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.
Images from Friday night's game between the Jayhawks and Bears at Allen Fieldhouse
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.
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