KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spotting any team 17 points, much less the #5 Kansas Jayhawks, is a tough task for any to overcome. For a group still learning to play with out it’s starting point guard it proved to be too much.
As we will see more teams do in the future, Kansas buried Chris Cokley and William Lee with double teams forcing the Blazers to beat them with their guards.
Baxter, Lavender, and Williams played fairly well once the nerves of the game settled and Kansas began to turn it over. But, the early drought dug too deep a hole for the cold shooting Blazers to escape.
Frank Mason and Josh Jackson showed throughout the night why they both will be All-American candidates and Jackson could be the number one overall NBA draft pick this year.
Tyler Madison made his presence known pouring in 12 points in 22 minutes and for most the night appeared to be the only Blazer on the court playing with the edge needed to beat such a formidable opponent.
Thoughts Leading In To George Washington
For the third time in four games UAB’s opponent has hit more than 10 three pointers.
In George Washington’s loss to Georgia in the other CBE Hall of Fame game last night the Colonials were 10-24 from behind the arc.
The Colonials feature two 6-foot-9 forwards Tyler Cavanaugh and Yuta Watanabe who average 18/8 and 12/6 respectively.