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Archive for Thursday, January 9, 1992

S ANTLERS NOT AS HUMOROUS AS MIZZOU VARIETY

January 9, 1992

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— Notes compiled while laughing AT, not with, Wichita State's lame, copycat version of the Antlers, Missouri's famed cheering-jeering section. . .

WSU's ``Antlers'' yelled a couple of non-creative, obscene chants at Kansas players during the Jayhawks' 81-51 win over the Shockers Wednesday night at Levitt Arena.

The students, seated behind one goal, were not funny or colorful, certainly not in the same league as the REAL Antlers, who will, in a more creative way, verbally attack KU's players Monday night in Columbia. . .

Jayhawk junior Eric Pauley, who made one of seven shots versus Wichita State, has hit just one of 16 shots in his last two games.

LIKE PRESIDENT BUSH, Pauley has been slowed by the stomach flu.

"He was sub-par, but feeling fairly good," KU trainer Mark Cairns said after the game Wednesday. . .

Alonzo Jamison, who has been nursing a strained right knee, will soon resemble ex-Jayhawk Danny Manning, who wore a "sleeve" on his knee during his years here.

Jamison will likely wear knee protection for the first time during Saturday night's home game against Louisville.

"I'm gonna try and get him a sleeve and get some discomfort out of the knee, kind of like Danny," Cairns said. "I keep telling all the kids that all the great players eventually have it (patellar tendon injury, sometimes referred to as jumper's knee). So if you don't, you're not a great player." . . .

KU coach Roy Williams has had phone conversations with ex-Jayhawks Mark Randall and Kevin Pritchard in recent weeks.

RANDALL WAS cut by the Chicago Bulls and picked up by the Minnesota Timberwolves last week. He scored 14 points in his first game with the Wolves.

"He's much more enthused. The feeling of rejection he had at first . . . it's human nature, tough to take when somebody tells you they don't want you," Williams said. "They did it nicely and stuff, but still it does not make you feel good.

"He realizes it's a positive for him because it'll give him an opportunity to play," Williams added. "He's on a one-year deal because Chicago is under salary cap restrictions. Minnesota picks up the contract.

"At the end of the season, he can be a wealthy man if he gets playing time and shows he can play. If he stayed in Chicago, the only team that would have an idea of how good Mark Randall could be is the Bulls themselves.''

Pritchard was cut by the Celtics this week.

"HE WAS positive, upbeat. There was an article in the paper about him with positive statements from Dave Gavitt (GM)," Williams said, before learning of the cut. "Kevin feels good, yet he understands it's a business.". . .

Former Jayhawk Rick Calloway, meanwhile, is playing for Albany of the Global Basketball Assn. . .

``Basketball Times'' has tabbed Williams one of the game's five most intriguing people of 1991.

The other four are BYU center Shawn Bradley, who has left college for two years to work as a Mormon missionary; Chicago Bulls' GM Jerry Krause; Washington Bullets' center Bernard King, who has made it all the way back from a crippling knee injury; and Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese.

Of Williams, the magazine wrote: "He's a coach whose future in the game seems as bright as is possible . . . at the school of his choice.''. . .

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