University of Kansas

Jayhawk report: KU 78, Kent State 62

Tuesday’s box score

No. 13 Kansas 78, Kent St. 62

KENT ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Manley

27

3-9

0-0

0-1

1

4

9

Akbar

9

0-0

0-0

0-1

0

1

0

Spicer

31

5-9

1-5

3-5

0

1

11

Jackson

32

2-10

3-3

1-6

8

2

7

Hall

23

6-12

1-2

3-8

3

4

13

Brewer

32

3-9

2-4

0-1

2

1

10

Ortiz

19

2-5

0-0

0-3

0

3

5

Fleming

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

Brown

12

0-2

0-0

0-1

1

0

0

Lawrence

10

0-0

0-0

0-1

0

3

0

Davis

2

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

Vedder

2

2-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

5

Totals

201

24-59

7-14

9-31

17

19

62

Percentages: FG .407, FT .500. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (Manley 3-8, Brewer 2-5, Vedder 1-1, Ortiz 1-2, Brown 0-1, Jackson 0-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 6 (Spicer 4, Brewer, Manley). Turnovers: 12 (Brewer 4, Spicer 2, Ortiz 2, Akbar, Fleming, Lawrence, Manley). Steals: 7 (Brewer 2, Akbar, Ortiz, Brown, Jackson, Manley). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSAS

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Mason III

35

5-9

3-3

0-5

5

2

14

Selden Jr

30

1-7

3-6

3-4

5

2

5

Oubre Jr

31

8-12

0-2

0-7

1

4

20

Traylor

21

3-4

2-3

2-3

1

2

8

Ellis

27

7-14

1-4

3-8

1

1

15

Alexander

13

3-4

2-2

1-4

0

0

8

Manning

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Mykhailiuk

13

1-4

0-0

0-0

0

2

2

Self

1

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

Greene

7

0-1

2-2

0-2

2

0

2

Garrett

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Pollard

2

0-1

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

Lucas

15

1-3

0-0

3-7

1

3

2

Mickelson

3

0-1

0-0

1-1

0

0

0

Totals

201

30-61

13-22

15-44

17

16

78

Percentages: FG .492, FT .591. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Oubre Jr. 4-7, Mason III 1-3, Greene 0-1, Mykhailiuk 0-1, Selden Jr. 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 8 (Alexander 2, Mickelson, Lucas, Mason III, Selden Jr., Traylor, Ellis). Turnovers: 15 (Traylor 3, Ellis 2, Alexander 2, Selden Jr. 2, Oubre Jr. 2, Mason III, Lucas, Manning, Mickelson). Steals: 9 (Oubre Jr. 2, Ellis, Mason III, Pollard, Alexander, Mykhailiuk, Traylor, Selden Jr.). Technical Fouls: None.

Kent St.

33

29

62

Kansas

39

39

78

A—16,300. Officials—John Higgins, Paul Janssen, Pat Adams.

Graham loses boot

For the moment, Devonte’ Graham’s status has not changed. Kansas coach Bill Self does not know when Graham — a freshman point guard who is sidelined with a sprained right big toe — will be able to return to practice or resume regular basketball activities.

But Graham did see the doctor on Tuesday morning, and he did receive a modicum of good news. He can lose the walking boot he has used to get around for the last three weeks.

“That can be headline news,” Self joked. “He’s out of the boot. But we knew he’d be out of the boot in three weeks anyway. But there’s absolutely no report, as far as when he can get back on the practice floor, or anything like that.

“But it is a positive direction that the doctor let him be out of the boot. He can do limited exercise from a cardio standpoint.”

Graham, a native Raleigh, N.C., was averaging 5.9 points in 17 minutes per game before spraining his toe in a road victory at Georgetown on Dec. 10.

Worth noting

When asked if freshman wing Kelly Oubre had cemented himself as the Jayhawks’ starter on the wing, Self was somewhat emphatic, saying: “It’s Kelly’s spot.” “That doesn’t mean that Svi (Mykhailiuk) or Brannen (Greene) can’t crack the lineup,” Self continued. “But right now, I’d say that Kelly has been our best wing player, so I don’t see that changing.” Oubre hit four three-pointers in the first half.… Kansas will conclude its non-conference season against UNLV at Allen Fieldhouse at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Rustin Dodd

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