What To Take from Pitt State

The Jayhawks are back in action. In their first action since winning the gold metal during the World University Games this summer, Kansas Basketball gave us a preview of what to expect this season.

No. 4 Kansas defeated Pittsburgh State Wednesday night 89-66 in a game that ended much differently than it started. A lot of good things and things to be improved on were learned from this game. The starters came out as expected with G Frank Mason III, G Devonte Graham, G Wayne Selden, F Perry Ellis, and F Landen Lucas kicking off the season. However, the debut of one man ended up changing that pace of play early in the second half.

All-American Carlton Bragg showed the length and basketball IQ Bill Self saw in him when he signed him last April. The 6’9″ freshman had 14 points on 7 for 12 shooting and 6 rebounds in 21 minutes of play. With the wings having an off night, the offense seemed to run through the big men, as they put up a combined 46 points. Look for Bragg to have a huge impact on the offense this season especially with the uncertain status of Cheick Diallo.
Cheick Diallo watches from the sidelines as the NCAA has yet to make a decision on his legibility.

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