Kansas Opens Season In Style, Beats Towson 100-54

LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 11: Naadir Tharpe #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks defends as Kris Walden #3 of the Towson Tigers controls the ball during the game on November 11, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Thomas Robinson scored about 5 seconds into the game and from that point on the rout was on as Kansas sprinted out to a 53-29 halftime lead and ended up winning 100-54.

Robinson was the game's leading scorer with 18 points (and could have had probably 10 more if not for missing a few easy ones) and was one of six Jayhawks in double figures.Travis Releford (14), Kevin Young (13), Tyshawn Taylor (12), Conner Teahan (11) and Jeff Withey (10) were the others.

The biggest positive for me was the three point shooting. Kansas was 10-23 from beyond the arc as a team, which included a 3-4 night from Conner Teahan. On the other side of the ledger, Elijah Johnson, who started out hot, finished 2-7 from beyond the arc. He compensated for that, however, with 8 assists and 0 turnovers.

In Naadir Tharpe watch, he was 2-5 from the field (1-4 from three) and had 6 points, 4 assists and 0 turnovers in his collegiate debut.

Kevin Young was surprisingly good as well, though I wouldn't expect his scoring output to continue given that a few of his points came of the breakaway dunk variety.

The lone negative seems to be rebounding, as Towson was bossing things down low for a large stretch of the night, but I'll take a closer look at that tomorrow.

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