More on Brackins
Kansas University coach Bill Self said Sunday he could not remember a player having a better game against one of his teams than Iowa State sophomore Craig Brackins had Sunday.
The 6-foot-10 Brackins scored 42 points off 11-of-19 shooting and 17-of-21 free throwing in KU’s 15-point victory.
“After thinking about it, I don’t think anybody ever has gotten 42,” Self said. “Beasley had 39. Arthur Johnson 37. Durant something like 35, 37.”
Kansas State’s Michael Beasley scored 39 in KU’s 88-74 victory over KSU on March 1, 2008, in Allen Fieldhouse. Johnson had 37 in KU’s 84-82 victory over Missouri on March 7, 2004, in Columbia, Mo. Kevin Durant had 37 in KU’s 88-84 overtime victory over Texas on March 11, 2007, in Oklahoma City.
Also, Missouri’s Thomas Gardner had 40 in KU’s 89-86 loss to the Tigers on Jan. 16, 2006, in Columbia.
“They said he was the best performer in the country yesterday on ESPN’s late night (hoops) show,” Self said of Brackins. “If he is not a first-team all-Big 12 player going into our game, I think he is going to have a lot of people vote him on that team, including me. He played well yesterday. He was the biggest stud in our league yesterday.”
The Jayhawks will meet Nebraska at 6:30 p.m Wednesday at Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.