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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.

Bill Self postgame audio

Box score

KU video highlights


brian8556 7 years, 1 month ago

Anyone here? RCJHGKU! Kansas 83 Switzerland 79!

Ian Emerson 7 years, 1 month ago

I just wanted to thank Jesse for some great work

Kyle Sybesma 7 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like another Bill Self coached team. Tighten up the D at the end of the game and grind out a victory. These new guys will soon learn that it doesn't matter how good your offensive game is if you don't play defense for HCBS you will not see the floor. Remember Micah Downs.

brian8556 7 years, 1 month ago

Anyone know what the attendance was tonight?

JHAWKNPHX 7 years, 1 month ago

RCJHK!!! Nice win!!!! Thanks for the updates JN. Back to work I guess...

Tad Shurtz 7 years, 1 month ago

I hope McLemore's hip is okay. Did Traylor play at all?

Tony Bandle 7 years, 1 month ago

Can someone help me here?

Jeff goes up and blocks a shot out of bounds...obviously, that's a blocked shot. However, Jeff goes up, deftly hits the ball to stop the shot, but controls it and grabs it in mid-air.

Is that just a block, or a block and a steal, or block and a seems that it should be rewarded beyond just stopping the shot.

Any refs out there [not Swiss if you don't mind] who can clarify this for me? Thanks!!

brian8556 7 years, 1 month ago

Not a ref but pretty sure it's a block AND a steal.

Jack Wilson 7 years, 1 month ago

I would score it a block and rebound. Once it's a shot, it's a shot and you can't steal a shot. And you have to have a rebound after any shot attempt (that is scored a shot attempt).

A good spot to go to for scoring issues:

Cameron Cederlind 7 years, 1 month ago

It counts as neither, it is only a block. The shot is blocked, so there can be no rebound and the other player no longer has possession, so its not a steal.

Tony Bandle 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, that's pretty cool...three response, three different answers and they all seem logical!!

Jack Wilson 7 years, 1 month ago

GoHawkYourself: Look at my link. Go to section 3. That lists the ways to get a rebound. Section 3, Article 1 (a) (1) says you get a rebound by (a) recovering a live ball that has missed a scoring opportunity (1) by "gaining control of the ball." If you block the shot and recover it, then you get a blocked shot and rebound because you have gained control of shot attempt.

Further evidence of that .. look at the A.R. (approved rulings) 7 and 8 under that section. You can get a rebound after blocking a shot even if you tip the blocked ball to your teammate if the scorer determines that you contributed more to the control of the ball than the teammate ending up with the ball.

master16 7 years, 1 month ago

good thing about so many talented freshmen is that when one or two are having a bad game (or games!) there are many more to step up. i can easily see our main group of freshmen (mclemore, traylor, white, ellis, peters) all being top 2 or 3 in scoring for multiple games. the other freshmen (lucas, adams, doyle) may need an adjusted period / season.

Tony Bandle 7 years, 1 month ago

If I may expand on master16....another good thing about so many freshmen is that they all can't play at once, so those watching from the bench can observe and learn watching the other frosh on the court.

Mistakes are much clearer when observed from the sideline versus in the heat of battle.

Eric Dawson 7 years, 1 month ago

Game has been complete for more than three hours, still no box score? (Note: also true for, which is almost certainly where locus of the bottleneck.) Hel-lo-o!


Way to go, Jayhawks!

Jesse Newell 7 years, 1 month ago

Box score is now above.

Here's why the box score is delayed ... The Swiss national team provided no one to do full statistics. That means KU sports information director Chris Theisen volunteered to do the whole game's stats by hand, which is field goals, free throws, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and turnovers. During normal games, 5-6 people help with this.

Fribourg is about two hours away from our hotel in Zurich. There is no available WiFi on the bus, and there was none available at the restaurant we stopped at for a couple hours.

After compiling all those stats, Chris has to manually insert them into a box score. We pulled up to the hotel 10 minutes ago, so he must have sent them literally when he walked into the door.

whitechocolate 7 years, 1 month ago

Seriously Jesse, thanks for all the hard work. And thank Chris for his one-man stat operation.

mattcpantle 7 years, 1 month ago

hey does anyone know where or how i can watch this game somewhere on the internet becuase i missed it and i would realy like to see it

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