The Senior Circuit
Head Coach Roy Williams commented on his terriffic tandem, "We had two seniors Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison who were just sensational and the other guys by God have got to decide that they are going to be players too. Very seldom do I say that just two of our guys played, but those two guys (Collison and Hinrich) were sensational." More quotes and info are available at kuathletics.com.
How's this for a combined line: 73 minutes, 20-31 from the field, 50% from behind the 3-point line, 46 points (61% of the team's scoring), 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 5 steals - and ONE turnover? Not a bad day's work, even for two All Americans.
Struggles of the Other Starters
Miles dished out more turnovers than assists (6 TO, 5 A) and finished with just two points. Generally steady Keith Langford did manage to grab 5 rebounds, but only too seven shots from the field during the game - finishing with 6 points.
Jeff Graves' point production wasn't the issue tonight (8 points), but a couple of costly turnovers drew the ire of Head Coach Roy Williams. Graves (and Miles) got to watch the finish of the game from the best seats in the house - the bench.
Missouri's leading scorer was Ricky Clemons, finishing with 19 points. Mizzou falls to 13-5 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12.
Boxscore and Other Info
- Boxscore from kuathletics.com.
- Kansas improves to 16-5 overall, and 6-1 in league play.
- KU's next game is at Kansas State on Saturday, February 8. Gametime is 12:45 pm (CST), and television coverage is provided by ESPN+.
- Discussion about this win is available at Phog Net Talk.