Jackson, Arthur Power Jayhawks past Eagles
Jan. 5, 2008
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior Darnell Jackson had a career-high 25 points and sophomore Darrell Arthur added a season-high 22 points as the University of Kansas men’s basketball team pulled away from Boston College for a 85-60 victory on Saturday afternoon at Silvio O. Conte Forum.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Jayhawks moved to 14-0 for the fifth time in school history. It is their best start since the 2004-05 season. Boston College fell to 10-3 on the year.
Eagles junior Tyrese Rice, with 18 points of his 20 points coming in the first half, kept the game close in the early going. With the game tied at 22-22 with 8:24 remaining in the first half, Kansas went on a 25-7 run to take a 47-29 lead into the locker room.
Kansas then opened up the second half by holding Boston College without a field goal for the first 4:37, stretching their lead to 55-31.
The Eagles did close the gap to 14 midway through the second half, however, the Jayhawks responded by scoring the game’s next eight points. Jackson started the run, setting his career-high with a lay-up on KU’s next possession. A full court press forced two BC turnovers and after four more points from Arthur, and a Sherron Collins steal and breakaway lay-up, the Jayhawks led 71-49 with just over six minutes remaining.
The Jayhawks return home to round out the non-conference schedule with a 7 p.m. matchup with Loyola (Md.) on Tuesday night.