LAWRENCE | After the game at Boston College, Kansas coach Bill Self vowed that somehow, some way, Sherron Collins would get his explosiveness back.
On Tuesday night in a 90-60 victory over Loyola (Md.), Collins’ performance hinted that it may sooner rather than later. Collins led KU with 18 points as the Jayhawks finished the nonconference season with an undefeated record of 15-0.
No. 3 KU will tip off the conference season at 8 p.m. Saturday at Nebraska on ESPN.
Collins, playing by far the most minutes since returning from a stress fracture in his left foot on Dec. 8, had 11 points in the first half. He was forced into more duty because the Jayhawks were playing without junior guard Mario Chalmers for undisclosed reasons.