The Jayhawks warm up for the Jimmy V classic Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in this 2005 file photo. Freshman walk-on guard Niko Roberts, who lived in New York the past six years, hopes to shed some light on the city for his teammates.
Kansas' Christian Moody (34) struggles to put up a shot against the Hawks.
Julian Wright is surrounded by St. Joseph's defenders during the first half of the Jimmy V. Classic.
Kansas freshman Brandon Rush (25) shoots against Dave Mallon in the second half. Rush had 10 points in the first half, but just three after intermission.
Dave Mallon (40) contests Micah Downs' three-point attempt on the final shot of the night. Downs hit the rim with the potential game-tying trey attempt, but St. Joe's rebounded the miss and ran out the final seconds.
Mario Chalmers reacts to getting a turnover against Chet Stachitas in the second half.
C.J. Giles dunks the ball against Dave Mallon in the second half.
C.J. Giles shoots against Dave Mallon in the first half.
Kansas University's Jeff Hawkins (1) splits the defense of Chet Stachitas, left, and Robert Ferguson. Hawkins had nine points in the Jayhawks' loss to the Hawks.
Sasha Kaun and Christian Moody react to KU's loss to St. Joseph's Tuesday.
Kansas University's Sasha Kaun, center, is neutralized by St. Joseph's players Chet Stachitas, left, and Ahmed Nivins in the second half of the Hawks' 70-67 victory. Kaun managed just two points and one rebound in the setback Tuesday in New York.
Christian Moody shoots against St. Joseph's in the first half.
Brandon Rush converts a turnover into an easy dunk in the first half.
KU's Julian Wright, right, drives around Robert Ferguson in the first half. Wright shared team-high honors with 13 points against St. Joe's.
Jeff Hawkins tries to dish the ball in the lane in the first half.
Kansas University's Brandon Rush, left, dives for a loose ball against St. Joseph's guard-forward Chet Stachitas. Rush had 13 points and Stachitas 27 in the Hawks' 70-67 victory over the Jayhawks on Tuesday in New York.
C.J. Giles reacts to losing a pass from Brandon Rush late in the game against St. Joseph's.
Kansas' C.J. Giles, right, gets angry after losing an errant pass late against St. Joseph's.
Bill Self watches the Jayhawks in the second half.
Bad play draws the ire of of Bill Self in the second half.