Kansas basketball has reason to be optimistic despite losing at Baylor

Kevin McCullar Jr. has been through a tough stretch in recent weeks.

McCullar, a graduate senior guard, played in each of Kansas basketball’s first 20 games. Then, starting with a Jan. 30 home game against Oklahoma State and going through Saturday’s road game at Baylor, he’s only played in four of the last nine. What’s been described as a bone bruise injury has affected how much he’s been available for the Jayhawks down the stretch in Big 12 Conference play.

But outside of McCullar struggling to hit three-point shots Saturday against the Bears, he put in a performance that more closely represented his potential than the previous time he played — Feb. 17 at Oklahoma. Although his return didn’t lead to a win for No. 9 Kansas, as he and his teammates lost 82-74 against No. 14 Baylor (21-8, 10-6 in Big 12), his level of play is trending in the right direction.

First appeared on www.cjonline.com

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