November 1, 2018
Kansas head coach Bill Self catches up with Washburn head coach Brett Ballard prior to tipoff of an exhibition, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Kansas men's basketball program will play 27 games this season after all, and the final game added to its schedule features a familiar face and foe. By Matt Tait
Ahead of Thursday’s 79-52 loss to top-ranked Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, Washburn coach and former KU walk-on Brett Ballard was asked a few dozen times how he felt about returning to his old stomping ground. But Ballard, who also worked on KU coach Bill Self’s staff for seven years after graduating in 2003, said his plan all along was to wait until after the game was over to decide how he felt.