South Dakota State at Kansas
When: 7 p.m., Friday
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
TV: KMCI (Ch. 38), Spectrum Sports KC
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Radio: WHB (810 AM)
South Dakota State
About South Dakota State (3-0): South Dakota State, enrollment 12,613, is located in Brookings, S.D. The Jackrabbits have defeated Alabama State (94-63), College of Mary (78-54) and UC Irvine (65-54). … SDSU is coached by T.J. Otzelberger who is in his second season and 21-17 as SDSU head coach. Last year, SDSU won the Summit League tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament before losing to eventual NCAA runner-up Gonzaga. … South Dakota State is the preseason pick for the 2017-18 Summit League title and entered the year No. 14 in the College Insider preseason mid-major top 25. … South Dakota State has nine players averaging 10 or more minutes per game. Junior forward Mike Daum was the Summit League Player of the Year in 2016-17. Through three games this season, Daum leads the team with 21.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game and also has four blocked shots and three steals across the three games.
About Kansas (2-0): The Jayhawks are 2-0 all-time against South Dakota State. KU won 95-59 on Dec. 7, 1970 at Allen Fieldhouse and 85-72 on Dec. 4, 1984, also in Lawrence. Ron Kellogg and Calvin Thompson had 22 apiece for KU in the 1984 game … With a victory, Bill Self would move into sole possession of second place on KU’s all-time coaching wins list. Self is 418-88 at KU; Roy Williams went 418-101 in 15 seasons. Phog Allen is No. 1 at 590-219. … Kansas is 14-5 all-time against current members of the Summit League: 7-4 vs. Oral Roberts, 3-1 vs. Denver, 1-0 vs.North Dakota State, 2-0 vs. South Dakota State and 1-0 vs. Western Illinois. … South Dakota State is the first of two Summit League opponents on the Kansas 2017-18 schedule: Omaha will visit Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 18. … Svi Mykhailiuk and Lagerald Vick have identical 16.0 scoring averages to lead the team through two games. Svi had made 6 of 16 threes for 37.5 percent; Vick has cashed 5 of 11 for 45.5 percent.