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Jayhawk report: Kansas 75, Georgetown 70

Wednesday’s box score

No. 10 KU 75, Georgetown 70

KANSAS

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Mykhailiuk

5

0-1

0-0

0-1

0

1

0

Lucas

13

1-3

0-0

1-2

0

5

2

Ellis

39

4-15

4-4

3-10

2

1

13

Mason III

35

4-8

5-6

0-3

3

3

14

Selden Jr

29

2-7

1-2

1-4

3

3

7

Alexander

26

2-4

3-4

2-6

0

1

7

Graham

18

1-4

3-6

1-3

1

1

6

Oubre Jr

16

1-5

5-6

2-5

1

1

7

Greene

18

5-6

4-4

0-1

1

4

19

Mickelson

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

200

20-53

25-32

11-39

11

20

75

Percentages: FG .377, FT .781. 3-Point Goals: 10-17, .588 (Greene 5-5, Selden Jr. 2-3, Graham 1-2, Ellis 1-3, Mason III 1-3, Oubre Jr. 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 6 (Ellis 2, Alexander 2, Selden Jr., Mason III). Turnovers: 17 (Mason III 4, Selden Jr. 3, Graham 2, Ellis 2, Oubre Jr. 2, Mykhailiuk, Alexander, Lucas, Greene). Steals: 9 (Ellis 3, Mason III 2, Oubre Jr. 2, Graham, Alexander). Technical Fouls: None.

GEORGETOWN

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Peak

35

6-12

3-5

0-1

0

1

18

Hopkins

26

1-5

2-3

4-9

4

5

4

Smith

27

8-13

4-6

1-5

1

4

20

Smith-Rivera

36

3-15

4-4

2-10

6

3

10

Trawick

27

1-2

0-2

2-6

2

3

2

Campbell

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Copeland

22

1-4

4-4

2-2

1

1

6

White

23

3-6

2-2

0-4

0

3

10

Bowen

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

Totals

200

23-57

19-26

11-37

15

20

70

Percentages: FG .404, FT .731. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Peak 3-5, White 2-4, Copeland 0-2, Smith-Rivera 0-5). Team Rebounds: 0. Blocked Shots: 9 (Hopkins 4, Copeland 2, Smith 2, Trawick). Turnovers: 16 (Smith 5, Trawick 3, Peak 3, Smith-Rivera 3, White, Hopkins). Steals: 10 (Peak 3, Smith 2, Hopkins 2, Copeland 2, Trawick). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas

34

41

75

Georgetown

32

38

70

A—14,164. Officials—Mike Roberts, James Breeding, Don Daily.

Oubre’s outing

Kansas freshman wing Kelly Oubre played a season-high 16 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with seven points and five rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 75-70 victory.

It was perhaps the latest indication that Oubre, a McDonald’s All-American recruit, is starting to settle into a role. And according to Bill Self, that role could be evolving.

Self said after the game that he would like to play the 6-foot-7 Oubre more at the four. On Wednesday, those minutes were more open because junior Jamari Traylor was serving a one-game suspension after being arrested in Lawrence last weekend for interfering with the duties of a police officer.

“We’re going to start playing him some at the four — maybe make him a bad matchup four,” Self said. “The biggest thing is he’s got his hands on some loose balls a lot. He’s one of those guys that can get in the paint off the bounce and pick up a loose ball and score the ball off that.

“He’s not a guy that you’re going to play to, shooting threes every possession like Brannen (Greene), but he could be a lockdown defender eventually, and he’s got such great length.”

Hoyas wear ‘I can’t breathe’ shirts

Before the game, Georgetown became the first college basketball team to don “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during warmups. The black shirts, which have been worn by several NBA players including LeBron James, pay tribute to Eric Garner, the New York City man who died in July after a police officer put him in a chokehold following an arrest for selling individual cigarettes.

Georgetown coach John Thompson III said his team had discussed doing something over the past week.

“We didn’t wear the shirts to say that the cops were wrong or the system was wrong,” Georgetown center Josh Smith said. “It was just to show our condolences to the family because, no matter how you look at it, we don’t know who was right or wrong but they still lost somebody and they won’t get that person back.”

Kansas coach Bill Self said he was impressed by the gesture.

“It’s a pretty strong stance, but I think it’s pretty good,” Self said. “Certainly, it shows a lot of solidarity amongst their unit, and I don’t see anything negative with it at all.”

Rustin Dodd

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