Kansas Upset 74-65 by Washington Despite Lagerald Vick's 28 Points

Jose Verdugo
Diciembre 8, 2017

Junior Jayhawks guard Lagerald Vick poured in 28 points on 12-for-23 shooting, but was unable to one-man army Kansas past Washington. "... The great thing about David is he has the ability to score and make shots".

"Sometimes in practice Coach gets so mad at us because they just be killing us sometimes, but you've got to think about it - they actually are Division I basketball players too", Graham said. "So we've had to adapt and adjust and figure that out, and the experience of those other games allowed these guys (to have some success against Kansas)".

"Obviously, that was a good strategy and we didn't attack it very well and that's my fault. And we deserved exactly what we got". "... Charlie's got a real quick first step and they both handle the ball really well and can shoot it - C-Mo can shoot real good".

"We've been very fortunate this year to play a lot of teams that shoot 30 and 35 three-pointers".

Audible roars from the Washington locker room could be heard throughout the bowels of the venue that has not been kind to KU of late.

The KU coach made sure to specifically cite the contributions of the 6-foot-9 forward Dedric Lawson, who averaged 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds last season for Memphis, and the 6-10 forward Preston, who remains withheld from games as the university's compliance department looks into the financial picture of a vehicle the freshman was driving on campus. This game will take place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

He added, "If we don't play with a chip on our shoulder and play scrappier than our opponents, we're going to have more nights like this".

- Kansas has just eight scholarship players available. The Bulldogs (7-1) play a huge game Tuesday night against No. 4 Villanova at Madison Square Garden before battling their interstate rival.

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Although Vick kept working in that high post area, he was the only Jayhawk. "Just every day he makes me and Malik (Newman) better defenders". "Nobody did. The way that they defended (Vick), anybody in that situation would've put up numbers because they forced him to shoot".

Trailing at the half for just the first time all season, Kansas was held 18 points under its first-half average for the season and entered the locker room down, 36-34.

So the Washington Basketball team stepped up in one of the most Herculean examples of NCAA basketball in a shocking defeat of second ranked Kansas. Borislava Hristova led Washington State (5-5) with 13 points. That inspired Hopkins to call a timeout and his team responded to that breather with a 7-0 run that pushed the UW lead back to eight. Self has led Kansas to 14 NCAA tournaments, nine Sweet 16s, seven Elite Eights, two Final Fours and a national championship in 2008.

Young may eventually get passed by Duke's Marvin Bagley III as the nation's top freshman scorer, but so far the Oklahoma star sits on top of the heap.

It also demonstrated how thin its margin for error really could be with a short bench Self can only hope will be fortified in the weeks to come (see: the lingering Billy Preston issue), the absence of a dominant force inside and so much reliance on the three.

"If I'd have paid to see that, I probably would have wanted something to drink over in Power & Light - probably long before 2 minutes was left", Self said.

By the Numbers: Washington 74, Kansas 65.

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