After playing the first half as if they were over the idea of exhibition basketball, No. 4-ranked Kansas finished the second half appearing more regular-season ready Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The visiting Fort Hays State Tigers kept it close before halftime, often beating the Jayhawks to loose balls and out-working them on the glass. But KU quickly returned to its expected form late, running away with a 86-57 win to conclude exhibition play. By Benton Smith
For the second time in a seven-day span, Kansas rode out the final few minutes of an exhibition victory — 86-57 over Fort Hays State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse — with regular rotation players on the floor. By Matt Tait
Devonte’ Graham takes a seat and the possessions become ragged, questions surface about this Kansas basketball team. Stress enters the viewing experience. By Tom Keegan
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self talks about his team's 86-57 exhibition win over Fort Hays State in its final preseason contest. Self discussed KU's defensive effort, Devonte' Graham's 27-point performance and preparing for Friday's season opener.
On Broadway, the goal of a final dress rehearsal is to run through the material as smoothly and flawlessly as possible. At Allen Fieldhouse, it’s a bit of a different story. By Matt Tait