1. Kansas limited Washburn to just 16-62 shooting (25.8%), including 11-46 on twos (23.9%). On a night in which the Kansas offense struggled, it's more clear that the defense is ready to roll. Except….
2. ….Washburn grabbed 17 offensive rebounds. Yes, there were 46 missed shots, but that's still a 37% offensive rebounding rate. Last season they limited a schedule of much more talented teams to 28.9%, which was 52nd in the nation. They also had Thomas Robinson last year, who was the No. 1 defensive rebounder in the nation.
3. Kentucky's Anthony Davis got an awful lot of attention for his blocked shots last season, but it was actually Jeff Withey who blocked the highest % of shots in the nation. Against Washburn he was on top of his game, blocking 7 shots in 26 minutes.
4. The season can't get here soon enough for Kansas fans who've been waiting more than a year to see Ben McLemore play. The redshirt freshman led KU with 17 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double (even if it doesn't count). He also had a freshman-esque 4 turnovers and 0 assists.
5. The Jayhawks committed 24 turnovers, and four players accounted for 16 of those. This was an uptempo, 73 possession game, but that's still a 32.9% turnover rate. During the regular season, Kansas hasn't turned the ball over at that rate since a loss to Missouri in February, 2009.