Dickinson Scores 27; No. 1 Kansas Erases 14-Point Deficit To Defeat No. 17 Kentucky 89-84


The No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks overcame a 14-point second half deficit on Tuesday to topple the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic in Chicago. The Jayhawks, now 3-0 on the season, used a 27-point performance by Hunter Dickinson, along with a career high 21 rebounds to fuel a 11-1 run to close the game on the Wildcats.

Dajuan Harris Jr. scored a career-high 23 points, with KJ Adams Jr. scoring 16 to round out top scoring for the Jayhawks.

Reed Sheppard of Kentucky missed a 3-point shot with 6 seconds left that helped seal the victory for Kansas. Leading scorers for the Wildcats was Antonio Reeves with 24, and Adou Thiero with 16. Rob Dillingham scores 18 points before fouling out.

Kansas will face Chaminade in the opening round of the Maui Invitational Monday. Due to Kansas City Chiefs football on Monday Night Football, the Kansas broadcast will be heard on KD Country 94, with pregame set for 7:30 p.m. The game broadcast will also be available on Today’s Country 95.5 KNDY as well in Northeast Kansas and Southeast Nebraska.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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