Tier 3: No Jays
6. Nicolas Timberlake
Nicolas only played two minutes of action and recorded one assist. He did not take a shot and did not hurt us in his two minutes of play.
7. Dajuan Harris
Dajuan continues his terrible play. He went 1-of-7 from the field and 0-of-2 from the free throw line as he missed two huge free throws with 16 seconds left, giving UConn a chance to tie or take the lead down the stretch. From all the hype he has got in the preseason, he is a worse version of what he was last year. He was 0-of-6 on layups and floaters which is tough to do when he flips the ball up there to miss them all but he has managed to do that consistently. We need better play from him. He has been a massive liability for Kansas basketball on offense. Teams will make him finish in the lane, as was evidenced when UConn backed off and knocked away his lob pass in the second half knowing he wasn’t going to shoot it. He finished with three points, six assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. His defense was solid as it always is. I just wish we could have something similar to the Kentucky game on a regular basis or at least half of that production. Anytime you want to wake up Juan let us know. He could be the key to success if he becomes a competent point guard the sky is the limit. We beat a top-5 team with our point guard playing absolutely horribly, which is a good sign if he can turn it around.
8. Parker Braun
Parker got in for two minutes and didn’t register any stats. Two minutes was all the rest Hunter needed.
9. Jamari McDowell
Jamari got in for the last 2.4 seconds of the game for defense. KJ made both free throws to put us up four, so no defense was necessary. A little surprised Jamari didn’t get a little run in this game considering his strong Maui showing, but Self stuck with his starters and Johnny Furphy to spell them pretty much all game.
As Always Rock Chalk and Let’s Go!