October 22, 2017
Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) pumps his fist in the closing seconds of the game during the Showdown for Relief exhibition, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. At right is Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. (13).
It did not take Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham long to get excited about tonight’s regular season opener. Just minutes after Tuesday’s exhibition victory over Fort Hays State, Graham told teammates in the locker room, ‘It’s finally here,’ and now it really is, as the fourth-ranked Jayhawks will kick off the 2017-18 campaign at 8 p.m. tonight against Tennessee State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
The mere mention of the name Devonte’ Graham instantly brought a sigh, wide eyes, a side-to-side shake of the head and ultimately a smile from first-year Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin. By Tom Keegan