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Lady Nado Complete Season Sweep of Pittsburg

 

Field Kindley girls basketball completes the season sweep of Pittsburg for the first time in 10 years with a 45-26 win. The Nado boys fall 60-42.

 

The Lady Nado combined good shooting and tough defense to come away with the 19-point victory holding Pittsburg to just 12 points through three quarters and hitting six threes in the game. Coffeyville was led by Rya Hightower who had a season-high of 15 points going 4/5 from beyond the arc and adding four blocks on the defensive end. Savannah Viets and Chaunte Porter would both add seven points.

 

The Nado boys kept it close in the first half trailing 25-23 but Pittsburg's Mason English would pick things up in the second half to help the Dragons pull away. English would score 23 of his 36 points in the second half 14 of which came in the fourth quarter. Keshawn Hayes led Coffeyville in scoring with 15.

 

The Lady Nado improve to 5-9 on the season and the Nado boys drop to 5-9 on the year. Coffeyville will take on Columbus on Monday night starting at 6:00pm.

Schafer Shines as Chargers Edge Yellow Jackets

 

The Cherryvale Chargers were able to win a Tri-Valley League thriller tonight, defeating the Fredonia Yellow Jackets 73-65.

 

It was an intense battle for four full quarters, with the largest lead being 10 points, and a majority of the game being withing seven or fewer.

 

Cherryvale junior guard Stetson Schafer was spectacular, scoring 42 points on the night. Schafer was the best player on the floor, attacking the paint and seemingly making every single play needed to win the game.

 

Fredonia battled back and trimmed the lead to just 2 points, before senior Brock Robertson had a momentum crushing putback and-one. Both Jeremiah and Emmitt Couch, as well as Jalin Archeval were the major contributors for the Yellow Jackets.

 

Our next KGGF High School Game of the Week is Tuesday as Cedarvale takes on the Sedan Blue Devils.

Humboldt Sweeps Caney In Friday Night Basketball

 

 The Humboldt Cubs came to Caney for a guys and girls basketball matchup, and left with victories in both contests. The ladies won 54-38, while the guys won the nightcap 69-39.

 

 The trio of Cook, Hill, and Sommer scored 55 of Humboldt's 69 points, with consistent scoring throughout the game. 
 

 Colt Hightower led all scorers with 24, including four 3-pointers for the Bullpups. 
 

 The boys will travel to Cherryvale for a matchup on Tuesday. 

South Coffeyville Lady Lions One of Oklahoma's Best

 

The final hurrah for a group of girls that have played together for since middle school has left South Coffeyville as one of the final three unbeatens in the state of Oklahoma.

 

The Lady Lions improved to 20-0 on the season with a 45-11 win over Barnsdall last night.

 

With the COVID pandemic and uncertainty surrounding the past two seasons, all senior Eryn Dolan wanted was to have a senior season full of good memories. Dolan says this season has been everything she could have hoped for.

 

The group has been playing together for more than five years, including an undefeated 8th grade run for many members of the team. Dolan says this connection has only made them closer on and off the floor.

 

With the win last night, South Coffeyville clinched the conference championship with one regular season game remaining. They will conclude the regular season on Sunday against Glencoe, before opening District Playoffs against Bluejacket on February 9th at 6 p.m.

Red Ravens Unable to hang on Against Butler

 

A hostile environment and a talented oppponent proved to be a lethal combination for the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens on Wednesday night.

 

The Lady Ravens were unable to complete the season sweep of the Lady Grizzlies, falling 68-56 in Game 1 of the doubleheader. The Ravens fall to 17-6 on the season, and the loss drops them to 4th place in the conference standings.

 

Freddie Wallace was the story for Butler all night long, posting 31 points on 10-17 shooting, including an impressive 11-15 at the free throw line. Randi Harding also contributed 15 for Butler on five made 3-pointers.

 

Bailey Layman and Kyleigh Ortiz combined for 27 points and eight 3-pointers for CCC, but it was not enough as the team only shot 26% from the field.

 

The men's game featured a very similar script to the first meeting with the Red Ravens holding a halftime lead, before Butler erupted in the 2nd half for a comeback victory 83-75.

 

Rob Brown and Isaiah Williams each had 16 points for the Grizzlies, who as a team shot 49% from the field on the evening. Butler also was able to win the battle on the glass, outrebounding the Red Ravens 38-29.

 

Hayden Brittingham was the best player for Coffeyville, with a game high 22 points and 10 rebounds as well. Jordan Wildy and Amare Haynie each had 12 points as well for the Red Ravens.

 

Coffeyville will be back in action on Saturday afternoon against the Barton County Cougars. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. on KUSN 98.1 FM.

Red Ravens Face Tough Test with Butler

 

The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens hit the road for a doubleheader against a pair of nationally ranked Butler Grizzlies teams.

 

The Lady Ravens were able to edge the Grizzlies in their first matchup at Nellis Hall, winning by a 68-60 final score. Butler was held to just 37% shooting in the game, and the trio of Jordynn Conner, Kennady Roach, and Kyleigh Ortiz combined for 52 points for the Red Ravens.

 

The Lady Grizzlies enter on an 8-game winning streak, and feature a stout defense that only allows 56 points per game.

 

The men's game features a battle between a pair of teams separated by just a game. The Red Ravens enter the night atop the Jayhawk conference, however Butler was able to steal a win in Nellis Hall in the first matchup by a score of 70-64.

 

The Grizzlies feature elite scoring diversity, with six different players averaging at least nine points per game. Butler has also been incredibly difficult to beat at home in the Kyle Fisher era, posting a 46-8 record across 3.5 seasons.

 

Coverage of the Butler Grizzlies and the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens begins today at 5:30 p.m. CT on KUSN 98.1 FM.

Red Ravens Land New Quarterback

 

After a successful season that came up just short in the NJCAA national semifinals, the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens have found their next quarterback.

 

Carson May, a former 4-star recruit out of Jones High School in Oklahoma, spent his freshman season as a redshirt with the Iowa Hawkeyes. May has an intruiging combination of size, skill, and accolades that he will bringing with him to Coffeyville.

 

Standing at 6'5 and 220 pounds, May is the prototype size when it comes to a strong arm quarterback. He was ranked the 31st best QB in the nation in the class of 2022, and the 12th ranked player in the state of Oklahoma.

 

May also had a very successful career in his school as a four year varsity starter. He went 38-11 in his high school career with a trip to the playoffs in all four seasons. He finished his career with 8,549 passing yards and 107 touchdown throws. He was also the Oklahoma 2A Player of the Year in his senior season.

 

May will enter his time at Coffeyville competing to take over the starting job from Isaiah Velez, who threw for 1228 yards and 9 touchdowns in his sophomore season in 2022.

Jayhawks Exact Revenge Against Wildcats

 

With conference standings, history, and pride on the line, the Kansas Jayhawks gritted their teeth and showed flashes of the defending national champions in a statement win over their in-state rivals.

 

The Jayhawks were in control for a majority of the night in a 90-78 win over the Kansas State Wildcats from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence. KU hasn't lost consecutive home games since 1988-89 and hasn't been swept by the Wildcats in four decades.

 

Jalen Wilson had 20 points, bringing his total to 133 points scored in the last five games. That's the most points by a Jayhawk in a five game span since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996.

 

Keyonte Johnson had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Kansas State, but it was a frustrating night for the road Wildcats as they were a half step behind in almost every facet of the game.

 

Both teams share identical records at 18-4 and 6-3 in conference play. They will resume action this weekend when KSU hosts the Texas Longhorns and KU heads on the road to battle the Iowa State Cyclones.

Pair of Wildcats, One Jayhawk Named to Wooden Watch List

 

A trio of players from the state of Kansas have been named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20.

 

Kansas State's Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell, as well as Kansas junior Jalen Wilson were among the 20 players selected as contenders for the National Player of the Year award.

 

Wilson leads the Big 12 conference in scoring, averaging 21.4 points per game along with 8.6 rebounds per game. He is considered one of the top contenders for the prestigous award.

 

Both Nowell and Johnson have led one of the greatest turnarounds in the sport this season. Originally picked to finish at the bottom of the conference, Kansas State finds themselves 18-3 and currently projected as a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Nowell, an undersized senior who has largely gone unnoticed in his career while at Little Rock, has taken the nation by storm and averaged 17 points and 8 assists per game as the backbone of the KSU offense.

 

Johnson has battled adversity in his own right, recovering from an on-court collapse two seasons ago while at Florida to return to college basketball and play at an extremely high level with 18 points and 8 rebounds per night, including a double-double in a win against his former school.

 

The John Wooden Award, also known as the National College Basketball Player of the Year Award, will be announced on April 7 following the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament.

Royals Sign Greinke to 1 Year Deal

 

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one year contract with one of the premier pitchers in the franchise's history.

 

Zack Greinke, now 39 years old, will be returning to Kansas City for his 20th big league season, and his 9th season with the Royals. The deal is expected to be between $8-10 million dollars plus incentives, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

 

Greinke has a strong case for the Hall of Fame following retirement, currently ranking 1st in starts, 1st in innings, 2nd in wins, and 3rd in strikeouts among active pitchers. Greinke is also a six-time All Star, six-time Gold Glove Award winner, and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He won the 2009 American League Cy Young Award with the Royals as well.

 

Pitching for the Royals last season, Greinke posted a 4-9 record with a 3.68 earned run average across 26 starts. The right-hander was praised for his veteran presence in a Royals rotation that had no other pitcher older than 26.

 

Greinke will be a mainstay in the Royals rotation in 2023 and should help new manager Matt Quatraro by being a consistent arm.

299th Sunflower Showdown Tonight in Lawrence

 

For just the 10th time in the 299 game history of the Sunflower Showdown, both the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats enter the matchup ranked in the Top 10.

 

The Kansas State Wildcats enter with an 18-3 record and currently ranked #7 in America, and #2 in the Big 12 conference. The Kansas Jayhawks are 17-4 and ranked #8 in the national poll, and sit 4th in the conference standings. Kansas State won the first matchup in Manhattan 83-82 in overtime.

 

This matchup could feature three future All-Americans, with the dynamic duo of Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell for the Wildcats, and the Big 12's leading scorer, junior Jalen Wilson for the Jayhawks. A game changer for KSU in the first game was the emergence of Desi Sills, who stepped up with 24 points off the bench to push the Wildcats over the top.

 

KU shoots slightly less from outside the arc than their in-state counterpart, but the two programs are nearly identical in every major statistic. A key player to watch for the Jayhawks will be Ernest Udeh, who did not play in the first matchup, but will be the first forward off the bench tonight, according to Coach Bill Self. Udeh played 12 minutes against Kentucky on Saturday and is a massive body in the paint, standing 6'11 and 250 pounds.

 

Coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats can be heard on a pair of stations. For KU coverage, head to Greatest Hits 104.1 FM at 5:30 p.m. CT. If you're looking for the KSU broadcast, tune in to the Mighty 690 at 6 p.m. CT. Tip is scheduled for 7.

Nado Sweep Bullpups in Monday Night Matchup

 

Field Kindley pulls off the doubleheader sweep against Caney with the Lady Nado winning 56-30 and the Nado boys winning 59-32.

 

Caney would keep things close in the first half keeping the game within four to seven points and trailing 26-19 at halftime. The Lady Nado would open things up in the second half thanks to a combination of good defense and good shooting from beyond the arc. Coffeyville would hit 7 second-half threes. Rya Hightower, who finished with 9 points, had two in the third and Taiylor Caron hit three in the fourth, which was 9 of her 11 points. Savannah Viets led Coffeyville with 13 points.

 

The Nado boys would find themselves in a closely played first half as well tied at 13 after the first. JoJo Hernandez would come in the second quarter hitting three threes and helping Coffeyville push their lead to seven, 28-21 to end the first half. A big third quarter would see the Nado push the lead to over 20 and it was in large part to the play off the bench for Coffeyville. The FKHS bench had 34 points in the game 14 of which came in the third. The Nado had two players in double digits, Hernandez with 12 and Griffin Adamson with 10. Coffeyville is back in action on Friday at home against Pittsburg.

Red Ravens Win 5th Straight, Blow Out Colby

 

It appears that Jay Herkelman's Red Ravens are playing their best basketball of the season as we inch closer to the championship chase.

 

Coffeyville Community College cruised to a 91-68 win over the Colby Trojans on Saturday. The Ravens did just about everything needed to win the game: winning the rebound battle, finishing with more assists, commiting fewer turnovers, and shooting at a higer percentage from the floor.

 

Hayden Brittingham finished the game with 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead CCC, and Landon Glasper contributed 15 points as well.

 

The Ravens improve to 18-4 with the victory, and stay atop the KJCCC standings. Assistant Coach Abdul Olusesi says that with big time matchups against tough conference contenders coming up, it's important for the team to stay locked in.

 

The Red Ravens take the court again on Wednesday night when they battle the Butler Grizzlies in El Dorado. Coverage will begin immediately following the girls game (around 7:30 p.m. CT) on KUSN 98.1 FM.

Lady Ravens Run Away from Colby

 

Following a narrow defeat to 1st place Dodge City, the Coffeyville Community College Lady Ravens were looking to bounce back in a big way as the Colby Trojans came to town.

 

Tony Turner's squad was knocking down shots, and forcing turnovers in what ended up a convincing 81-50 victory on Saturday afternoon at Nellis Hall. The Lady Ravens pick up their 15th win of the season, and converted on 16 three pointers, as well as forced 28 turnovers against the Trojans.

 

Bailey Layman was the only Raven in double figures, as she posted a game high 22 points. Oliwia Dyja had nine points off the bench, and Tetona-Woods Blackowl added six points and six assists in the win.

 

All fifteen players on the Lady Raven roster saw playing time in the game, which Tony Turner says is important as we head down the home stretch of the season, as you can never predict when somebody may be needed.

 

The Lady Ravens head back on the road to take on the Butler Grizzlies on Wednesday night in El Dorado. Coverage will begin at 5:15 p.m. CT on KUSN 98.1 FM.

Jayhawks Snap Skid with Big Win in Lexington

 

In a battle of college basketball's most elite and well-known programs, the Kansas Jayhawks were able to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats 77-68 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

 

The Jayhawks improve to 17-4 on the season, and will take some positive momentum back to Lawrence in time for a massive showdown with the Kansas State Wildcats.

 

In a matchup of two of the best forwards in Divison 1, Jalen Wilson was able to outplay reigning National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe and give his Jayhawks the edge in the paint.

 

Wilson finished with 22 points and 9 rebounds, while limiting Tshiebwe to 18 points and 8 rebounds. KJ Adams had 17 points for Kansas, while Gradey Dick contributed 13.

 

The Jayhawks return back to Allen Fieldhouse for a Sunflower Showdown matchup with Kansas State. This game becomes increasingly important for KU, who look to keep pace with the top teams in the Big 12, and avoid a season sweep at the hands of their rival. Coverage begins on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM at 5:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, with tip scheduled for 7.

Wildcats Assert Dominance, Roll over Gators

 

The Kansas State Wildcats moved on from their loss to Iowa State rather quickly, as they convincingly beat the Florida Gators at Bramlage Coliseum.

 

The Wildcats improve to 18-3 with the win, and will most likely keep their status as a top-10 ranked team. It is also the first win for Kansas State in the Big 12/SEC challenge series since 2018 against Georgia.

 

The Kansas State defense was sensational all evening, limiting the Gators to just 31% shooting, and allowing a dominant first half with a 21 point halftime lead. The Wildcats were also able to win the physical battle inside, outrebounding a strong Florida interior 49-36.

 

Markquis Nowell continued his stellar play, posting 13 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Keyontae Johnson also had a successful game against his former school, posting a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Moving foward, Kansas State will look to sweep the season series with in-state rival Kansas on Tuesday night. Coverage will start at 6 p.m. CT on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Chiefs Edge Bengals, Punch Ticket to Super Bowl LVII

 

The Kansas City Chiefs are heading to their third Super Bowl in the Patrick Mahomes era, after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship game.

 

The defense for Kansas City was the talking point in this way, sacking Joe Burrow five times, as well as having a pair of interceptions. Chris Jones ended with a pair of sacks as the Chiefs defensive line was dominant all night long.

 

Travis Kelce had seven catches and a touchdown, and Marques Valdez-Scantling was huge for the Chiefs, stepping up in the absence of Kadarius Toney, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Mecole Hardman to collect six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.

 

Mahomes was efficient despite playing on a serious ankle injury, completing 29 passes for 326 yards. Mahomes also was able to scramble for a first down on the last play of regulation, and set up the game winning 45 yard field goal from Harrison Butker.

 

The Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in two weeks, and will look to bring the third Super Bowl championship back to Chiefs Kingdom. The Eagles open the game as two point favorites.

 

 

Homecoming for Keyontae Johnson as Wildcats Meet Gators

 

It will be an afternoon full of emotion for Kansas State star forward Keyontae Johnson, as the Wildcats welcome the Florida Gators to the Little Apple.

 

Johnson spent three seasons with the Gators, before a scary collapse left him hospitalized during the 2020-2021 season. At the time, Johnson was viewed as a top NBA prospect, and has battled back from adversity to become a vital piece for Kansas State, as well as have the opportunity at an NBA future once again.

 

The Wildcats have a tough schedule ahead this week, with Florida today before a trip to Lawrence on Tuesday.

 

The Gators play excellent defense and are more than capable of beating any opponent on any given night. The Wildcats will look to get back on track after losing a tough game on the road against a talented Iowa State team.

 

Coverage of the Kansas State Wildcats and the Florida Gators begins at 5 p.m. CT on the Mighty 690, KGGF. Tip is scheduled for 6.

Jayhawks Meet Kentucky in Battle of Blue Bloods

 

The Kansas Jayhawks head to Lexington to battle a fellow basketball giant, the Kentucky Wildcats.

 

The Jayhawks are in the midst of a three game losing skid, and will have a difficult task to pick up a road win in hostile Rupp Arena.

 

The Wildcats started the season very slowly, and even fell out of the NCAA tournament picture. However, they've won four consecutive games and feature reigning national player of the year, Oscar Tshiebwe, who averages 17 points and 14 rebounds per game.

 

Kansas has thrived in close games under Bill Self, with a 10-3 combined record in the last two seasons in games decided by three points or less, including last year's national championship game.

 

Coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats begins at 4:30 p.m. CT on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM. Tip is scheduled for 6.

Caney Splits Basketball Match-Up With Neodesha

 

 It was homecoming in Neodesha as the Bullpups came to town for basketball action; the Blue Streak ladies won 64-35, while the boys of Caney won 53-36.

 Colt Hightower led all scorers with 25, including eight of ten from the free throw line. Nathan Kaminska added ten points, including three 3-pointers. 

 Mason Springer led the Blue Streaks with eight points in the loss. 

 There's not much time for Caney to get ready for their next matchup; they'll take on the Nado of Field Kindley Monday night. Matt Jordan will have the call for both the women's and men's matchup on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF. 

 

 

Red Ravens Reclaim Top Spot in KJCCC

 

Coffeyville Head Coach Jay Herkelman mentioned that the Red Ravens were searching for a redemption performance, after feeling the first matchup with Dodge City slipped away. The Red Ravens put the conference on notice, and cruised to victory to reclaim the top spot in the KJCCC with a 94-78 win.

 

The Red Ravens were unable to win against Dodge City in the prior meeting due to missed free throws late in regulation and overtime. Coffeyville corrected that mistake, and shot a very efficient 79% from the line as a team tonight.

 

Coffeyville was performing at a high level all night long, limiting star guard Jason Edwards to just 12 points, dishing out 13 assists as a team, and knocking down 12 3-pointers.

 

Landon Glasper led the Ravens with 26 points on 8-14 shooting, and Jordan Wildy had 16 points as well. Camian Shell had 18 points and 4 assists, without missing a shot all night.

 

The Ravens move back into 1st place in the KJCCC with a win, a position they lost to Dodge City back in early December. The Red Ravens will make their first 1st place defense on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT against the Colby Trojans. Coverage of the game can be heard on KUSN 98.1 FM and the KUSN YouTube channel.

Lady Ravens Come Up Short Against Dodge

 

The Coffeyville Community College Lady Ravens were unable to dethrone the top team in the conference, falling to Dodge City 73-66 at home tonight.

 

The Ravens began the game down 6-0 early, leading to an early timeout from Tony Turner. However, Coffeyville would find their stride and tie the game by the end of the first quarter, and take a nine point lead to the half as well.

 

The lead wouldn't last however, as Dodge would outscore the Red Ravens 20-10 in the 3rd quarter, and 22-16 in the 4th quarter to secure the seven point victory in Nellis Hall.

 

Jenna Rose Mafua led the Conquistadors with 18 points, while Bree Stephens had 16, and Leah Mafua added 14 points as well. Bailey Layman led the Red Ravens with 20 points, and Jordynn Conner had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

 

The Lady Ravens now sit 14-7 on the season, and 10-5 in KJCCC play. They return to the court at home on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT against Colby. Coverage of the game can be heard on KUSN 98.1 FM and the KUSN YouTube channel.

Red Ravens Look to Conquer Dodge City

 

In what may end up being the biggest home game at Nellis Hall this season, the first place Dodge City Conquistadors come to Coffeyville to battle the Red Ravens with the conference title up for grabs.

 

The Lady Ravens get it started at 5:30, where they can move into 2nd place in the KJCCC with a win over Dodge. Head Coach Tony Turner feels his team needs to win to keep their conference championship hopes alive, and is excited for the atmosphere and energy this matchup will bring, knowing it will fire his players up.

 

Kennady Roach is coming off of a 31 point performance against Garden City, and Cheyenne Banks has impressed over the past month, posting a double-double multiple times.

 

The men's game immediately following features a true battle for 1st place. Dodge City leads Coffeyville by a half game in the conference standings, meaning the winner of tonight's game will exit Nellis Hall at the top of the conference.

 

Dodge was able to win a thriller in overtime in their previous matchup, as the Red Ravens failed to capitalize on opportunities at the free throw line to put the game away in regulation.

 

The Conquistadors feature a top tier backcourt, featuring talents such as Jason Edwards, DaJion Humphrey, and Jacobi Sebock. The Ravens bring much improved outside shooting to this second matchup, with Soti Nafpliotis among others heating up from the 3-point line.

 

Head Coach Jay Herkelman says that sophomore guard Nathan Johnson has also stepped up in recent games, and will be a huge x-factor in the game tonight.

 

Coverage of the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens and the Dodge City Conquistadors begins at 5:20 p.m. CT on both KUSN 98.1 FM and the KUSN YouTube channel.

 

FULL Tony Turner Pregame Interview

FULL Jay Herkelman Pregame Interview

Wildcats Lose Thriller to Iowa State

 

For the first time in their 247 game meeting history, the Kansas State Wildcats and the Iowa State Cylcones matched up as Top 15 teams, with the Cyclones winning a thriller 80-76.

 

It was a back and forth affair for a majority of the night, with 13 lead changes and 7 ties. Both teams were extremely efficient offensively, with the Cyclones shooting 52% from the field, and Kansas State shooting 57% from the fioor.

 

Markquis Nowell had his seventh 20+ point performance of the season, dropping 23 points with 9 assists as well. Cam Carter had 15 points without missing a shot, and Keyontae Johnson ended with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

 

The Wildcats drop to 17-3 on the season, and suffer their second loss in conference play. They will return to the court on Saturday for the Big 12/SEC challenge with a matchup against the Florida Gators, Keyontae Johnson's former school.

Jayhawks Drop Third Straight Against Baylor

 

The Kansas Jayhawks were unable to snap their mid-season funk on Monday night, losing 75-69 to the Baylor Bears in Waco.

 

It was a slow start for the Jayhawks, who trailed 20-7 eight minutes in. Although the defense tightened up and Kansas found a groove offensively, it was not enough on this night to overcome the Bears on the road.

 

Jayhawks coach Bill Self says although this 3-game losing skid matches the longest streak in his tenure, he thinks the team is finally starting to turn the corner.

 

Gradey Dick led Kansas with 24 points, and Jalen Wilson had 23 points as well. Kevin McCullar had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds on the night.

 

The Jayhawks will look towards the Big 12/SEC challenge, where they battle the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.

 

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