Ochai Agbaji notched a career-best of 29 for the Jayhawks as Michigan State went down to Kansas at the Champions Classic college basketball’s opening night. Kansas thus justified their high preseason ranking, defeating the Spartans 87-84.
Agbaji revealed that he is on the way to turning pro. This could mean he skips his senior season with No. 3 Kansas. The Jayhawks forced 16 Wolverines turnovers while bagging an early assertive win that does well to their confidence and resume.
Agbaji said that he was back to be up on the stage and seize the moment after his commendable performance vs Michigan. He said that Kansas has reposed the utmost faith in his ability and he decided that he had to live up to that. He said he took the correct decision.
Remy Martin chipped in with 15 points while David McCormack added another 10 for the Kansas Jayhawks against Michigan State. Michigan state cut Kansas’ lead to 3 points from 7 and the game ended 45-48 for Michigan State.
Kansas Coach Said Agbaji Was Terrific Against Michigan State
Two consecutive dunks by Agbaji restored Kansas’ 7 point lead over Michigan State. Coach Bill Self said that he had been terrific and had several big games before. He said that Agbaji carried the team against Michigan.
With 13 minutes left and the score 56-48 in Kansas’ favor, Tom Izzo, the Wolverines coach, committed a technical foul. Agbaji made the free throws and added a three-pointer to take the tally against Michigan to 61-48. Hoggard with 17 and Marble with 13 were the top scorers for Michigan State. Coach Izzo was pleased with Hoggard’s game. He said that A.J. had defended well and pushed on the break.
It was a significant early-season victory for the Jaywalkers against a quality opponent like Michigan. The former holds an 8-7 edge in their previous 15 meetings. Michigan State will play 5 away games out of their 1st 7.