Five days before their season-opener against No. 11 Indiana, the Kansas basketball team played with the urgency of a group eagerly anticipating its nationally-televised debut in Honolulu, Hawaii.
That doesn’t mean it’s not an enjoyable exhibition to watch, particularly when the basketball has been lobbed in the air and KU freshman center Udoka Azubuike, a 17-year-old, 7-footer with extra-long arms, sure hands and an ability to track the ball well, is in the vicinity. By Tom Keegan
After a 104-62 exhibition victory over Emporia State in the final tune-up before the regular season, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self discusses his team's rebounding edge, four-guard lineups and strong play from freshman Udoka Azubuike.
Before you know it, the Kansas basketball team will be traveling all over the place to take on the likes of Indiana and Duke. Tonight, against Emporia State, the Jayhawks get their final preseason warm-up for the 2016-17 season.