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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Notebook: Wayne Selden Jr. plagued by fouls

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) drives between Harvard guard Tommy McCarthy (3) and guard Agunwa Okolie (35) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) drives between Harvard guard Tommy McCarthy (3) and guard Agunwa Okolie (35) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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It didn’t impact the outcome of a 75-69 Kansas University men’s basketball victory over Harvard on Saturday, but junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. only played 22 minutes — a season low — after getting in foul trouble.

Selden picked up three first-half fouls.

“I probably shouldn’t have put him back in the first half,” KU coach Bill Self said after his team improved to 6-1.

“I asked him, ‘Can I trust you and everything?’ He says, ‘Yes,’ and goes out and makes a silly foul.

“The fourth foul was not his fault at all.”

Selden had nine points and four assists in 22 minutes. He hit two threes in three tries.

Woodard cheered: Four-time Kodak All-American Lynette Woodard was honored at Saturday’s Kansas University men’s basketball game.

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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self speaks with the media about the Jayhawks' 75-69 victory over Harvard, a game which included the Crimson tying the game late in the second half and KU getting out-rebounded 39-31.

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Woodard was accorded a loud standing ovation during a first-half time out.

In May, Woodard was selected as the 2015 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball Award delivered by UPS and the Atlanta Tipoff Club. She also will be honored during Sunday’s KU women’s game against St. John’s.

Volleyball team cheered: KU’s volleyball players received a standing ovation when introduced during a first-half time out. The volleyball team swept Furman and Missouri, 3-0 apiece, Thursday and Friday to advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

Stats, facts: KU is 1-0 vs. Harvard and 15-0 vs. members of the Ivy League. ... KU is 96-4 vs. non-conference opponents in Allen in the Self era.  ... KU has won 27 in a row in Allen. ... KU hit eight straight shots during the first half in building a 16-point lead. The eight consecutive makes marked KU's second-longest streak of the season, having made 10 in a row during the second half against Chaminade. ... KU’s 31 rebounds and 21 defensive rebounds were the team's fewest in a game this season.  ... KU logged a season-best 11 steals and was able to convert 19 total Harvard turnovers into 16 points. ... Frank Mason III tied his career-high with 21 points. ... Perry Ellis grabbed four rebounds to move into the top 20 on KU's all-time board list. He passed Greg Dreiling – 650 from 1984-86 – and has 652 career boards. Ellis’ next target on the list is current Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (2009-11) at 662. ... Ellis has scored in double figures in six of the Jayhawks’ seven games and 61 times in his 78 career appearances. 

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By the Numbers: Kansas 75, Harvard 69

By the Numbers: Kansas 75, Harvard 69

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