Kansas Jayhawks: Five Things to Expect on Senior Night

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Nov 27, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Cliff Alexander (2) looks up during the second half against the Rhode Island Rams at HP Field house at Wide World of Sports Complex. Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Rhode Island Rams 76-60. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As I wrote here, there is nothing new on Alexander’s situation, and the thought of the NBA has to be tugging at him right about now.

It’s just an unfortunate situation all around. While no one expected Big Cliff to be around for his Senior Night, sitting on the end of the bench in warm-ups, is not how anyone envisioned his first Senior Night experience.

Could the Jayhawks get word in the next few hours that he is eligible? Sure. But don’t count on it. In fact, it may not happen at all this season.

With Alexander out for a second game, expect to see more of redshirt sophomore Landen Lucas against the Mountaineers.

He played the most minutes of his career Saturday in Alexander’s absence, and Self praised him after the game.

The Jayhawks should fair ok if Lucas and the other bigs can keep a strong offensive-rebounding team in West Virginia off the boards — he grabbed six rebounds in just 16 minutes in their last meeting.

If not, the hole in the lineup Alexander is causing by being on the bench, could help keep the ‘Eers stay close.

So, while the camera no doubt will be panning to Alexander on the bench all night, you can bet they won’t find Frank Mason III there.

Next: No Rest for Mason