Andrew Wiggins walked into the locker room after his first game at Allen Fieldhouse, turned to coach Bill Self and confirmed what was plainly apparent to everyone who watched him perform.
''He told me after the game, `Coach, I was so nervous,' '' Self said.
Indeed, the presumptive No. 1 pick in next year's NBA draft got off to an inauspicious start when he traveled the first time he touched the ball. But he eventually got into a rhythm and had 16 points, leading the Jayhawks to a 97-67 exhibition win over Pittsburg State on Tuesday night.
''He didn't play very well early. He did better late,'' Self said. ''I thought he made some right plays and things, but the thing about it is, when we're on our heels because we're in foul trouble, then you're not aggressive.''
New rules against hand-checking put a whole bunch of people in foul trouble. There were 50 fouls called in the game, leading to 61 free throws.
''We tried to work on it in practice as much as we can because we're so use...