Aw shucks, Huskers

Just another day at the office for the Kansas Jayhawks, as their steady-but-not-flashy effort this afternoon in Lincoln handed the Nebraska Cornhuskers their worst loss ever in the Devaney Center - an 81-51 rout.

A Balanced Attack

It wasn't superhuman effort from the two starting seniors today that led Kansas past Nebraska 81-51, but rather a blue-collar effort from the entire starting lineup.  Four of KU's starters scored in double figures, led by 17 point efforts by both Keith Langford and Kirk Hinrich.  Fellow starters Nick Collison and Aaron Miles each had 14 points, with Collison adding 9 rebounds and Miles tallying 10 assists on the afternoon.

Junior Jeff Graves had a steady, but foul-shortened, effort grabbing 6 boards and scoring 5 points.

"I would call this a workman-like effort today against Nebraska," Jayhawk head coach Roy Williams said. "We had a really nice three-minute stretch during the middle of the first half that opened the game up for us. Nebraska made the decision to go box-and-one on Nick and gave us the outside shot today. We didn't shoot as well, but we made some plays."  More coverage available at

The Jayhawks handed Nebraska (9-11 overall, 1-6 conference) their worst loss in the Devaney Center since its opening in 1976.

Nebraska was led in scoring by junior Andrew Drevo with 15 points.

Boxscore and Other Info

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  • Kansas improves to 15-5 overall, and 5-1 in league play.
  • KU's next game is at home against Missouri on Monday, February 3. Gametime is 8:00 pm (CST), and television coverage is provided by ESPN.
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