The victory was the 32nd consecutive exhibition win for the Jayhawks dating back to 1995 when KU lost to Lisbonne Benfica 101-93. KU head coach Bill Self improved to 18-0 in exhibition games at Kansas, including an 11-0 home record.
Kansas, which is ranked 24th in the preseason Associated Press poll and 23rd in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, started Collins, a junior, along with four sophomores in Conner Teahan, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed (pictured) and Cole Aldrich.
Reed hit five of six three-pointers for 16 points, while Morningstar added 15 points and former St. Patrick of Elizabeth standout Quintrell Thomas added 10 points. Thirteen of Reed’s 16 points came in the first half, while Morningstar scored 10 of his 15 in the opening period as well.
Senior Robert Dozier posted a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Shawn Taggart followed with a double-double performance of 10 points and 10 boards to lift No. 13/12 Memphis to an 83-52 exhibition victory over NCAA Division II foe Christian Brothers at FedExForum on Tuesday.Junior Pierre Henderson-Niles (pictured) also grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with his nine points. Junior Doneal Mack added 18 points and freshman Wesley Witherspoon scored 14 points. The Tigers got off to a slow start, falling behind 12-6 in the game’s opening seven minutes. Memphis grabbed its first lead at 13-12 after a 7-0 run over the next two minutes. The Tigers, though, gained the lead from the foul line, as they hit 9-of-9 from the charity stripe in that stretch. Memphis managed only two field goals in the game’s opening minutes. “I knew the start was going to be this way,” said Tiger head coach John Calipari. “I told them (CBU) is a good team. They’re a senior group and probably a top-20 Division II team. We pressed and did some good things. We really only played eight guys the whole game, and there were things I really liked, as well as things we need to work on.