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Archive for Sunday, January 26, 1992

S ELBOW SLICED JOHANNING

January 26, 1992

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Kansas senior center David Johanning, who scored six points in six minutes, played with a bandage above his left eye Saturday.

"He ran his eye into Greg Ostertag's elbow," KU coach Roy Williams quipped after the Jayhawks' 103-78 win over Nebraska at Allen Fieldhouse.

"Greg's elbow won the battle . . . five stiches," added Williams, noting the accidental elbowing took place at practice.

KU retired the jerseys of Paul Endacott and Charlie Black Saturday. Endacott attended the game. Black, who died in 1988, was represented by his daughter and grandson.

"I talked to Paul Endacott before the game and got a few tips from him," Williams said. "We have a picture of him in our locker room. The guys laugh at his shin guards," Williams added, grinning. "What he accomplished in his basketball career is amazing and Charlie Black also. I'm glad we started the ceremonies (retiring of selected Jayhawk jerseys) with those two today."

KU is 3-0 in the Big Eight, its best start since a 4-0 mark in 1985-86. KU has won nine straight over NU in Allen Fieldhouse.

Rex Walters, who hit four of six shots (three of four treys) and scored 16 points, scored in double digits for his 38th consecutive game.

Richard Scott's 10 rebounds marked a career high.

Williams left on a recruiting trip to an unknown destination after the game. This is currently a week-long evaluation period in which coaches can assess players without personal contact made.

Adonis Jordan had six assists, while Ben Davis grabbed six boards.

Alonzo Jamison shadowed NU's Eric Piatkowski, who scored 17 points on six-of-16 shooting.

"He hit one that was an NBA three-pointer," lauded Jamison. Piatkowski went three of eight from three-point land.

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