LAWRENCE — Kansas basketball’s final dress rehearsal before its Big 12 opener went off without a hitch Friday, the Jayhawks routing Omaha 95-50 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Perhaps the most encouraging sign? The team’s supporting cast proved itself more than capable of stepping into leading roles when necessary.
Paced by a 14-point, seven-rebound effort from Mitch Lightfoot, the KU bench scored 47 points in the victory over the Mavericks. Ten Jayhawks reached double-digit minutes in the contest, which saw Bill Self’s squad race out to a 17-0 advantage and never look back.
Tyon Grant-Foster tallied 13 points and seven boards off the KU bench, while starters Ochai Agbaji (18 points) and David McCormack (11 points, 11 rebounds) rounded out the double-figure scorers for No. 5-ranked KU (6-1).