November 15th, 2017
Written by Greg Rahe
(ap/espn/ku) Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws and finished with 11 points to give No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky on Tuesday night.
Graham said they overcame a poor shooting night to get the win.
Kansas led by 11 points in the first half and never trailed by more then 2 points and closed the game on a 10-4 run. Udoka Azubuike finished with 13 points and Malik Newman scored 12 points. With the win Coach Bill Self is tied for second with Roy Williams on the Jayhawks' all-time wins list.
Kansas held Billy Preston out of the game because he was involved in a single-car accident, another round of trouble for the freshman forward. Benched for the opener against Tennessee State because he missed both curfew and class, he found out just before the pregame meal that he wasn't playing against Kentucky, either. Coach Bill Self said in a statement that Preston was involved in a "single-vehicle incident" on campus on Saturday. He said no one was hurt, but Preston's car was damaged. Self said the administration "determined that we needed a clearer financial picture specific to the vehicle" and that the 6-foot-10 Preston will remain out "until the review is complete."