Keith's Korner

Phog.net caught up with Kansas guard Keith Langford following the Jayhawks 85-52 win over Nevada on Monday night.  After scoring 12 points and grabbing 7 rebounds here's what Langford had to say about the win.

Initial thoughts on the victory:

“I thought it was a really good win.  We're still building on what we've been working on the last month and half to two months of practice. I think we're showing signs of guys starting to come along.  So, I just think we have another week of practice now and we'll continue to build and should look even better on Saturday.

On KU’s second straight comfortable win:

“I'm sure the coach doesn't like it because he really doesn't want the team to relax.  But at the same time, I just think our effort has to be the same regardless of what the score is. I'm just glad that the Vermont game was so close because now we can come out with that sense of urgency knowing that if we really don't jump on a team they can stick with us throughout the game.”

On his performance:

“It's been a struggle early.  I'm just trying to find my way, trying to find a groove.  Our offense is working, it's running.  Everybody is getting touches, so it's just a matter of me trying to find my shots and being opportunistic.  No, I'm really not that satisfied with my play thus far in the season, but we've got 20 some-odd games left to play.”

On Russell Robinson’s performance Monday and overall progress:

“Yeah, he's coming along real well.  It’s good to have another perimeter player that can come in and not miss a beat or actually come in and add intensity to the game.”

On KU’s defense down low versus Nevada:

Christian Moody had a lot to do with that and Wayne showed that he could do it on both ends too.  The coaching staff challenged the guys all week about playing post defense because they said it was the best frontline that we were going to play against thus far in the season.  So, I mean those guys prepared all week and it was a good job on the coaches and players part.”

Keith Langford and the Jayhawks will next be in action on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.  It will be the second straight game featuring an opponent from the 2003-2004 season as Kansas plays host to the Pacific Tigers.  KU topped Pacific 78-63 in the second round of the NCAA tournament last spring.  Tipoff is set for 2 PM.


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