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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags …


Men’s Top 25 capsules: No. 2 Kansas holds off Stanford in overtime

Lagerald Vick hit the tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation, and then had eight of his 27 points in overtime, leading No. 2 Kansas over Stanford 90-84.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

How we voted: With one fewer top-10 win, Gonzaga – not Kansas – gets our nod for nation’s top ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Gonzaga takes over No. 1 ranking in AP, USA Today polls

Gonzaga is the top dog again in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags, on the strength of an 89-87 win over former No. 1 Duke, moved into the top …


Gonzaga, looking out for No. 1, entertains North Dakota State

The debate began shortly after Gonzaga outlasted Duke and picked up steam a couple days later when Kansas rallied past Tennessee in overtime. It simmered over the weekend. Two strong …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Gonzaga remains No. 3 behind Duke, Kansas in latest AP Top 25 poll

Gonzaga isn’t going up or down, and that’s pretty much the same story for everybody in the AP top 10. The Zags were No. 3 in the preseason poll, the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

No. 1 Kansas holds off No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in opener

Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in …


Kansas fires football coach Beaty with year left on contract

Kansas has fired football coach David Beaty, effective at the end of the season, ending a three-plus year tenure marked by modest improvement but just a handful of wins.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Kansas to hold Silvio De Sousa out pending investigation

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name has surfaced as part of the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from games pending a review of his …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Loaded Gonzaga nabs No. 3 spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll

The games haven’t even started yet, but Gonzaga has gone where no Gonzaga team has gone before. The Zags checked in at No. 3 in the AP men’s basketball poll, …


ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla: Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks are nation’s best teams

ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla called the Bulldogs and the Kansas Jayhawks the top teams in college basketball in a recent interview with FloHoops.


Kansas fires AD Sheahon Zenger, saying progress in some areas ‘elusive’

The University of Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, with Chancellor Douglas Girod noting “progress has been elusive” in some areas other than the storied Jayhawks men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

Kansas made no written report of its athletics review

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod says the school didn’t produce any written reports after an independent examination of the athletics department amid a federal investigation of corruption in college …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Villanova sets Final Four record with 18 3-pointers in 95-79 NCAA Tournament win over Kansas

One by one, Villanova keeps winning games and getting closer to another national title.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

A guide to the teams, players and coaches in the Final Four

The maddest of Marches is winding down, the college basketball season now headed into April.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Final Four will be mix of traditional powers, one amazing upstart

Two weeks of mayhem – a tumult of historic upsets, buzzer-beaters and at least one celebrity nun – have brought the NCAA Tournament to a crossroads.


Lone dog: No. 11 Loyola joins list of regulars at Final Four

Three teams that need no introduction. One from out of nowhere.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Malik Newman carries Kansas past Duke, into Final Four

Malik Newman scored all 13 of Kansas’ points in overtime, and the top-seeded Jayhawks are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2012 after beating No. 2 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Kansas brings sanity back to March in 80-76 win over Clemson in Sweet 16

Top-seeded Kansas brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity this March, withstanding a wild comeback from fifth-seeded Clemson for a too-close-for-comfort, 80-76 victory on Friday.


Midwest Regional preview: Top-seeded Kansas faces Clemson, Duke gets Syracuse in Sweet 16

Everything seems to be in place yet again for Kansas, which for the second straight year needs just two wins – in a gym that its rabid fans can reach …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Kansas holds off Seton Hall 83-79 to reach Sweet 16

Malik Newman scored 28 points, Udoka Azubuike stood toe-to-toe with Seton Hall’s bruising Angel Delgado, and No. 1 seed Kansas held off the plucky Pirates 83-79 on Saturday night, sending …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Top-seeded Kansas comes alive, beats Penn 76-60 in NCAAs

Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting the top-seeded Jayhawks to a tough, grind-it-out 76-60 victory over No. 16 Pennsylvania in …


No. 8 Kansas’ Big 12 title is its 14th straight

Kansas coach Bill Self has signed some of the nation’s top-rated players during his tenure in Lawrence, allowing him to restock the roster instead of rebuilding.


Top 25 capsules: Devonte Graham leads No. 8 Kansas to 104-74 rout of Oklahoma

Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:19 a.m.

Gonzaga notches 11th straight 25-win season with victory over Pepperdine

Finishing a season with at least 25 wins is not a common feat in college basketball, but Gonzaga makes it look easy.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Kristy Wallace, No. 3 Baylor rout Kansas

Kristy Wallace scored 26 points, Kalani Brown added 20 and No. 3 Baylor beat Kansas 88-51 on Saturday.


Men’s Top 25 capsules: No. 10 Kansas roars back to beat No. 6 West Virginia

Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, including 12 over the final seven minutes, and No. 10 Kansas roared back from a big deficit to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Washington Huskies made historic statement with win over No. 2 Kansas

The historical impact of the Washington men’s basketball team’s


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Matisse Thybulle’s long-range shooting helps Washington upset No. 2 Kansas

Matisse Thybulle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Jaylen Nowell added 15 and Washington led most of the way in upsetting second-ranked Kansas 74-65 on Wednesday night in nonconference …