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Jayhawks Roll Red Raiders 73-51

Big second half propels KU to victory.

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After a tight first half, Kansas ran away from Texas Tech in the second half and picked up yet another conference road victory.

The Red Raiders led the game 2-0 for basically the first two minutes of the game, but before they could blink, they found themselves trailing the Jayhawks by a 15-4 count.  Tech would fight back, however, eventually tying the game at 20 apiece after the under-8 timeout.  The teams would alternate empty possessions for a bit, but then Kansas would close out the first half strong with Wayne Selden hitting a three point bucket just before the horn giving KU a 27-22 lead at the break.

Kansas asserted themselves quickly in the second half.  By the first TV timeout, it was 40-27 Jayhawks.  By the next TV timeout, 49-34.  By the under-8 timeout, 63-39.  The Jayhawks would coast to victory and the final score read Kansas 73, Tech 51.

Wayne Selden led all scorers with 16 points on 5/9 shooting.  Perry Ellis added 14 more on 5/12 shooting.  Frank Mason chipped in 8 assists to go with his 10 points.

Kansas outrebounded the Raiders by a 36-29 margin.  Perry Ellis led the way with 9 boards while Cliff Alexander added five.

As a team, Kansas shot 11/20 (55%) from 3-pt range while holding Texas Tech to 4/18 (22%).  The Jayhawks did much better from the free throw line, getting 10/12 (83%) free throws to the Raiders 11/22 (50%).

Up next, Kansas will host Baylor on Saturday, February 14, at Noon Jayhawk time.