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2016 Schedule
33-5, 1st in Big 12
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11dJeff Goodman

Diallo to leave KU after one season, enter draft

Cheick Diallo won't return for a second season at Kansas, opting to sign with an agent and enter next month's NBA draft. "This is the time for me to go to the next level," he said.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Wayne Selden said his former Kansas roommate Joel Embiid used to watch YouTube videos of Hakeem Olajuwon, then go out and do the same moves in practice the next day.

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12dJohn Gasaway

How will the Big 12 race play out in 2016-17?

Three Big 12 schools have hired new coaches since the season ended. Will the newcomers be able to shake up the conference's traditional pecking order?

Bill Self sends well wishes to Holly Rowe (0:38)
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19dAdam Finkelstein

Most surprising twists in the Class of 2016

Yes, the Class of 2016 saw Kentucky and Duke finish on top. It wasn't without its twists and turns, though. So what were the most notable surprises?

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Jayhawks joyous at Jackson signing

We were not ready for Kansas to land Josh Jackson. In a guarded recruitment process, the best incoming freshman headed to Lawrence since Andrew Wiggins unexpectedly pledged his services to Bill Self & Co. 2016 recruiting twists (Insider)

Final class rankings: Kentucky or Duke? (2:48)

Jayhawks doing good job recruiting

Kansas has three ESPN 100 talents committed to come to Lawrence next season, one of whom has already signed. The Jayhawks received a commitment from the No. 2 player in the country, small forward Josh Jackson, just two weeks ago. See the full rankings

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28dJeff Borzello

Ex-Delaware G Holden transferring to S. Carolina

Kory Holden, the No. 2 available transfer in ESPN's rankings after averaging 17.7 points last season for Delaware, is transferring to South Carolina.

Massive changes in final ESPN 100 update (3:18)
Two unexpected Kansas players on Chad Ford's big board (0:54)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is down to USC, Washington, Miami and Kansas, his father confirms to ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self met with Duke transfer Derryck Thornton Jr. in Durham today, source told ESPN.

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Watch: Jordan brand classic

It's a star-studded roster for this year's game. The West team is headlined by Michigan State's Miles Bridges and VIllanova's Omari Spellman, while the East features Florida State's Jonathan Isaac. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Big 12 can't catch Kansas

It was the best league in college basketball hands-down, yet the road still went through KU for the conference title. The repeated excellent astounds DIckie V. Vitale's Sweet 16 moments

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43dJeff Borzello

Top uncommitted senior Jackson picks Kansas

Josh Jackson, the No. 3 recruit in the ESPN 100, has elected to play at Kansas next season. The Jayhawks now have the No. 6 recruiting class in 2016.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jackson, the nation's top uncommitted prospect, has announced for Kansas.

Josh Jackson

Where will 2016's late signees land?

Small forward Josh Jackson, ranked No. 3 by ESPN 100, hasn't decided yet; it's down to Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas. Top storylines for 2016-17 season

Will Cheick Diallo return to Kansas? (3:02)

2017 Bracketology: No. 1 Seeds

  • East: Duke
  • West: Villanova
  • South: Kentucky
  • Midwest: Kansas
See the full bracket

Where will 5-star basketball talent sign? (2:34)

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.0
Rebounds Per Game40.0
Assists Per Game15.5
Points Allowed66.830th

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Tournament History

Final Fours14
Tournament Record100-44
Championship Seasons1952, 1988, 2008
Tournament Appearances45