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Kansas runs away from Loyola 94-61

Jayhawks sleepwalk through first half; Crush Loyola in the second half.

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Not sure what was going on in that first half, as the Jayhawks only took a 40-36 lead into halftime.  The two squads were tied up at 34-all just a few minutes before the break.  However, KU started the second half on an 11-0 run and never looked back.  Kansas outscored Loyola 54-25 in the second half.

Final score - Kansas 94, Loyola 61.


Wayne Selden led all scorers with 18 points.  Four other Jayhawks scored in double figures: Ellis (15), Diallo (13), Mason (10), and Svi (10).

All of Diallo's 13 points came in the second half.

Mason led the Jayhawks with 4 assists.

It was truly a team effort on rebounding tonight, as five Jayhawks led the team with 6 rebounds each: Traylor, Ellis, Mason, Selden, Diallo.  However, KU only outrebounded the much smaller Greyhounds 47-40.

As a team, Kansas hit 8/20 (40.0%) from behind the arc.  Selden hit 3/6, but Svi only connected on 1/4.

For the third time in four games, Clay Young, Tyler Self, and Evan Manning got some PT.

Tyler Self even banked in a three-pointer.

There were four ties in the game, but KU never trailed.

The Jayhawks led for 37:31.


The first half was... unimpressive.

The second half was... fun.

Landen Lucas was held out for precautionary reasons.  He is dealing with a toe injury, but reportedly could have played if necessary.

Jayhawks missed a lot of layups, only hitting 9/16 in the first half (not sure what the full game total was).

Free throw shooting was bad tonight (12/26, 46.2%)

At times - especially in the first half - the Jayhawks played what I'll call "selfish" ball.  (And no, that's not a pun.)  There were too many possessions where whoever brought the ball up the floor just took a couple of dribbles and then hoisted up a long-range shot.  It definitely contributed to allowing Loyola to hang around for way too long.

Diallo was... impressive.

It's gonna be a good season, I think.

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KU will host Harvard on Saturday, Dec 5, at 2:15 PM in Allen Fieldhouse.  The game will be televised on ESPN2.