Coming off their victory over Kentucky in Chicago, the No. 4-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (2-0) return to Allen Fieldhouse for a Friday night non-conference matchup with South Dakota State (3-0).
KU's leaders in scoring through 2 games: Lagerald Vick (16), Svi Mykhailiuk (16), Udoka Azubuike (13), Malik Newman (12) and Devonte Graham (10.5). I'm going to guess a breakout game for Newman tonight. He hit that huge shot vs. Kentucky and I think it will carry over.
12 minutes on the pre-game clock. Both teams back in the locker room.
South Dakota State starting lineup: Brandon Key, Skyler Flatten, Tevin King, Reed Tellinghuisen and Mike "The Dauminator" Daum.
Any score predictions tonight? I've got KU 84-68.
Allen Fieldhouse video board showed highlights from win vs. Kentucky before players ran onto the court.
In said video, Lagerald Vick led the postgame dance.
If there was any doubt, Billy Preston standing alongside the transfers today with glasses on. He's not playing tonight.
Starting lineup intros underway...
Jacks win the tip and we are underway....
KU feeds Udoka on the first possession. Nice pass to Vick, who was fouled.
Daum misses his first shot attempt, but offensive rebound leads to FTs.
Udoka forced to play on the perimeter guarding Daum. Doing a nice job in the first couple of possessions.
Svi drains a shot off of the dribble. He's really improved that shot in the last year.
Udoka pump fakes past Daum for an easy layup. But then Daum draws a foul on the other side. Fun matchup.
Lightfoot checks in for Udoka.
Svi with a pretty crossover and jumper. 2-for-2 from the floor.
Great inbounds play. Svi finds Vick for a layup. Timeout Jackrabbits. KU up 11-2.