November 16, 2007
Kansas moves to 3-0
No. 4 Kansas stayed on track Thursday night after defeating the Washburn Ichabods, 92-60. The Jayhawks looked somewhat uninspired during their first two wins of the season, but didn't lack any emotional edge in game three, as junior star Brandon Rush made his season debut after spending the last five months rehabbing a knee injury. Rush finished with seven points and three rebounds. Darrell Arthur led the Jayhawks with 14 points as KU will now turn their attention to a match-up with Northern Arizona in game three of the first annual Jayhawk Invitational, next week.
It was a tale of two story lines for Kansas on Thursday, and fittingly, a tale of two halves. The first half Jayhawks looked as though they were missing a piece of their puzzle. In reality, they were missing two, until Rush checked in to the delight of a sold out Allen Fieldhouse.
Sophomore Sherron Collins began a six-week rehab for a foot fracture this week, taking away KU's leading scorer through the first two games of the season.
That was the bad news.
The good news is Rush is back, and looks to be in great physical condition as he played 12 minutes, scoring from the outside, and taking the ball to the hole. It was a positive sign for both the coaching staff, and fans, who were all wondering how their star player would look after a severe knee injury.
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