Kansas Wins Kansas-Arkansas Game
It was a thriller to the finish, but in the end the University of Kansas emerged victorious in the Kansas-Arkansas game, winning by a score of 79-77.
The lead changed hands several times throughout the game, but the Jayhawks remained in control the majority of the time. Kansas’ guard Quinton Kindred was the star of the game, scoring a game-high 25 points, dishing out 5 assists, and grabbing 6 rebounds. Two other Jayhawk starters, John Green and Antonio Brayman also scored in double figures.
The Razorbacks mounted a late rally and were able to cut the deficit to two with just seconds remaining, but could not convert a crucial three pointer as time expired.
Kansas fans were ecstatic with the victory, taking to the streets of Lawrence to celebrate. Jayhawks coach David Lodge was pleased with the outcome and the effort of his players: “I’m proud of this team for persevering. Arkansas is a very talented team, we had to fight until the buzzer sounded.”
Arkansas coach Joe Smith was disappointed but praised his team’s hard fought effort: “Our guys gave it their all, we just came up short this time. I’m proud of their effort and we’ll definitely learn from this going forward.”
Both teams will look to build off this game as they prepare for their next matchups. Kansas looks to continue their winning streak as they face off against Oklahoma, while Arkansas will try to get back in the win column when they take on Texas.