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Kansas defeats Swiss National Team, 83-79

  • 10 a.m., Aug. 8, 2012
  • Fribourg, Switzerland,

FINAL: KU rallies late for 83-79 win over Swiss national team

The Kansas men's basketball team rallied from a four-point deficit with 2:55 left, scoring 14 of the game's final 20 points to take an 83-79 victory over the Swiss national team on Wednesday night in Fribourg, Switzerland.

For the second straight game, Kevin Young made key plays down the stretch, putting in a tip to tie it with less than a minute left before putting in a transition to put KU up by two with 13 seconds left.

The Swiss missed a long three, and Andrew White got the rebound and made both free throws after getting fouled to put it away with 2.6 seconds left.

White led KU with 16 points, while Elijah Johnson had 14. Young posted 12 points, and Withey added 10.

KU's next game is against a French pro team at 1 p.m. Saturday in Paris.

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Live coverage (Ended August 8, 2012 at 12:04 p.m.)

Brian8556

RCJHGKU! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK GO KU! ONTO PARIS, FRANCE TO FACE A FRENCH PRO TEAM BASKETBALL TEAM! #kubball

Bewareofthephunk

Nice win! Rock Chalk global. Gotta love KU basketball in August!

Unclemarty

Great win! I just hope they continue grinding it out.

Averagecitizen in reply to Txchalker

No, the next game is Aug 11 at 1pm

Rockchalk26 in reply to Txchalker

+1

Brian8556

Spain 62 France 57 with 24.4 seconds left!

Txchalker

You can't teach kids stuff like this in practice. This is great that they are all experiencing the game situations.

Christopher Hauser

Would love some pics or video

Brian8556 in reply to Bkassing1

Ah, memories.

Brian8556

Speaking of French Basketball, they're losing with under a minute to Spain!

Kent Fisher

RCJH!

Bskeet

Impressive wins by this young team. Rock Chalk!

Bkassing1

83-79. Just like the 1988 championship game

Brian8556

ROCK CHALK! KU GOES 2-0 VS SWITZERLAND. NOW ONTO A MINI FRENCH PRO TEAM!

Kukevbo

83-79 is a good score. A real good score

Girlinthephog

Clutch.

Christopher Hauser in reply to Rockchalk26

lol

Tad Shurtz

I shouldn't get this worked up about exhibitions games. But, KU bball is kind of great.

Alabamastreet

Wow, great job team!

Brian8556

ROOOOOOOCK CHAAAAAAALK JAAAAAAAAYYYYYYHAAAAAAAAWWWWK KKKKKKKUUUUUUU!

Geezer

Good game for the freshman to experience.

Joshdutcher

rock chalk

Rockchalk26

Jesse, if you post the highlights from this game, you might be getting a Christmas e-card.

Brian8556

Wow, great win KU!

Girlinthephog

Why did the site crash when it got tied up at 1:04? Wow. But great to hear we won the game!

Christopher Hauser

RCJH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kukevbo

I wonder if KU or KU sports will put up more than 10 seconds of video from what sounded like an exciting game

Travis Clementsmith

Rock Chalk!

Adamjhwkfan in reply to Speckleddog

Who would have thought Twitter would actually be good for... um.. anything.

Kukevbo

Thank god every KU game has been on TV the last 15 years. No way could I handle having to listen or follow on line.

FINAL
Kansas 83
Swiss National Team 79

Jesse Newell

Swiss miss final three.

KU with great fourth-quarter play to rally for the win.

Speckleddog

Thanks to twitter followers

Konkeydong

DAMN I WISH I COULD HAVE WATCHED THESE GAMES!!!!!!

00:02 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 83
Swiss National Team 79

Jesse Newell

Check out www.twitter.com/kusports to catch up on the updates.

Brian8556

Did KU win?

Konkeydong in reply to Travis Clementsmith

Basically.

Jocelyn Kennedy

Woohoo!!! Way to go, boys!!

Woodrow913

Hawks up 4 with 2.6 to play

Travis Clementsmith

We win?

Konkeydong in reply to Jhawkrulz

He's dancing in the street.

Kukevbo

No three pointers

Jhawkrulz

Jesse you disappearred

Mom_of_three

Ku hoops twitter says KU up with 13 seconds left

Mom_of_three

ku hoops twitter says kU up by 2 with 13 seconds left

Rockchalk26

Young slam dunk from Releford, KU takes lead 81-79 with 13:5 left.

Joshdutcher

KEVIN YOUNG MONEY!

Phogallen12

dunk by young wit 13.5 left. ku up 2

Txchalker in reply to Girlinthephog

I have Friday the 10th as the next game in Paris.

Averagecitizen

This is great experience for our young team.

James Kiernan

Tied 1:04

Eybea Opiner

?????

Highway_chile

foul situation sounds a little, shall we say, "imbalanced?"

Tad Shurtz

Tied up at 1:04 according to @KU_Hoops twitter!

Girlinthephog

The next game is the 11th, correct?

Mom_of_three

yes, time and score please

Christopher Hauser

The officials must have been paid by Missouri

Kukevbo in reply to Jhawkrulz

I was fine with it. Kinda pissed that he beat me to the punch.

Eybea Opiner

time?

Jesse Newell

Swisss miss the first. Swiss up two.

Girlinthephog

So we are tied?!

Jesse Newell

Self chewing the official after another ticky-tack foul. Bad time for it to happen. Releford's fourth.

Tad Shurtz

Miss, Swiss. Miss!

Rockchalk26

KY sliding in for the board

Jhawkrulz

Geezer...THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE !!

Adam Collins in reply to Jesse Newell

You can go ahead and just lie to us at this point and tell us that we win.

Kukevbo in reply to Jakejayhawk

Go eat at Chick-Fil-A you nancy.

Tad Shurtz

KY!!!!!

Tad Shurtz

Man, this is annoying. The Swiss are on fire.

Jesse Newell

Misses the second. Young grabs the board and puts it in.

Jhawkrulz

Jesse...win or lose...call the game as if we win...we won't know for weeks

Rockchalk26

We got this, no worries

Geezer in reply to Jakejayhawk

Jesus H. Christ STFU.

Girlinthephog

Looks like it's going to come down to defense.

Jesse Newell

Johnson misses the first.

Tad Shurtz

The suspense is killing me. Ish.

Jesse Newell

Johnson fouled. Shooting two with 1:26 left and KU down four.

Trojanhawk

Frankamp can't get here soon enough. Hope Barber jumps aboard as well.

Jesse Newell

Swiss player beats the shot clock with a high arching 18 footer from the baseline.

Tad Shurtz

Miss, Swiss. Miss!

Kukevbo

I'm going to be irrationally pissed if we lose. The game means nothing and I can't watch but I want us to WIN. EVERY. DAMN. GAME

Jakejayhawk in reply to Tad Shurtz

I asked respectfully. Jesus means more to me than an exclamation. There are other blogs where you can do this but I would like to think we could have some courtesy here. I know I will get flamed but it isn't too much to ask for class from our fans.

Jhawkrulz

Are they in the bonuse as well?

Jesse Newell

Withey makes both. KU down two.

Joshdutcher in reply to Tad Shurtz

They make a mean instant hot chocolate though

Jesse Newell

Seventeen turnovers for KU.

02:09 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 71
Swiss National Team 75

Jesse Newell

Withey fouled on a spin move. He'll shoot two.

Jhawkrulz

for being "max" hawk, you don't seem to be in this game

Tad Shurtz

Arghhhhh. I hate the Swiss!

Girlinthephog

How many turnovers do we have?

Jesse Newell

Swiss make a long contested two.

Jabroniavenue

EJ time

Jesse Newell

Johnson to Young, who beats the shot clock with an 8-foot bank shot. KU down two.

Txchalker

Score?

Kukevbo in reply to Randy Maxwell

It's KU Basketball. That's all there is to it

Tad Shurtz

Come on now. Let's do this.

Eybea Opiner

72-69?

Rockchalk26 in reply to Geezer

Haha

Jesse Newell

Ellis loses it out of bounds. Swiss miss a three. White with the board. KU down 73-69 with 2:55 left.

Travis Clementsmith

Apparently there was a strong quake in Yorba Linda last night, so probably an after shock of that just a bit ago

Adam Collins in reply to Geezer

Maybe there's been a huge fight breakout or something.

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