Jayhawks Beat Saint Joseph's 91-51

Nov. 23, 2004

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The No. 2 ranked University of Kansas men’s basketball team shot 63 percent en route to a 91-51 win over visiting Saint Joseph’s, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks never trailed in the game.

Senior Wayne Simien, who sat out a majority of the second half, recorded the 24th double double of his career by scoring a game-high 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Simien continued his hot shooting after going 7-of-11 from the floor. Three other Jayhawks joined Simien in double figures. Senior guard Michael Lee scorched the nets off the bench with 13 points on 5-of-7 from the field. Fellow senior Aaron Miles chipped in with 11 points and freshman Russell Robinson had 10 points to go along with a game-high five assists.

“There are a lot of good things we can take from this win,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “They (Saint Joseph’s) were playing short handed tonight, but they are a good team and will get a lot better from here. It was a fun night that we needed to get our swagger back.”

At the break, the Jayhawks led 50-19, holding the Hawks to just 19 percent from the field.

Saint Joseph’s put three players in double figures. Junior guard Dwayne Lee led the Hawk’s charge with 12 points. Junior center Dwayne Jones added 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, while junior forward Chet Stachitas also chipped in with 11 points.

The KU bench stepped up big outscoring the Saint Joseph reserves 47-8. Freshmen C.J. Giles and Darnell Jackson each scored eight points. Giles added five points and three blocked shots.

Kansas scored 46 points in the paint and hit 6-of-11 from three-point range.

The Jayhawks (2-0) will continue their 10 game home stand when they host Nevada on Monday, Nov. 29.