Jayhawks Beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Kemper

Dec. 22, 2004

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Kansas men’s basketball team improved to 8-0 with a 73-62 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wednesday night at Kemper Arena in Kansas City.

The Jayhawks played without senior All-America candidate Wayne Simien for the first time this season. Freshmen Alex Galindo and Russell Robinson picked up the scoring slack as they combined for 26 points off the bench for KU. Galindo recorded career highs with 14 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes of work, while Robinson chipped in with 12 points.

Senior guard Keith Lanford led the Jayhawks with 21 points to go along with his seven rebounds and six assists.

Senior Aaron Miles made history Tuesday evening as the 6-1 point guard needed just three assists to become the Big 12’s all-time leader. Miles finished the game with a game-high nine assists for the milestone. Miles also chipped in six points and eight rebounds.

“I don’t think we played great tonight but we didn’t play bad either,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “I thought Alex (Galindo) did a good job. He is going to be most effective when he plays the way he did tonight.”

The Jayhawks bench outscored Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s bench 32-13.

For the Panthers, it was a one-man show. Ed McCants put on a shooting display for the Kemper Arena crowd as he hit 10 of 18 shots, including 6 of 12 from downtown, for a game-high 26 points. Adrian Tiger added 13 for Milwaukee.

Kansas will return home New Year’s Day to host a showdown with the No. 9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.