GWANGJU, South Korea — The Kansas Jayhawks went from a blowout to a nailbiter on Wednesday (Tuesday McPherson time).
The Jayhawks, who the day before had won by 65 points in the World University Games, overcame a late three-point deficit behind a Wayne Selden-led charge as they defeated Serbia 66-65 in a battle of undefeated teams.
The Jayhawks trailed by three points with 43 seconds to go, but a Selden trey tied the game and his free throw with 12 seconds remaining gave KU the win.
Selden continued his fine play in the tournament with a team-high 21 points. Another Jayhawk who has excelled, Hunter Mickelson, chipped in with 14 and Frank Mason III added 12.
KU, which improved to 4-0, didn’t shoot it well, going just 26 of 71 from the field, a paltry 5 of 21 from 3-point.
KU’s next action is 8 p.m. today (McPherson time) as it takes on Switzerland. The game is scheduled to be aired on ESPNU.