Currently ranked No. 4 in the nation, the Kansas basketball team returns to Allen Fieldhouse for a matchup with a 1-7 Long Beach State squad. The 49ers have endured a more difficult schedule — Wichita State, North Carolina, Louisville, UCLA and Washington — than even the Jayhawks (5-1), who opened up with Indiana and Duke.
What does everybody want to see out of the Jayhawks tonight? I think the obvious answer would be a strong performance from Landen Lucas or Carlton Bragg after their slow starts to the season, but I'm going to look at Lagerald Vick. Obviously he stood out last game in his first start, but I'm interested to see if he can keep that momentum going tonight.
Only three minutes left on the scoreboard clock.
Re: Carlton Bragg. I think there's a lot of added pressure this season on himself too. People talking about him being a potential first-round draft pick. He knew he was going to have to step into a larger role. No hiding your weaknesses when you're a starter.
Starters: KU - Mason, Vick, Graham, Jackson, Azubuike. LBSU - Levin, Blackwell, Yussuf, Bibbins, Jackson.
LBSU with a 2-0 lead on a nice backdoor cut for layup by J. Jackson.
Vick passed on an open three in transition. About 20 seconds later, he gets another chance and drills it. 5-5.
Lagerald with a nice fake pass and drive to the paint for a floater. Seven points in 3.5 minutes.
Carlton Bragg will check in at the next whistle.
Josh Jackson wide open nails a 3. KU shooting well early.