Kansas Jayhawks Basketball 2013-2014 News and Updates
2/7/14 – Before losing to No.25 Texas Saturday, the Jayhawks had penned seven straight wins, five of which were against Top 25 teams - No.25 Kansas State, No.8 Iowa State (twice), No.9 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Baylor. Currently leading the Big 12 standings, the 17-5 Kansas Jayhawks have their sights set on their tenth straight Conference title! The Jayhawks tough schedule should prove beneficial come March; their experience under pressure and against elite programs will give them an advantage over teams who played an easy-breezy non-conference schedule and compete in a mid-major. 7-foot Center Joel Embiid has emerged as a potential No.1 draft pick; but the 19-year old from Cameroon has expressed interest in staying in Lawrence. Will the final five games of the 2014 season be Jayhawks fans last chance to see Embiid and Parker at Allen Field House? Let’s hope not, but why miss it?! Kansas Jayhawks tickets (5 games) are averaging $206 to close the regular season.
1/3/14 - The Kansas Jayhawks are known as one of the most skilled teams in the nation, but the team took off to a slow start against a punishing nonconference schedule that left them with a 9-3 record. The Jayhawks have grounded their footing and began to turn their season around by crushing Toledo’s 7 game win streak last Monday, ending 2013 on a high note, with a convincing 93-83 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. KU handed the Rockets their first loss of the season, on the backs of three 20-point scorers: Tharpe, Ellis, and freshman prodigy Andrew Wiggins (his 11th 20-plus game of the year). Kansas will finish off non-conference play when they host San Diego State on January 5 for $118 to start, compared to much cheaper tickets when they commence Big 12 Conference play Jan 8 at Oklahoma for a meager $8. Kansas vs. Kansas State rivalry tickets
in Lawrence start at a massive $185, the most expensive get-in of the year. KU is still the team to beat this year, gunning for their 10th Big 12 title, and possibly the national championship, as the amount of youthful talent on their team is primed to explode in 2014, so lock-in your Kansas Jayhawks tickets now!
10/28/13 - Bill Self and the monarchs of the Big 12 have earned nine consecutive conference titles, two Final 4s, and a NCAA national title in his last 11 years as coach. Last year, KU was eliminated in the Sweet 16 by Michigan State, but Self will look for their 10th straight Big 12 title to continue the longest current streak of winning seasons in the league and complement one of the oldest and most renowned programs in college basketball. After all, KU’s first coach was the legendary James Naismith, inventor of basketball.
Kansas Jayhawks Basketball 2013-2014 Season
Bill Self admitted that KU will face the most daunting schedule they’ve ever played: with the likes of Duke
, New Mexico
and San Diego State
, the Jayhawks have a tough road to the NCAA Tournament
. KU will open their most-hyped season yet at home against Louisiana-Monroe
(Nov 8) and next face Duke
(Nov 12) for the 3rd annual Champions Classic
. They are also participating in the Battle 4 Atlantis (with Villanova
, Wake Forest
and more) at Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Three of the Jayhawks games made our list of top non-conference matchups
Self is known as one of the best recruiters in basketball, and has brought a number of gems back to Allen Field House to replace a whopping five starters from last year’s squad, but none so awaited with frenzied anticipated as Andrew Wiggins. Distinguished as the most prized and heavily-touted incoming freshman, the unanimous #1 2013 recruit has already been dubbed the best player in college basketball, and is the first freshman to ever be selected into the Preseason All-Big 12 Team. With all of his media hype surfacing prior to any regular season play, there is some contention from around the nation, including rivals Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart. Along for the wild ride this season is returning sophomore power forward Perry Ellis and notable newcomers Wayne Selden and 7-footer Joel Embiid.