On a day when freshmen forwards Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo both enjoyed breakthroughs in KU's seven-point win over TCU, it was the quieter production from Bragg that might have been the best news for the Jayhawks.
Michael Porter, a 6-8 junior from Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Missouri, scored 35 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in Saturday’s 58-53 victory over Blue Valley Northwest at the Best of the Midwest Showcase at Johnson County Community College. Earlier in the day, the No. 3-rated player in the Class of 2017 attended the Kansas University-TCU game.
Udoka Azubuike, a 6-11 senior center from Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville, Florida, did not announce his choice on Sunday at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, as originally planned.
Kansas University senior Jamari Traylor, who took a shot to the head and right eye by teammate Cheick Diallo while playing defense in Saturday’s game, did not have a concussion and did not suffer any bone fractures in his face.
Kansas University sophomore guard Svi Mykhailiuk wasn’t able to return to his birthplace of Cherkasy, Ukraine, to see loved ones during the Jayhawks’ short three-day holiday break in late December. So home came to him. By Gary Bedore
It takes more than one encouraging performance to make a college basketball coach trust a freshman as much as he does a veteran in tight spots. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 17, 2016
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team committed 25 turnovers and had 10 shots blocked by West Virginia. The result was a predictably lopsided loss — 72-35 on Saturday at WVU Coliseum.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 16, 2016