Stillwater, Okla. Kansas University freshman forward Cheick Diallo made the first start of his college career on Tuesday night, scoring four points with two rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes.
The 6-foot-9 Mali native hit two of three shots and missed a pair of free throws without a make in KU’s 86-67 loss at Oklahoma State.
“I don’t think anybody had a chance to look that good tonight. He was fine,” KU coach Bill Self said.
“That position has been pretty inconsistent for us,” Self added of the fifth starting spot, and post players working with Perry Ellis inside. “He did some good things. He was so nervous. (There are) a lot of things he has to do to maybe fit in better. I think he did fine.”
Images from Tuesday night's game between the Jayhawks and Cowboys at Gallagher-Iba Arena
Senior forward Hunter Mickelson, who started the last 10 games next to Ellis, played just two minutes.
Self said Mickelson was healthy for the game.
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