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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cliff Alexander keeps motoring

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) delivers a dunk against the Texas zone defense late in the second half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) delivers a dunk against the Texas zone defense late in the second half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

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Kansas basketball subs Brannen Greene and Cliff Alexander combined for 29 points off the bench in KU's win at Texas. They discussed the Jayhawks' win with the media.

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KANSAS 75, TEXAS 62

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— Cliff Alexander has been trying to play with an accelerated “motor” since being benched the last 14 minutes of the Iowa State game on Jan. 17.

“I ran the floor a lot today. Brannen Greene and Devonté Graham looked at me, passed to me a couple times when I was running the floor,” the 6-foot-8 Chicago freshman said after scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds while logging 27 minutes in KU’s 75-62 win over Texas on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

Alexander hit six of 11 shots despite playing with a bruised sternum that was also hit at shoot-around before the game.

“We worked the middle (of UT zone). Coach told us, ‘Get the ball to the middle. It’s open every time.’ We got easy shots,” Alexander said of KU’s big men.

Of UT freshman Myles Turner, who scored eight points and grabbed eight boards in 27 minutes, Alexander said: “He is kind of thin down low. He can work down there. He’s just kind of thin, that’s all,” the 240-pound Alexander said of the 240-pound Turner. “He has a nice game.. He can shoot the three, face-up,” Alexander added of Turner, who was 0-for-3 from three on a day UT hit three of 18 threes.

“We were playing the post before they could get comfortable in the post,” Alexander said of big man strategy.


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Comments

Reggie Flenory 4 years, 10 months ago

Turner should have came to ku but if thon maker signs here I'll take him over Turner much more upside

Dirk Medema 4 years, 10 months ago

I find it very hard to believe that Myles and Cliff are both 240. Myles spreads his out over a few more inches, but still not buying they're the same weight.

Steve Zimmerman 4 years, 10 months ago

"He's kind of thin," Alexander said. "I played against Turner all the time in high school. I played against Ridley too ... It was nothing to it." --- espn

Cliff shows he's ready to take up every challenge against other bigs. He'll make them feel thin alright. I like his confidence & comfort level now. Team starts to gel & look for him to finish strong.

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