Jayhawks Cruise Past Nebraska, 76-56
Jan. 29, 2007
Lincoln, Neb. –
The University of Kansas men’s basketball team (19-3, 6-1) soundly defeated Nebraska (12-8, 1-5), 76-56, Monday night at the Devaney Center. The Jayhawks never trailed in the game and used a solid combination of stout defense and accurate shooting to dispatch of the Cornhuskers.
Sophomore Brandon Rush scored a game-high 20 points in the victory, including three three-pointers. He also had a team-high eight rebounds in the contest. Fellow sophomore Julian Wright added 17 points and seven rebounds in the victory. Wright got off to a blistering start, scoring KU’s first eight points, and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
Freshman Darrell Arthur was KU’s third double-digit scorer, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Mario Chalmers, junior Russell Robinson and freshman Sherron Collins each scored nine points for the Jayhawks.
Kansas shot 44 percent from the field for the game (27-of-61) while limiting Nebraska to just 39-percent shooting (18-of-46). The Jayhawks out-rebounded the Cornhuskers 47-21 in the contest, including a 16-1 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Jayhawks led 43-16 at halftime. Kansas jumped out to a 39-6 lead in which it enjoyed a 27-0 run and held Nebraska without a field goal for over 13 minutes in the first half. Wright and Rush led the charge for the Jayhawks, finishing the first half with 13 and 12 points, respectively, and combined to score 20 of KU’s first 26 points.
Kansas hits the hardwood again Saturday night when it hosts No. 8 Texas A&M on ESPN College Gameday. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. and will air on ESPN.
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