Jayhawks Scorch Nets in Open Scrimmage

Aug. 28, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas men’s basketball team took the floor Saturday for a final tune-up before heading to Vancouver to play four exhibition games next week. The open scrimmage gave the packed Horejsi Family Athletics Center crowd a glimpse of what to expect this upcoming season.

The Jayhawks played three ten-minute periods, switching teams after each period. KU blazed the nets by going 18 of 26 from three-point range, and scoring a total of 165 points on the afternoon.

The Jayhawks had seven players in double figures. Leading the way was senior Wayne Simien who shot six of eight from the floor and recorded 17 points and seven rebounds. Fellow seniors Aaron Miles and Keith Langford also had good showings in the scrimmage. Miles tallied 16 points and also handed out five assists, and Langford contributed 15 points as well as a game high seven assists. J.R. Giddens, Michael Lee and Darnell Jackson scored 11 points apiece, and Jeremy Case chipped in with 10 points.

KU will play its first Canadian exhibition game next Saturday, September 4, against the University of British Columbia. The Saturday game will be broadcast on the video board before the KU football opener against Tulsa at Memorial Stadium. Sunday, the Jayhawks will have a pair of games. In the morning game they will face Langara College, and in the nightcap they will play the University College of Fraser Valley. KU will conclude the Canadian tour on Monday when it faces Simon Fraser College.