THERE ARE UPS AND DOWNS players and coaches go through, happens all the time. So it didn't cause all that great a stir when an Oregon newspaper columnist reported Giles and then coach Jay John last week seemed to be having a disagreement following the loss to WSU. But there was obviously more to it and on Monday, new interim head man Kevin Mouton dismissed Giles from the team.
January 22, 2008
THE BEAVS AT one point earlier this season were 6-4 and even in the conference opening loss to No. 21 Arizona, there were signs of progress with OSU leading the Wildcats in the second half. No such promise has been found since, and in Oregon State's 66-46 loss to No. 23 Stanford Thursday night, it was over early as the Cardinal took a 15-2 lead and never looked back.
January 11, 2008
OREGON STATE looked to be on the verge of an upset Thursday night against the No. 21 team in the land, up seven and with 13 minutes remaining on the clock. But the Beavs are still a team that is learning to win, and a tight contest against Arizona turned into a 76-63 defeat in the Beavers' league opener.
January 4, 2008
Kansas went to Austin with hopes of getting a leg up on a Big 12 title. The Jayhawks left a beaten bunch. Texas scoffed at KU's ten-game win streak a delivered an impressive blow to Bill Self's youngsters, 80-55. It was the worst loss Self has suffered at Kansas, yes, even worse than that darn Villanova game last year. The Longhorns now sit atop the Big 12 at 12-2 and barring a slip up in the last two games, will win the regular season conference title.
February 26, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas men's basketball team (15-6, 6-2 Big 12) defeated the University of Oklahoma (14-5, 5-3 Big 12), 59-58, Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Freshman guard Mario Chalmers hit the game-winning basket with 20 seconds remaining to propel KU to the victory.
February 5, 2006
Vegas thought it was going to be a 2-3 point game. ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale expected a nail-biting finish. Instead it was total domination and it was exactly what the Kansas Jayhawks needed. Like head coach Bill Self, said Thursday, KU was missing that "feather in its cap". The Jayhawks didn't exactly roll out the welcome mat for the Cats and handed Tubby Smith the most lop-sided loss of his Kentucky career.
January 8, 2006