The Jayhawks returned home to Kansas City after defeating Michigan State last weekend. After tonight, the team is coming back to the Sprint Center on Saturday night to play in the elite eight, still only 35 miles away from Allen Fieldhouse.
Sophomore Lagerald Vick had an outstanding game coming off the bench with a total of 12 points, a 360 dunk, 2 assists and 2 blocks.
“You know it’s my job to bring energy so uh, I had to do something to get the crowd into it” Vick says.
Head coach Bill Self says the team had a lot of things going their way tonight.
“There were a lot of things that we did really, really well, uh, offensively in the second half. But, but our team is playing with confidence.”
Freshman standout Josh Jackson gives his opinion on playing a game where the crowd is against you.
“Playing against a big crowd, you know, I feel like its, we’re the only ones we have in there. But I feel like the crowd was great tonight, and hopefully even better on Saturday.”
The Jayhawks defeated the Boilermakers 98 to 66 advancing them to the elite eight. The Oregon Ducks beat the Michigan Wolverines before the KU game with a final score of 69 to 68.
The KU and Oregon tip off on Saturday night is at 7:50, still at the Sprint Center.