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Jayhawks savor three-for-all against Hornets

November 5, 2000

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Kansas University rained points and three-pointers on Emporia State in closing its exhibition season with a 120-51 victory on Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

The laugher came after a relatively close 98-80 victory over the California All-Stars in Tuesday night's exhibition opener.

"If we could come out and shoot like that every night it would be a perfect world."

Jeff Boschee

KU shot 14-of-20 from behind the arc against the Hornets, after a 2-of-13 showing against the All-Stars.

"If we could come out and shoot like that every night it would be a perfect world," Jeff Boschee said.

The 6-foot-1 junior guard led the way for the Jayhawks, hitting all five of his three-point attempts, and added 17 points and five assists.

"It was just one of those nights where your shot feels good," Boschee said. "Last time I think my legs weren't there too much and tonight my shot felt pretty good."

He was 0-of-3 from long distance and 2-of-9 overall in the first exhibition game and scored four points, but wasn't about to go back to being bald because of superstition.

"Not yet," Boschee said. "I've been thinking about it. I watched myself on TV the other night and I'm not really used to seeing myself out there with hair so I'm going to have to get used to it."

Five Jayhawks drained three-pointers against ESU, including Luke Axtell, who scored a game-high 19 points and was 4-of-7 from three-point land. Kenny Gregory was 2-of-3 on threes, Mario Kinsey 2-of-2 and walk-on Lewis Harrison 1-of-1.

Gregory, more known for his leaping and dunking ability, found his outside shot but missed a dunk early in the second half.

"That's something that hasn't happened in a while," Gregory said. "At least we got the win so you can laugh at it. That was the first time it happened since my senior year of high school. I hope it doesn't happen anymore."

His second three-pointer was a banked-in shot from the right corner after which he looked to the bench and shrugged his shoulders at coach Roy Williams.

"I got a little luck on one," Gregory said. "A banked three from the corner is something that doesn't happen very often. That's the second time I've ever done that. I've done it in my backyard when I was about 10."

Drew Gooden even got in on the long-distance fun, taking a shot from behind the line in the second half, but the 6-10 forward, not used to shooting from that distance, missed.

"I had in my head the whole time, 'If Luke passes me the ball I'm going to drive but if he gets it to me later, I want to shoot the three,'" Gooden said. "I got the ball and didn't even look at the rim, basically just gunned it up there and I when I saw it release I said, "Man, that's going to be about 10 feet over the basket.'"



Emporia State (51) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
m-a m-a o-t
LaChance Murray 28 3-8 5-8 3-5 2 11
Chad Tegtmeier 30 1-7 0-0 0-2 2 3
Brad Emme 12 1-3 0-0 0-1 5 2
Matt Haynes 27 3-15 4-4 0-2 3 13
T.J. Brown 31 1-11 0-2 0-2 3 2
J.B. Bauersfeld 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0
Chad Kline 11 0-1 3-4 1-2 0 3
Brandon Sharp 25 4-6 5-6 3-5 1 15
Ryan Adkison 27 1-5 0-0 2-6 4 2
Ben Burton 6 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0
Team 2-3
Totals 14-57 17-25 11-28 21 51
Three-point goals: 6-26 (Haynes 3-11, Sharp 2-3, Tegtmeier 1-5, Brown 0-7). Assists: 9 (Brown 4, Sharp 3, Haynes, Bauersfeld). Turnovers: 23 (Brown 7, Tegtmeier 4, Kline 3, Sharp 3, Adkison 2, Murray, Emme, Haynes, team). Blocked shots: 3 (Emme 2, Haynes). Steals: 5 (Haynes 2, Tegtmeier, Emme, Brown).
KANSAS (120) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
m-a m-a o-t
Drew Gooden 23 8-13 0-0 4-11 2 16
Kenny Gregory 27 7-12 1-3 3-7 0 17
Eric Chenowith 22 4-5 2-2 1-6 2 10
Kirk Hinrich 13 0-1 2-2 0-1 4 2
Jeff Boschee 25 6-10 0-0 0-1 2 17
Mario Kinsey 13 4-5 4-5 0-0 0 14
Nick Collison 19 4-4 4-4 0-5 2 12
Bryant Nash 11 2-5 0-0 2-5 5 4
Jeff Carey 10 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 2
Lewis Harrison 6 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 5
Luke Axtell 21 6-9 3-4 0-5 2 19
Chris Zerbe 6 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2
Todd Kappelmann 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0
Team 1-4
Totals 45-71 16-20 11-47 23 120
Three-point goals: 14-20 (Boschee 5-5, Axtell 4-7, Kinsey 2-2, Gregory 2-3, Harrison 1-1, Gooden 0-1, Zerbe 0-1). Assists: 31 (Gregory 6, Boschee 5, Gooden 4, Chenowith 4, Hinrich 4, Axtell 3, Kinsey 2, Carey 2, Nash). Turnovers: 12 (Collison 3, Hinrich 2, Nash 2, Gooden, Gregory, Boschee, Kinsey, Axtell). Blocked shots: 8 (Gooden 3, Chenowith 2, Collison, Carey, Zerbe). Steals: 11 (Gooden 3, Kinsey 3, Collison, Nash, Carey, Axtell, Zerbe).

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