University of Kansas

Jayhawk report (March 8)

Saturday’s box score

West Virginia 92, No. 8 Kansas 86

KANSAS Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Black 22 1-4 0-0 2-4 1 4 2
Ellis 25 5-10 4-4 2-5 1 2 14
Selden, Jr 24 3-9 0-0 3-3 2 5 8
Tharpe 16 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Wiggins 39 12-18 15-19 4-8 2 5 41
Mason 18 3-4 1-4 0-0 2 2 10
White III 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Wesley 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Greene 5 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 3
Frankamp 15 0-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Traylor 24 2-4 2-4 3-7 0 3 6
Lucas 7 1-1 0-1 0-2 0 4 2
Totals 200 28-62 22-32 15-31 9 28 86

Percentages: FG .452, FT .688. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Mason 3-4, Wiggins 2-5, Selden, Jr. 2-5, Greene 1-1, Ellis 0-1, White III 0-1, Tharpe 0-2, Frankamp 0-4). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 7 (Wiggins 4, Ellis, Traylor, Lucas). Turnovers: 11 (Wiggins 4, Mason 2, Selden, Jr. 2, Traylor, Tharpe, White III). Steals: 8 (Wiggins 5, White III, Tharpe, Traylor). Technical Fouls: None.

WEST VIRGINIA Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Dibo 11 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 4 6
Williams 34 8-10 6-7 6-13 1 4 22
Adrian 16 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 4 3
Staten 39 5-11 14-20 0-5 9 3 24
Harris 37 8-14 7-8 0-1 3 2 28
Browne 24 1-6 2-2 1-5 1 0 5
Henderson 15 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 3 4
Watkins 12 0-0 0-3 0-2 0 1 0
Noreen 12 0-0 0-0 2-3 1 3 0
Totals 200 27-51 29-40 13-37 15 24 92

Percentages: FG .529, FT .725. 3-Point Goals: 9-16, .563 (Harris 5-7, Dibo 2-3, Adrian 1-2, Browne 1-3, Henderson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 3 (Harris, Dibo, Watkins). Turnovers: 13 (Staten 4, Harris 4, Williams 2, Browne 2, Watkins). Steals: 7 (Henderson 2, Noreen, Williams, Adrian, Staten, Harris). Technical Fouls: Bench.

Kansas 38 48 86
West Virginia 50 42 92

A—14,038. Officials—Mark Whitehead, Terry Oglesby, Bret Smith.

Embiid to be re-evaluated

Kansas coach Bill Self said freshman center Joel Embiid’s aching back will be evaluated by specialists on Sunday.

Self is hopeful Embiid can get back on the practice court soon. But he’s most focused on getting Embiid back for the NCAA Tournament. Embiid, who has missed the last two games because of a lower-back strain, didn’t travel with the team to West Virginia.

“Hopefully we’ll get real positive news,” Self said. “And we’re hopeful that he can be back out on the practice floor very, very soon. But we’re not going to put him back out there just because he feels better. We’re going to put him out there because the doctor says it’s time to put him out there.

“We still don’t think it’s going to affect the NCAA Tournament in any way.”

Embiid, who is averaging 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds, has missed three games this year because of injury.

As the game turned ugly on Saturday, Embiid turned to Twitter.

“Come on,” Embiid tweeted.

Self did not want to use Embiid’s absence as an excuse, though he did concede it hurt KU on the glass.

“We’ve been a pretty good rebounding team, and tonight we weren’t a good rebounding team,” Self said. “And having Jo would have probably helped that cause.”

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Rustin Dodd

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