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.