Good day, KU basketball fans. Just got to the arena outside of Milan and we're inside of 30 minutes until tip-off of KU's final game of this year's Italian tour.
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the video of the Jayhawks' walking tour of Milan on the site now. Otherwise, sit tight and get ready for updates and more coverage of the finale.
Malik Newman with a nice bucket to give KU a 7-3 lead.
Newman double-clutched on a drive for that latest bucket.
Lagerald Vick did a great job pushing the pace at PG after securing a rebound, dishes to Svi for a 3.
Lots of turnovers early for the Italian team.
KU up 10-3 with 6:51 left in 1st quarter.
Malik Newman drops a jumper off of a screen from Lightfoot, then knocks down a 3. Hard to imagine many players who score at his pace.
Graham with a great left-handed dish to Svi for a dunk. Helluva pass.
Lagerald Vick dunks over a guy with his left hand. Wow.
On the floor: Moore, Vick, Cunliffe, Newman and Lawson.
Vick with a nice drive and uses his right hand to bank in a layup from the left side. KU up 21-7.
Malik Newman has 12 (!!) points in less than 7 minutes. Unreal start.
Malik Newman for 3. Sheesh. On fire.
Malik Newman can't handle a pass from Cunliffe on a fast break. He might be human after all.
Newman misses a jumper. His first miss.
Italian team not going away. But Charlie Moore drills a 3 from the wing. KU up 29-18.
Malik Newman with his 100mph fastball on a pass to Lightfoot, who gets fouled going up to the rim.
Marcus Garrett on the floor. He only saw 4 minutes of playing time yesterday.
That quarter was all Malik Newman, but I'm impressed with Lagerald Vick on this trip. He's driving downhill, making smart decisions with the ball and playing aggressive defense.
Second quarter is underway...
Lagerald Vick with a nice jumper from the FT line off of the dribble.
After another Italian turnover, Vick finds Lightfoot for easy layup. Then Newman gets a breakaway dunk.