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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Notebook: Lucas has words with Smith

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) gets a talking to by head coach Bill Self after fouling out and following a little jaw-jacking with Georgetown's Josh Smith during the second half on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) gets a talking to by head coach Bill Self after fouling out and following a little jaw-jacking with Georgetown's Josh Smith during the second half on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

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KANSAS 75, GEORGETOWN 70

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— Kansas University starting big man Landen Lucas had words with Georgetown’s 6-10, 350-pound bigger man Joshua Smith after Lucas fouled out of the Jayhawks’ win at Verizon Center.

“I’ve known him since high school. He’s from Seattle, right above me,” Portland native Lucas said of the Kent, Washington, native. “I thought he tried to swing the elbow at me. He didn’t connect but I just kind of wanted a reason ... it was my fifth foul I had to go out with something. I couldn’t just walk off the court,” he joked.

The 6-10, 240-pound Lucas had two points and two boards in 13 minutes; Smith had 20 points and five boards in 27 minutes.

Cliff guards Smith: KU’s Cliff Alexander, 6-8, 240, guarded the 350-pound Smith at times.

“He was a big guy. I haven’t played anybody as big as him. He knew how to use his body. He’s a great player,” Alexander said.

This, that: KU snapped Georgetown’s 33-game win streak in nonconference games in the Verizon Center. ... KU opened 3-of-12 shooting, then made 6-of-8 to lead, 22-11. KU went without a field goal for six minutes, allowing a 15-1 Georgetown run. ... KU recorded its third-lowest shooting performance of the year (37.7 percent), but had its highest three-point percentage (58.8 percent) since going 11-for-18 (61.1 percent) against West Virginia (3/2/13). The 10 three-pointers made are the most since knocking down 10-of-22 at Iowa State (1/29/14).


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Comments

Edward Daub 5 years, 7 months ago

Bill's advice to Landen in picture above? Pick on somebody your own size.

Luca Rossi 5 years, 7 months ago

This could have easily been three separate articles. I thought we were trying to get the readers to provide as much intentially false information to the site surveys as possible, no?

Jay Scott 5 years, 7 months ago

The broadcast team were picking Lucas in this conceptual rumble based on his perceived quickness advantage. I'm with them.

Rob Bedford III 5 years, 7 months ago

You have to find a 320lb plus guy for Landon to be considered the quicker one.

Erich Hartmann 5 years, 7 months ago

Hey, at least we learned that Lucas is tough, and will not back down from anyone.

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