The No. 10 ranked Michigan State Spartans gave the top team in the country all they could handle in Tuesday’s season opener. In the end, the Kansas Jayhawks showed why they’re the No. 1 team in the country by holding off a second-half surge from the Spartans for a 92-87 win. While quite a few things on the Kansas side stood out, none were more impressive than the play of freshman guard Quentin Grimes.
The No. 8 prospect in the ESPN Top 100 rankings for the class of 2018, Grimes hit the ground running in his collegiate debut. He poured in 21 points on 7-14 shooting from the field and a superb 6-10 from beyond the arc.
Grimes’ performance was good enough to go down in Big 12 history, as STATS revealed. He now holds the record for most 3-pointers made by a freshman in the conference during their first game.
Quentin Grimes of @KUHoops hit 6 threes in his debut against No. 10 Michigan State tonight, the most ever by a Big 12 freshman in his first career game.
He is the only Division I freshman in the past 20 years to make 6+ threes against an AP Top 10 opponent in his career debut.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) November 7, 2018