🏀 No. 2 Kansas Takes Down Rival Missouri 73-64
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson had his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 16 rebounds, Kevin McCullar Jr. and KJ Adams Jr. had 17 points each and No. 2 Kansas beat rival Missouri 73-64 on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks closed out the first half on a 14-0 run started by an Elmarko Jackson 3-pointer to turn a 2-point deficit into a 41-29 halftime lead.
McCullar Jr. had 14 points and six rebounds in the first half.
Sean East II led Missouri with 21 points and Nick Honor scored 17, but the Tigers were without one of their guards, Caleb Grill. Grill injured his non-shooting wrist last Sunday and is expected to miss 5-7 weeks. He averages 8.4 points and nearly six rebounds per game.
Kansas dominated in the paint scoring 42 points down low, but committed 16 turnovers, which kept Missouri in the game in the first half.
The Jayhawks, who improved to 9-1, shot 25-of-56 while Missouri went 24 for 58 from the floor and fell to 7-3.
ROBINSON JERSEY RETIRED
Prior to the game, Thomas Robinson had his No. 0 jersey retired. He led the Jayhawks to the NCAA title game in 2012 and was named a Consensus All-America First Team selection that same year.
Missouri: After jumping out to a quick lead, they went cold to end the first half and never bounced back.
Kansas: Had a slow start, but their defense locked down in the final few minutes of the first half and never looked back after that. They have their first true road game in their next contest.
Missouri: Hosts Seton Hall next Sunday.
Kansas: Travels to Indiana next Saturday.