Bill Self talks surviving Penn, Devonte' Graham's big game
Wichita — Scoring 11 points in the first 13 minutes, there was nothing easy about the Kansas basketball team's 76-60 victory over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Intrust Bank Arena.
"There's been more pleasant dental appointments that I've gone to that," KU coach Bill Self joked. "Yeah I'm glad it's over."
KU senior Devonte' Graham sparked the Jayhawks' offense with 19 points in the first half, despite missing his first few shots.
"Devonte' missed some wide open looks to start the game as we all did," Self said. "That's what happens. You miss some open ones and then the next open ones feel like they are a little bit guarded. But he made a couple of big 3s."