Self experiments with small KU lineup in second half

Bill Self experimented with his rotations on Thursday, playing freshman wing Brannen Greene at the four spot while employing a small lineup in the second half. The Jayhawks were facing foul trouble — Perry Ellis and Tarik Black both had four fouls — and post depth was a question mark with freshman center Joel Embiid on the sideline.

Andrew Wiggins delivers when it matters most for KU

Andrew Wiggins stepped nimbly into the postseason with a 30-point, eight-rebound performance in KU’s 77-70 overtime win over Oklahoma State in a Big 12 quarterfinal at the Sprint Center. It was pivotal because KU was coming off two losses in its last three games and doubts were surfacing about its trajectory and NCAA-seeding traction minus Joel Embiid.

Joel Embiid’s dad says he’s hopeful son can return for KU this season

Thomas Embiid, the father of KU freshman center Joel Embiid, is still hopeful he’ll see his son play in person before the end of the season, telling The Star that his son’s back injury wasn’t “too serious.” “It’s improving,” Thomas Embiid said Thursday from the Sprint Center before KU played Oklahoma State. “Hopefully he can come back soon.”

KU's Andrew Wiggins can burnish his reputation in March

For those who have watched Andrew Wiggins lead the Jayhawks to a 10th straight Big 12 championship, here's the question about his big-game reputation: If Wiggins can rise to the occasion, playing his most beautiful basketball against the most high-profile opponents, why doesn't he turn it on more often?

NCAA committee will consider Embiid injury while judging Kansas

The NCAA selection committee will hunker down in a room on Sunday in Indianapolis, piecing together a bracket of 68 teams. The committee members will consider many variables: Quality wins. Strength of schedule. And this year, yes, injuries. The latest test case for how the committee should deal with a team's health: It’s right here in Kansas.

All-decade draft: Pick the best of three KU teams using players from last 10 years

With some help from fans, Rustin Dodd, our KU beat writer, Tod Palmer, our Mizzou writer, and Kellis Robinett, our K-State writer, have drafted three teams using only players from the last 10 years at the schools they cover. Today, we present the three KU all-decade teams and are asking you to vote for the one you think would be the best. MU and K-State fans, you’ll get your chance Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kansas’ Wiggins makes his return to the Mountain State

The teenage basketball prodigy from Canada had been in West Virginia for just a few months when his host father came home with an idea. Andrew Wiggins was 16, quiet-natured and shy, content to spend his days playing video games on the Thomas family’s Xbox. He gorged on microwaved Eggo waffles, and left shoes piled messily in his room. He was always smiling, unfailingly polite, but just didn’t say much.

Tarik Black, Kansas roll over Texas Tech on senior night

Senior Tarik Black finished with a season-high 19 points and six rebounds as No. 8 Kansas rolled to an 82-57 victory over Texas Tech on senior night at Allen Fieldhouse. Black, who replaced injured center Joel Embiid in the Jayhawks’ starting lineup, responded by going a perfect nine for nine, tying the KU record for most field goals without a miss.