Kansas City, Mo. — As the Kansas basketball team prepares for a Sweet 16 meeting with Purdue at Sprint Center, junior Dwight Coleby said all of the Jayhawks’ post players have to constantly be aware of talented Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan.
“He’s a big guy that can score in the post and step out and hit the three, trailer threes,” Coleby said. “You’ve just got to be aware of all the things that he can do. He’s a great passer.”
Swanigan has proven to be effective at finding open 3-point shooters when opponents double-team him.
“We just have to adjust as the game goes on, on what we can do,” Coleby said.
Tulsa, Okla. — A happy Dwight Coleby said following his key contributions in the Kansas Jayhawks’ 90-70 victory over Michigan State he was fully prepared to make an impact off the bench.
“It’s the brightest stage and I want to play,” Coleby said, when asked how he stays mentally focused while never being sure what will be asked of him, “so I’m just ready the whole time.”
Coleby’s efforts helped land KU in the Sweet 16.
“I just watch Landen, and everything he does and how he defends,” Coleby shared. “Whatever he does, I just try to pick up on it and ask him questions.”