No. 2 Washburn Ichabods Wrap Up Exhibition Slate At Kansas On Monday Night

By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

The No. 2-ranked Washburn Ichabods will play their sixth and final exhibition game of the 2012-13 season as they wrap it up Division I's No. 7-ranked Kansas Jayhawks on Monday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Ichabods are coming off a 83-66 loss at Oklahoma. Monday's game will be the Ichabods' third against a Big 12 team. Kansas topped Emporia State 88-54 on Oct. 30 in Lawrence.

Opening Tip . . .
Game Notes: Washburn | Kansas
Date: Nov. 5, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Arena: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Radio: KTPK 106.9 FM
Online Audio: Through wusports.com (free)
Online Video: Through Jayhawks All-Access
Television: Jayhawk Television Network
Live Stats: Through kuathletics.com
Twitter Updates: twitter.com/wusports
Series: KU leads 30-4 (6-0 in exhibitions)

'Bod Quick notes
• This is the 107th season of Ichabod basketball.
• The Ichabods will take on three Big 12 opponents this season in exhibition play.
• Washburn lost to Kansas State 81-61 in their first exhibition on Oct. 30 and 83-66 to Oklahoma on Nov. 2.
• Washburn finished the 2011-12 season 25-8 winning both the MIAA regular conference title and the MIAA Tournament championship.
• The Ichabods are ranked No. 2 in the NABC preseason top 25 coaches poll and the coaches pick to win the MIAA this season. Washburn was No. 4 in the Bulletin Preseason Poll.
• The preseason ranking is the highest the Ichabods have been tabbed in the preseason poll since they were selected No. 3 during the 2004-05 initial top 25 poll.
• The game against Kansas will be the Ichabods' sixth exhibition game of the season after taking on three professional teams in Sweden and Denmark during a 10-day trip to Europe in August.
• The Ichabods went 3-0 during the exhibition trip.
• Washburn reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
• Kansas topped fellow MIAA foe Emporia State in its exhibition game on Oct. 30 88-54.
• Jayhawk head coach was a reserve guard at Oklahoma State when the Ichabods beat the Cowboys 67-66 on Nov. 29, 1984 in Gallagher-Iba Arena. In that game Self had three rebounds and a steal in nine minutes of action.
• Bill Self was a teammate of current Ichabod, Colton Anderson's dad Rick at Oklahoma State.
• Jayhawk radio play-by-play man Bob Davis is a 1967 graduate of Washburn earning a bachelor of arts degree in history.
• Many of the current Jayhawks have worked Ichabod head coach Bob Chipman's basketball camp including Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford this past summer.

Ichabods in exhibition play
• Washburn has played 22 different exhibition games against NCAA Division I schools since the 2000-01 season.
• The Ichabods have played Kansas and Nevada-Las Vegas both six times.
• Washburn has played Kansas State four times in exhibition play.
• Washburn has played Oklahoma, Purdue and Missouri-Kansas City each twice.
• Overall Washburn is 12-22 in exhibition games since the start of the 2000-01 season.
• Washburn is 7-0 against foreign teams (4-0 in China, 2-0 in Denmark, 1-0 in Sweden)
• The Nov. 25, 2000 game at Kansas counted as a real game for the Jayhawks and an exhibition for the Ichabods.

Washburn Exhibition games since the 2000 season
Date Opponent Location W/L Score
11/25/00 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. L 56-99*
11/02/01 WU Alumni Topeka, Kan. W 112-79
11/11/01 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. L 84-95
11/08/02 Dawson's All-Stars Topeka, Kan. W 100-83
11/12/02 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. L 66-101
11/04/03 KC Steer Topeka, Kan. W 96-92
11/15/03 Dawson's All-Stars Topeka, Kan. W 93-88
11/08/04 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. L 72-81
11/14/04 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. L 70-79
11/04/05 WU Alumni Topeka, Kan. W 79-77
11/11/05 Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. L 53-73
08/16/06 Zhejiang Normal Jinhua, China W 93-55
08/17/06 Zhejiang Normal Jinhua, China W 109-54
08/19/06 Shanghai Normal Shanghai, China W 115-48
08/20/06 Shanghai Normal Shanghai, China W 110-71
11/02/06 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. L 69-99
11/04/06 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. L (3ot) 90-94
11/06/07 Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. L 47-77
11/13/07 Mo.-Kansas City Kansas City, Mo. L 75-79
11/04/08 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. L 79-98
11/09/08 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. L 57-81
11/11/08 Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. L 56-74
11/10/09 Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. L 52-62
11/02/10 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. L 62-92
11/07/10 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. L 44-90
11/09/10 Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. L 53-88
11/01/11 Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. L 50-58
11/06/11 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. L 59-85
08/03/12 Stockholm08 Stockholm, Sweden W 93-85
08/10/12 Solrød Comets Copenhagen, Denmark W 113-75
08/11/12 SISU Copenhagen, Denmark W 93-70
10/30/12 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. L 61-81
11/02/12 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. L 66-83
Overall: 12-22 Against NCAA DI: 0-22
Home: 5-0 Kansas: 0-6
Away: 6-22 Nevada-Las Vegas: 0-6
Neutral: 1-0 Kansas State: 0-4
Missouri-Kansas City: 0-2
Purdue: 0-2
Oklahoma: 0-2

Ichabods on radio
Washburn basketball games can be heard live on KTPK 106.9 FM. The game can also be heard on the internet at www.wusports.com by following the “Live Audio” link on the basketball schedule page. Mark Elliott will have the call on the radio with Jake Lebahn providing color commentary.

The coaches
Washburn Ichabod head basketball coach Bob Chipman
• He is in his 34th season at the helm of the Ichabods.
• Ichabod head coach Bob Chipman is a 1973 graduate of Kansas State earning both his undergraduate and master's degree in Manhattan.
• He is 721-296 overall.
• He has 480 wins since the Ichabods joined the MIAA, the most of any conference school since the 1989-90 season.
• Has led the Ichabods to 12 MIAA regular season titles and a MIAA-coaching tops of five postseason tournament championships.
• He has led the Ichabods to 12 NCAA National Tournament appearances.
• In home games, he is 417-77 going 364-66 in Lee Arena.
• He is second in all-time coaching victories in active NCAA Division II coaches.
• His 721 coaching wins is 25th in all-time NCAA coaches at all levels.
• He led the Ichabods to the 1987 NAIA National Championship and a 2001 NCAA National game, which was later vacated by Kentucky Wesleyan.
• Chipman played for legendary coach Jack Hartman earning two letters.
• He is 0-1 against OU in exhibition games.

Kansas Head coach Bill Self . . .
• is in his 10th season at Kansas
• is 269-53 (.835) at Kansas.
• is in his 20th season with a 476-158 (.751) record.
• in his nine seasons as head coach has won one national championship and eight-straight regular-season Big 12 titles.
• Under Self, Kansas is 69-4 (94.5 percent) in Big 12 home games: 8-0 in 2004, 7-1 in 2005, 7-1 in 2006, 7-1 in 2007, 8-0 in 2008, 8-0 in 2009, 8-0 in 2010, 7-1 in 2011 and 9-0 in 2012.
• is 4-0 in exhibition games against Washburn.

Ichabod season preview
Ichabods eye return trip to NCAA Tournament, MIAA Titles
Coming into the 2012-13 season the bulls eye has been clearly marked on the Ichabods' back. Washburn was preseason ranked No. 2 in the nation in the NABC top 25 coaches poll after winning the MIAA title last season as well as the MIAA Tournament championship in Kansas City. Washburn reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and returns 90 percent of its scoring, 94 percent of its rebounding so expectations will be high entering the season. The Ichabods finished last season with a 25-8 record and return nine players who saw action last season headlined by All-American and first team all-MIAA selection Will McNeill. Washburn also has a pair of senior honorable mention all-MIAA picks in Martin Mitchell and Bobby Chipman. Joined by two other seniors in Zack Riggins and Joseph Smith, the Ichabods are an experienced group who look to exceed last season's run to the MIAA title.

Guards
Washburn back court returns an All-American, All-MIAA selection and depth entering the season
The Washburn back court will have seven returners and will be led by All-American selection Will McNeill and honorable mention all-MIAA pick Martin Mitchell. McNeill recorded one of the best seasons in school history after averaging 20.2 ppg earning NABC and Daktronics All-American honors. McNeill was also named the MIAA Tournament MVP becoming the first Ichabod to win the award while setting the Washburn single-season record for steals with 76 and the career steals record with his 165th. Mitchell averaged 10.2 ppg while leading the team with 119 assists averaging 3.6 per game which was fourth in the MIAA. Junior Jared Henry averaged 4.0 points per game last season in his first year as an Ichabod including a career-high 18 against Lincoln. Sophomore Kyle Wiggins scored 5.4 ppg off the bench in his first season as an Ichabod. A pair of redshirt juniors in Bryce Simons and Leon Flowers will compete for time this season. Simons has averaged 2.5 points a game in his career starting 20 games while Flowers sat out the season after transferring from Colorado State-Pueblo following his sophomore season. Another redshirt, Dalton Abel, will also be ready to play this season after practicing with the Ichabods this season. Incoming freshman Khai Hutchinson was a four-year letterwinner at Leavenworth High School where he shared back court duties with Kyle Wiggins.

Forwards
Ichabods will have an experienced front court with five returners coming back from last season
Three of Washburn's five returning seniors call the front court home entering the 2012-13 season. None of the five returning forwards have played in fewer than 30 games in their career at Washburn. Last season Bobby Chipman averaged career-best of 7.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while defensively he blocked 31 shots during the season en route to honorable mention all-MIAA honors. Also returning is fellow starter Zack Riggins who started 30 of 33 games as a junior scoring 6.2 points with 3.3 rebounds a game, topping his sophomore averages of 1.7 and 0.2 rebounds a game. The last returning senior in the grouping is Joseph Smith who averaged 4.2 points per game and 2.5 rebounds a game as a junior. On the Ichabods' trip to Europe, Smith averaged 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds a game playing only 17 minutes per contest in the three Ichabod wins.
Also returning is junior Alex North who nearly doubled his scoring output between his freshman and sophomore years averaging 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season up from 3.3 and 2.2 respectively. Sophomore Christian Ulsaker averaged 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds a game as a freshman, but scored a career-high 14 against Northwest Missouri in the Ichabods' opening NCAA first round game and then was the team's third-leading scorer on the trip to Europe after averaging 13.7 points per game with 7.7 rebound per game average. Joining the Ichabod front court will be a pair of freshmen in Evan Robinson and Colton Anderson. Robinson was an honorable mention all-state pick after scoring 13 points with 6.0 rebounds a game last season. Anderson, who missed the first half of his senior season with an injury averaged six points and six rebounds a game and on his summer club team he scored 15 points and 12 rebounds a game. He is scheduled to redshirt this coming season.

Last time out for the Ichabods • Oklahoma 83, Washburn 66 • 11/2/12
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Washburn Ichabods put up a great effort falling to their second Big 12 opponent dropping an 83-66 decision at Oklahoma.
Will McNeill led the Ichabods scoring a game-high 19 points going 12 of 12 from the free throw line. He led three Washburn players in double figures as Christian Ulsaker and Joe Smith each scored 12 points off the bench.
The Ichabods were down early 6-0 after a pair of 3's by the Sooners, but the Ichabods came back back to tie the score at 10-10 with 12:48 to play in the first half. The Sooners would lead by 11 a couple of different times, but Washburn rallied to cut the lead back to as few as six in the first half at 32-26 after a 3-point play by Ulsaker, but the Sooners went on to take a 40-28 halftime lead after back to back 3-pointers.
In the second half, the Ichabods trimmed the Sooner lead back to six after a pair of McNeill free throws with 16:02 remaining in the game and keep the Ichabods from getting within double digits and they would eventually build a lead of 21 at 72-53 with 5:43 to play. Washburn again would go on a run to cut the lead back to 15 but would get no closer as the Sooners picked up the 17-point win.
The Sooners finished the game 11 of 22 from 3-point range while going 25 of 57 overall from the field. OU was also 22 of 32 from the free throw line in the game.
Washburn finished 23 of 56 from the field and 2 of 8 from 3-point range hitting 18 of 24 free throw attempts.
The Sooners held a slight 40 to 36 advantage on the glass including 14 offensive rebounds compared to 13 for the Ichabods.

About Kansas
• The Jayhawks are ranked No. 7 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Preseason Polls.
• The game against Wasburn will be KU's sixth exhibition game this season as the Jayhawks went 2-2 in exhibition play with two victories against the Swiss National Team and two losses to AMW France. Like all three of Washburn's opponents on its overseas trip, the Jayhawks' opponents were made up of professional players.
• Kansas is 60-9 in exhibition contests, including 28-2 under head coach Bill Self
• Returning three starters off last season's team which advanced to the NCAA championship game.

Series history with Kansas
• The Ichabods are playing an exhibition against Kansas for the seventh time in the last 11 seasons.
• In exhibition games, the Jayhawks are 6-0 against the Ichabods.
• KU leads the all-time series 30-4 in regular season games.
• The series dates back to 1906 with KU's longest winning streak in the series at 15 games from 1929 to 1944.
• Washburn last played the Jayhawks during a regular season game against the NCAA Division I power during the 2004-05 season.

Last meeting with Kansas
Nov. 2, 2010 -- LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Washburn Ichabods fell in their exhibtiion opener 92-62 in Allen Fieldhouse to the No. 7-ranked Kansas Jayhawks.
Bobby Chipman came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points on six of seven shooting from the field with four rebounds. Joining Chipman in double figures was Logan Stutz who scored 12 points with five rebounds.
The Ichabods fell behind early 24-5 just before the 12-minute media timeout as the Ichabods were 2 of 6 from the field while committing eight turnovers. In the first half the Jayhawks turned 12 Ichabod turnovers into 20 first half points as the Jayhawks took a 51-27 lead into the halftime break.
In the second half, the Ichabods improved from the 10 of 23 performance in the first half to hit 13 of 23 (.565) in the final 20 minutes en route to a 23 of 46 (.500) for the game outshooting the Jayhawks who were 28 of 60 (.467) from the field. Kansas outscored the Ichabods 41 to 35 in the second half.
Jeff Reid came off the bench to hit 3 of 4 3-point attempts for nine points with three rebounds in 19 minutes of play. De'Andre Washington and Jadarren Mumpfield each had seven points. Mitch Allen led the team with four assists for the Ichabods who finished with 15.
Marcus Morris had 28 to lead the Jayhawks hitting 8 of 10 from the field and 11 of 11 from the free throw line. Tyshawn Taylor and Markieff each had 12.
The Jayhawks finished 32 of 35 (.914) from the free throw line while the Ichabods were 9 of 18 from the charity stripe.

Bod bits
• Will McNeill was named a preseason All-American by the Basketball Times. He is the first Ichabod to receive preseason All-American honors since Travis Robbins prior to the 2004-05 season.

Bod tweets . . . 140-character or less notes on the ichabods recapping the 2011-12 season
• Washburn tied for the team lead in scoring defense allowing 62.6 ppg #TenaciousD
• Washburn led the MIAA in field goal defensive percentage at .400 #PressureD
• Washburn led the MIAA in scoring margin +9.9 ppg #BigOBigD
• Washburn led the MIAA in free throw percentage at .740 (511 of 691) #AntiShaq
• The Ichabods were third in the MIAA last season (8.5) in steals per game #QuickHands
• Washburn led the MIAA in turnover margin (+4.0) #TakingCareOfTheRock
• Washburn was second in the MIAA in offensive rebounds at 12.3 rpg #SecondChances
• Washburn was third in the league in rebounding margin at +3.5 #boards
• Will McNeill finished second in the MIAA in scoring and 14th in rebounding (20.2 ppg/5.5 rpg) #HeIsAGuardPeople
• Bobby Chipman finished 11th in the MIAA in rebounding at 5.8 rpg #GlassMan
• Will McNeill finished fourth in the MIAA in FG% at .484 (229 of 473) #SelectiveShooting
• Will McNeill finished sixth in the MIAA in FT percentage .819 (185 of 226) #LineTime
• Will McNeill led the MIAA in steals at 2.3 per game #QuickHands
• Bobby Chipman was eighth in the MIAA in blocked shots with 0.9 per #RejectionCity
• Martin Mitchell was seventh in the MIAA in assists with 3.7 per game #DishingTheBall

Ichabod Basketball HIstory
• Washburn is 1,431-969-2 all-time in 2,402 games played
• The 2012-13 season is Washburn's 107th of basketball.
• Washburn is the ninth-winningest program in NCAA Division II history.
• The Ichabods are 477-212 since joining the NCAA Division II ranks, which is the most wins by any program in the MIAA since the 1989-90 season.
• Washburn has won ten MIAA regular season championships and 21 conference championships in school history.
• The Ichabods previously won the MIAA regular season championship in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2012.

Home sweet home
• The Ichabods are 364-66 (.848) all-time in Lee Arena.
• The 2012-13 season marks the 28th season of play in Lee Arena.
• The Ichabods recorded a school-best 28-game winning streak from Nov. 19, 1993 to Feb. 8, 1995 in Lee Arena.

Up Next
The Ichabods will open the regular season in Lee Arena against Peru State on Nov. 14.


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