▪ WHEN/WHERE: 8 p.m. Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii
▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; KCSP (610 AM)
▪ ABOUT CHAMINADE (0-2): The Silverswords could be one of the smallest teams the Jayhawks will face this season. On a roster with 17 players, Chaminade lists 15 of those players as guards. The tallest player on the roster is 6-feet-9, and coach Eric Bovaird may start an all-guard lineup Monday against Kansas. The Silverswords, the host team in the Maui Invitational, want to push the pace and attack from the three-point line. They are 0-2 this season, with losses to Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage. They also suffered an exhibition loss to Hawaii, falling 101-96 in overtime. More than 30 years ago, Chaminade took down Virginia and Ralph Sampson in one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history. They will have another opportunity against Goliath on Monday.
▪ ABOUT KANSAS (1-1): Six days after falling to Michigan State at the Champions Classic, the Jayhawks will try to recharge an offense that came apart during the second half against the Spartans. The Jayhawks shot 20 of 51 from inside the three-point line, and they converted on just 13 of 33 layups. Senior forward Perry Ellis has averaged 18.5 points in two games, but the Jayhawks need another post player to supplement his interior scoring. On Sunday, KU coach Bill Self said that senior forward Jamari Traylor will likely start alongside Ellis for the third straight game. The Jayhawks are still awaiting word from the NCAA on the eligibility status of freshman forward Cheick Diallo. It appears unlikely that the NCAA will offer a ruling before Monday’s game, but Diallo is in Maui with the team, and he could play should a ruling come this week.