Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook


Hawks to work on free throws for new year

When you're undefeated, have won 27 of your last 28 games and have almost concluded your non-conference schedule, there are very few things worth changing when it comes to your New Year's resolution. But if you want to get picky, how about the Jayhawks' free throw shooting?

Darnell wows with 'The Play'

The who? Kansas senior forward Darnell Jackson. The what? The beginning of the second half on Saturday night against Yale. There where? Allen Fieldhouse. The why? Simply because he can.

Aldriches in town

Kansas University freshman Cole Aldrich's parents, Walter and Kathleen, made the trip from Bloomington, Minn., to watch their son score five points and grab seven boards while playing 12 minutes in KU's rout of Yale on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU coach Bill Self said the Aldriches celebrated their anniversary Sunday and that Walt's birthday was Monday.

Collins not firing fully

Sophomore point guard Sherron Collins, who had eight points, two assists and four turnovers in 16 minutes Saturday, still isn't 100 percent recovered from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.

"His foot is fine. His quads are not firing, and it's put a little stress on his knee. His upper leg is bothering him some," Self said.

Collins is not missing any practice time. "It's getting better," Self stressed on his radio show. "He works at it every day. I can see progress being made. It's just taking a little longer than we thought. His legs aren't firing. They will soon."

MU tickets available?

KU fans longing to attend the KU-Missouri game on Jan. 19 in Columbia, Mo., just might be able to snag some seats online. Single-seats from the game go on sale at 6 p.m. Friday at

Big 12 honors

Oklahoma freshman Blake Griffin was tapped Big 12 player of the week Monday. Griffin had 18 points and 16 rebounds in the Sooners' double-overtime victory over West Virginia. Texas Tech's John Roberson was named rookie of the week.


JNgohawks 12 years, 5 months ago

That sound a little strange about Collins, I hope it is OK

JayCeph 12 years, 5 months ago

His 'legs aren't firing'? Wha? Are they just saying his conditioning has been compromised or is there something else to this statement? Weird.

Joe Ross 12 years, 4 months ago


Hard to tell, isnt it? Maybe theyre saying there's been some atrophy in his legs and he doesnt have all his strenght back just yet

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