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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Notebook: Jamari Traylor injures right eye in win

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) walks off the court with a swollen eye along side trainer Bill Cowgill after catching an elbow from teammate Cheick Diallo during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) walks off the court with a swollen eye along side trainer Bill Cowgill after catching an elbow from teammate Cheick Diallo during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas University senior Jamari Traylor took a shot to the head and face on the defensive end of the floor during the second half of the Jayhawks’ 70-63 victory over TCU Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Traylor’s teammate Cheick Diallo accidentally caught him with an elbow, with 8:13 left and Traylor didn’t return.

“There’s no concussion,” KU coach Bill Self said after the game of Traylor’s health. “His eye is swollen shut. Cheick got him pretty good. Initial reports are he should be fine. They’ll double-check to make sure there’s no fracture which we don’t anticipate.”

Junior guard Brannen Greene had three points in 10 minutes.

“His leg was bothering him,” Self said. “I asked him if it was his (surgically repaired) hip. He said, ‘Not that one, it’s the other one. Something doesn’t feel right.’ I said, ‘It’s visible. You can’t move,’” Self added.

“I don’t think it’s anything serious,” the coach said of Greene. “People can tweak something all the time.”

This, that: KU, which has won seven straight in the series, is 11-1 all-time against TCU. ... KU extended its home-court win streak to 33 games, tied for the fourth-longest home streak in school history. ... KU is 199-9 in Allen during the Self era. Win No. 200 could come Saturday vs. Texas. ... After allowing a season-high 17 fast-break points against Oklahoma on Jan. 4, KU has since allowed eight fast-break points in its last three outings combined, including four against TCU. ... Perry Ellis’ nine rebounds gave him 731 for his career, moving him past Mark Randall to No. 15 on the all-time list. Randall attended Saturday’s game.

Next: KU will next meet Oklahoma State at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. KU will meet Texas at 1 p.m., Saturday, in Allen.

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By the Numbers: Kansas 70, TCU 63

By the Numbers: Kansas 70, TCU 63

Comments

Aaron Paisley 3 years, 10 months ago

Greene's hip is the bigger deal because he's saying the same thing now that he did last year that his hip was just sore and nothing more than a tweak.

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