No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks Fall to the Dayton Flyers 74-73

Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts from the bench during the game against the Stony Brook (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts from the bench during the game against the Stony Brook (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

The Kansas Jayhawks would lose to the Dayton Flyers 74-73 on a last-second shot from Dayton forward Mustapha Amzil. A day after the Jayhawks would defeat North Texas 71-59.  The Flyers came prepared to take on mighty Kansas a day after Thanksgiving. Throughout the game, the Jayhawks looked out of sync.

The game was a battle until the very end. Kansas had a significant 15 point lead with 1:43 remaining in the 1st half. The Flyers would erase KU’s lead when they would go on a 12-0 run with 16:01 remaining in the 2nd half. Both teams would have 42 points scored in the paint. Kansas would edge Dayton in second-chance points (12-11), and the Flyers would get 18 points from their bench versus 11 points for KU. The Jayhawks fall to an overall record of 4-1, and the Flyers improve to 3-3 on the season.

The Flyers Played Aggressively against the Jayhawks Defense

The Dayton Flyers prevailed in some key categories to seal a win over the Jayhawks. The Flyers would win the rebound battle posting 36 to KU’s 25. Of Dayton’s 36 rebounds, 22 were defensive, and 14 were offensive. The Flyers also excelled at the free-throw line shooting 11-19 (57.9%). Kansas, on the other hand, was 9-20(45%). There were moments in the game where KU seemed flat-footed and sluggish. The Flyers would have five players scoring double digits.

Christian Braun Was a Bright Spot for the Kansas Jayhawks

Junior Christian Braun played a well-rounded basketball game. He would score 17 points adding nine rebounds, five assists, and four steals. He would also go 1-2 (50%) from the free-throw line. Braun played hard through the game and forced a few Flyer mistakes when it mattered. He continues to demonstrate leadership on the court.

Ochai Agbaji Would Score a Team-High 21 Points for the Jayhawks

Senior Ochai Agbaji would log roughly 32 minutes, scoring a team-high 21 points. He would finish the game going 8-of-16 (50%) from the field and 2-of-6 from the 3-point line (33.3%). Agbaji would sputter at the free-throw line making 3-of-7 (48%).

Remy Martin Completes a Milestone in a Jayhawks Uniform

Senior Remy Martin played roughly 26 minutes in the loss. He would score 17 points, add three rebounds and two assists. He would also exceed the 1,800 point mark which, is significant for any player. The senior transferred to Kansas from Arizona State. The 17 points he scored in the game also were his highest at Kansas so far. He is still building chemistry with his teammates.

Jayhawks Play for 3rd Place

The Kansas Jayhawks will play on Sunday but have to wait for their opponent. They will square off against the loser between Iona and Belmont.

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