Senior Jeff Withey recorded hist 10th career double-double to lead the Jayhawks to an easy win over the Spiders.
No. 7/7 Kansas to Face No. 14/14 Michigan State in State Farm Champions Classic Tuesday in Men's Hoops
Georgia Dome, host of the 2013 Final Four, is setting for KU-MSU
Jayhawks host Redhawks in CBE Hall of Fame Classic
Final tune up before regular season begins
Jayhawks preseason pick to win Big 12 in 2013
Overview:An invited walk-on who adds depth at the point guard position... Has great range and can create plays... Is a gym rat having a father who is a college coach.
Sophomore Season (2011-12): Played in seven games as a sophomore, averaging 0.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game... Recorded a career-high two assists versus Howard (12/29)... Pulled down a rebound in two contests, versus Towson (11/11) and North Dakota (12/31).
Freshman Season (2010-11):Played in 12 games, averaging 1.8 minutes per appearance... Scored two points in his first game as a Jayhawk, going 1-for-1 against Longwood (11/12) in three minutes... Pulled down a season-high three rebounds in a win against UMKC (1/5)... Saw action in four conference games, averaging one minute in each.
High School:Averaged 16 points and five assists his senior season at Saint Anthony's High School in Long Island, N.Y., under head coach Jim Fenton... Named to the senior all-star team of the Long Island Catholic League in 2010... Scored 30 points in the league all-star game... A team captain for the Friars his senior season... Member of the academic honor roll while in high school.
Off the Court:Full name is Nicholas Paul Roberts... Parents are Norm and Pascale Roberts... Major is undecided... Norm Roberts served as an assistant coach under Bill Self for nine seasons (1996-2004) with stints at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Illinois and Self's first year at Kansas... Norm was Self's associate head coach his last two seasons before leaving in 2005 to become the head coach at Saint John's... Norm Roberts compiled an 81-101 record in six seasons at St. John's (2005-10) and is 105-185 in 10 seasons as a head coach... Norm Roberts played college basketball at Queens College... Niko has one younger brother, Justin.
Career Honors:2010-11: Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (Fall 2010)