Oakland at No. 3 Kansas
When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
TV/radio: KMCI (Ch. 38), Spectrum; WHB (810 AM)
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ABOUT OAKLAND (2-2): Oakland, from the Horizon League, has defeated Fort Wayne (85-71) and New Orleans (87-68) and lost at Toledo (87-74) and Syracuse (74-50). … Three-time all-league forward Jalen Hayes returns after serving a four-game suspension (academics). The redshirt senior averaged 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds a game last season, with nine double-doubles. … Guards Kendrick Nunn and Martez Walker average 24.0 and 21.8 points per game, respectively. … The last time Oakland faced a team ranked in the top three was Dec. 22, 2015, at No.1 Michigan State (a 99-93 overtime loss). … Greg Kampe is 583-427 in 34 seasons as the Golden Grizzlies’ coach. Kampe had a health scare last summer. He was in intensive care for five days because of complications from kidney stones. “It’s important to go to the hospital. If I wouldn’t have gone to the hospital, I wouldn’t have made it,” Kampe told CBSsports.com, indicating he had uncontrollable shaking because of a rare complication of an infection called sepsis. “The only reason I’m still alive is because I went to the hospital.”
ABOUT KANSAS (4-0): No. 3 Kansas has been ranked in each of the last 164 AP polls, dating to Feb. 3, 2009, which is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. … KU is 1-0 all-time against Oakland. The Jayhawks defeated the Golden Grizzlies 89-59 on Nov. 25, 2009, at Allen Fieldhouse. … Five Jayhawks are averaging double figures in scoring, with senior Svi Mykhailiuk leading the way at 20.0 points per game. Junior Lagerald Vick is next at 18.3 per game. … KU has registered assists on more than 64 percent of its field goals. … Devonté Graham’s 39 assists tie for the best four-game stretch for a Jayhawk in the Self era. KU’s all-time assists leader, Aaron Miles, accomplished the feat twice during the 2003-04 season. Graham’s 39 assists in the first four games of a season are the most ever by a Jayhawk, surpassing Jacque Vaughn’s 38 assists in his first four games in 1994-95. … KU is 2-0 against current membership of the Horizon League. KU defeated Illinois-Chicago 77-53 on March 19, 2004, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Kansas City, Bill Self’s first of 15 seasons at Kansas.