The Kansas Jayhawks defeated Purdue, 98-66, on Thursday during the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal basketball game at Kansas Citys Sprint Center. KU advances to the Elite Eight regional final on Saturday and will play the Oregon Ducks.
Kansas coach Bill Self says he believes transfer guard Malik Newman is one of the most talented guards he's had during his time with the Jayhawks. He spoke to reporters after the team's postseason banquet on Tuesday.
Frank Mason Jr., father of KU's Frank Mason III, said everyone should feel the joy he did after his son won the Associated Press Player of the Year award on Thursday. Mason III also reflected on his journey at KU that led to the national award his senior year.
Oak Hill Academy forward Billy Preston discussed playing in the McDonald's All-American Game, which is Wednesday in Chicago, and his plans to help recruit more talent to replenish the Jayhawks' roster.