This was a game we were looking forward to all week and boy did it not disappoint. The Kansas Jayhawks knocked out the UConn Huskies 69-65 in a tense thriller Friday night. KJ Adams scored 18 points, including 6 for 9 from the line, to secure the win for Kansas. Kevin McCullar Jr led Kansas with 21 points and 5 rebounds.
UConn guard, Tristen Newton, was a thorn in KU’s side all night scoring 31 points including way too many off balance shots at the buzzer which somehow went in. Kansas stepped up the defensive pressure late in the second half to slow down the Husky offense.
KJ, who ESPN made sure to let us know throughout the broadcast, has struggled at the line this season but came up with some clutch free throws. Adams will leave for Texas immediately after the game to attend his mom’s celebration of life service tomorrow. In a touching post game interview, KJ said he did it all for his mom.
Kansas will face Kansas City on Tuesday ahead of a matchup with Missouri next Friday.