University of Kansas

Jayhawk report: KU 63, Utah 60

Saturday’s box score

No. 10 Kansas 63, No. 13 Utah 60

UTAH

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Taylor

33

3-9

2-2

1-2

3

2

9

Reyes

13

1-2

0-0

0-2

0

3

2

Ogbe

26

2-6

2-2

0-2

0

0

7

Poeltl

34

4-8

0-0

5-11

0

3

8

D Wright

39

9-13

5-7

2-5

4

1

23

Chapman

16

0-2

1-2

2-2

0

2

1

I Wright

3

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Tucker

19

2-8

0-0

0-2

1

4

6

Bachynski

7

0-0

4-4

1-2

0

2

4

Kuzma

7

0-3

0-0

0-1

0

1

0

Olsen

3

0-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

200

21-54

14-17

12-31

8

18

60

Percentages: FG .389, FT .824. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Tucker 2-6, Ogbe 1-2, Taylor 1-4, Reyes 0-1, I. Wright 0-1, Poeltl 0-1, D. Wright 0-2, Kuzma 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Poeltl 3, D. Wright). Turnovers: 13 (Poeltl 3, Chapman 2, Taylor 2, Kuzma, D. Wright, Reyes, Bachynski, Ogbe). Steals: 9 (D. Wright 4, Chapman 2, Reyes, Poeltl, Olsen). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSAS

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Mason III

36

2-5

4-4

0-2

5

1

10

Selden Jr

36

3-8

0-0

0-0

2

3

8

Greene

21

1-4

4-4

0-3

1

2

6

Lucas

7

0-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Ellis

33

5-7

3-4

2-6

3

3

14

Alexander

14

0-2

1-2

1-6

0

1

1

Mykhailiuk

10

1-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

Oubre Jr

17

2-5

4-4

0-3

0

3

9

Traylor

26

4-8

5-5

1-5

0

3

13

Totals

200

18-43

21-23

7-28

11

16

63

Percentages: FG .419, FT .913. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Selden Jr. 2-3, Mason III 2-3, Oubre Jr. 1-1, Ellis 1-1, Greene 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 4 (Ellis 2, Mason III, Traylor). Turnovers: 15 (Ellis 4, Mason III 3, Selden Jr. 2, Lucas 2, Traylor, Mykhailiuk, Greene, Alexander). Steals: 6 (Mason III 2, Traylor 2, Alexander, Ellis). Technical Fouls: None.

Utah

21

39

60

Kansas

39

24

63

A—17,627. Officials—Mike Stuart, Paul Janssen, Terry Oglesby.

Traylor back with team

Junior forward Jamari Traylor, who missed one game after being arrested on suspicion of interfering with the duties of a police officer, returned to the floor with his best performance of the season. He finished with 13 points, five rebounds and made all five of his free-throw attempts.

“It’s never good when you’re in that position,” Traylor said of his suspension. “I made a mistake so I just wanted to come out and do better this time around and this game. I wanted to impact the game.”

Oubre keeps improving

Freshman wing Kelly Oubre also continued his upward trend, finishing with nine points while playing a career-high 17 minutes. He also made his only three-point attempt. After playing sparingly in November, Oubre has averaged 8.0 points in 16.5 minutes per game during the Jayhawks’ last two games. He could be called upon to play even more while freshman Devonte’ Graham sits with a toe injury.

“He’s going to be really good,” Self said. “You can see it; it just hasn’t quite gotten there yet. I think these last two games have done wonders for his confidence.”

KU in Kansas City

The Jayhawks improved to 25-5 at the Sprint Center, which announced a crowd of 17,627 on Saturday. The building holds 18,756. Kansas is also 210-79 all-time in Kansas City.

Rustin Dodd

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