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Late Night defeats Late Night, None-None

  • 6:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 2014
  • Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

Late Night scrimmage ends in 37-37 tie

Neither Crimson nor Blue could put the other away in the main event of Late Night, the Kansas University men's basketball scrimmage.

Sophomore guard Wayne Selden Jr. scored a game-leading 17 for Blue, while freshman forward Cliff Alexander put up 12 points for Crimson.

Read much more about the scrimmage and all the Late Night festivities later tonight at KUsports.com.

Join the post game discussion

Melrank

Wayne's going to have a great season. Rock Chalk!

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Selden thanks everyone for coming before the team leaves the floor.

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Mason got hit going inside. No foul. Scrimmage ends in 37-37 tie.

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Selden ties it at 37 with a tough basket inside.

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Selden drives in strong vs Oubre, looked to get fouled. No whistle. Currently :41 left with Crimson up 37-35.

Lex Valdez

Cliff in beast mode!

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It's 37-35 Crimson after a series of buckets. Most recent is a 3 from Frankamp.

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Mickelson scores again. The big guys are getting after in in the paint. Blue up 33-32.

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Mickelson gives Blue a 31-30 lead.

Then Ellis gets it right back on the other end for Crimson, 32-31.

Melrank

Nice jump hook by Cliff!

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Alexander works Mickelson on the block. Little jump-hook over the right shoulder is good.

Then Selden responds with a 3.

Crimson up 30-29. Less than 2:30 left.

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Alexander hitting the offensive boards hard. He scores on a second chance for Crimson. His team is up 28-24.

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Mason blows by Graham, gets a layup. Crimson up 25-22. Then Mickelson scores inside. 25-24.

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Oubre with the top defensive play so far, blocking Svi's 3 point try from the right wing.

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"Svi" for 3. Looked smooth. Blue down 23-21.

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Blue now trails 23-18 following Frankamp transition layup.

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Selden knocks down a 3.

So apparently KU has some shooters this year.

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Tyler Self just hit a 3 from the top of the key for Blue. Greene answered on the other end with a 3. Crimson up 21-15. Under 10 minutes left.

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Frankamp misses an open 3 in transition. Won't see that often.

Cshjhawk

Espn3 no more!

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Hunter Mickelson shows nice more in the paint for a basket. Answered on the other end by Greene. Crimson up 19-12.

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Graham (Blue) hit a 3 to make it 17-10 Crimson lead.

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Ellis runs the floor like he is taught, gets an easy tip-in on what should've been an easy layup for Alexander.

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Selden bucket cuts Blue's deficit to 15-7. 13 plus minutes to go.

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Frank Mason drives and dumps off a pretty assist to Cliff Alexander for a monster 2-handed jam.

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Tyler Self checking Perry Ellis on the block. Not a good look. Had to foul before he got put through the blender.

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Oubre hits a corner 3 on right side. Mason set him up. 12-5 Crimson.

Melrank in reply to Runningbeakers84

Aargh no kidding!

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Nice penetration from Oubre then kicked to open Mason for 3. Crimson up 9-5.

Runningbeakers84

ESPN3 can not figure out what to do.

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Selden with a transition throwdown the highlight so far. Crimson up 6-5.

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Alexander swats take to rim by Traylor.

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Alexander scores again inside for Crimson ... Then Oubre blows a break-away layup.

Crimson up 6-3.

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"Svi" shows confidence taking difficult 3, but misfires.

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Wayne Selden hits 3 from left corner. 4-3 Crimson.

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Mickelson blocked Alexander inside, but Oubre put it in. 2-0 Crimson. Then Alexander jump-hook in lane made it 4-0.

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Crimson starters: Ellis, Alexander, Frankamp, Mason, Oubre.

Rob Bedford III in reply to Benton Smith

He needs some extra time in the weight room. I have not noticed any increases since he arrived.

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Blue starters: Graham, Mykhailiuk, Mickelson, Traylor, Selden.

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Scrimmage is about to start. Running clock until the last 10 minutes.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Melrank

Hooray for crowd shots.

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Only Jayhawk not playing tonight is Landen Lucas. He is on the bench in his "street clothes." Whatever that means.

Melrank in reply to Benton Smith

Didn't talk either. Just showed crowd. Wasn't too exciting!

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Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Melrank

Weird. That must be the case. Or they just wanted to talk instead of show that?

Melrank

It's Basketball Season again. YES! Rock Chalk!

Melrank

Are there some type of Copyright laws on the Dream On video? ESPN3 didn't show it.

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http://instagram.com/p/t_qgWgmowU/

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AFH isn't full tonight, but fans who are here are making plenty of noise considering this is just a glorified exhibition. Players about to be introduced...

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Joey Berland

Man, ESPN3 is the only online option I'm aware of. Sorry.

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Mcgirl

Crap! Tornado sirens are going off but I don't want to miss the rest of Late Night!

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"Dream On" starts playing for intro video. Fans preparing to lose it.

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Crowd definitely getting hyped now. Lights go down and video intro rolling...

Joey Berland

Where can I get late night on net. It's blacked out on espn3 in my area. Bastards

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After the KU men's dance party ended, the OKC Thunder mascot, Rumble, helped kill some time with a dunking spectacle. He used a trampoline. The guys who will be out here shortly don't need one.

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Members of the women's basketball team watch a video skit of theirs from behind a curtain before being introduced to the fieldhouse crowd on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

Members of the women's basketball team watch a video skit of theirs from behind a curtain before being introduced to the fieldhouse crowd on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. by Nick Krug

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Jada Brown, left, laughs as she performs with teammate Natalie Knight during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jada Brown, left, laughs as she performs with teammate Natalie Knight during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

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Caelynn Manning-Allen dances with her teammates during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Caelynn Manning-Allen dances with her teammates during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

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Entire team dances around Jerrance Howard in a circle. A real crowd-pleaser.

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If you thought you'd never see Hunter Mickelson in camo pants and a cutoff vest, well you were wrong. Junior dance time.

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Not a lot of actual dancing from the sophs, but Mason redeems them with his go-to back flip.

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Frank Mason and Wayne Selden just rode out on tricycles with the rest of the sophomores.

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Dance analysis. You're welcome.

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KU's freshmen currently dancing. Cliff Alexander at center court. Devonte Graham seems the most natural.

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Self is bringing his best comedy routines tonight, claiming he is wearing Andrew Wiggins' draft suit and also appearing in Most Interesting Man in the World videos.

Tagline for 2nd one: We don't always wear jewelry, but when we do we prefer a ring on each finger.

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Crowd absolutely lost it watching Gordon's three-run triple.

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Runningbeakers84

Hope we can see the video online sometime.

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Shields gets the pop-up to end Orioles' bases loaded threat and KU fans go wild.

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Blue beats Crimson 22-16 to finish off the women's showcase portion of Late Night.

Gardner inside, Knight handling the ball too much for Crimson.

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Gardner and Knight have pushed Blue's lead to 20-14 with about a minute left.

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One would think this women's scrimmage was stacked in Blue's favor with Gardner and Knight.

But Crimson is tied with them 12-12 thanks to the talented Asia Boyd doing a bit of everything.

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Members of the Kansas University cheer squad perform as the opening act during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Members of the Kansas University cheer squad perform as the opening act during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

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No surprise that Gardner scores the first bucket immediately in women's scrimmage.

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For women's scrimmage, Red team vets starting are Asia Boyd and Bunny Williams.

Blue team vets starting: Chelsea Gardner and Natalie Knight.

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AFH video board now showing a live look-in of Royals game. "Let's go Royals" chant breaks out.

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Roughly 5 minutes til the women's team scrimmages in front of the KU fans at Late Night.

Runningbeakers84 in reply to Benton Smith

Nice line.

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Lots of smoke still lingering on the floor shortly after intros. Layup lines for KU women will take place in a fog at The Phog.

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Lights go down at AFH as the KU women are about to be introduced. Got fairly loud. People are anticipating the main event, and every step along way gets them closer.

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7 p.m. to 8 p.m. is dedicated primarily to the women's program.

Right now, a "Happy" music video starring the women's players is on the video board, and soon they'll be introduced before playing a 12-minute scrimmage.

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The KU drum line takes the floor, to introduce women's head coach Bonnie Henrickson.

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Video board currently highlighting former KU women's hoops stars who went on to the WNBA. Video introduced by all-time great PG Angel Goodrich, who led KU to 2 straight Sweet 16.

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Natalie Knight leading third KU women's dance rendition of "Fancy."

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Round 2 of KU women's team dancing includes some Run DMC-esque outfits. Nick Krug will have photos later.

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Members of the KU women's team have taken the court for a dance routine, wearing some old school KU men's jerseys.

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Former KU women's basketball star Danielle McCray introduces the video skit for her former team, which includes Bonnie Henrickson playing a triangle.

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Keegan might have accidentally bumped a kid going up for a layup. Kid made it, though, to win the contest. No harm, no foul.

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Believe it or not, the people of KU have allowed Tom Keegan to speak into a live microphone on the court as he and Kevin Romary oversee a contest.

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Gary Bedore has spotted former Jayhawks Scot Pollard and Jeff Hawkins in the stands.

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While we're waiting for the entertainment, might as well check out some KU hoops Q&A's.

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Lots of love for the other KU programs tonight. Athletes have come out to mid-court to bask in the glow of the crowd's applause. Baseball, cross country, track & field, men's golf, softball, swimming & diving and tennis all come out to mid-court.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Mcgirl

Not sure. Really not much going on quite yet. The first skit isn't even until about 7 p.m.

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