ITP: Maui on deck after Kansas handles East Tennessee State

Make it three in a row for the Jayhawks, who defeated the Buccaneers of ETSU at Allen Fieldhouse behind a big game from the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year.


We recap Kansas’ victory over East Tennessee State, which featured Udoka Azubuike posting his best game of the young season, a pitiful three-point performance, and a series of lineups that show Bill Self is figuring out who to feature in his primary rotation.

We discuss what else happened in college basketball this week, which wasn’t terribly busy with upsets. But it was a good week for the Big 12, so we’re ready to talk about KU’s biggest challengers in the conference.

We preview the upcoming Maui Invitational, as Kansas looks to defend its 2015 Maui championship by opening with Chaminade. After that will be either BYU or UCLA. We preview all of the scenarios and get you ready for a fun week of hoops.

Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.