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Jayhawks roll past Fort Hays St. in final exhibition

The No. 4 ranked Kansas Jayhawks finsished up their exhibition slate Tuesday with a 95-59 victory over Fort Hays State in Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks had five players score in double figures with senior  forward Perry Ellis once again leading the team in scoring with 16 points. Ellis also grabbed 6 rebounds in the game.

While the play of Ellis was no surprise, the biggest surprise of the night was the play of sophomore forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. His only field goal attempts were from 3-point range in which he converted 5-of-8 attempts from beyond the arc. Mykhailiuk finished the game with 15 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Kansas coach Bill Self said that Svi will need to continue to knock down jump shots in order to continue playing good basketball.

The Jayhawks also saw improved play from junior point guard Frank Mason, who struggled in the first exhibition game but was very effective against Fort Hays State. He racked up 14 points, with 6 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Despite the big win, Kansas does have some things to be concerned about. Junior 3-point-specialist Brannen Greene was held out of Tuesday’s game due to soreness in his hip, the same hip in which he had a procedure done on in the summer.

Greene was planning on playing in this game, but didn’t feel quite right once he started to warm up.

Kansas will begin the 2015-2016 regular season on Friday when they take on Northern Colorado in Allen Fieldhouse in the opening round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The game can be seen on the Jayhawk Television Network or on ESPN3 (subject to blackout).

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