A surprise standout off the bench as Kansas won on the road for a change, K.J. Lawson discusses his crunch time contributions to an 82-77 Jayhawks victory at TCU.
“Everybody was happy,” Lawson said after scoring both the basket that got KU to OT and a go-ahead bucket in the extra period. “It was a group collective. Coach Self was mainly happy for me. I know my brother was happy for me, and Marcus and Charlie Moore. Those guys were definitely happy that I played well.”
If you required any confirmation that Kansas needed a road victory, look no further than Bill Self’s postgame comments following an overtime Big Monday win at TCU.
“That’s the best locker room we’ve had all year by far,” Self said after the rare KU road victory.
Following an 82-77 overtime victory that put an end to a four-game road losing streak, standout Kansas freshmen Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson explain how the Jayhawks survived their trip to TCU.
Dotson scored a career-high 25 points, plus 10 rebounds, in the crucial Big 12 victory and Agbaji added 20 points and 10 boards.
Kansas basketball players Dedric Lawson and Charlie Moore said the atmosphere Tuesday night at Kansas State proved difficult to navigate.
“It was pretty hard,” Moore said. “It was loud. It was a great atmosphere. We had a hard time communicating.”
Following a 74-67 loss at rival Kansas State that gave the Wildcats a two-game lead on the Jayhawks in the loss column of the Big 12 standings, KU head coach Bill Self got into his team’s various issues.
Self pointed to not only the Jayhawks’ turnover issues, but also a lack of leadership.
After the Kansas basketball team fell to 1-5 on the road this season with a 73-63 loss at Texas on Tuesday night, freshman point guard Devon Dotson discussed the Jayhawks’ road woes.
“We’ve just got to find a way to win on the road, you know,” Dotson said. “We’ve got to create our own energy. We’ve got to play the same way we do at home, just take pride, man.”