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Kansas Opens Exhibition Play Against Washburn

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For those that will be able to watch.  This will serve as your open thread. 

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Quick preview after the jump.

Exhibition Opener

Six-time defending Big 12 Conference champion Kansas opens its 2010-11 season with an exhibition game against Washburn, located in nearby Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. The game from historic Allen Fieldhouse will be televised on the Jayhawk Television Network. Kansas is looking to win its 36th-straight exhibition contest and is 21-0
in exhibition games under head coach Bill Self. Like Kansas, Washburn begins its exhibition season as well on Tuesday and is coming off a 16-14 season in 2009-10.

About Kansas

Kansas is the six-time defending Big 12 men's basketball champion entering the 2010-11 season. The Jayhawks have won or tied for 10 of the 14 Big 12 regular-season titles and seven postseason titles. KU returns two starters and 12 letterwinners from last season's 33-3 team, which went 15-1 in the conference and won the Big 12 regular-season title and the conference postseason championship.

Starters returning include juniors Marcus Morris, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, and Tyshawn Taylor, a preseason all-conference honorable mention choice. Morris is Kansas' leading returning scorer at 12.8 ppg and rebounder at 6.1 rpg. Taylor averaged 7.2 points last season and 3.4 assists in 2009-10 and has a career 8.5 ppg average.

Senior guard Brady Morningstar started 34 of 35 games in 2008-09 and averaged 4.1 ppg last season. Junior forward Markieff Morris, twin of Marcus, and senior guard Tyrel Reed were key contributors the last two seasons. Markieff averaged 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 2009-10, while Reed averaged 5.1 points with 44 three-pointers. Sophomore forward Thomas Robinson (2.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg) should also see significant time on the inside.

Two keys will be 2009-10 redshirts Mario Little and Travis Releford. Little is a senior guard who averaged 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 2008-09, while Releford is a sophomore guard who averaged 2.7 points in 32 games in 2008-09. Freshmen guards Josh Selby and Royce Woolridge will have the most impact of the newcomers. Selby was's No. 1 rated player following the 2009-10 season. Woolridge averaged 30.2 points his senior season in high school.

Preview via KUahtletics press release.