Diallo impresses in KU debut as Jayhawks roll to easy victory over Loyola

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Wayne Selden Jr. scored 18 points, Perry Ellis added 15 and fourth-ranked Kansas used a big second-half run to rout Loyola 94-61 on Tuesday night in Cheick Diallo’s much-anticipated debut with the Jayhawks.

Diallo, a five-star prospect from Mali, was the subject of an exhaustive investigation by the NCAA into his eligibility. He finally was approved to begin playing this week and had three highlight-worthy dunks, finishing with 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 16 minutes.

The Jayhawks (5-1) led just 40-36 at halftime before going on a 15-1 run to start the second half. Diallo finished off the flurry by taking a behind-the-back pass from Selden, who was slicing down the lane, and flushing it over the Greyhounds (1-6) to give Kansas a 55-37 lead.