Kansas basketball coasts previous UTEP 78-52. Outcomes and evaluation from KU’s recreation

KANSAS CITY — Kansas males’s basketball’s 2021-22 common season continued Tuesday with a matchup in opposition to UTEP.

The Jayhawks got here in off of a win in New York in opposition to St. John’s. The Miners got here in off of a loss at dwelling in opposition to New Mexico State. This was Kansas’ fifth-straight recreation away from Lawrence, though it was a lot nearer than the earlier 4.

Did Jalen Wilson rebound for his greatest efficiency this season for the Jayhawks since getting back from his suspension? Did Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun as soon as once more end as the primary scorers for Kansas? Did UTEP do what it almost was in a position to final season, and upset the nation’s No. 7-ranked squad?

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This is what occurred, with the newest information first, on the T-Cellular Heart:

FINAL: Kansas 78, UTEP 52

Kansas coasted to its newest victory this season, and topped UTEP by a large margin. Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun led the Jayhawks in scoring by far, ending with 23 and 20 factors, respectively.

Michael Jankovich and Chris Teahan had been every in a position to see some taking part in time late. Teahan even hit a layup with lower than a minute left and Jankovich added a 3-pointer.

Kansas leads 67-45 in opposition to UTEP with 3:58 left in 2nd half

Jalen Wilson hit his first 3-pointer on the season throughout this stretch, after which proceeded to overlook the following one he took. But it surely’s a step he wanted to take, and with about 4 minutes left Kansas is up 67-45.

Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji have had a lot of the Jayhawks’ manufacturing. They seem to be a mixed 18-for-25 from the sphere with 43 factors general. Meaning Kansas has 24 factors from the remainder of its group, which is capturing 8-for-23 from the sphere.

Kansas leads 59-39 in opposition to UTEP with 7:39 left in 2nd half

The Jayhawks have not hit a shot in almost three minutes, however that hasn’t harm them as a lot because it might have as a result of the Miners have not scored in a bit of greater than two minutes. Kansas nonetheless leads by 20 factors, regardless of being out-scored by a degree within the second half to this point.

Jalen Wilson has performed an prolonged period of time through the second half, but it surely hasn’t translated to a complete lot of offensive manufacturing. For the night time to this point, he’s 0-for-3 from the sphere and 0-for-2 from behind the arc. He does have three assists to go together with 5 rebounds.

Jayhawks head coach Invoice Self acquired a technical foul throughout this stretch. There was a foul name on Jalen Wilson that Self did not appear to agree with, and his response to it and towards the official who known as it did not go over properly with that official.

Kansas leads 56-35 in opposition to UTEP with 10:53 left in 2nd half

The gradual begin to the second half has continued for the Jayhawks, who’re tied 14-14 with the Miners with regards to simply second-half factors alone. Nonetheless, contemplating the primary half, Kansas is up 56-35 with about 11 minutes remaining.

Souley Boum is as much as 12 factors for UTEP. However he hasn’t been very environment friendly getting there, with a 4-for-14 mark from the sphere and 2-for-9 mark from behind the arc.

Kansas leads 47-28 in opposition to UTEP with 15:39 left in 2nd half

Neither group has shot the ball properly to begin the second half, however UTEP does have a 7-5 benefit in factors since halftime. No Miners participant has reached double figures scoring. Two Jayhawks gamers have.

Ochai Agbaji has 15 factors to steer all scorers. Teammate Christian Braun is not far behind him with 13 factors.

Kansas leads 47-25 in opposition to UTEP with 16:28 left in 2nd half

It is one other gradual begin for the Jayhawks out of halftime, and with about 16 and a half minutes left earlier than the second half is about to finish it is a 47-25 video games. That is nonetheless a 22-point lead for Kansas, but it surely’s solely main 5-4 within the second half to this point.

Jayhawks head coach Invoice Self has appeared upset at occasions with the choices that his group has made offensively. Kansas does have two turnovers already within the second half.

HALF: Kansas 42, UTEP 21

Kansas leads 40-17 in opposition to UTEP with 2:45 left in 1st half

It is attainable that Ochai Agbaji might end the primary half with as many factors as UTEP, as he has 13 and the Miners have 17 with about three minutes remaining. It is not even that UTEP has ben hassled by Kansas defenders each time down the courtroom, as generally the Miners have merely been making unforced errors.

Christian Braun has had a pleasant begin to this one, and has 10 factors and 5 rebounds to this point.

Kansas leads 36-13 in opposition to UTEP with 5:27 left in 1st half

One other Ochai Agbaji dunk has led to a different UTEP timeout, as Kansas is greater than doubling up its opponent on the scoreboard with about 5 and a half minutes left within the first half. It is a 23-point recreation proper now.

Nonetheless, the spotlight of this most up-to-date stretch may need been a behind-the-back cross from Remy Martin to David McCormack. McCormack did not end his shot, however the cross itself received followers to their toes.

Kansas leads 32-11 in opposition to UTEP with 6:58 left in 1st half

UTEP had a participant air-ball a shot heading into this break, and there might not have been a extra acceptable means to take action. The Miners are capturing 27.8 % from the sphere and have hit simply certainly one of their final seven makes an attempt.

On the opposite finish, Kansas simply noticed Ochai Agbaji hit a 3-pointer off of a pleasant feed from Jalen Wilson. The Jayhawks have hit 4 of their final 5 makes an attempt and are capturing 68.4 % from the sphere, with Agbaji main the way in which with 11 factors.

Mitch Lightfoot has been an efficient finisher across the basket for Kansas within the period of time he is had off the bench tonight, and due to a pair of and-1 baskets has six factors.

Kansas leads 18-5 in opposition to UTEP with 11:49 left in 1st half

It took about six and a half minutes for UTEP to lastly rating its first factors, with a 3-pointer falling with 13:23 remaining earlier than halftime. And with 11:49 left earlier than the primary half is over, Kansas is main 18-5.

Ochai Agbaji had a breakaway dunk to pressure UTEP to name a timeout. The Miners are nonetheless capturing 2-for-9 from the sphere and 1-for-6 from behind the arc, whereas the Jayhawks are capturing 8-for-12 from the sphere and 0-for-2 from behind the arc with a pair of free throws made as properly.

Jalen Wilson was Kansas’ first substitution off of the bench. He got here in for Dajuan Harris Jr. with about 14 minutes remaining within the first half. Mitch Lightfoot and Jalen Coleman-Lands seem like the following ones coming in, as they had been ready to enter the sport when this newest timeout occurred.

Kansas leads 8-0 in opposition to UTEP at a timeout with 15:48 left in 1st half

Dajuan Harris Jr. already has three steals, and the Jayhawks are up 8-0 about 4 minutes into this contest. General, Kansas has 4 factors off of 4 UTEP turnovers. The Miners have but to hit a shot and are 0-for-3 from the sphere.

David McCormack had the primary factors on the night time, but it surely’s Ochai Agbaji who leads the Jayhawks and all scorers with 4 factors.

It begins

Kansas gained the opening tip, with Ochai Agbaji going up for it. This one is underway.

Invoice Self talks on Kansas’ pregame present

Jayhawks head coach Invoice Self recapped the group’s win in opposition to St. John’s, and mentioned his group nonetheless wants to enhance defensively.

Concerning senior ahead David McCormack, Self mentioned McCormack complicates the sport generally as a substitute of simply making straightforward performs. That’ll permit McCormack to maintain constructing off what was a extra optimistic efficiency in opposition to the Crimson Storm.

Concerning Christian Braun, Self mentioned that Braun nonetheless must develop into an elite shooter. He likes that Braun is already actually good, and has been aggressive, however feels that Braun’s ceiling continues to be an extended methods off.

Concerning Bobby Pettiford, Self mentioned that Pettiford has the potential to be one of the best guard on the group. Self does not know if that may have occurred by the beginning of February had Pettiford not gotten injured, however he is assured it will occur. Proper now, Self described Pettiford being near 80 % however not the place he must be health-wise to make the impact he can when nearer to 100%.

The starters

Bobby Pettiford right here, not taking part in warmups

Kansas head coach Invoice Self mentioned this week that freshman guard Bobby Pettiford might miss four-to-five weeks with a sort of belly pressure. Pettiford is on the recreation, however very similar to those that are redshirting this season will not be going via warmups.

Jayhawks warming up

Quickly, basketball

Jordan Guskey covers College of Kansas Athletics at The Topeka Capital-Journal. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.

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