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Yes! Away We Go!

Bill Self (Steve Puppe photo)

Finally. After a highly anticipated offseason, four exhibition games in Europe and two recent exhibition contests against Emporia State and Washburn, the games now count for real as KU tips off its regular-season opener against Southeast Missouri State in the opening round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at 7 p.m. tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU coach Bill Self is anxious to see how his players bounce back after a disappointing exhibition game against Washburn on Monday night. KU, which won 62-50, committed a whopping 24 turnovers, shot just 43.5 percent from the field (38.9 in the second half), 59.3 percent at the free throw line (16 of 27), and only outrebounded the smaller Ichabods by one (40-39) in a grind-it-out, "ugly" game that... Recommended Stories