No. 4/3 Jayhawks open HoopHall Invite with Texas Southern Tuesday
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Sophomore guard Malik Newman
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LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 4/3 Kansas continues its four-game homestand when it plays host to Texas Southern (0-4) for the first of three campus round contests to be played as part of the HoopHall Miami Invitational. The Jayhawks are 3-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season after their 98-64 win against South Dakota State on Nov. 17. The game will be televised on Jayhawk Television Network and can also be seen via the internet by visiting KUAthletics.com/ESPN3. Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) and Chris Piper (analyst) will call the action.
- Kansas is ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll. Kansas has been ranked in each of the last 163 AP polls dating back to Feb. 3, 2009, which is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I.
- The Jayhawks will face Texas Southern for the fourth time in program history and the first time since 1985, a 78-74 KU win in Lawrence. KU is 3-0 versus TSU. The Tigers will be playing their fifth of a 13-games road stretch to start their 2017-18 season.
- With Kansas’ win against South Dakota State (11/17), KU head coach Bill Self moved into sole possession of second on the all-time win list for KU coaches, passing Roy Williams. Self is 419-88, while Williams was 418-101 in 15 seasons from 1989-2003. Phog Allen is No. 1 at 590-219.
- Four Jayhawks are averaging double figures in scoring with senior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk leading the way at 19.7 points per game. Junior Lagerald Vick is next at 18.0 ppg.
- Sophomore center Udoka Azubuike leads NCAA Division I in field goal percentage. Through three games, Azubuike is 19-for-21 (90.5 percent), which includes nine dunks.
- Kansas has shot 60 percent or better in two games this season. Last year, KU shot better than 60 percent only once (62.3 percent vs. UNC-Asheville on Nov. 25, 2016). In 2015-16, KU had three games of 60 percent or better shooting.
- When No. 4 Kansas defeated No. 7 Kentucky, 65-61, the Jayhawks won their 75th game against Associated Press (AP) ranked foes under head coach Bill Self, who is in his 15th season on the KU sidelines. In the Self era, KU is 75-41 against AP ranked foes and has only had one non-.500 record, that being his first in 2003-04.
- On Nov. 15, Kansas added another five-star standout to its 2018 signing class when combo guard Quentin Grimes committed to the Jayhawks this week via a National Letter of Intent. KU now has four commits for 2018, each of which rank inside the top-35 of the ESPN100 recruiting rankings.
Kansas is 3-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season when the Jayhawks opened the year 5-0. It is the eighth time in the Bill Self era the Jayhawks have been 3-0. KU is coming off a 98-64 win against Summit League favorite South Dakota State on Nov. 17. Through three games, Kansas averages 85.0 points and has a plus 24.7 scoring margin. The Jayhawks pull down 38.7 rebounds per game and have a plus-4.3 rebound margin. KU is second in the Big 12 with 11.0 3-pointers made per game, 21.0 assists and 10.0 steals. The Jayhawks also average 5.7 blocked shots per contest.
Kansas uses a small lineup with only seven scholarship players available for the fall semester. Following his career-high 27 points against South Dakota State (11/17), senior G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk leads KU in scoring at 19.7 points per game which is second in the Big 12. Mykhailiuk had made a team-high 11 3-pointers through three games and averages 4.3 rebounds per contest. Junior G Lagerald Vick is fifth in the league in scoring at 18.0 points per contest and he is also second on the team in rebounds per game with a 6.0 average, assists with 11 and 3-pointers made with eight.
Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike leads the NCAA in field goal percentage at 90.5 percent. He averages 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with six blocked shots.
Redshirt-sophomore G Malik Newman is a starter who scores 12.3 points per game and pulls down 4.3 rebounds per contest. Newman has made six 3-pointers this season. Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Devonte’ Graham is second in the Big 12 with 9.3 assists per game and he averages 9.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest. Freshman G Marcus Garrett, who has one start, leads Kansas with 6.7 rebounds per game, which ranks tied for seventh in the conference. Garrett also leads KU with eight steals and his 2.7 steals per game are third in the Big 12. Garrett averages 5.7 points per contest. Sophomore F Mitch Lightfoot (2.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg) leads KU with seven blocked shots and his 2.3 per game are tied for third in the conference.
ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN
Located in Houston with an enrollment of 9,500, Texas Southern is 0-4 on the season after its 80-67 loss at Syracuse on Nov. 18. The Tigers are playing their first 13 games on the road in 2017-18. TSU is coached by Mike Davis who is 99-73 in his sixth season at TSU and 336-225 in his 18th season overall with stints at Indiana (1997-2000) and UAB (2006-12). Texas Southern won the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship last season and is the preseason league favorite for 2017-18.
Texas Southern averages 71.0 points and 34.2 rebounds per game. The Tigers make 8.0 3-pointers per game and also average 12.0 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.3 blocked shots per game.
Sophomore G Demontrae Jefferson leads Texas Southern in scoring at 21.0 points per game. Jefferson played in the first two contests but has not appeared in the last two TSU games. Graduate G Donte Clark is tied with Jefferson for the team high with seven 3-pointer made. Clark averages 18.0 points per game and is second on the team with 8.0 rebounds per contest. Clark has a team-best 14 assists. Senior F Kevin Scott scores 11.3 points per outing and he leads TSU with seven steals and is second on the team with 13 assists.
Redshirt junior C Trayvon Reed has a team-high four blocked shots is averaging nearly a double-double with 11.3 points and a team-high 9.3 rebounds per game. His 66.7 shooting percentage leads TSU. Junior G Derrick Bruce (9.8 ppg, six 3-pointers) and junior G Robert Lewis (8.0 ppg, six 3-pointers) round out the TSU starters. Other Texas Southern regulars include senior F Lamont Walker (2.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg), redshirt-freshman G Cainan McClelland (1.5 ppg) and graduate F Marquis Salmon (1.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg).
Kansas is 3-0 against Texas Southern in a series that dates back to the 1981-82 season when KU edged TSU, 67-65, in Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 2, 1981. All three matchups have been played in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the second meeting, 101-64, on Jan. 11, 1984, and 78-74 in overtime the following season on Jan. 3, 1985, in the series’ last matchup. Kansas is 15-0 against current membership of the SWAC: 4-0 vs. Alcorn State, 4-0 vs. Jackson State, 3-0 vs. Texas Southern, 2-0 vs. Mississippi Valley State, 1-0 vs. Prairie View A&M and 1-0 vs. Southern.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Make Kansas 4-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season, when the Jayhawks opened the year 5-0, and the sixth time under Bill Self … Give Kansas its 22nd-straight non-conference win in Allen Fieldhouse … Make the KU-Texas Southern series 4-0 in favor of the Jayhawks … Make KU 16-0 vs. current membership of the SWAC … Make Kansas 3-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 760-110 all-time in the venue, including 223-10 under head coach Bill Self … Make Self 420-88 while at Kansas and 627-193 for his career … Make Kansas 2,221-841 all-time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Make Kansas 3-1 for the fourth-straight season … End a 21-game winning streak against non-conference opponents in Allen Fieldhouse … Make Kansas-Texas Southern series at 3-1 in favor of KU … Make KU 15-1 against current membership of the SWAC … Make Kansas 2-1 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 759-11 all-time in the venue, including 222-11 under head coach Bill Self … Make Self 419-89 while at Kansas and 626-195 as a head coach … Make KU 2,220-842 all-time.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LEFTOVERS
- The win improved Bill Self to 419-88, moving him into sole possession of second on the KU all-time victory list.
- The Jayhawks had zero turnovers in the first half marking the first time KU did not give the ball away in a half since posting zero turnovers in the second half at Texas on January 24, 2015. The last time Kansas did not turn the ball over in a half in Allen Fieldhouse was against Kansas State on January 11, 2014 (first half).
- Two offensive rebounds for the Jayhawks is the fewest since February 13, 1993 against Missouri.
- Kansas set season-highs for points (98), points in a half (57-first), field goals (37), field goal percentage (60.7, 37-61), three point field goals (13, 13-27), 3-point field goal percentage (48.1,13-27), free throws made (11), and blocked shots (8).
- For the first time since February 25, 2017 at Texas every Jayhawk who entered the game finished in the scoring column.
- Senior G Devonte’ Graham was just two points shy from notching his second double-double of the season, also adding 11 assists.
- Junior G Lagerald Vick set a career record for field goals going 9-for-12, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Vick’s 22 points were one shy of his career high.
- Senior G Svi Mykhailiuk posted a career-high and season high in points scored with 27, including 19 in the first half.
- Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike had another efficient night from the floor going 8-of-9 and tying a career high in points. He was 5-of-5 in in KU’s win over Kentucky on Nov. 14.
- Senior G Clay Young notched a career high with 18 minutes played, topping his old total by 13 minutes. Last season, Young played a total of 19 minutes.
Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike is 19-for-21 from the field in three games and leads the nation with a 90.7 field goal percentage. He is fifth in the league in blocked shots at 2.0. Senior G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is second in the Big 12 in scoring average at 19.7 points per game, while junior G Lagerald Vick is fifth at 18.0 ppg. Mykhailiuk is tied for second in 3-pointer field goal made at 3.7. Other Jayhawks who rank in the top five in the Big 12 stats include Devonte’ Graham (second in assists at 9.3) and Marcus Garrett (third in steals at 2.7).
DEVONTE’ DROPPING DIMES
Through three games, senior G Devonte’ Graham has tallied 28 assists (9.3 apg). That mark is among the best in school history through the first three games of the season. The last player to have 28 or more assists in his first three games of a season was Jacque Vaughn in 1994-95, when the sophomore also posted 28 dimes in his first three outings that year.
In the Bill Self era (since 2003-04), Graham’s 28 assists are the second-most in any three-game span. Elijah Johnson had 29 dimes over three-consecutive contests during the 2012-13 campaign. Graham’s 9.3 assists per game currently rank him 11th in the NCAA and second in the Big 12.
SELF MOVES TO NO. 2 IN ALL-TIME WINS AT KU
Bill Self surpassed yet another coaching milestone early this season. Now in his 15th year at the helm of the Jayhawks, Self has amassed 419 victories, which is second-most among the eight men who have roamed the sidelines in Lawrence. Self’s 419 wins surpassed his predecessor, Roy Williams, who also reached 418 victories in 15 years (1988-2003) at KU. Self sits only behind the all-time winningest coach in Kansas history, Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen, who amassed 590 victories in 39 seasons with the Jayhawks.
THIS DAY IN KANSAS BASKETBALL HISTORY
Kansas is 6-1 all-time on Nov. 21
Nov. 21, 2003: Bill Self coached and won his first game as a Jayhawk in a 90-76 victory over the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. UTC put a scare in Kansas early, getting out to a 24-14 lead. However, the Jayhawks closed out the half on a 28-6 run to lead 42-30. Junior Keith Langford led all scorers with 24 points and added four seals. Freshman David Padgett, who also made his Kansas debut, scored 13 points to go with 10 rebounds, five blocks and three steals.
KANSAS IN THE POLLS
Kansas men’s basketball enters the 2017-18 season No. 3 in the USA TODAY Coaches’ poll released Oct. 30 and No. 4 in the latest Associated Press poll announced Nov. 13.
Kansas has been ranked in each of the last 163 AP polls dating back to Feb. 3, 2009, which is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. The AP ranking marks the fifth-consecutive year the Jayhawks have been preseason ranked fifth of higher and the third straight at No. 4 or higher. Under 15th-year and Hall of Fame head coach Bill Self, this is the 12th time that Kansas enters the season ranked seventh or higher in the Associated Press preseason poll and historically, the No. 4 ranking marks the 20th time since the 1992-93 season that Kansas will enter the season seventh or higher. Last season, KU entered the year No. 3 nationally in the Associated Press poll and ended at No. 3.
This is the fourth-straight year the Jayhawks have opened the season in the top five in the coaches’ poll. Kansas is ranked in the preseason for the 26th time in time in the 29-year history of the coaches’ poll. The No 3 ranking marks the eighth time KU has been preseason No. 3 or higher in the coaches’ poll. Additionally, it is the 12th time in the Self era the Jayhawks have been preseason seventh or higher, including each of the last six seasons. In 2016-17 Kansas opened the year No. 2 in the preseason coaches’ poll and ended No. 4.
GARRETT NAMED CO-BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Freshman G Marcus Garrett was been named the co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 13. Garrett recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in Kansas’ 92-56 win against Tennessee State on Nov. 10. The Dallas guard was 4-for-6 from the field, had two assists and two steals as he started the contest. His double-double was the first in a Jayhawk debut since the 2003-04 season.
PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12
Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham, Malik Newman and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk each garnered recognition on the 2017-18 Preseason All-Big 12 Team as voted on by the league’s men’s basketball coaches, the conference office announced Oct. 12.
Graham was named the 2017-18 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, while Newman was dubbed the league’s preseason newcomer of the year. Graham was also a preseason all-conference first-team selection, while Newman and Mykhailiuk securing preseason honorable mention honors. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes in the selection process.
PRESEASON BIG 12 POLL
For the 16th time in the 22-year history of the Big 12, Kansas men’s basketball has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference regular-season championship as the league released its coaches’ preseason poll Oct. 18.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams in the poll and KU received a unanimous nine first-place votes and a total of 81 points. West Virginia was second in the poll receiving 71 points, followed by TCU (64). Three teams – Texas (49), Baylor (47) and Oklahoma (43) – were clumped in spots 4-6, followed by Texas Tech (36), Kansas State (27), Iowa State (22) and Oklahoma State (10).
Kansas has won, or tied for, 17 of the 21 Big 12 regular-season titles, including the last 13 consecutive, a streak which ranks tied for first all-time in NCAA Division I history with UCLA (1967-79).
Historically, the preseason favorite has gone on to finish first in the regular season 14 times, which does not include 1996-97 as a coaches’ poll was not conducted. Kansas has been the preseason favorite in 13 of its 17 Big 12 regular-season titles, missing 1996-97 (no poll), 2005-06 (third) and 2010-11 (second).
PRESEASON NATIONAL HONORS
Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham and Malik Newman have both been named to preseason watch lists by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Graham is one of 20 candidates for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, while Newman is one of 20 on the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch lists for each award.
Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor, now in its 15th year, recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Graham is vying to become the second-straight Jayhawk to win the award as Frank Mason III was KU’s first-ever Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award winner last season.
Named after Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor, in its fourth year, recognizes the top shooting guard in Division I men’s college basketball.
On Nov. 6, the USBWA named Graham one of 32 on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List, an award also won by Mason last season.
KANSAS SIGNS FOUR
Guard Devon Dotson, forward/center David McCormack, forward Silvio De Sousa and guard Quentin Grimes have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play with Kansas.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dotson (6-foot-2, 175 pounds) is ranked No. 17 by Rivals.com, No. 24 by 247Sports.com and No. 26 by ESPN100.
As a junior, Dotson averaged 24.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game at Providence Day School for coach Brian Field. In 2016-17, the Chargers won their fifth-straight CISAA conference title and were nationally ranked for the fourth-consecutive season. As a sophomore, Dotson helped guide Providence Day to the 3A state championship. This past summer, Dotson averaged 19.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game for Team Charlotte AAU.
From Norfolk, Virginia, McCormack (6-foot-10, 285 pounds) is playing his senior year at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. He is ranked the No. 4 center in the 2018 class. Overall, he is No. 33 by ESPN100, No. 35 by Rivals.com and No. 39 by 247Sports.com.
McCormack averaged 10.6 points and 8.6 rebounds a game at Oak Hill his junior season and 14.8 points (on 60 percent shooting) and 9.8 rebounds for Team Loaded AAU last spring and summer. McCormack played for Norfolk (Va.) Academy his sophomore year of high school.
Ranked No. 18 nationally by Rivals.com, No. 28 by ESPN100 and No. 31 by the 247Sports.com national rankings, De Sousa plays for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The 6-foot-9, 245-point Luanda, Angola, native has been living in Florida for nearly four years.
Last season, De Sousa averaged 13.0 points and a 7.0 rebounds for IMG Academy and shot 61 percent from the floor. IMG went 28-2 and lost in the quarterfinals of the Dick’s High School National Championship. This past summer, De Sousa represented Angola in the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 in Tunis, Tunisia, where his team advanced to the quarterfinals and he led Angola with 17.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game.
Grimes is ranked No. 11 by Rivals.com, No. 13 by ESPN100 and No. 16 by 247Sports.com. From The Woodlands, Texas, Grimes (6-foot-5, 195 pounds) averaged 28.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game his junior year at College Park High School in 2016-17.
CELEBRATING 120 YEARS IN 2017-18
Kansas Athletics will host numerous events throughout the 2017-18 season to celebrate 120 years of KU men’s basketball and other Jayhawk basketball milestones. The first celebration will be for 120 years of Kansas basketball. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 when KU hosts Oklahoma State in Allen Fieldhouse. Players, coaches and staff from every era of KU basketball will be recognized during the game; the weekend’s festivities will also celebrate the 30-year anniversary of KU’s 1988 NCAA National Championship team.
The 2017-18 season marks the 10th anniversary of the 2008 NCAA National Championship team, which will be honored when KU hosts West Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 17. That weekend, which is also the NBA All-Star Game weekend, KU will retire the jersey of former Jayhawk All-American Cole Aldrich. Additionally, plans are in place to retire the jersey of 2010 Consensus All-America First-Team selection Sherron Collins on KU’s ESPN Big Monday game against Oklahoma on Feb. 19.
BILL SELF INDUCTED INTO NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
Kansas head coach Bill Self, along with 10 others, was officially enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sept. 8 at Springfield Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.
Joining Self in the evening’s enshrinement festivities were the other 10 Class of 2017 inductees: Zack Clayton (player, posthumous), Nick Galis (player), Robert Hughes (coach), Mannie Jackson (contributor), Tom Jernstedt (contributor), Jerry Krause (contributor, posthumous), Tracy McGrady (player), Rebecca Lobo (contributor), George McGinnis (player) and Muffet McGraw (coach).
Self becomes the 19th person associated with Kansas basketball to be inducted, the last being coaching legend John McClendon, who was inducted in 2016 for the second time. As only the eighth coach in KU history, Self is the fifth KU mentor to be inducted into Hall joining James Naismith, Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen, Larry Brown and Roy Williams. Kansas has the highest percentage of coaches in the Hall of Fame, 63 percent, than any other school. KU’s five matches North Carolina’s five for the most inducted in college coaching with St. John’s third with four.
In 2016-17, Kansas made a single-season record 318 3-pointers, besting the previous school-record mark of 304 treys from just one season earlier. In both years, the Jayhawks shot better than 40 percent from beyond the arc.
Including 2016-17, Kansas has won 17 of the 21 Big 12 regular-season titles (includes ties), including the last 13, which is tied for the NCAA record. Kansas’ 60 conference titles are the most in NCAA Division I. Kentucky is second with 54 and Penn third at 37. KU’s 13-straight league titles are the longest active streak in NCAA Division I and the longest streak in school history. Kansas is now tied with UCLA, which from 1967-79, also won the NCAA record of 13 straight, which was under two coaches. Kansas’ current run has been under head coach Bill Self.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2017-18
- Entering 2017-18 with a 247-48 (83.7 percent) record since 2010, Kansas is the winningest program, by percentage, this decade: 1. KANSAS (247-48, 83.7%); 2. Gonzaga (239-47, 83.6%); 3. Kentucky (249-53, 82.5%); 4. Wichita State (233-53, 81.7); 5. Duke (238-56, 81.0%).
- The Jayhawks are pursuing their 14th-conseuctive Big 12 regular-season championship. A 14th-league title would break UCLA’s NCAA record mark of 13-consecutive conference championships from 1967-79.
- Should Kansas advance to the 2018 NCAA Tournament it would be its 29th-consecutive NCAA tourney appearance. The current 28 straight is the NCAA Tournament longest consecutive appearance streak with North Carolina (1975-2001) second at 27.
- Senior G Devonte’ Graham ranks seventh on KU’s career 3-point field goal list, currently with 190 career 3-pointers. Jeff Boschee holds the school record at 338-career treys and Billy Thomas is second with 269.
- Graham is at 44th on KU’s career points list with 1,104. If he maintains his career average (10.4 ppg) for the regular season, he would reach approximately 1,400 career points, which would move him near the top-25 of KU’s all-time scorers.
JAYHAWKS TAKE PART IN SHOWDOWN FOR RELIEF
The Showdown for Relief, the Oct. 22 charity exhibition basketball game between the universities of Kansas and Missouri at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, generated $2.011 million for victims of recent natural disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kansas won the exhibition, 93-87.
The donations are a combination of ticket sales ($1.15 million), the Pay-per-View stream ($768,000) and text-to-give contributions ($68,000). Donations from other entities totaled approximately $25,000, bringing the total donation to some $2.011 million. The funds will be directed to “One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief,” a joint appeal launched by all five living former U.S. Presidents. The following organizations will benefit from the game: the Houston Harvey Relief Fund, the Rebuild Texas Fund, the Florida Disaster Fund, Unidos Por Puerto Rico and the Fund for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
On the floor the old conference rivals did not upset the capacity crowd of 18,951 in the first KU-MU battle since 2012. Kansas built an eight-point lead, 27-19, midway through the first half behind five 3-pointers from senior Devonte’ Graham. Graham ended the contest with 25 points and 10 rebounds, all defensive. He was one of five Jayhawks in double figures for the game along with sophomore guard Malik Newman with 17 points, sophomore center Udoka Azubuike with 16, junior guard Lagerald Vick with 13 and freshman forward Billy Preston with 12.
BIG 12 RUN NO CAKEWALK
Kansas ended 2016-17 ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Rating Percentage Index (RPI) and its strength of schedule was 19th nationally. In Self’s first 14 seasons, KU has ranked fifth or higher in the final RPI 10 times, including each of the last eight years.
The Jayhawks continue the HoopHall Miami Invitational when they welcome in the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to Lawrence on Friday, Nov. 24. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m., and will be broadcast on Jayhawk TV and ESPN3. Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) and Chris Piper (analyst) will call the action.
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