RCW: Inside Men's Basketball 3.12
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
Kansas concluded exhibition play with a 104-62 win against Emporia State on Nov. 6. The KU score marked the 11th time in the Bill Self era the Jayhawks surpassed the 100-point mark in exhibition play.
- Senior guard Frank Mason III led Kansas in scoring, rebounding and assists in KU’s two exhibition wins averaging 19.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Junior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averaged 16.0 points in the two contests and made a team best six 3-pointers. Freshman Josh Jackson also averaged in double figures, scoring 12.5 points per game and his 5.5 rebounds were second to Mason.
- On Nov. 1, adidas and Kansas Athletics unveiled basketball uniforms the Jayhawks will wear during the fifth annual State Farm Armed Forces Classic near Pearl Harbor, honoring America’s bravest on Veterans Day. The uniforms pay homage to the stars of the American flag while upholding the aesthetics of one of college basketball’s most iconic programs. No. 3/2 Kansas will face No. 11/12 Indiana on Nov. 11 at Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii. Kansas ranks second in NCAA Division I all-time victories at 2,186, while Indiana is 10th with 1,783 wins.
- Following the Indiana contest, Kansas will face No. 1 Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic on Nov. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Jayhawks are 7-16 all-time against the No. 1 team, including a 2-2 record under Bill Self.