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  1. Steve Alford may well be the right fit as UCLA Bruins new head co...

    Jason King

    Hiring a head coach is as much about fit as anything that happens in the huddle. Ben Howland never embraced the off-court activities that being UCLA's coach required. Steve Alford will. He has been preparing for this opportunity his whole life.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  2. KU-Michigan: McGary-Withey one to watch

    Jason King

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seven-foot Kansas center Jeff Withey couldn't help but do a double-take when he spotted Michigan's Mitch McGary in the bowels of Cowboys Stadium Friday. "He's not as tall as I thought," Withey said of the 6-foot-10 McGary. "But...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  3. 2013 NCAA tournament - Kansas Jayhawks hope Ben McLemore can rega...

    Jason King

    Kansas freshman Ben McLemore has struggled with his shot even as the Jayhawks keep winning in the NCAA tournament. But beating Michigan in the Sweet 16 on Friday will be darn near impossible unless the old McLemore resurfaces.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  4. Kansas rides seniors to Sweet 16

    Jason King

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- He's the projected No. 1 pick in this summer's NBA draft, the leading scorer for one of the nation's top teams and the latest Kansas Jayhawk to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. For Ben McLemore, though, none of that m...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 70, N. Carolina 58

    Jason King

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Standout freshman and future NBA lottery pick Ben McLemore was so mediocre on Sunday that he could hardly get off the Kansas Jayhawks' bench in the second half. It didn't matter. With McLemore struggling, Kansas used its oth...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  6. Roy vs. Kansas feels different this time

    Jason King

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At their shoot-around on Thursday and again during Friday's win over Villanova, the North Carolina Tar Heels received rousing ovations from an unlikely group of supporters. Kansas fans. For nearly a decade almost anyone who ...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  7. UCLA establishes new tough identity

    Jason King

    LAS VEGAS -- Long before they were champions of the Pac-12, the UCLA Bruins were dogs. Or at least that was one popular description. Soft. Spoiled. Bums. Busts. Prima donnas. Ben Howland figures his players heard it all in November ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  8. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    This year's race for the Wooden Award may come down to a missed free throw attempt and a layup that never found its way through the net. With the NCAA tournament less than a week away, those are the only things separating Indiana's Victor Oladipo and...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. Conference Power Rankings: Pac-12

    Jason King

    Does anyone want to win the Pac-12? The regular-season championship trophy has been dangling in front of the Oregon Ducks, UCLA Bruins and Cal Golden Bears all week, but no one has stepped up and grabbed it. Cal was manhandled by Stanford -- at ho...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Pac-12

    Jason King

    Arizona and UCLA were ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the preseason Pac-12 media poll. Yet neither team will be in first place when they square off Saturday at Pauley Pavilion on "College GameDay." UCLA (11-4 in conference) trails league lea...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. Observations from Saturday afternoon

    Jason King

    Kansas coach Bill Self was in the postgame handshake line after his team's 72-66 loss to Oklahoma when he looked up and saw hundreds of students rushing the Lloyd Noble Center court. His lips didn't move, but as he tilted back his head and rolled ...

    Blog | February 09, 2013
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    Kansas took a huge step toward claiming its ninth straight Big 12 title by defeating Kansas State 59-55 Tuesday in Manhattan. The Jayhawks won't face a more difficult road environment all season. The rest of the league is as balanced as any conferenc...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    Kansas State has moved up a spot in this week's Big 12 power rankings -- and the Wildcats could be even higher by this time next week if they capitalize on two huge opportunities in the coming days. K-State's next two games are against Oklahoma and K...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  14. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    A new leader has emerged in the race for the Wooden Award. Creighton's Doug McDermott, who has been No. 2 on my ballot for most the season, has catapulted ahead of Duke forward Mason Plumlee for the top spot. McDermott ranks second in the nation w...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  15. McLemore OK after injury scare vs. Baylor

    Jason King

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse has long been regarded as one of the loudest arenas in all of college basketball. For a short time Monday, it became one of the quietest. Just as they were preparing to tie a bow around their 61-44 vic...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 61, Baylor 44

    Jason King

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A few quick thoughts from Kansas' 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Overview: After barely escaping Iowa State and then playing poorly in a win at Texas Tech last week, Kansas returned to form Monday by emb...

    Blog | January 14, 2013