But once the Jayhawks started rolling in the second half of their final preseason exhibition, a feisty Washburn team finally buckled and KU cruised to a 79-52 victory. By Benton Smith
Ahead of Thursday’s 79-52 loss to top-ranked Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, Washburn coach and former KU walk-on Brett Ballard was asked a few dozen times how he felt about returning to his old stomping ground. But Ballard, who also worked on KU coach Bill Self’s staff for seven years after graduating in 2003, said his plan all along was to wait until after the game was over to decide how he felt.
Bill Self talks to reporters following KU's win over Washburn University in the final exhibition game.
Marcus Garrett, Udoka Azubuike and Ochai Agbaji talk to reporters following a win over Washburn in the final exhibition game.