Wesley Iwundu drove left from the top of the key, and as Justin Gray slid over to help, Keenan Evans slid over to cover Gray’s man on the right block. And Iwundu passed the ball right to him. Evans immediately looked up and passed the ball to Niem Stevenson who sped down the court ahead of the Wil...

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:16am

Wesley Iwundu drove left from the top of the key, and as Justin Gray slid over to help, Keenan Evans slid over to cover Gray’s man on the right block. And Iwundu passed the ball right to him. Evans immediately looked up and passed the ball to Niem Stevenson who sped down the court ahead of the Wil...

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:10am

The final 30 seconds were a fiasco. Keenan Evans had a steal and converted on the other end to give Texas Tech a one-point lead. Then D.J. Johnson committed a foul. And Kansas State coach Bruce Weber received a technical foul. And the Red Raiders made it count at the free-throw line as Aaron Ross sa...

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:10am

There was only one open spot on my AP ballot and three teams to decide between — Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas Tech. Iowa State went to No. 2 Baylor and, despite another slow start similar to but not as long as the one against Texas Tech, gave the Bears everything they could handle before fal...

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:50pm

LAWRENCE, KAN — The 3-point shot is the great equalizer in basketball. Dr. James Naismith’s Original Rules of “basket ball,” now housed in the DeBruce Center connected to Allen Fieldhouse on KU’s campus, didn’t mention anything about the 3-point shot as the line wasn’t introduced in co...

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 9:20pm

Pay heed, all who enter: Beware of “The Phog.” Those words hang in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse, the home court of Kansas basketball. A place with 250-straight sellouts (since the 2001-02 season), the nation’s longest home winning streak (47 games) and where Texas Tech has never won. In 200...

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:25pm

The Red Raiders know they let a win slip through their fingers at Iowa State. Justin Gray mentioned how he and his teammates were simply hoping to win that game down the stretch instead of fighting to win it. Lesson learned. In a game with 14 ties and 21 lead changes, Texas Tech fought the entire 40...

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 12:05am

For many college athletes, the satisfaction is found in the end result. In some cases, that may revolved around the total number by their name on the stat sheet regarding their minutes played and the one at the end of the line that tells how many points they scored. If those numbers are high, most a...

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 10:05pm

I’ve never liked jack-in-the-boxes. I don’t handle suspense too well — knowing something’s coming with the inability to control it. So I refused to “play” with one. But one day, I decided to face my fear of the tiny, obnoxious clown in the musical box. As I turned the knob on the side of...

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:00pm

Chris Beard knew if his Red Raiders kept their turnovers in the single digits, they had a good chance to leaving Hilton Coliseum with a victory. Instead, Texas Tech coughed up a total of 15 turnovers that led to 14 points for Iowa State. Most of those errors seemed like panic plays. Here’s a break...

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:55am