Landen Lucas said he has recovered from the ankle sprain that limited his playing time to eight minutes in the opener against Pittsburg State.
“It is much better. It was a bad time for it to happen, at the end of practice right before the game,” Lucas said. “It gave a lot of people a chance to go out there. I’ve been here long enough. I feel coach understands what I can do. I can show him in practice, too. I probably should not have played and not tried to force the issue. I’ve got to move forward and get ready for the regular season and our first game.”
Announcements: DeAaron Fox, a 6-3 senior guard from Cypress Lakes High in Katy, Texas, will announce his college choice on ESPNU’s basketball signing special at 5 p.m. Central time Thursday. Rivals.com’s No. 5-rated player in the Class of 2016 has a final list of KU, Kentucky, Louisville and LSU, with Kentucky considered the leader.
Know the foe: Fort Hays State lost at Kansas State, 70-52, on Friday. … FHSU is coached by Mark Johnson, who is 284-127 entering his 15th season at FHSU. ... Picked to finish sixth by the conference coaches in the MIAA, FHSU returns three starters and six letter-winners from last season’s 16-13 team, which finished ninth in the MIAA with a 9-10 league record. Senior guard Craig Nicholson is FHSU’s leading returning scorer having averaged 14.9 points per game last season. Nicholson also averaged a team-best 6.1 assists per contest. ... KU is 9-0 against the Tigers, including a 6-0 mark in exhibitions.