Jayhawks looking forward to brief holiday break

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham flashes a wide smile as he and the Jayhawks wait to slap hands with San Diego State players after their 70-57 win, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham flashes a wide smile as he and the Jayhawks wait to slap hands with San Diego State players after their 70-57 win, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

— The holiday season may be short, but it’s certainly sweet for Kansas University’s basketball players.

“We don’t really have big Christmases, so we take what we can get,” said KU junior guard Wayne Selden, Jr., fired up over an upcoming holiday break.

The Jayhawks were to disperse after Tuesday’s 70-57 victory at San Diego State with orders to report back in Lawrence Dec. 26, which is Saturday.

KU’s annual holiday clinic is Sunday.

“It’s about being with family, hanging out, kicking back and getting away for a bit,” said Selden, a native of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Tough workouts

Selden, who said he did well on his final exams, was asked what’s more difficult — taking a final or going through a rigorous Bill Self practice.

“Oh, I’d study for the final every time,” Selden said. “If he’s as mad as he can be, I’d take the final every time. I can always walk out, take a break and come back in to study. Practice ... you are not escaping that. You are not getting out of the practice.”

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By the Numbers: Kansas 70, San Diego State 57

By the Numbers: Kansas 70, San Diego State 57