Andrew Wiggins and the Jayhawks coasted through the finish line despite Jabari Parker's monstrous performance. Andrew Wiggins had 22 points along with 10 rebounds, but got into foul trouble early in the game which got him a seat on the bench. Towards the end of the game Wiggins had a key step back jumper to put the icing on the cake that closed the game out.
"Big players make big plays," Wiggins said. "I think our whole team, whoever was on the court, every possession we made a big play. That's why we came out on top."
Perry Ellis was the leading scorer for Kansas with 24 points, and he also grabbed 9 rebounds and 3 steals. The 6'8" sophomore proved that he can be a reliable scoring option for the high powered Kansas offense.
"Midway through the second half, at the 13-minute mark, I didn't put him on Jabari. He just went to guard him. I think he got a piece of his shot that possession. I said, 'Well, he's probably right.' I should have been listening to him the whole time," said Kansas Head Coach Bill Self.
Jabari Parker lead the Blue Devils offense with 27 points firing from all cylinders. Parker was perfect from the three point line making all four shots, and also showed his athleticism by driving to the basket with acrobatic finishes. Parker also got it done on the defensive end grabbing nine rebounds, two steals and one block. He held Wiggins to two-of-six shooting from the field when covering him. Jabari Parker still is not getting the credit he deserves with Andrew Wiggins taking up the spotlight.
|Kansas beat Duke 94-83 in Chicago.|
Kansas and Duke both played well but Wiggins and the Jayhawks came out hungry in the second half and took control. These two freshman made it clear that they are the faces of college basketball and will be among the top picks in the NBA Draft.