Great Second Half Propels Kansas to Victory
Jan. 25, 2006
College Station, Texas –
Behind a career-high 24 points from Russell Robinson, the <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas men’s basketball team defeated Texas A&M, 83-73, at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. The win improves KU to 12-6 on the season and 3-2 in Big 12 play.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
After being down two at halftime, the Jayhawks scored the second half’s first 16 points to stay on top for the remainder of the game. Two straight three-point baskets got the Aggies to within four at 10:10 left in the game, but great foul shooting down the stretch preserved the win for the Jayhawks. KU finished the game 27-of-36 from the line, including a 12-of-13 performance from Robinson.
In addition to Robinson’s career night, a pair of freshmen also had great games for Kansas. Guard Brandon Rush scored 22 points on the evening, good for his Big 12-leading fourth 20-plus point effort. Mario Chalmers tied a career high in assists with eight to go along with his 15 points.
Acie Law led Texas A&M with 17 points and Joseph Jones added 15. The win helped KU remain perfect against the Aggies at 11-0.
The Jayhawks travel to Ames this Saturday, Jan. 28, for a match up with Iowa State. The game tips off at 11 a.m. and can be seen nationally on ESPN.