The Jayhawks, on Wednesday, for that second straight game attempted to enter a annoying 2-3 zone. KU adopted its 76-60 victory over Syracuse and Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone Saturday having a loss against Mike Hopkins’ Washington form of the two-3. Hopkins, a Syracuse grad, labored for Boeheim the final 22 years in the former Big East/current ACC school.
KU (7-1), which in fact had five players commit two fouls the very first half —trailed 36-34 in the break by 14 with 2:11 left — lost regardless of the career-high 28-point performance of Lagerald Vick, who scored when needed in the center of the zone.
Vick scored 12 points the very first half on 4 of 11 shooting. He was of two from three striking 4 of 5 free throws, KU’s only free throws from the half achieved from the zone.
The Jayhawks battled the very first half in hitting 46.7 % of the shots, while missing 7 of 9 3s. Five players selected up two fouls each within the half, including Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot, who performed seven and 5 minutes correspondingly within the half. Graham had three points the very first half on 1-of-5 shooting. He was 1 of three from three.
Happy for their own family, Self will definitely be lower within the dumps watching game film of some other Sprint Center loss (KU fell to Or and TCU in KC last season) on Thursday — the team’s off day — on his flight towards the Dallas place to see his baby daughter, in addition to his daughter and boy-in-law Hayden Browning.
KU trailed by eight points at 52-44 with 13 minutes left, but cut the space to 53-52 because of four points from Vick and 2 from Azubuike. However, Washington (7-2) stored its poise and reconstructed charge to 64-54 at 5:27 and 73-59 at 2:12.
KU will next meet Arizona Condition at 1 p.m. Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Dickerson had eight points, 10 rebounds and 4 aids in fifteen minutes the very first half for Washington. Nowell had 10 points and Thybulle nine as Washington hit 43.8 percent of their first-half shots and 4 of 11 3s. KU hit 4 of 8 free throws for that game to Washington’s 7 of 15.
Highlights, or make that lowlights, on tape for viewing is a low-scoring, foul-plagued performance against Washington’s 2-3 zone defense.