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Kansas notes: ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ to come to Wichita State and KU

Rece Davis (from left), Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas are part of the ESPN College GameDay crew.
Rece Davis (from left), Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas are part of the ESPN College GameDay crew. The Associated Press

ESPN’s “College GameDay” is returning to Kansas — and the show is touring half the state.

“GameDay” — ESPN’s weekly college hoops program and traveling circus — will broadcast from Wichita’s Koch Arena next Saturday, before Wichita State’s game against Northern Iowa, before picking up and heading to Lawrence for Kansas’ home game against Texas.

The Jayhawks’ game against Texas tips off at 4 p.m., and according to ESPN’s announcement, the “GameDay” crew will broadcast from Allen Fieldhouse at 3 p.m.

Wichita State and Northern Iowa are set to tip at 1 p.m., with the morning “GameDay” program beginning from Koch Arena at 10 a.m.

First half

▪ Key play: Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham hit his first three-pointer since Jan. 28, sparking a 10-3 run that gave KU a 28-24 lead with 4:27 left in the half.

▪ Key stat: KU had two fast-break points.

Second half

▪ Key play: Ellis finished his second straight dunk, pushing the Jayhawks lead to 66-50 with under 7 minutes left in the game.

▪ Key stat: Ellis finished with four dunks.

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