Kansas forward Cheick Diallo gives a playful shove to teammate Wayne Selden Jr. before tipoff on Monday, Nov. 23 at Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii. Diallo will see his first game action tonight after being declared eligible by the NCAA last week.

Power source: Self seeks energy off bench from Diallo

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self envisions an epic Allen Fieldhouse roar when Cheick Diallo enters tonight’s KU-Loyola game. It’s time for the long-awaited collegiate debut of the 6-foot-9 Mali freshman, who missed two exhibitions and the first five regular-season contests as he awaited clearance by the NCAA Eligibility Center. By Gary Bedore

November 30, 2015

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