#1 MJHL filling rosters for two games apiece. F von lebaobei123 06.03.2019 04:04

NORMAN, Okla. -- During Kansas shootaround on Wednesday before the Jayhawks faced Oklahoma, coach Bill Self told Wayne Selden Jr. that the freshman needed to be more aggressive on offence. Selden Jr. did what Self told him, scoring a career-high 24 points and going 5 of 10 from 3-point range, and No. 18 Kansas started Big 12 Conference play with a 90-83 win over Oklahoma. Kansas (10-4, 1-0) won its conference opener for the 23rd straight year, a streak that began with the 1991-92 season. Oklahoma, in January 1991, was the last team to beat the Jayhawks in a conference opener. "It was the confidence my teammates and coaches have in me," Selden Jr. said of his successful game. "I was out there just playing and not thinking. "Thats just Kansas basketball. Were trying to start off Big 12 play on the right foot, so we feel like weve got to go after all loose balls and weve got to pick up our defensive intensity. ... I know its tradition-rich and I just want to put forth my best effort and the team wants to put forth its best effort to keep it going." Perry Ellis had 22 points on 6-for-8 shooting and 11 rebounds, helping Kansas shoot 54.7 per cent from the field. After a 5-0 start, the Jayhawks lost four of its next eight and were coming off a 61-57 loss to San Diego State on Sunday that ended their 68-game home winning streak against nonconference foes. Kansas has won 11 of the last 12 matchups with Oklahoma. The Jayhawks latest win in the series could be especially important, considering the difficult stretch they face to start the Big 12 campaign. After Oklahoma, Kansas will host No. 25 Kansas State, visit No. 9 Iowa State, then host No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 7 Baylor, all in succession. "Its going to be a monster," Self said. "Our league is great. When you think about OU and they go down and they win at Texas, and Texas wins at North Carolina. K-State is playing as well as anybody right now. Iowa State is obviously terrific, and Baylor. Weve probably been, nonconference-wise, one of the bigger disappointments in the league, based on our preseason expectations. I think its going to be a fabulous league." Cameron Clark had a career high-tying 32 points for Oklahoma (12-3, 1-1), which lost for the second time in three games. In losses to Louisiana Tech and Kansas, the Sooners gave up 102 and 90 points, respectively. "It is very frustrating," Clark said. "We just have to go back to the drawing board. It all starts on defence. We just have to come together as a group and figured out what it is we are not doing and get better at it." The annual visit to Lloyd Noble Center by the Jayhawks -- who have won or shared nine straight Big 12 titles -- drew fans including country music star Toby Keith, Oklahoma City Thunder chairman Clay Bennett, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti. Before the game, Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard -- who scored two touchdowns in the Sooners win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl -- appeared in a video in which he said, "OK, basketball, we got our big win. Now its time to get yours." But the Sooners never really slowed Kansas and struggled to deal with the Jayhawks size advantage inside. Kansas had a 36-22 edge in rebounding and didnt seem bothered by a subpar game by Andrew Wiggins. The star freshman went 2 of 9 from the field and scored only nine points, only the second time this season he failed to reach double digits. "Kansas is awfully good and did a good job dictating a lot of it, for a majority of the minutes," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "I thought our guys battled hard. There were maybe a couple of stretches in there when we didnt quite compete like we have to against a club like that to have a chance that wed like to have." Kansas led 50-44 at halftime and two free throws by Joel Embild made it 74-62 with 10:39 left. Oklahoma stayed within striking distance and pulled within four points four times, the last time at 87-83 after a turnover by Wiggins and steal by Ryan Spangler led to a dunk by Buddy Hield with 39.9 seconds left. Naadir Tharpe made two free throws moments later to push Kansas lead to six points and, after Clark missed a 3 at the other end, Ellis made the back end of a two-shot free-throw opportunity to make it 90-83 with 29.2 seconds left. Wiggins blocked another 3-point attempt, by Frank Booker, and the Jayhawks eventually were able to run out the clock. Tharpe scored 17 points for Kansas on 5-for-7 shooting. Hield had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Sooners, while Tyler Neal and Jordan Woodard had 10 points each. Woodard got all his scoring at the free-throw line, going 10 for 10 as Oklahoma made 29 of 36. Kansas went 24 for 30 from the line. Kansas shot 64.3 per cent from the field in the first half, led by Selden Jr., who matched his previous career scoring high of 15 a little more than 8 minutes into the game. "We were a team that lacked confidence coming in, so it was nice to see a freshman step up and basically give us confidence early on, because thats about as well as weve executed half-court offence, probably, all year, in the first half," Self said. Kansas jumped to a 20-11 lead, but Oklahoma hung close thanks to 19-of-22 on free throws. With the score tied at 39 with 3:04 left before halftime, Wiggins was called for his second foul and Self protested, earning himself a technical foul. Oklahoma made all four subsequent free throws to go ahead. Foul trouble forced Self to dig deep into his bench and freshman Conner Frankamp hit a 3-pointer and a 2 in the final 1:13 to give Kansas the six-point halftime lead. 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"It was nice to sleep in my own bed last night," Shields said after pitching Kansas City past the San Diego Padres 8-0 Wednesday.The picture is becoming clearer for Hockey Canada. Sam Reinhart has been returned to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League and is a leading candidate to be captain of the 2015 edition of Team Canada. The Edmonton Oilers did likewise with Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defencemen Darnell Nurse and that makes it two players that, without question, bolster the lineup. Its also become clear that Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers is more than capable of playing in the NHL and will be a one and done player at the World Juniors. Hockey Canadas personnel now turn their attention to the Subway Series - six games against Russia with the WHL, OHL and QMJHL filling rosters for two games apiece. For players who may be on the bubble, its an opportunity to show their capabilities and put themselves in consideration for a December invitation to selection camp. In each of these projections, I keep coming back to the defence because it looks as if it can be a considerable strength on this team. With Nurses return to junior, it only bolsters their size and skating ability as a group. Returnee Josh Morrissey will anchor the blue line and hell have plenty of help. This will be a group that defends well, works well in transition and contributes offence. Also, keep an eye on Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals, who went undrafted last June. He went to the Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout and ultimately signed an NHL contract. Hicketts has been a force on the blue line in the WHL and has been a very good player for Team Canada in previous international events. The IIHFs Under-18 tournament was a spectacular event for Connor McDavid as a 16-year-old player. Hes been no less spectacular this year with the Erie Otters and with Sam Reinharts inclusion, Canada could have the best duo in at the World Junior tournament. Jake Virtanen and Robbi Fabbri have returned from injury and are getting up to stride in their play. Theres going to be some very good players who wont make this team and with competition of this nature, theres no better preparation for going into a major tourney. Hockey Canada will also continue to closely follow the progress - or lack of progress - of Curtis Lazar, Bo Horvat and Anthony Duclair, but this team is certainly shaping up as one that wiill be capable of competing for a gold medal - regardless of any other NHL players being made available.dddddddddddd For the purpose of this months projected roster, we are going with the assumption that Lazar, Ekblad and Tampa Bays Jonathan Drouin are all but locks to stay with their NHL clubs and wont be playing in the tournament. CRAIG BUTTONS PROJECTED TEAM CANADA - NOVEMBER Forwards Left Wing Centre Right Wing Max Domi (London) Connor McDavid (Erie) Sam Reinhart (Kootenay) Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa) Nic Petan (Portland) Jake Virtanen (Calgary) Jason Dickinson (Guelph) Robbi Fabbri (Guelph) Zach Nastasiuk (Owen Sound) Nicholas Ritchie (Peterborough) Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski) Greg Chase (Calgary) Morgan Klimchuk (Regina) Availability to be determined - Anthony Duclair (NHL - NY Rangers), Bo Horvat (NHL - Vancouver) Not available - Sam Bennett (Shoulder Injury) Defence Left Right Haydn Fleury (Red Deer) Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert) Samuel Morin (Rimouski) Madison Bowey (Kelowna) Travis Sanheim (Calgary) Shea Theodore (Seattle) Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie) Goaltender Zach Fucale (Halifax) Philippe Desrosiers (Rimouski) OTHER CANDIDATES Forwards Left Wing Centre Right Wing Nick Paul (North Bay) Brayden Point (Moose Jaw) Jayce Hawrlyuk (Brandon) Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph) Laurent Dauphin (Chicoutimi) Nick Baptiste (Sudbury) Brendan Lemieux (Barrie) Defence Left Right Joe Hicketts (Victoria) Roland McKeown (Kingston) Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current) Chris Bigras (Owen Sound) Ben Harpur (Guelph) Goaltenders Tristan Jarry (Edmonton) Eric Comrie (Tri-City) ' ' '

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