Lawson scores 31 points, Agbaji seven in debut as Kansas defeats TCU

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January 10, 2019 - 9:37 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. — One-time Kansas redshirt freshman Ochai Agbaji walked through the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse onto James Naismith Court with fellow first-year player Quentin Grimes 90 minutes before Wednesday’s Kansas-TCU basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

The two were the first Jayhawks to begin stretching and shooting drills, Agbaji obviously ready for his first appearance of the regular season in game No. 15.

Excitement surrounding the former Oak Park High standout’s first regular-season game translated into a victory. The 6-foot-5 guard, who had his redshirt lifted this week in response to Udoka Azubuike’s season-ending hand injury, came off the bench to score seven points in 25 minutes with four rebounds and two steals in No. 7-ranked KU’s 77-68 win over the No. 25 Horned Frogs. He hit 3 of 5 shots.

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