With the notion of adding Billy Preston to the roster now officially behind them, the 10th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (15-3 overall, 5-1 Big 12) begin moving forward with the rest of their season as they play host to Baylor (12-6, 2-4).
What are the thoughts after Billy Preston announced he was playing in Europe? Lowers the ceiling on this team? Expected it? Glad to finally have a resolution?
KU starters: Graham, Vick, Mykhailiuk, Newman and Azubuike. Baylor starters: Manu Lecomte, King McClure, Mark Vital, Tristan Clark and Jo Lual-Acuil.
KU is airing Jo Jo White's speech during his jersey retirement ceremony. Nice touch.
Long standing ovation at the end of the video.
Starting lineup introductions underway. There was a moment of silence for Jo Jo White prior to the national anthem.
As loud of a opening jump ball as I can remember this year.
Referees tonight: John Higgins, Lee Cassell, Antinio Petty.
Decibel meter reached 119. KU wins the tip.
Lagerald Vick opens with a 3.
Make it back-to-back 3s. The latest one from Devonte' Graham. Baylor timeout in the first 64 seconds.
Will KU miss a shot tonight? 3-3 start from 3.
After King McClure drops a 3-pointer, Graham races to the other side to set up a Newman layup.
Malik Newman with 8 points. KU is 5-5 from the field.
Svi Mykhailiuk with a monster left-handed slam. Wow.
Don't know if I've ever seen Lagerald Vick this hyped up.