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While overwhelming the 49ers with their speed, skill and strength, the Jayhawks (6-1) shot .596 from the floor and .533 from three-point range while finishing with a 16-4 edge in transition points and 41-24 advantage on the glass.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Memphis, converted all nine of his attempts and gave the Jayhawks energy all over the floor against a well-traveled 49ers squad that already has zig-zagged across the nation to play at Wichita State, North Carolina, Louisville, UCLA and Washington.
Kansas senior Landen Lucas was held out of Tuesday’s 91-61 victory over Long Beach State for what KU coach Bill Self described as “a little strain in his oblique or whatever it is in his side.”
The Jayhawks already had put the 49ers away by halftime, long before starting center Udoka Azubuike or sophomore power forward Carlton Bragg put the basketball through the hoop in a 91-61 rout.
The Jayhawks hit 9 of their first 14 three-pointers and 14 of 26 for the night. Beyond that, KU was insanely good in transition and shared the ball so well. There were a couple of ill-advised shots and a few too many turnovers (19) but this was a solid A effort.
Here’s the reality, though: This team doesn’t need scoring from those positions (the forwards). The guards are too good. Spread it, let those guys drive, and the bigs can mop up whatever points are dropped in their lap.
KU had to work harder to build that record this season by taking far many more matches to the limit. The Jayhawks went 8-0 in five-set matches and won them by an average margin of 15-9.
- College Sports -
The hiring of McCaw sent a chilling message to athletic department employees and female students, not only at Baylor, but across the country. American colleges have a sexual assault problem. The U.S. Department of Education has more than 200 open cases into potential mishandling of sexual assault on campuses. The immediate recycling of McCaw underscores the attitudes that enable it to persist.
Figuring out what the committee got right and what it got wrong in this week's rankings
Kirby Hocutt says separation between No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Michigan 'razor thin'
Oregon has decided to move on from Mark Helfrich, firing the fourth-year coach and starting the program's first national coaching search since Rich Brooks was hired in 1977.
Teams that play Bob Huggins' Mountaineers are turning the ball over 35 percent of the time this season
- Professional Sports -
Fortunately, Pierce has teammate Chris Paul around to check on him. Paul made sure Pierce was alright after his fall by offering some CPR. Pierce was just fine — after probably getting over some slight embarrassment.