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KU Basketball: Where to Watch Jayhawks Vs Cyclones

Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis (34) - Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis (34) - Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports /
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The KU basketball team wraps up their regular season schedule Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones.

One of the four losses suffered by the Kansas Jayhawks came at the hands of the Cyclones. In January, Iowa State handled the Jayhawks easily in Ames, winning, 85-72.

That was a different KU basketball team. Kansas has now won 10 straight games since that loss and is playing their best basketball of the season.

Of course, Kansas has won 39 in a row at home, and it is Senior Day in the Phog. While the Jayhawks will have plenty of distractions, it should still be a tall order to expect Iowa Sate to pull off the upset.

The Cyclones, though ranked number 21 in the AP poll, are tied for fifth in the Big 12 Conference. A win today against number one ranked Kansas would be huge for Iowa Sate heading into the postseason.

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Who: Iowa State Cyclones (21-9, 10-7)

Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

When: Saturday, March 5th at 3:00 p.M. Central

Network: ESPN

KU Basketball Live Stream: WatchESPN

The Kansas Jayhawks want to send their seniors off in style in the last game in Allen Fieldhouse. You won’t miss a second of the action watching the KU basketball live stream on WatchESPN as the Jayhawks bump heads with the Iowa State Cyclones.

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KU BASKETBALL CAREER STATS FOR THEIR SENIORS (though the Texas game)

PERRY ELLIS

  • Games – 136
  • Points – 1,645 (12.1 per game)
  • Rebounds – 792 (5.8 per game)
  • Blocks – 69
  • Assists – 143
  • Field Goal Percentage – 50.3 percent

JAMARI TRAYLOR

  • Games – 135
  • Points – 498 (3.7 per game)
  • Rebounds 440 (3.3 per game)
  • Blocks – 117
  • Assists – 87
  • Field Goal Percentage – 53.5 percent

HUNTER MICKELSON

  • Games – 41
  • Points – 100 (2.4 per game)
  • Rebounds – 87 (2.1 per game)
  • Blocks – 39
  • Assists – 13
  • Field Goal Percentage – 50.0 percent

EVAN MANNING

  • Games – 39
  • Points – 26
  • Rebounds – 9
  • Assists – 5
  • Field Goal Percentage – 40.9 percent

Let’s not forget Bob Davis will end his long career as the play-by-play announcer for the KU basketball team. He broadcasted his final game for the KU football team last fall. Davis should be remembered for his terrific on-air voice with his passion for the Jayhawks. He will be missed greatly by those who follow Kansas on the radio broadcasts.

Of the Senior Day honorees, Perry Ellis is obviously the star of the day. Despite some inconsistency throughout this career, his terrific footwork in the paint helped him to a fantastic career. He is the leading scorer this season, and when the ball goes through him on offense, it is the better for it. Ellis will leave behind a void in the hearts of Jayhawks fans!

Jamari Traylor is the blue collar guy. He brings hustle and enthusiasm to the court, providing the spark off the bench that has often spurred the Jayhawks to wins. His stats are not overwhelming in any category, but every team needs a Jamari Traylor to pick them up when they are playing sluggish.

Hunter Mickelson provided that incredible big man depth that helps wear teams out. Few fans will forget how well Mickelson played in the University Games this summer. He was an instrumental part of their gold medal run.  He always gave it his all, and he brought a shot blocking skill that Kansas often needed.

Evan Manning could have gone to just about any mid-major school, and probably could have been a starter at that level in many places. He decided to follow in his father’s huge footsteps and be a Jayhawk. He was always a crowd favorite; he has been an integral part of four championship squads.

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KU basketball fans should be proud of these seniors and their accomplishments as Jayhawks. It is a class with one star and three role players that have been very successful. Let’s hope they have a few more successes and a couple more championships in them.