Woolridge scores 22
Incoming Kansas University freshman guard Royce Woolridge scored 22 points off 9-of-14 shooting in the United States’ 67-66 loss to France on Sunday at the Schweitzer Games in Mannheim, Germany.
Woolridge, who fouled out, had two rebounds and a steal while playing 32 minutes.
The U.S. (1-1) will meet Argentina today in pool play.
KU vs. Butler, Duke
Butler will tangle with Duke in today’s 8:21 p.m. national title game in Indianapolis. KU is 0-0 all-time versus Butler, 2-6 all-time versus Duke. The Blue Devils beat KU, 72-65, in the 1991 NCAA finals in Indianapolis. Duke also beat KU, 71-67, in the 1986 Final Four semifinals in Dallas and 69-64 in the second round of the 2000 NCAAs in Winston-Salem, N.C.
KU beat Duke, 66-59, in the 1988 Final Four semifinals in Kansas City and beat the Devils, 69-65, in a Sweet 16 game in Anaheim, Calif.
Turner wins Naismith Award
Ohio State’s Evan Turner on Sunday won the Naismith Trophy, presented annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top player in college basketball. Turner beat out KU’s Sherron Collins, Kentucky’s John Wall and Syracuse’s Wesley Johnson. Collins received an NABC Senior Achievement Award Sunday at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show. Collins, Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds, Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez were honored for their “play on the court and leadership and loyalty as they all played for their universities for four seasons.”