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 mutigers.com.
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.