Watch: Highlights from Kansas basketball’s 68-66 loss to Duke

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Kansas basketball fell to the Duke Blue Devils in their season opener 68-66. The Jayhawks committed an astounding 28 turnovers; however, they also had some exciting highlights against Duke.

Despite the rough start to the season, Kansas basketball did a lot of things right against Duke. The Jayhawks committed 28 turnovers, yet held the Blue Devils under 70 points which is pretty impressive. Kansas basketball also ripped off some pretty incredible plays against Duke to add to the highlight reel.

Other than the carelessness with the ball, the Jayhawk offense didn’t look too bad. Kansas shot 46% from the field and 44% from behind the arc. The Jayhawks also totaled 13 assists, one more than Duke.

Devon Dotson led all scorers with 17 points. Ochai Agbaji ended up with 15 points, six rebounds, and four steals. He also had some pretty athletic looking dunks as well. Both players would combine for 11 turnovers. Udoka Azubuike ended with eight rebounds, and he also led the big men with eight points

Marcus Garrett had a pretty good game, scoring 12 points, five assists, five rebounds, and two steals.

Tristan Enaruna played the most minutes (16) among freshmen. Enaruna finished his first collegiate game with five points, two blocks, and a steal.

Here are the Kansas basketball highlights from the Jayhawks 68-66 loss to Duke in the 2019 Champions Classic:

The Jayhawks sorely missed Iowa grad transfer, Isaiah Moss, who sat due to a hamstring injury. Moss is a legitimate threat from three, and he’ll undoubtedly become a big part of the Kansas offense when he returns.

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Bill Self and the Jayhawks will have some work to do before Kansas takes on UNC Greensboro in just a few days. The good news for Kansas is that the game will be in Allen Fieldhouse.

Turnovers could be this year’s team’s Achilles heel, but something tells me that Bill Self will get the team to limit offensive mistakes from here on out.