So much for Bill Self not being able to win in Lubbock, huh? The Jayhawks came out and immediately went to work inside, feeding Marcus Morris for the first three baskets of the game. Once the lead reached 10-2 after the first four minutes of the game, the outcome was never in doubt. Texas Tech couldn't find a shot on the offensive end and they showed no inclination of making it difficult for anyone in blue get to the basket on the defensive end. The final score was 88-66 and it wasn't anywhere near that close.
The defensive effort for the Jayhawks is going to be overlooked in this one but it shouldn't be. Texas Tech is a decent (not good) offensive team but tonight the only offense they could get were three point shots. Moving on to the offense, this was the balanced attack that was missing early in conference play and the type of performance that will get them deep in the tournament. Kansas had five players score in the double digits with Marcus Morris leading the way with 18 points followed by Thomas Robinson at 17 points. Another good offensive night for Brady Morningstar as well due to hitting almost everything he threw at the basket in the first half.
As for any possible negatives from this game, I guess you could look at free throw shooting on both sides. Kansas was 8-15 from the line, it didn't hurt tonight but you never know when free points will matter. On the other end, Texas Tech got to the line 18 times. That's not a ton of free throws but for a team that couldn't threaten on offense, it seems high to me.
Wrapping up, things are looking good for the Jayhawks since the Texas loss. Took care of Colorado in a tough environment, spanked around the Wildcats at home, and took a trip to Lubbock a few days later and dominated every part of the game. The team heads to Nebraska on Saturday for a rematch with the Huskers and the final regular season Big 12 game between the two teams.