Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self admitted he had a bit of a queasy feeling entering Tuesday’s exhibition game without Thomas Robinson (hyperextended knee), Elijah Johnson and Tyshawn Taylor (suspension).
It might have been known that the Kansas University men’s basketball program would be without starters Elijah Johnson (suspension), Thomas Robinson (injury) and Tyshawn Taylor (suspension) for its exhibition opener against Pittsburg State on Tuesday. But that didn’t change the way the Gorillas approached the game.
The team’s three best players didn’t dress. Two were serving the first half of two-game suspensions. The third was injured. Two of the team’s top three freshman recruits will watch all season in street clothes because the NCAA denied them eligibility.
Jeff Withey now has something in common with Kansas University basketball legend/fellow 7-footer Wilt Chamberlain.
Kansas head men's basketball coach Bill Self discusses KU's victory over Pittsburg State on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas basketball players Jeff Withey, Conner Teahan and Naadir Tharpe discussed their win over Pittsburg State on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Pittsburg State head men's basketball coach Kevin Muff and players JaVon McGee and Drake Green addressed the media after falling to Kansas on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 84-55 exhibition victory over Pittsburg State on Nov. 1, 2011.