GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Kansas 71, North Texas 59

(AP Photo/Jacob M. Langston)

By MARK DIDTLER
Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Ochai Agbaji had 18 points and Christian Braun added 15 as No. 4 Kansas beat North Texas 71-59 in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational.

Agbaji became the 63rd player to reach 1,000 points in Kansas history when he hit a 3 to open the scoring 2 1/2 minutes into the game. The guard entered the game just one point away from the milestone.

North Texas (2-2) got 23 points from Tylor Perry. All other scorers for the Mean Green were held to single digits, including Thomas Bell, who picked up his fifth foul midway through the second half and finished with nine points.

KU (4-0) went up 46-31 early in the second half thanks to Remy Martin hitting a pair of a long-range shots and Braun making a 3-point play after a steal. Martin, who had 15 points, had been slowed recently by back discomfort.

A dunk by Agbaji and another Martin 3 extended the advantage to 53-35 with 14 minutes left.


Play by Play
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
20:00End of the Game5971
20:00End of the 2nd Half5971
20:22NorTxBryce Zephir with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball5971
20:22KansasKJ Adams Jr. with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball5971
20:28KansasKJ Adams Jr. with a defensive rebound.5971
20:28NorTxBryce Zephir misses a layup shot.5971
20:44NorTxBryce Zephir with a defensive rebound.5971
20:44KansasJoseph Yesufu misses a layup shot.5971
20:53Kansas with an offensive rebound.5971
20:53KansasKJ Adams Jr. misses free throw 1st of 1-and-1.5971
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20:53NorTxPersonal foul committed by Rubin Jones.5971
20:57KansasKJ Adams Jr. with an offensive rebound.5971
20:57KansasBobby Pettiford misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.5971
21:06NorTxAaron Scott makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Rubin Jones with the assist.5971
21:15NorTxAaron Scott with a defensive rebound.5671
21:15KansasJalen Coleman-Lands misses a jump shot from 6 feet out.5671
21:32NorTxAaron Scott makes a jump shot from 17 feet out.5671
21:38KansasKJ Adams Jr. with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball5471
21:59NorTxBryce Zephir makes a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out. Rubin Jones with the assist.5471
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
22:23Kansas take a 20-second timeout.5171
22:23KansasOchai Agbaji makes a jump shot from 10 feet out.5171
22:36KansasBobby Pettiford with a defensive rebound.5169
22:36NorTxMatthew Stone misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.5169
22:58NorTxMatthew Stone with a defensive rebound.5169
22:58KansasOchai Agbaji misses a layup shot.5169
23:22KansasZach Clemence with a defensive rebound.5169
23:22NorTxTylor Perry misses a jump shot from 12 feet out.5169
23:22KansasZach Clemence makes a jump shot from 5 feet out. Bobby Pettiford with the assist.5169
23:42Kansas with a defensive rebound.5167
23:42NorTxMardrez McBride misses a jump shot from 8 feet out.5167
23:54Official TV timeout.5167
23:58NorTx with an offensive rebound.5167
23:58NorTxMatthew Stone misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.5167
23:58NorTxMardrez McBride with a defensive rebound.5167
23:58KansasChristian Braun misses a 3-point jump shot from 22 feet out.5167
24:07NorTxTylor Perry makes a jump shot from 6 feet out.5167
24:46NorTxJJ Murray with an offensive rebound.4967
24:46NorTxJJ Murray misses a layup shot.4967
24:53KansasZach Clemence makes free throw 3 of 3.4967
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
24:53Kansas with an offensive rebound.4966
24:53KansasZach Clemence misses free throw 2 of 3.4966
24:53KansasZach Clemence makes free throw 1 of 3.4966
24:53NorTxShooting foul committed by Aaron Scott.4965
25:12Kansas with a defensive rebound.4965
25:12NorTxJJ Murray misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.4965
25:24NorTxMatthew Stone with a defensive rebound.4965
25:24KansasBobby Pettiford misses a layup shot.4965
25:32KansasChristian Braun with an offensive rebound.4965
25:32KansasZach Clemence misses a jump shot from 8 feet out.4965
25:49KansasChristian Braun with a defensive rebound.4965
25:49NorTxAaron Scott misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.4965
25:59NorTxMatthew Stone with a defensive rebound.4965
25:59KansasZach Clemence misses free throw 1st of 1-and-1.4965
25:59NorTxPersonal foul committed by Aaron Scott.4965
26:03KansasZach Clemence with a defensive rebound.4965
26:03NorTxJJ Murray misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.4965
26:16NorTxMardrez McBride with an offensive rebound.4965
26:16NorTxTylor Perry misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.4965
26:29Official TV timeout.4965
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
26:29KansasOchai Agbaji with a bad pass turnover: Bad Pass4965
26:41KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.4965
26:41NorTxJJ Murray misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.4965
27:01KansasChristian Braun makes a layup shot. Jalen Wilson with the assist.4965
27:12KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.4963
27:12NorTxTylor Perry misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.4963
27:21NorTxJJ Murray with a defensive rebound.4963
27:21KansasOchai Agbaji misses a jump shot from 14 feet out.4963
27:50NorTxTylor Perry makes a jump shot from 17 feet out.4963
28:14KansasChristian Braun with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball4763
28:21NorTxPersonal foul committed by Mardrez McBride.4763
28:35KansasMitch Lightfoot with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball4763
28:54NorTxTylor Perry makes a layup shot. JJ Murray with the assist.4763
29:26KansasOchai Agbaji makes a jump shot from 17 feet out.4563
29:44NorTxTylor Perry makes a jump shot from 16 feet out.4561
210:05KansasRemy Martin makes a jump shot from 10 feet out.4361
210:15NorTxPersonal foul committed by Tylor Perry.4359
210:16KansasMitch Lightfoot with a defensive rebound.4359
210:16NorTxAbou Ousmane misses free throw 2 of 2.4359
210:16NorTxAbou Ousmane makes free throw 1 of 2.4359
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
210:16KansasShooting foul committed by Mitch Lightfoot.4259
210:34KansasOchai Agbaji makes a dunk shot. Jalen Wilson with the assist.4259
210:48NorTxTylor Perry makes free throw 3 of 3.4257
210:48NorTxTylor Perry makes free throw 2 of 3.4157
210:48NorTxTylor Perry makes free throw 1 of 3.4057
210:48KansasShooting foul committed by Jalen Coleman-Lands.3957
211:07KansasMitch Lightfoot makes a hook shot from 5 feet out. Jalen Wilson with the assist.3957
211:16KansasJalen Wilson with a defensive rebound.3955
211:16NorTxRubin Jones misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.3955
211:40KansasJalen Wilson makes a jump shot from 10 feet out. Ochai Agbaji with the assist.3955
211:46Official TV timeout.3953
211:46NorTxPersonal foul committed by Thomas Bell.3953
212:04KansasJalen Wilson with a defensive rebound.3953
212:04NorTxRubin Jones misses free throw 1st of 1-and-1.3953
212:04KansasPersonal foul committed by Dajuan Harris Jr..3953
212:05KansasChristian Braun with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball3953
212:22NorTxThomas Bell makes a jump shot from 16 feet out.3953
212:38KansasPersonal foul committed by Mitch Lightfoot.3753
212:51NorTxAbou Ousmane with a defensive rebound.3753
212:51KansasOchai Agbaji misses a jump shot from 7 feet out.3753
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
212:59NorTxThomas Bell makes free throw 2 of 2.3753
212:59NorTxThomas Bell makes free throw 1 of 2.3653
212:59KansasShooting foul committed by Ochai Agbaji.3553
213:19KansasChristian Braun with a bad pass turnover: Bad Pass3553
213:30KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.3553
213:30NorTxThomas Bell misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.3553
213:57NorTx take a 20-second timeout.3553
213:59KansasRemy Martin makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Jalen Wilson with the assist.3553
214:08KansasChristian Braun with a defensive rebound.3550
214:08NorTxTylor Perry misses a jump shot from 16 feet out.3550
214:22KansasPersonal foul committed by Mitch Lightfoot.3550
214:39KansasOchai Agbaji makes a dunk shot. Remy Martin with the assist.3550
214:46KansasJalen Wilson with a defensive rebound.3548
214:46NorTxMardrez McBride misses a layup shot.3548
215:04NorTxHameir Wright with a defensive rebound.3548
215:04KansasMitch Lightfoot misses a layup shot.3548
215:19KansasOchai Agbaji with a defensive rebound.3548
215:19NorTxHameir Wright misses a jump shot from 17 feet out.3548
215:38Official TV timeout.3548
215:39KansasPersonal foul committed by Remy Martin.3548
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
215:53KansasChristian Braun makes a jump shot from 6 feet out.3548
216:04NorTxTylor Perry makes a jump shot from 5 feet out.3546
216:24KansasPersonal foul committed by Dajuan Harris Jr..3346
216:25KansasChristian Braun makes free throw 1 of 1.3346
216:25NorTxShooting foul committed by Hameir Wright.3345
216:25KansasChristian Braun makes a layup shot.3345
216:26NorTxJJ Murray with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball3343
216:27KansasDajuan Harris Jr. with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball3343
216:51KansasOchai Agbaji with a defensive rebound.3343
216:51NorTxRubin Jones misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.3343
216:56NorTxHameir Wright with an offensive rebound.3343
216:56NorTxMardrez McBride misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.3343
217:03KansasPersonal foul committed by Christian Braun.3343
217:10NorTxAbou Ousmane with a defensive rebound.3343
217:10KansasRemy Martin misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.3343
217:26NorTxRubin Jones makes a layup shot. Tylor Perry with the assist.3343
217:31KansasDajuan Harris Jr. with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball3143
217:37KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.3143
217:37NorTxAbou Ousmane misses a layup shot.3143
217:46NorTxJJ Murray with a defensive rebound.3143
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
217:46KansasDavid McCormack misses a jump shot from 5 feet out.3143
218:12NorTxThomas Bell with a turnover:3143
218:12NorTxOffensive foul committed by Thomas Bell.3143
218:27KansasRemy Martin makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.3143
218:37NorTxRubin Jones makes a layup shot. Abou Ousmane with the assist.3140
218:59KansasRemy Martin makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Dajuan Harris Jr. with the assist.2940
219:15NorTxAbou Ousmane makes a dunk shot. Mardrez McBride with the assist.2937
219:34KansasChristian Braun makes free throw 2 of 2.2737
219:34KansasChristian Braun makes free throw 1 of 2.2736
219:34NorTxShooting foul committed by Thomas Bell.2735
220:00Start of the 2nd Half2735
10:00End of the 1st Half2735
10:02NorTxAaron Scott with a defensive rebound.2735
10:02KansasOchai Agbaji misses a jump shot from 10 feet out.2735
10:11KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.2735
10:11NorTxTylor Perry misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.2735
10:42KansasRemy Martin makes a layup shot.2735
10:55NorTxJJ Murray makes a layup shot.2733
10:59KansasChristian Braun with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball2533
11:08Kansas take a 20-second timeout.2533
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
11:10NorTxMardrez McBride makes a layup shot.2533
11:14KansasBobby Pettiford with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball2333
11:38NorTxTylor Perry makes free throw 2nd of 1-and-1.2333
11:38NorTxTylor Perry makes free throw 1st of 1-and-1.2233
11:38KansasPersonal foul committed by Dajuan Harris Jr..2133
11:51KansasRemy Martin makes a jump shot from 16 feet out.2133
12:10NorTx with a turnover: Shot Clock Turnover2131
12:43KansasChristian Braun makes a layup shot.2131
13:09NorTxThomas Bell makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Tylor Perry with the assist.2129
13:28KansasZach Clemence with a turnover:1829
13:28KansasOffensive foul committed by Zach Clemence.1829
13:33NorTxRubin Jones with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1829
13:52NorTx take a 20-second timeout.1829
13:55KansasChristian Braun makes a jump shot from 4 feet out.1829
13:58NorTxThomas Bell with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1827
14:11NorTxThomas Bell with a defensive rebound.1827
14:11KansasDajuan Harris Jr. misses a jump shot from 11 feet out.1827
14:11KansasZach Clemence with a defensive rebound.1827
14:11NorTxThomas Bell misses a jump shot from 13 feet out.1827
14:18NorTxMardrez McBride with an offensive rebound.1827
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
14:18NorTxMardrez McBride misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1827
14:40KansasJalen Coleman-Lands with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1827
14:55Kansas take a 20-second timeout.1827
14:55NorTxRubin Jones makes a jump shot from 5 feet out.1827
14:59NorTxRubin Jones with a defensive rebound.1627
14:59KansasJalen Wilson misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.1627
15:26NorTxMardrez McBride makes a layup shot.1627
15:30KansasPersonal foul committed by Joseph Yesufu.1427
15:44NorTxRubin Jones with a defensive rebound.1427
15:44KansasMitch Lightfoot misses a hook shot from 9 feet out.1427
15:53KansasJoseph Yesufu with a defensive rebound.1427
15:53NorTxJJ Murray misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1427
15:58NorTxJJ Murray with a defensive rebound.1427
15:58KansasOchai Agbaji misses a jump shot from 11 feet out.1427
16:29NorTxMardrez McBride with a traveling turnover: Traveling1427
16:39NorTxTylor Perry with a defensive rebound.1427
16:39KansasDavid McCormack misses a layup shot.1427
16:53KansasChristian Braun with a defensive rebound.1427
16:53NorTxTylor Perry misses a layup shot.1427
17:19KansasDavid McCormack makes a dunk shot. Joseph Yesufu with the assist.1427
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
17:28NorTxThomas Bell with a turnover:1425
17:28NorTxOffensive foul committed by Thomas Bell.1425
17:41KansasPersonal foul committed by Bobby Pettiford.1425
17:54Official TV timeout.1425
17:55KansasPersonal foul committed by David McCormack.1425
18:03NorTxThomas Bell with a defensive rebound.1425
18:03KansasRemy Martin misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.1425
18:19KansasDavid McCormack with a defensive rebound.1425
18:19NorTxMardrez McBride misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1425
18:49KansasOchai Agbaji makes free throw 2nd of 1-and-1.1425
18:49KansasOchai Agbaji makes free throw 1st of 1-and-1.1424
18:49NorTxPersonal foul committed by Rubin Jones.1423
19:11KansasChristian Braun with a defensive rebound.1423
19:11NorTxHameir Wright misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1423
19:26NorTxHameir Wright with a defensive rebound.1423
19:26KansasDavid McCormack misses free throw 2 of 2.1423
19:26KansasDavid McCormack makes free throw 1 of 2.1423
19:26NorTxShooting foul committed by Abou Ousmane.1422
19:56NorTxRubin Jones makes a jump shot from 3 feet out.1422
110:00KansasJalen Wilson with a turnover:1222
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
110:00KansasOffensive foul committed by Jalen Wilson.1222
110:12NorTxTylor Perry makes a jump shot from 8 feet out.1222
110:49KansasJalen Wilson makes a layup shot.1022
110:52KansasJalen Wilson with an offensive rebound.1020
110:52KansasDavid McCormack misses a jump shot from 7 feet out.1020
110:57KansasDavid McCormack with an offensive rebound.1020
110:57KansasDavid McCormack misses a jump shot from 7 feet out.1020
111:19NorTxTylor Perry makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1020
111:47NorTxThomas Bell with a defensive rebound.720
111:47KansasJalen Wilson misses free throw 1 of 1.720
111:47Official TV timeout.720
111:48NorTxShooting foul committed by Jahmiah Simmons.720
111:48KansasJalen Wilson makes a jump shot from 5 feet out.720
112:02NorTxJJ Murray makes a layup shot. Mardrez McBride with the assist.718
112:39KansasJalen Wilson makes free throw 2 of 2.518
112:39Kansas with an offensive rebound.517
112:39KansasJalen Wilson misses free throw 1 of 2.517
112:39NorTxShooting foul committed by Jahmiah Simmons.517
113:05KansasMitch Lightfoot with a defensive rebound.517
113:05NorTxMardrez McBride misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.517
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
113:16KansasMitch Lightfoot makes free throw 1 of 1.517
113:16NorTxShooting foul committed by Abou Ousmane.516
113:16KansasMitch Lightfoot makes a jump shot from 6 feet out. Remy Martin with the assist.516
113:55NorTxRubin Jones with a bad pass turnover: Bad Pass514
113:55NorTxAbou Ousmane with an offensive rebound.514
113:55NorTxTylor Perry misses a jump shot from 10 feet out.514
113:55KansasMitch Lightfoot makes free throw 1 of 1.514
113:55NorTxShooting foul committed by Abou Ousmane.513
113:55KansasMitch Lightfoot makes a layup shot. Remy Martin with the assist.513
114:05NorTxThomas Bell makes a jump shot from 7 feet out.511
114:35KansasOchai Agbaji makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Remy Martin with the assist.311
114:49KansasJalen Wilson with an offensive rebound.38
114:49KansasChristian Braun misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.38
115:00KansasMitch Lightfoot with a defensive rebound.38
115:00NorTxRubin Jones misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.38
115:23KansasOchai Agbaji makes free throw 2 of 2.38
115:23KansasOchai Agbaji makes free throw 1 of 2.37
115:23Official TV timeout.36
115:23NorTxShooting foul committed by Hameir Wright.36
115:38KansasDavid McCormack with a defensive rebound.36
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
115:38NorTxJJ Murray misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.36
115:38NorTxThomas Bell with an offensive rebound.36
115:38NorTxTylor Perry misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.36
116:13KansasChristian Braun makes a 3-point jump shot from 22 feet out. Ochai Agbaji with the assist.36
116:21NorTxHameir Wright with a turnover:33
116:21NorTxOffensive foul committed by Hameir Wright.33
116:57NorTxThomas Bell with a defensive rebound.33
116:57KansasRemy Martin misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.33
117:07NorTxTylor Perry makes free throw 1 of 1.33
117:07KansasShooting foul committed by Dajuan Harris Jr..23
117:18NorTxTylor Perry makes a jump shot from 9 feet out.23
117:26NorTx take a 20-second timeout.03
117:28KansasOchai Agbaji makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Dajuan Harris Jr. with the assist.03
117:29KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.00
117:29NorTxAbou Ousmane misses a jump shot from 9 feet out.00
118:03NorTxAbou Ousmane with a defensive rebound.00
118:03KansasDavid McCormack misses a hook shot from 7 feet out.00
118:20KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.00
118:20NorTxMardrez McBride misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.00
118:44NorTxMardrez McBride with a defensive rebound.00
HalfTimeTeamEventNorTxKansas
118:44KansasOchai Agbaji misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.00
118:52NorTxPersonal foul committed by Thomas Bell.00
118:55KansasRemy Martin with a defensive rebound.00
118:55NorTxRubin Jones misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.00
119:30KansasRemy Martin with a bad pass turnover: Bad Pass00
120:00NorTxAbou Ousmane with a bad pass turnover: Bad Pass00
120:00Start of the 1st Half00

North Texas
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. McBride 2-9 0-0 0-5 2-4 2 0 1 1 1 4
T. Perry 8-16 6-6 1-5 0-1 2 0 2 0 1 23
J. Murray 2-8 0-0 0-5 1-4 1 0 2 1 0 4
R. Jones 4-8 0-1 0-4 0-2 2 0 2 2 2 8
T. Bell 3-5 2-2 1-2 1-5 0 0 0 3 5 9
A. Ousmane 1-3 1-2 0-0 1-4 1 0 0 1 3 3
A. Scott 2-3 0-0 1-2 0-2 0 0 1 0 2 5
H. Wright 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-3 0 0 0 1 3 0
M. Stone 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Zephir 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0 1 1 0 3
J. Simmons 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
R. Browne 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 23-58
(.397)
9-11
(.818)
4-27
(.148)
7-30 8 0 9 10 19 59


Kansas
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Agbaji 6-12 4-4 2-3 0-2 2 0 0 1 1 18
C. Braun 6-8 3-3 1-3 1-5 0 0 1 4 1 16
R. Martin 6-9 0-0 3-6 0-8 4 0 0 1 1 15
D. Harris Jr. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 2 4 0
J. Wilson 3-4 1-3 0-1 2-5 4 0 0 1 1 7
M. Lightfoot 3-5 2-2 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 1 3 8
D. McCormack 1-6 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 3
B. Pettiford 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 0 1 1 0
J. Coleman-Lands 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Z. Clemence 1-2 2-4 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 1 1 4
J. Yesufu 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0
K. Adams Jr. 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 2 0 0
C. Teahan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Jankovich 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26-51
(.510)
13-19
(.684)
6-14
(.429)
8-38 14 0 2 15 16 71




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