Kansas freshman forward Perry Ellis made his second straight start Tuesday. But as the game wore on, most of his minutes went to redshirt freshman Jamari Traylor, who finished with six points and four rebounds in 25 minutes.
Ellis was limited to four points in 17 minutes while struggling against Michigan State’s physical front line.
“I thought Jamari was actually much more aggressive,” coach Bill Self said. “Perry’s gonna be a good player, but everything is a finesse deal right now. And it’s not his fault. Michigan State’s not the best team to be finesse against.”
• Senior forward Kevin Young played for the first time after missing two exhibition games and the season opener because of a broken bone in his shooting hand. Young, who wore a fingerless, padded glove, had one point and zero rebounds in 3 minutes.
• Former Chief and current Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez sat in the Kansas cheering section.
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