With the win, Kansas improved to 20-0 overall and 5-0 in Big 12 Conference play. Nebraska fell to 11-6 and 0-4 in the league.
Two other Jayhawks scored in double figures as Darnell Jackson added 13
points and Sherron Collins scored 10. Nebraska was led by
Steve Harley, who scored 16 points. No other Husker scored
more than seven points.
Darrell Arthur and Brandon Rush each scored 14 points in the first
half, both nearly outscoring the Huskers, who had 15 at the
break. Rush was five of six shooting, including hitting four
of five three-pointers in the first period. He also added
seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes. Arthur was six of
nine shooting and pulled down five boards before halftime.
Rush's 17 points tied for his second-most this season and his eight
rebounds gave him 31 in the last four games. The junior
drained five of seven threes on the day and improved to 17-30 from
three-point range in the last four games.
Jackson grabbed eight rebounds for the seventh straight game, while
Mario Chalmers handed out seven assists, just one shy of his career
Kansas dominated the first half outscoring the visitors
44-15. KU shot 57 percent from the field and held Nebraska to
just 20 percent shooting. In fact, Nebraska did not score
consecutive points in the entire half and went seven and one-half
minutes without a field goal, before scoring with :09 left in the
For the game Kansas shot 52.5 percent and held Nebraska to just 30
percent shooting. NU's 30 percent shooting was the second
lowest by a Jayhawk opponent this year as Ohio shot just 28.6
percent. It also marked the sixth straight game, KU held the
opponent to 40 percent or worse shooting from the field.
Nebraska, which was held to 70 or fewer points for the fourth straight
conference game, did not score consecutive points without a Kansas
score in between until it was 57-22 and the Huskers scored four
The Jayhawks swept the season series against Nebraska and have won 10
straight against the Huskers. KU improved to 20-0 for the
third time in school history and the first time since opening the
1996-97 season with a 22-0 start.
The win was KU's 28th straight regular-season victory and improved
Kansas to 15-0 at home, including a 14-0 mark in Allen Fieldhouse this
Kansas will return to action when it travels to Kansas State on
Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
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