Kansas freshman Silvio De Sousa, who joined the team in December, talked about becoming more comfortable on and off the court, receiving a standing ovation in his debut and why he doesn't feel pressure to contribute this season.
Malik Newman figured K-State, trailing by one, might try to drive on its final possession. But the KU guard was well prepped for what ended up transpiring.
"The exact same play that they were trying to run (last year)," Newman said of K-State's last shot in the 73-72 KU win. "We had already scouted it. We knew that it was coming."
Newman, who hit the go-ahead free throws with 15 seconds remaining, defended Barry Brown on the last shot and forced a missed 3-pointer. The Jayhawks came away with the win to improve to 4-1 in Big 12 play.
"We knew make or miss we had to get a stop either way," Newman said. "I think we did a great job."
After freshman Silvio De Sousa was cleared to play in a game for the first time this season Saturday, Udoka Azubuike and Bill Self discuss how he can help the team. De Sousa had one turnover and one foul in four minutes.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self explains how Malik Newman has handled his sixth man role and just how much the Jayhawks trust freshman Silvio De Sousa to play in tight games, once he is cleared to play.
Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham and Malik Newman discuss how they got past settling for 3-pointers and survived a scare from Iowa State, 83-78, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.