Campus Corner

KU’s Devonte’ Graham says he needed to eat more after cramping up against Maryland

Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham said he was taking in extra carbohydrates and calories Friday after cramping up in the Jayhawks’ victory over Maryland the night before.

Graham’s legs and back cramped about two minutes into the second half. He said not eating enough Thursday may have contributed to the cramps, but he added he didn’t have an illness.

“I kinda didn’t have an appetite,” Graham said, “just wasn’t eating as much as I usually do.”

Graham played 19 minutes in the first half and 18 in the second even after having to come out to receive treatment. He finished with just two points on 0 for 2 shooting and made only three assists against five turnovers.

“The whole second half was kind of rough but I just tried to keep fighting,” he said.

Graham said he didn’t realize how tired he was after getting back to the team hotel.

“I don’t even remember falling asleep,” he said.

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