Jayhawks Improve to 3-0

Nov. 29, 2004

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eleven different Jayhawks put their names in the scoring column as the No. 2 University of Kansas men’s basketball team defeated Nevada 85-52 Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks (3-0) held Nevada to just 28 percent shooting and pressured the Wolf Pack into 18 turnovers. KU capitalized on Nevada’s mistakes, scoring 27 points off of the miscues.

The Jayhawks played a team game on the offensive end. KU had four players in double figures, led by senior Wayne Simien who continued his impressive senior campaign. Simien recorded his third double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore J.R. Giddens scored 13 points, while senior Keith Langford chipped in with 12. Senior Aaron Miles continued his quest for the school’s assist record as he dished out a game-high 10 assists, with no turnovers, to go along with eight points.

The Kansas bench outscored Nevada’s bench 34-10. Freshman Russell Robinson led the charge for the KU reserves with 13 points. Senior Michael Lee and freshman C.J. Giles added five points apiece. Giles also grabbed eight rebounds in his 10 minutes of play.

“I was very pleased with how we ended the first half,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “We just have to come out in the second half and put the game away.

“We did a good job defensively, but we need to work on our rebounding,” Self added. “However, I saw a lot of good things out of our team tonight.”

Nevada struggled from the field connecting on only 19 of its 68 shot attempts. Nick Fazekas led the `Pack with 17 points. He was joined in double figures by Ramon Sessions who had 12 points.

Kansas will return home Saturday, Dec. 4, to face Pacific. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.