On this edition of the Jayhawk Sports Report Hank Cavagnaro and Nick Price dive into several topics of this Kansas Men’s Basketball team, a look into adolescent weight lifting, and a re-cap of all other Jayhawk sports that happened this weekend.
KU was on the road this last week down in Fort Worth, Texas. The Jayhawks easily beat the Horned Frogs, 75 to 56, as they improve to 19-4 on the season. This was also the first road Big 12 win for KU since January 9th when they beat Texas Tech.
However the stadium didn’t feel like much of a road game and KU fan’s filled the Stadium. “You can see there’s probably going to be 40-50 percent Jayhawk fans here today,” said Tyler Cini.
Sophomore Devonte’ Graham also noticed the KU presence in Schollmaier Arena, “I was surprised to see or hear as many fans as we had here, but it was nice and it kind of got us going a little bit.”
Because of both of the wins this week the Jayhawks moved up one spot to sixth in the AP poll. Five other Big 12 teams are ranked currently, Texas (24), Baylor (21), Iowa State (14), Oklahoma (3), and the Jayhawks next opponent West Virginia (10).
KU will look to avenge their early season loss to the Mountaineers on Tuesday. They are currently at the top of the Big 12 Race, and with WVU and Oklahoma this week Coach Self sees the challenge. “They got a chance to play two top 10 teams (this week) and certainly for all three of the triangle of the three teams that are involved this is a big week for everyone as far as the league race goes,” Said self on Monday.
Also in Basketball news this week the Women’s team looked to upset Baylor in Waco and fell a little short. Baylor outscored Kansas, 81-49 including 50 points in the paint for BU. They also outrebounded KU 48-24, and scored 24 points off of turnovers as opposed to the Jayhawks 10. KU still looks to win their first Big 12 game of the year; their next chance is Saturday in Manhattan on Saturday.
Also on this week’s edition, a power lifter in Basehor has first hand experience on the importance of technique in that sport. The full story of Austin Salazar can be found here.
The Jayhawk Tennis team played host to the Buffaloes from Colorado on Sunday. With the win over the Buffs the Jayhawks stay a perfect 6-0 on the season. Next match for KU is when Wichita State comes into town on the 26th.
Part of the success for the Jayhawks comes with their international play. Anastasia Richagova is one of the standout international students for the Hawks. Last week she was named the Big 12 player of the year and continued to make waves this season.
Also Track and Field and Swim and Dive competed this weekend. The Track and Field team took part in the Corn Husker Invitational. They head to two different meets next week, one in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Tyson Invitational and the other half head to Ames Iowa for the ISU Classic. The competitors in Ames will be taking the spot of the Swim and Dive team who took part in their last dual meet of the season against ISU this weekend.
That is all we had on this edition of the Jayhawk Sports Report. You can watch the whole show live Monday’s at 5:30 right here