Not sure what was going on in that first half, as the Jayhawks only took a 40-36 lead into halftime. The two squads were tied up at 34-all just a few minutes before the break. However, KU started the second half on an 11-0 run and never looked back. Kansas outscored Loyola 54-25 in the second half.
Final score - Kansas 94, Loyola 61.
Wayne Selden led all scorers with 18 points. Four other Jayhawks scored in double figures: Ellis (15), Diallo (13), Mason (10), and Svi (10).
All of Diallo's 13 points came in the second half.
Mason led the Jayhawks with 4 assists.
It was truly a team effort on rebounding tonight, as five Jayhawks led the team with 6 rebounds each: Traylor, Ellis, Mason, Selden, Diallo. However, KU only outrebounded the much smaller Greyhounds 47-40.
As a team, Kansas hit 8/20 (40.0%) from behind the arc. Selden hit 3/6, but Svi only connected on 1/4.
For the third time in four games, Clay Young, Tyler Self, and Evan Manning got some PT.
Tyler Self even banked in a three-pointer.
There were four ties in the game, but KU never trailed.
The Jayhawks led for 37:31.
The first half was... unimpressive.
The second half was... fun.
Landen Lucas was held out for precautionary reasons. He is dealing with a toe injury, but reportedly could have played if necessary.
Jayhawks missed a lot of layups, only hitting 9/16 in the first half (not sure what the full game total was).
Free throw shooting was bad tonight (12/26, 46.2%)
At times - especially in the first half - the Jayhawks played what I'll call "selfish" ball. (And no, that's not a pun.) There were too many possessions where whoever brought the ball up the floor just took a couple of dribbles and then hoisted up a long-range shot. It definitely contributed to allowing Loyola to hang around for way too long.
Diallo was... impressive.
It's gonna be a good season, I think.
KU will host Harvard on Saturday, Dec 5, at 2:15 PM in Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be televised on ESPN2.