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When Kansas closed within two, it was Skeen who sank a pair of free throws, then added a 3-pointer and layup minutes later. You wouldn’t believe the same player chides his teammates for giving him the ball too much.

All that amounted to 26 points and 10 rebounds in 38 sweat-drenched minutes against hyped Kansas forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris.

If there was any question, the gap disappeared.

“We’ve been trying to tell people for a year how good he is,” senior Joey Rodriguez said. “This is his chance to showcase his skills. He belongs at the next level.”