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Jayhawks Slog Their Way to Exhibition Win

Associated Press - October 30, 2013 6:01 am

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Top prospect Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points in his Allen Fieldhouse debut, leading Kansas to a 97-57 rout of Pittsburg State in its exhibition opener Tuesday night.

Wiggins, who many believe will be the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA draft, traveled the first time he touched the ball in the game. Wiggins appeared jittery playing in front of a raucous crowd and struggled to get into rhythm.

Then again, new rules against hand-checking led to many fouls, and nobody got into much of a rhythm. The teams combined for 50 fouls and 61 free throws.

Perry Ellis had 16 points and eight rebounds, Andrew White III added 12 points and freshman Brannen Greene finished with 10 for the Jayhawks.

Devon Branch had 25 points for Division II Pittsburg State.