Senior Day tends to be a tough day for the participants. Kansas coach Bill Self and seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickelson and Evan Manning found that out Saturday, as the Jayhawks had additional ceremonies to go with an 85-78 win over Iowa State. By Gary Bedore
Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis, who spoke for three minutes following the Jayhawks’ 85-78 Senior Day victory over Iowa State, thanked the fans.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wiped a tear from one eye, then the other during Jamari Traylor’s eight-minute Senior Day speech on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks’ 13th-year coach was emotionally affected while listening to the 6-foot-8 Chicago native speak. By Gary Bedore
One of the best indicators that a team owns a pretty strong killer instinct showed up loudly on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse during top-ranked Kansas University's 85-78 victory over Iowa State. Not only did the Jayhawks avenge the third of their three Big 12 losses this season by knocking out the Cyclones with a late surge, they did it by almost completely flipping the script on one of Iowa State’s best players. By Matt Tait
One of the toughest competitors to come through Allen Fieldhouse during the past four years, Iowa State forward Georges Niang got one final crack at leaving Lawrence with a win on Saturday but came away with his fourth loss in four tries, an 85-78 grinder that went to No. 1 Kansas University. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self meets the media after the Jayhawks came up with crunch-time plays to beat Iowa State, 85-78, on Senior Day.