Andrew Wiggins, the spectacular Kansas freshman, finally had his takeover game for the Jayhawks Tuesday night in Florida. Sure, Kansas lost, 67-61, but it wasn’t because of Wiggins, who had his best game of the season: 26 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, and a flurry of three-pointers later to make it interesting.
This was the type of breakout performance everyone had been waiting for from the presumed No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, who has seemed reluctant at times to grab the game by the throat and do his thing.
Florida (7-2), right now, is a much better team than Kansas (6-3), which has lost two straight – Saturday it lost at the buzzer to Colorado. The Jayhawks were flummoxed by a zone, and turned the ball over 24 times. They’ll be fine come March – as long as the offense goes through Wiggins.