Jayhawks Travel to Ames for Final Road Test at Iowa State


LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Jayhawks travel to Ames, Iowa to play their final road game of the regular season against the Cyclones (15-9, 11-6 Big 12) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Kansas women’s basketball enters its final regular season road game 7-15 overall and 3-13 in Big 12 play.

The Jayhawks last played No. 18 West Virginia down to the wire, falling to the Mountaineers 72-68. Aniya Thomas logged a season-high 19 points, while Zakiyah Franklin poured in 18 points. Holly Kersgieter again topped the double-digit point plateau, adding 12 points. A trio of Jayhawks – Kersgieter, Ioanna Chatzileonti and Katrine Jessen – each grabbed a team-best eight rebounds against WVU.

Kersgieter continues to lead the Jayhawk offense, averaging 17.0 points per game, while Franklin reached 10.0 points per game. Chatzileonti holds a narrow edge over Kersgieter for the team lead in rebounds per game, grabbing 6.9 per contest with Kersgieter nabbing 6.6. Kersgieter has the team lead with 139 total rebounds this season.

Thomas continues to be a problem on defense, averaging 1.77 steals per game. Kersgieter nearly matches Thomas, and tallies 1.62 per contest. Chatzileonti swats an impressive 1.40 shots per game.

OPPONENT PREVIEW: IOWA STATE
Iowa State enters its season finale 15-9 overall and 11-6 in Big 12 play. The Cyclones last played Feb. 24, beating then-No. 18 West Virginia 85-68. ISU had five players reach double figures, including Ashley Joens team-high 20 points. Joens also claimed a team-best six rebounds, while going 9-for-9 from the free throw lines.

Joens boasts a 23.4 points per game average, and shoots 46.2-percent from the floor. She is their team leader in points per game, rebounds per game (8.8), steals per game (1.04), and free throw percentage (90.9). Joining Joens in averaging double figures are Lexi Donarski (13.2) and Kristin Scott (11.6). Scott is the Cyclones team leader in blocks per game (1.09), and has a team-high 51.1-perecent field goal percentage. Emily Ryan averages a team-best 5.71 assists per game. Five Cyclones have started 21-or-more games this season.

UP NEXT
Kansas concludes the regular season Saturday, March 6 against No. 6/6 Baylor in Allen Fieldhouse at 4 p.m.





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? Jayhawks Take Down No. 2 Baylor, 71-58, on Senior Night – Kansas Jayhawks


LAWRENCE, Kan. – The No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks took down No. 2 Baylor, 71-58, Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse, extending Kansas’ streak to 38 consecutive wins on senior day.

The Jayhawks improve to 18-8 overall and finish the regular season 12-6 in conference play, while handing Baylor (18-1, 10-1 Big 12) its first loss of the season.

The Jayhawks came out strong and started with David McCormack going 4-for-4 from the floor, giving the Jayhawks their first eight points.

Just before the 10-minute mark in the first half, Baylor was able to tie Kansas at 13, and pull ahead with a Mitchell 3-pointer. The first half was a back-and-forth affair, but KU claimed the lead again at 22-20 with 6:22 to go until the break.

The lead continued to change, but with just under a minute left in the half, sophomore Christian Braun picked up a foul from Macio Teague on a layup for the and one, putting the Jayhawks ahead 31-30. With 27 seconds left in the first, senior Marcus Garrett had a layup to secure the 33-30 lead going into the locker room on his senior night.

Kansas led the entirety of the second half, only allowing Baylor to come within one possession after Teague got the and one after a foul from Ochai Agbaji to make the score 42-45. Dajuan Harris Jr., answered with a layup and a free throw on back-to-back Kansas possessions to bring the Jayhawks ahead by seven.

The Jayhawks continued to dominate, shooting 52.2% (12-23) from the field in the second half and grabbing 25 rebounds.

In the last five minutes of play, the Jayhawks attempted 13 free throws and successfully made 10 of them. The last point of the game was Garrett closing out his senior night with a free throw to tie the Jayhawks’ largest lead of the game and secure the 71-58 win against the Bears.

STAT OF THE GAME

38 – The win over the Bears marked the 38th-consecutive Kansas victory on a senior night, which started in the 1983-84 season.

MOMENT OF THE GAME

Just under the 12-minute mark in the second half, senior Mitch Lightfoot had a defensive rebound for Kansas. On the offensive side of the court, the Jayhawks were able to get the ball to Harris and set him up for a 3-point jumper which gave the team the momentum to push through and secure the win.

NOTES

  • Kansas improved to 18-8 overall and 12-6 in Big 12 play, giving KU 12 league wins for the 21st consecutive season beginning in 2000-01.
  • Made Kansas 9-1 against top-five teams at home under head coach Bill Self.
  • Made the Kansas-Baylor series 34-7 in favor of KU, including a 18-1 mark in Lawrence, 17-1 in Allen Fieldhouse.
  • KU has now won seven games against ranked opponents this season, the most in Division I.
  • KU won the rebounding battle 48-28, making this the 16th time winning the rebounding battle this season, improving to 14-3 this season in such games.
  • McCormack’s 20 points marks the fourth time he has scored at least 20 points in a game this season and the fifth time in his career.
  • Marcus Garrett finished with 14 points on Senior Night, his 11th double-figure game this season and 35th in his career.
  • Garrett finished with seven rebounds, his most since he had seven in a win against TCU January 28th.
  • Christian Braun finished with 11 points, his eighth time scoring in double figures in the last nine games.
  • Jalen Wilson finished with 14 rebounds, his 11th time this season in double digits and sixth in his last seven games.
  • Ochai Agbaji finished with four assists, tying his career high.
  • Mitch Lightfoot took his 14th charge of the season which leads the team.

UP NEXT

The Jayhawks have concluded their regular season conference play, but picked up a game against UTEP to stay fresh as they head into the Big 12 tournament. The UTEP matchup will take place on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.





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? Kansas to Host UTEP March 4 in Men’s Basketball – Kansas Jayhawks


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball has added a non-conference game and will host Texas-El Paso (UTEP), on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be televised on an ESPN platform with specifics to be announced.

Tickets for the UTEP game will go on sale to Williams Education Fund donors on Friday, Feb 26. Should tickets remain after the donor pre-sale, the remaining inventory will be donated to first responders. Student tickets will be available for students who purchased the All-Sports Combo on Friday, Feb 26 and if inventory allows, all other students on Monday, March 1.

The added game was made possible because KU’s non-conference contest against Tarleton State on Dec. 13 was cancelled due to COVID protocols in the Tarleton State program.

UTEP is currently 10-10 overall and is tied for fifth place in the Conference USA West standings. The Miners are coached by Rodney Terry who is 35-46 in his third season at UTEP and 161-154 in his 10th season overall.

The Kansas-UTEP series dates back to 1966 with the Miners leading 3-1. The first meeting was an epic 81-80 overtime win for UTEP, then known as Texas Western, in second round of the NCAA Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Western went on to win the 1966 NCAA title. KU won the last matchup with UTEP, 67-63, on Nov. 30, 2013, in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. This will be the first meeting between the two schools in Lawrence.





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? Kansas Falls in Overtime to No. 14 Texas, 75-72 – Kansas Jayhawks


AUSTIN, Texas – In a game that couldn’t be decided in regulation, the No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks fell to the No. 14 Texas Longhorns in overtime, 75-72, inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Tuesday.

Kansas fell to 17-8 overall and 11-6 in Big 12 play, while Texas improved to 14-6 and 8-5 in league games.

Tuesday night’s Big 12 battled marked the first game since Nov., 27, 2019, that the Jayhawks played into overtime, when Kansas defeated Dayton, 90-84 in the title game of the Maui Invitational.

The overtime effort was a tale of two halves for the Jayhawks, as Kansas used the first half to jump out to a 43-32 lead going into the break. At that point, Kansas had shot 48.5% (16-of-33) from the field, while leading all but four minutes of play.

In the second half, the Longhorns closed in on the Jayhawks with a 15-3 run, which helped Texas take the lead at 57-54 with 9:10 remaining. Despite giving up its lead, Kansas stayed to within five points and was able to draw close in the final minutes.

Trailing by two on their final possession, Kansas Junior David McCormack collected a Marcus Garrett miss and tied the game at 66-66 to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, the Longhorns were able to pull ahead and hold off the Jayhawks, 75-72.

Kansas shot 40% (26-of-65) from the field, while forcing Texas into 17 turnovers. The Longhorns were able to control the rebound battle, 50-38, while shooting 37% (23-of-61) from the field.

NOTES

  • Kansas’ 43 first half points marks the sixth time this season KU has scored 40 or more points in the first half, including the second in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks scored 49 points against TCU on January 5.
  • The overtime effort was Kansas’ first game of the season and the last overtime game since Nov. 27, 2019, when the Jayhawks defeated Dayton, 90-84, in the Maui Invitational title game.
  • Five Jayhawks scored in double-figures, including Jalen Wilson, Christian Braun, Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack and Bryce Thompson, marking the sixth time this season and second straight game Kansas had five or more players in double-figures. The Jayhawks are 4-2 in those games.
  • Junior Ochai Agbaji connected on 5-of-11 from beyond the arc, marking his 13th game this season with three or more 3-pointers in a game, including the 21st of his career.
  • Redshirt-freshman Jalen Wilson brought down 13 rebounds, marking the 21st time this season he grabbed five or more. Wilson leads KU and ranks third in the Big 12 which 8.0 rebounds per game.
  • Paired with his 13 rebounds, Wilson scored 16 points, marking his ninth double-double this season including his second-straight and sixth in his last seven games.
  • Freshman Bryce Thompson scored 11 points, a season-high in Big 12 Conference play and the most since scoring 12 points against Gonzaga on November 26.

UP NEXT

Kansas plays its last home game of the regular-season against Baylor on Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Kansas leads the all-time series with Baylor, 33-7, including a 17-1 in games played in Lawrence, 16-1 in Allen Fieldhouse. Earlier this season, Baylor defeated Kansas, 77-69, on Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas.

 





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? No. 23 Kansas Outlasts No. 15 Texas Tech, 67-61, for Fifth Straight Win – Kansas Jayhawks


LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 23 Kansas led wire-to-wire in a hotly contested battle to defeat No. 15 Texas Tech, 67-61, inside Allen Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. The victory was the Jayhawks’ fifth-straight win.

Kansas improved to 17-7 on the season and 11-5 in Big 12 play, while Texas Tech fell to 14-7, 6-6. The Jayhawks had five scorers in double figures with junior big man David McCormack leading the way with 17 points, shooting 7-10 from the field.

Following McCormack’s lead was junior Ochai Agbaji with 14 points, redshirt-freshman Jalen Wilson with 11 points, his eighth straight game scoring in double figures. KU senior Marcus Garrett and sophomore Christian Braun each scored 10 points for the contest to mark Kansas’ fifth game with five or more players in double figures this season.

Kansas came ready to play, holding Texas Tech scoreless through the first four minutes of the game. McCormack was the hot hand in the first half, scoring 12 points on a perfect 5-of-5 from the field.

Kansas extended its lead to nine off a freshman Bryce Thompson three, but Texas Tech’s junior transfer Mac McClung answered with a three-pointer at the buzzer, to cut the KU lead to 31-25 at the break.

The Jayhawks came out of the locker room with a burst of energy. Five seconds into the second half Wilson sank a three-pointer before Texas Tech went on a mini 5-0 run. The Jayhawks responded with an 8-0 run of their own, extending their lead to 12, the largest of the afternoon.

Both teams traded baskets as Texas Tech tried to cut the lead down to a possession. They were only able to do so once late in the half. Texas Tech’s Terrence Shannon Jr. pulled up from the top of the arc, drilled a three-pointer, and cut the Jayhawks’ lead to just three points at 64-61.

Kansas, needing to respond, turned to Braun. The guard created space for himself, received the pass from Wilson, pulled up from three-point range, and swished it. The Red Raiders put up a desperation shot at the other end, Braun pulled down the rebound, and the Jayhawks dribbled out the clock for their fifth-straight win.

Kansas shot 25-61 (41%) from the field, 8-26 (30.8%) from three-point range, and 9-12 (75%) from the free-throw line. KU held Texas Tech to 22-52 (42.3%) from the field, 5-15 (33.3%) from three-point range, and 12-19 (63.2%) from the free-throw line.

Kansas outrebounded Texas Tech 36-35, while pulling in three more offensive rebounds as well. The Jayhawks also turned the ball over just six times, which ties their season low previously set against Kansas State on Feb. 2.

STAT OF THE GAME

8 – With his 11 points and 11 rebounds against Texas Tech Jalen Wilson recorded his eighth double-double of the season and scored in double figures for the eighth straight game.

MOMENT OF THE GAME

Following a Red Raiders, three-pointer the Jayhawks were up three points with 44 seconds left. Texas Tech opted not to foul meaning Kansas needed a bucket to effectively put the game on ice. Christian Braun was the one to take the shot. He pulled up from three, in rhythm with a pass from Jalen Wilson, and nailed the shot giving the Jayhawks a six-point lead, and the victory.

NOTES

  • Kansas improved to 17-7 overall and 11-5 in Big 12 play, giving KU 11 league wins for the 27th consecutive season beginning in 1994-95.
  • Kansas also improved to 11-1 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 813-115 all-time in the venue, including 275-15 under head coach Bill Self.
  • The five Jayhawks in double figures marked the fifth time this season KU had five or more players in double figures. Kansas last had five players in double figures against No. 23/22 Oklahoma State on Feb. 8.
  • Kansas led wire-to-wire, the first time the Jayhawks led the whole game over a ranked opponent since Dec. 8, 2019, when Kansas defeated No. 20 Colorado, 72-58.
  • Junior David McCormack led KU with 17 points. This marks his 15th game of the season, including seven of his last eight, scoring in double-digits.
  • Junior Ochai Agbaji scored 14 points, marking his 42nd career game in double figures including his 20th of the season.
  • Redshirt-freshman Jalen Wilson led the team in rebounds with 11, including eight defensive rebounds. This is the sixth consecutive game he has led the team in rebounds and his ninth game this season with 10 or more rebounds.
  • Wilson also put up 11 points making for his eighth career double-double and his eighth straight game with 10+ points.
  • Senior Marcus Garrett scored 10 points which marks his 10th game this season scoring in double figures, eight of those 10 have come in Big 12 play.

UP NEXT

Kansas plays its last scheduled road game of the 2020-21 regular season at No. 12/13 Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The contest will begin at 8 p.m. (Central) and televised on ESPN.

The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 22. Kansas leads the overall series with Texas, 35-10, which includes a UT 84-59 win in Lawrence on Jan. 2, 2021. Kansas leads 11-7 in meetings in Austin, with all 18 played at the Erwin Center.





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? Jayhawks Top Wildcats, 59-41, in Dillons Sunflower Showdown – Kansas Jayhawks


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks claimed its 10th conference win of the season, defeating the Kansas State Wildcats, 59-41 in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown inside Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.

Kansas’ 10 wins marked the 27th consecutive season with 10 or more wins in conference play, leading all of NCAA Division I. Kansas’ run dates back to the 1994-95 season, while Gonzaga holds the second longest at 24 consecutive seasons (1997-98 to current).

The Jayhawks were led by two players in double figures, including a team-high 14 points from senior Marcus Garrett, who shot 5-of-9 from the field in 30 minutes of play. Redshirt freshman Jalen Wilson joined Garrett in double figures with 11 points, his 17th double figure scoring effort this season, including his seventh straight.

The story of the game for the Jayhawks was defensive play, holding Kansas State to a season-low 41 points. The Wildcats’ 41 points are the fewest the Jayhawks have allowed in a conference game since holding Nebraska to 39 points inside Allen Fieldhouse on February 17, 2007.

Kansas held Kansas State to shoot just 31% (18-of-58) from the field on Wednesday, the lowest shooting percentage KU has allowed in a conference game this season and the fewest overall since holding Omaha to shoot 27.4%. On the offensive end, the Jayhawks shot 38% (22-of-48), while scoring 32 points in the paint.

STAT OF THE GAME

27 – Kansas’ win on Wednesday marked the 27th consecutive season with 10 or more wins in conference play, leading NCAA Division I. Kansas’ run dates back to the 1994-95 season, while Gonzaga holds the second longest at 24 consecutive seasons (1997-98 to current).

NOTES

  • Kansas’ win gave the Jayhawks their fifth-straight win against Kansas State and made the series 201-94 in favor of the Jayhawks.
  • Head Coach Bill Self improved to 517-116 while at Kansas, 724-221 all-time and 37-6 against Kansas State, all while at KU.
  • Kansas allowed only 17 points in the first half, the fewest allowed in any half this season. Kansas previously allowed 19 points in its win over TCU on January 28.
  • The Wildcats’ 41 points are the fewest the Jayhawks have allowed in a conference game since holding Nebraska to 39 points inside Allen Fieldhouse on February 17, 2007.
  • Kansas and Kansas State combined for 100 points on Wednesday, the fewest points since combining for 90 points (53-37) against Oklahoma State on March 7, 1999.
  • Kansas held Kansas State to shoot just 31% (18-of-58) from the field on Wednesday, the lowest shooting percentage KU has allowed in a conference game this season and the fewest overall since holding Omaha to shoot 27.4%.
  • Ochai Agbaji started his 70th career game on Wednesday, starting all 70 games consecutively.
  • Kansas senior Marcus Garrett scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-9 from the floor, marking his 33rd career game in double figures and ninth this year. Garrett has now led the Jayhawks in scoring in six career games, four of which have come this season.

UP NEXT

Kansas returns home to host No. 15/11 Texas Tech, Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Kansas leads the overall series with Texas Tech, 38-6, including a 19-1 mark in Lawrence, with all 20 meetings in Allen Fieldhouse. Earlier this season, Kansas defeated Texas Tech, 58-57, on Dec. 17, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas.





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? Wilson Leads Kansas to 64-50 Victory Over Iowa State – Kansas Jayhawks


AMES, Iowa -Despite a slow start, Kansas was able to take down Iowa State, 64-50, behind redshirt freshman Jalen Wilson’s team leading 22 points and fourth-straight double-double inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa on Saturday.

Wilson was joined in double-figures by junior David McCormack (13) and sophomore Christian Braun (11), while senior Marcus Garrett added a team-high five steals and five assists.

Iowa State was able to jump out to the early advantage, leading Kansas by as many eight in the first half. Kansas able to keep it within single digits, before knotting the game at half time, 24-24.

Kansas gained its first lead at the 19:22 mark in the second half on a Christian Braun layup, a lead they would hold throughout the remainder of the game.

The Jayhawks would stretch their second half lead to as many as 14 at 64-50, which held up as the final score. The Jayhawks shot just 36% (24-of-67) from the field in the game, while their defense proved worthy, forcing 23 turnovers and nine steals. Iowa State was led by 20 points from Jalen Coleman-Lands, while shooting 38% (17-of-45) from the field as a team.

UP NEXT

Kansas plays its second straight road game at Dillons Sunflower Showdown rival Kansas State, Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. (CT) on Big 12 NOW on ESPN+. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 16.

Kansas leads the overall series with Kansas State, 200-94, and has won the last four meetings and 12 of the last 13 matchups. KU is 79-47 in meetings in Manhattan, including 27-5 in Bramlage Coliseum. KU won the first meeting this season, 74- 51, on Feb. 2, in Allen Fieldhouse.

 

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? Jayhawks Hit the Road to Iowa State Saturday – Kansas Jayhawks


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas (14-7, 8-5) begins a two-game road swing at Iowa State (2-13, 0-10) on ABC, Feb. 13. The game from Hilton Coliseum will begin at 2 p.m. (CT).

Kansas played Iowa State on Thursday, Feb. 11, marking back-to-back meetings with the Cyclones. Reverting to season finales and league tournament first-round matchups, this is the third time in the Bill Self era that KU will play the same opponent consecutively. The first was 2003-04 vs. Missouri and the most recent was 2017-18 vs. Oklahoma State.

Kansas is coming off a 97-64 victory against Iowa State on Feb. 11 in Allen Fieldhouse. Iowa State is looking to end a nine-game losing streak after its loss at KU on Thursday.

Kansas leads the all-time series with ISU, 185-66, dating back to 1908. KU has won the last three, yet is 8-5 in the last 13 meetings with ISU. Kansas holds a 70-40 advantage in games played in Ames, including a 26-22 edge mark in Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas Notables

  • Kansas is No. 9 in NET nationally in strength of schedule, which is second in the Big 12 behind Iowa State at No. 4. To show how tough the Big 12 is, Kansas’ NET is No. 19 among the 357 NCAA Division I teams ranked, which is fourth in the conference.
  • Kansas’ 11 Quadrant 1 games played in 2020-21 are the most in the Big 12 and tie for second most nationally (Maryland 14, Ohio State 11, Northwestern 11). Kansas is 4-7 versus Quadrant 1 teams, 3-0 vs. Q2, 1-0 vs. Q3, 5-0 vs. Q4.
  • Five of Kansas’ seven losses have been to ranked teams and the other two losses are to teams that have moved into the top 25 of either the Associated Press or Coaches’ polls (at Oklahoma and at Oklahoma State).
  • Redshirt-freshman Jalen Wilson ranks third in the Big 12 in rebounding at 7.7 boards per game, which is first among league freshmen. His six double-doubles are second overall in the Big 12. He has three straight DDs.
  • Junior David McCormack is averaging 17.0 points in his last six games with two double-doubles. He has five double-doubles this season.
  • Junior guard Ochai Agbaji ranks first in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.7) and second 3-point field goal percentage (40.0%).

Up Next        

Kansas plays its second straight road game at Dillons Sunflower Showdown rival Kansas State, Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. (CT) on Big 12 NOW on ESPN+. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 16.

Kansas leads the overall series with Kansas State, 200-94, and has won the last four meetings and 12 of the last 13 matchups. KU is 79-47 in meetings in Manhattan, including 27-5 in Bramlage Coliseum. KU won the first meeting this season, 74-51, on Feb. 2, in Allen Fieldhouse.





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? Kansas Cruises to 97-64 Victory over Iowa State – Kansas Jayhawks


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Four Jayhawks scored in double figures, including a team-high 19 points from Ochai Agbaji, as the Jayhawks cruised to a 97-64 win over the Iowa State Cyclone inside of Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday.

Paired with Agbaji, redshirt freshman Jalen Wilson finished with his third straight double-double and his sixth of the season after scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Agbaji led the team with 19 points, including tying a career-high five triples, while sophomore Christian Braun contributed 18 points of his own with five rebounds and a team-leading six assists.

Kansas got off to a hot start by opening the game on a 5-0 run and controlled the pace of the game from the start. The KU offense served as a model of efficiency, committing only one turnover in the first 30 minutes as KU was able to go into halftime with a 39-27 lead.

After coming out of the locker room, Kansas caught fire and built upon their lead.  Agbaji went on a tear, scoring 14 second half points.

Bryce Thompson, who is recovering from an injury, saw action for the first time since January 11. Thompson brought added energy for the Jayhawks in the second half, scoring a total of eight points, while grabbing four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes of playing time.

The Jayhawks held the Cyclones to 20% (5-for-25) shooting from behind the arc and dominated in the paint, outrebounding ISU 44-32 and outscoring them 50-24, on their way to victory.

In a game where every Jayhawk saw action on the floor, all but two of them scored, as Kansas got 24 points from the bench.

With the win, Kansas improves to 14-7 overall and 8-5 in Big 12 play.

STAT OF THE GAME

6 – Tonight’s contest marks the sixth double-double of the season for Jalen Wilson, including his third-straight, which now leads the team for the most this season.

MOMENT OF THE GAME

With the shot clocking winding down at the end of the first half, Jalen Wilson threw up a three-point attempt and found the net to give Kansas a double-digit lead and the momentum heading into the second half.

UP NEXT

Kansas plays its second of back-to-back games at Iowa State on Saturday, Feb. 13. The contest will begin at 2 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on ABC.

Heading into the Feb. 11 game with Iowa State, Kansas leads the all-time series with ISU, 184-66, dating back to 1908. KU has won the last two, yet is 7-5 in the last 12 meetings. Kansas holds a 70-40 advantage in games played in Ames, including a 26-22 mark in Hilton Coliseum.





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?️ Former KU All-American Wayne Simien Named Host of The Jayhawker Podcast – Kansas Jayhawks


LAWRENCE, Kan. – The official podcast of Kansas Athletics, The Jayhawker, will feature a new host in 2021 and a name that will resonate with many fans. Former NBA Champion and Jayhawk legend, Wayne Simien, will jump in the host-seat and launch his first episode of the 2021 season next week. First on his list is with KU consensus All-America First Team honoree Sherron Collins, who was the 2010 winner of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award and a member of the 2008 NCAA Championship team. The episode will debut on Tuesday, February 16th.

“I am looking forward to hosting this season of The Jayhawker podcast,” said Simien. “We want to provide listeners with inspiration and insight as they get a detailed glimpse into the experiences of our some of our most storied Jayhawks. There are so many great stories to tell from the past, present and future, and can’t wait to dive into those and go on this journey together.”

Simien was a consensus All-American in 2005 and was a Wooden and Naismith award finalist his senior season with the Jayhawks. The 2005 Big 12 Player of the Year was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Heat and part of the team that won the 2006 NBA Championship.

Subscribe and listen each week as we take you on a journey and re-live some of the greatest moments in Jayhawk history. This all-encompassing weekly podcast will dive deep into the lives of former coaches, student-athletes, staff, broadcasters, family members and much more.

To subscribe to The Jayhawker and be notified each Tuesday when new episodes are available, click the following links for your preferred podcast platform: AppleSpotifyStitcher or Google Play. You can also follow The Jayhawker on Twitter and Instagram.





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