RCW: Inside Men's Basketball 3.13
Get a quick look inside your favorite Kansas Jayhawk programs each week with Rock Chalk Weekly’s Inside Sports pages. Notable statistics, quick hits and the top social media posts get every Jayhawk fan up-to-speed and ready for another week of thrilling competition.
Number BY THE NUMBERS
With its 77-75 win against No. 1 Duke in the Champions Classic, Nov. 15, Kansas head coach Bill Self improved to 3-2 against No. 1-ranked Associated Press teams while at KU. That does not include KU’s 109-106 triple overtime win against USA Today Coaches’ Poll No. 1 Oklahoma last season.
Notes QUICK HITS
- Kansas senior Frank Mason III was named the Big 12 Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 30 points against Indiana on Nov. 11, in the Armed Forces Classic.
- Mason scored the final 11 points against the Hoosiers, including two free throws to send the game into overtime. In KU’s 77-75 win against No. 1 Duke, Mason scored KU’s final five points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.8 seconds remaining.
- The Kansas trio of Frank Mason III, Devonte’ Graham and Josh Jackson have recently been selected to two nationally prominent player of the year awards. On Nov. 10 the three were named to the 50-member Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List and On Nov. 15, the same threesome were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. Kansas is one of four schools to have three players on each list.
- Kansas traveled nearly 12,000 miles for its first two games participating in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu and the Champions Classic in New York City. The Jayhawks open the home portion of their schedule on Friday, Nov. 18, against Siena in a host game for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. KU has won 42-straight home openers dating back to the 1973-74 season.