No. 3 Kansas routs Emporia State in exhibition finale, 104-62

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNW) – In men’s college hoops, Kansas’ final exhibition game of the season wrapped up with a 104-62 victory over Emporia State on Sunday night in Lawrence.

The third-ranked Jayhawks held the Hornets to roughly 31 percent shooting with a 49 to 31 rebounding edge. Kansas shot 61 percent from the field and scored 56 points in the paint to Emporia’s 16 points in the lane.

Senior guard Frank Mason III led the Jayhawks with 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting with five assists in 20 minutes of play. In KU’s two exhibition games this season, Mason totaled 38 points on 72.2 percent shooting with 14 assists.

Six Jayhawks reached double-figure points during KU’s win on Sunday. Junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk was KU’s second-leading scorer with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Junior guard Devonte’ Graham contributed 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting with four assists.

Next up, Kansas starts a challenging road stretch of playing two top-11 teams to begin the regular season. The Jayhawks’ season-opener is against No. 11 Indiana on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 during the State Farm Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu. Kansas then heads to New York City to face No. 1 Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 15.