Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman discussed what went through his head during a stretch of scoring 12 straight points in a 70-67 win over Baylor, what helped him rebounding and what it's like to lose freshman Billy Preston to a pro team in Europe.
Kansas senior point guard Devonte’ Graham shares his thoughts on the news would-be freshman forward Billy Preston has decided to play professionally in Bosnia.
Plus, Graham explains what he saw out of sophomore guard Malik Newman down the stretch, and why second-half baskets were so hard to come by for much of the 70-67 victory over Baylor.
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."
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.
Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman explains how the Jayhawks exploded for a 32-3 run during their rout of Toledo at Allen Fieldhouse, and why it’s not difficult to remember to play defense when KU is rolling offensively.
Malik Newman didn’t have his best game, but when the Jayhawks needed him to come through, he did.
The Mississippi State transfer hit a late 3-pointer to put KU ahead by four in an eventual 65-61 win over Kentucky. The play was set up by an offensive rebound by Lagerald Vick, who Newman was complimentary of after the game.
“It was big,” Newman said of the rebound. “It was a big boy play. That was a man’s play.”
Despite being "very" surprised that he was getting his first career start on Friday, KU's Marcus Garrett looked like anything but a freshman in the 92-56 win over Tennessee State.
Garrett posted 10 points and 10 rebounds in his debut, though he wasn't sure those numbers would guarantee his spot in the lineup for the team's game against Kentucky on Tuesday.
"Whatever coach Self decides," Garrett said with a smile.
Kansas sophomore Malik Newman talked about why he used to eat mustard during high school games at the Big 12 media day on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at Sprint Center.
Kansas guard Malik Newman and forward Mitch Lightfoot discuss their upcoming exhibition game against Missouri, what they've heard from fans and how they are approaching the Border War.