign with a school until after national signing day, Feb. 4.
The Kansas and K-State women’s basketball teams have struggled in Big 12 conference play so far this season, but both teams came away with wins Wednesday night. The Jayhawks handed Iowa State its first home loss, taking a 61-56 victory in Ames, Iowa, and the Wildcats beat Oklahoma State 52-51 in overtime in Manhattan, Kan.
The biggest thing new women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie is looking for in his first year at Kansas State is progress. The Wildcats are coming off their first back-to-back losing seasons in the Big 12 since 2000 and 2001 and finished with an 11-19 overall mark a year ago.
One year after he fought to be released from a scholarship to chase a dream playing at a major college basketball program, Devonte’ Graham is free. He is a freshman guard at Kansas, a quiet difference-maker, one reason the ninth-ranked Jayhawks are 5-1 in the Big 12 and sitting atop the conference standings as they travel to TCU on Wednesday (8 p.m. on ESPNU).
Four days after notching a key road victory at Texas, the Jayhawks return to the Lone Star State for an 8 p.m. Wednesday game at TCU on ESPNU. Kansas needs a victory to maintain sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
The most ridiculous sequence of this Kansas basketball season took 41 seconds. It included three blocks, six missed shots, four passes, one wild loose-ball showdown at midcourt, and it also included one Jamari Traylor.