Kansas had to face a dangerous test on Friday night. A pressing UNC team, Greensboro, arrived just after the Jayhawks defeated the Champions Classic after making 28 turnovers against Duke.
But Kansas kept the ball and even seemed very offensive for a stretch in the second half by defeating the Spartans 74-62. The Jayhawks did so while they were playing against four players outside the center, Udoka Azubuike. The talented Kansas man has conceded a double-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and five fouls against the Greensboro's big men in 28 minutes.
Azubuike was one of four Kansas double-digit players, Devon Dotson finally seeming comfortable with 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists and a single round. Dotson featured an attack in Kansas that was also well visible behind the arc; While the Jayhawks missed some deep open attempts in the first half, they still finished with 10 out of 26 (38.5%) from the outside.
And despite facing a team that excels at turning his opponents – UNC Greensboro imposed turnovers at 27.6% of his opponents' possessions in the opening match, and Kansas had a turnover rate 35% against Duke – the Jayhawks had only 10 turnovers more acceptable turnover rate of 14.9%.
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