Reesing lauded: Kansas University football quarterback Todd Reesing sat in the first row of the west bleachers near KU's bench.
He received a thunderous ovation, with fans in the end-zone student section standing for him, as he left the building with 4:05 to play.
¢Better than the 'Cats: Comparison lovers will note KU beat Fort Hays State by 37 points three days after Kansas State stopped the Tigers by 36 points. The Wildcats won, 95-59; KU prevailed, 93-56.
¢Big payday: Fort Hays State, like Pittsburg State, received $20,000 guarantee money.
¢Big men flip flop: Sasha Kaun started the first half, Darnell Jackson the second at the center spot. The other starters in both halves: Sherron Collins, Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson, Darrell Arthur.
¢Red uniforms: KU wore red jerseys Tuesday night. Don't look for the Jayhawks in red many more times this year.
"I don't like wearing the red very much," KU coach Bill Self said. "Coach (Danny) Manning talked me into getting one of the appearances out of the way tonight. There's no reason we wore red other than we've got to wear them once or twice (for Adidas)."
¢Notables: KU is now 46-7 all-time in exhibition games, including a 42-4 mark in games played in Allen Fieldhouse. KU is now 14-0 in exhibition games under Self, including a 10-0 mark in games played at home. : This was the third year KU has played Fort Hays State in an exhibition game, and the Jayhawks improved to 3-0 against the Tigers in those contests (won 95-41 in 2003-04 and 96-62 in 2005-06). : KU opened the game on a 14-2 run and then had a 22-3 run to take the game from 16-6 to 38-9 in the first half. : Both teams opened the game shooting 1-for-8 before KU made four straight field-goal attempts. : Arthur had 20 points. Last year, he had two 20-point games, with 22 vs. Oral Roberts and 26 vs. Towson State in games two and three. : Robinson had 10 assists. His career high is nine vs. Baylor in 2006. The last Jayhawk to record 10 assists in a game was Jeff Hawkins who had 10 vs. Arkansas in the 2005-06 season. : Robinson also had six rebounds (all in the first half). His career high is eight at Missouri in 2006. : Chalmers had six steals. His career high is six, which he has accomplished seven times.
¢Little producing big-time: Future KU player Mario Little, a 6-5 small forward from Chipola (Fla.) Community College, has scored 18, 27 and 16 points in his squad's first three games of the season.
"The areas that I'm working on the most right now are my jump-shot and my defense," Little told Rivals.com.
"Those are the two areas of my game that I will continue to focus on. I would say my biggest strength is that I can score any type of way. I just have the ability to score points."
He recently was deemed the top juco player in the country by Juco Junction Web site.