The Kansas Jayhawks overcame a 14 point first half deficit to beat the Kentucky Wildcats 89-84 in the 2023 Champions Classic. Hunter Dickinson showed the offseason portal recruiting was worth it with a 27 point 21 rebound outing.
DaJuan Harris Jr scored a career high 23 points and went 5-6 from 3. Australian freshman Johnny Furphy went 0-2 from 3 with 1 rebound and 3 fouls.
The first half was dominated by lights out three point shooting by guard Rob Dillingham who went 4 for 5 from the three point line.
Kansas will have a few days off before heading to Hawaii for the Maui Jim Invitational where they will play Chaminade on Monday.