Dickinson has ‘fun’ in bailing out KU late vs
LAWRENCE, Kan.– Hunter Dickinson scored with 3.4 seconds delegated lift No. 2 Kansas past TCU 83-81 on Saturday.Dickinson, who led Kansas
with 30 points, hit a set of complimentary throws after a flagrant nasty on TCU’s Ernest Udeh Jr. with less than a minute remaining to tie the score. Dickinson then followed Dajuan Harris Jr.’s miss in the final seconds.”Hopefully I won’t need to take an elbow [to the face] to get an opportunity to win the game, “Dickinson stated.” However I’ll do whatever it takes to win the game. “It’s really enjoyable to head out there with guys that know how to win, get it done at the end of the day. “Kansas (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) also got 18 points from KJ Adams Jr. Kevin McCullar Jr. had 16 points and Harris scored 10. Hunter Dickinson on coming through late to raise KU previous TCU 83-81:”It’s truly enjoyable to head out there with guys that understand how to win, get it done at the end of the day.”Picture by Jamie Squire/Getty Images TCU (11-3, 0-1) was led by Trevian Tennyson with 24 points. He was participated double figures by Emanuel Miller with 20 points and Micah Peavy and Jameer Nelson Jr. with 10 points each.”Tennyson was terrific,”Kansas coach Expense Self said.”[ TCU coach] Jamie [
Dixon] has actually said openly that he was their best shooter considering that Desmond [Bane] We did a horrible task guarding him, but I believed he was great.” Kansas did not have a basket from anyone beyond Dickinson, McCullar or Adams until Harris struck a layup with 16:04 left in the second half.” I’ve said this all along– we’re all for that,” Self said when asked if the Jayhawks need a 4th contributor.
“Juan [Harris] had a terrible very first half. But then he makes the hardest shot in the game and he made the past to win it.”We’re all for somebody else stepping up. But you understand, we’re not going to win all our games with four guys doing all the scoring, but that’s the method it was today.”The Jayhawks could not shake the Horned Frogs in the first half. Their largest lead was simply six points (30-24). Each time Kansas tried to pull away,
TCU reacted. The Horned Frogs took two late leads before Kansas got a jumper from McCullar to take a 41-40 advantage into halftime. “I’m proud of our players, no question about it,” Dixon said.”I enjoy their execution, enjoy their strength, enjoy the ball pressure that we showed for the entire game. I’m proud of how the guys handled the last minute. I’m proud of whatever they did. But we didn’t get the win. Dissatisfied by that.”Dickinson led a trio of Jayhawks in double figures in the first half with 18 points.Both groups shot much better than 50% in the first half. TCU was 17 of 33(51.5%),
while Kansas had as lots of makes with one less attempt for 53.1 %from the field.