Kansas defeated Canada, 87-76, on Friday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, serving as the team’s final exhibition game before the Jayhawks travel to South Korea for the 2015 World University Games.
Wayne Selden finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 boards. Frank Mason added 15 points and dished 11 assists while committing just two turnovers.
Kansas, representing the USA in the global event, defeated Canada in an exhibition game earlier this week at the Sprint Center. In both games, the Jayhawks fell behind by double-digits.
“It was a lot like last game,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said following Friday night’s game. “I think we got down like eight or nine points in the last game (10) and 10 points tonight. Our starters looked great, if you were to look at our point differential from our starters compared to our subs, I bet our starters were plus 25 or 30 and our reserves didn’t play as well tonight until Hunter [Mickelson] sparked us and Carlton [Bragg, Jr.] did some things there late. I thought it was a pretty good game, Wayne [Selden, Jr.] player great. Perry [Ellis] was good. Frank [Mason III] was really good again. Nic [Moore] was good. We need those four to play and we need everyone else to be solid and we will have a chance to maybe win a few games over there.”
The 2015 World University Games begin July 3 in Gwangju, South Korea. The first game for Kansas will be against Turkey on July 4.
The roster includes SMU’s Nic Moore and Florida Gulf Coast’s Julian DeBose.