There is a 2-0 KU with four new starters entering the WVU game

The four-year junior / junior junior basketball team will take Kansas – one who can help four-party basketball team lost – take a perfect 2-0 record to 3 p.m. Saturday. battle against West Virginia.

Ochai Agbaji, who had been redshirt came after 11 games ago, and asked for the All-America Junior candidate, Dedric Lawson, 2018 McDonald's All-Americans Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes and David McCormack to a group that opened a 84-72 home over Oklahoma State on February 9 and 82-77 overtime Monday at the TCU.

"More than childhood, we all give energy," said KU freshman power forward McCormack, commenting on the strengths of the four new.

"Devon is fast, fast. He does what he can to. Ochai … A coach says he has a model smile. He has a great energy, great self-identity. I will take as much energy as I can do it back, diving on the floor. Quentin also brings people together. I feel we're connecting people on our own way. "

Of course, the 6-foot-10, 265-pound McCormack is underway – has an average of 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. In a broader role, he did not produce any point, but five rebounds and a shot near 14 minutes against Oklahoma State and followed by four points, three minutes and a block in 17 minutes by TCU.

"I do not want to say that I changed my approach because my approach has always been to take advantage of every opportunity," McCormack said. "Now I have the opportunity to start the game strongly, that is to take advantage of it. I have a strong start now what I can do and benefit from the people who come after me."

He did not have a match in 31 minutes combined with the last two games. He had seven recovered in his previous 141 minutes.

"I think it has slowed down (the game) a bit. I do not say completely. I still have moments. I think it will come time," said McCormack, who admits the idea of ​​getting started as a fresh person .

"I do not want to say" surreal, "but it's goodbye," McCormack added the opportunity to call his name as a start. "I thought it would come later, but circumstances allowed me to start so that I would appreciate and benefit from it.

"I think I'm being treated well, accepting a little more responsibility. The Coach is much more religious and confident than a great feeling," McCormack said.

KU Féin's coach bill informed McCormack before the last Saturday match against the OSU, due to losing Lagerald Vick on uncertain absenteeism, KU would start two big ones – McCormack and Lawson – to go with three guards.

"He told me just that he was going to get started. He said to keep the same energy: Keep on what you do, talk, attack and wait aggressive, & # 39; McCormack said.

Combo guard Grimes – offers an average 7.8 points and 1.8 help per game – a Challenge said that Self allowed the four modern start-ups to emerge.

"He told me we're not fresh," Grimes said, 6-5 from The Woodlands, Texas. "We are getting closer. The four starters who started us (first year players) are definitely a bit closer."

On Saturday, the Jayhawks No. 14-ranked (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) tried out of the 30th season with at least 20 wins against West Virginia's team (10-14, 2-9) lost just two.

The Sliabhians – not the former beginners That Ahmad and Wesley Harris, who were recently dismissed by the team in violation of the athletics department's policies – hit KU 65-64 on January 19 in Morgantown, W.Va.

"The game was hard there. They have to come to the fideldhouse (now)," McCormack said. "They are an intense team, a fighting team. It will be a great game."

As Ahmad and Harris, who met for 13 points and eight heads against KU in the first meeting, McCormack said: "I did not say it was a great advantage (for KU) because we do not know what they are now they are about. Their approaches may also change. Just coming into the fideldhouse may also have a different attitude. I say that there is an advantage on both sides. "

West Virginia has figures to start a new pair – 6-10 Derek Culver, which equals 11.7 points and 8.7 rebounds and 6-foot Brandon Knapper, which equates to 5.4 points. Knapper scored 20 points in a 79-71 win over Oklahoma on February 2 in Morgantown. Lamont West secondary school has 9.8 points and 3.7 boards.

"It will be ready for them," said the coach Bob Huggins, West Virginia. Self 10-5 is one-to-one meetings against Huggins Players. "I believe there is a natural competition between the two things that were both positive.

"We know we're trying to get a great deal of effort from them," Hey. "They were the ultimate game (75-53 losses on Texas last Saturday) they did not think they were thinking of how they were hoping to be at home. They were going through certain things that had changed so many Without their program and timing. Sometimes, those who come back from a short period of time are difficult. Normally, when you have some time to practice and do some things, sometimes those can be It's also an advantage to make the team closer. "

Huggins said that WVU has "lost the people who were really the team leaders so that those people have to go up. I do not think we're going to make drastic changes. We're just going to do different people , that's all. It's difficult to make a big deal of practice a few days, but we need to step up and do other people. "

KU will have several days before 7 p.m. Saturday next. competition at Texas Tech.

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