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Friday, November 13, 2015

Kansas explodes for 109 points in season opener

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) lays in a bucket against Northern Colorado during the first half, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) lays in a bucket against Northern Colorado during the first half, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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One season-opening blowout does not mean much in the grand scheme of things, but Kansas University’s men’s basketball team put on quite the offensive display Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse, in a 109-72 drubbing of Northern Colorado.

The No. 4-ranked Jayhawks drilled 15 of their 26 three-point attempts, thanks to hot shooting nights from junior guard Brannen Greene off the bench (5-for-5 from three) and Wayne Selden Jr. (3-for-6 from deep).

Greene, who led the team with 18 points, and Selden (15 points) were just two of the five Jayhawks to score in double figures on a night Kansas shot 56 percent from the floor (34 of 61).

Senior forward Perry Ellis added 16 points, sophomore point guard Devonté Graham contributed 13 in his first career start and junior guard Frank Mason III scored 11, hitting all three of his three-point tries.

With KU’s offense clicking, the team’s dual point guards, Mason and Graham, racked up assists. Mason led with nine, and Graham was right behind him, with eight helpers. KU dished out 27 assists on its 34 field goals.

The Jayhawks (1-0) will see a significant jump up in their level of competition when the7 face Michigan State on Tuesday, in Chicago.

— Check back in at KUsports.com later tonight for more coverage.

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By the Numbers: Kansas 109, Northern Colorado 72

By the Numbers: Kansas 109, Northern Colorado 72

Comments

Jaston Archie 4 years ago

WOW! Kansas is the best team in the country. I'm not easily impressed and I know it was just Northern Colorado, but KU is the real deal. Literally there is no drop off on the bench, the talent plus experience is unreal. As expected, Brannen and Svi are the college versions of Steph and Klay, Hunter is great as well as Perry and Carlton and Frank and Wayne etc. etc. etc. And imagine if Cheick becomes eligible. I guarantee Mich. St. and Izzo are on high alert now

Lonnie Ross Dillon 4 years ago

Dial it back a notch until we play somebody good 😃

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