KU used a huge second half surge to knock off Stanford in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon by an 89-74 final.
Kansas fell behind early 17-11 to Jerod Haase and his Stanford Cardinal, but that was as good as it would get for those wearing red. The Jayhawks ripped off a 22-6 run to take a 10-point lead at 33-23 with 5:43 until the half. KU would cruise into the break with a 43-35 lead.
Things got much worse for Stanford in the second half. The Jayhawks slowly built a 15-point lead, 70-55, following a Frank Mason layup with 9:30 to play, and the closest Stanford would get to Kansas the rest of the game would be 11 points. Tyler Self and company entered the game around the 1-minute mark, and the Rock Chalk Chant would echo through the halls of Allen Fieldhouse.
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Stanford’s Reid Travis led all scorers with 29 points, but was just 5-14 from the floor. 19 of his points came from the free throw line.
Frank Mason led KU with 20 points by shooting 7-10 from the floor.
Landen Lucas came back from his oblique injury to come off the bench for this one. Lucas scored 8 points on 2-5 shooting with 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.
As a team, KU shot 12-22 (54.5%) from behind the arc.
The Jayhawks are still not shooting well from the free throw line, only hitting 13-22 (59.1%).
Svi continued his scoring burst off the bench, dropping in 3-5 from behind the arc and 5-8 from the floor overall on his way to 13 points.
Dwight Coleby fouled out pretty quickly considering the minutes he played. Azubuike and Lucas also had 4 fouls each.
No Stanford players fouled out.
Kansas will host UMKC on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 PM inside Allen Fieldhouse.
We’ll have more on the Stanford game in the next day or two, but for now, the comments section is yours.