Kansas scored the first five points of the game and early on you could tell that the Jayhawks were hungry for #12.
Tech hung close in the first half for a while, but before you could blink Kansas turned a 19-16 lead to 29-18. KU would eventually take a 37-29 halftime lead into the half.
Kansas came out possessed in the second half and opened up an 18-point lead. Tech would make a run at KU but could only get as close at 8 the rest of the way.
Final score: Kansas 67, Texas Tech 58
Svi Mykhailiuk led the Jayhawks with 17 points on 6/7 shooting from the field.
Mason (16) was the other Jayhawk scoring in double figures.
Graham, Mason, and Selden combined for 10 assists.
Mason had 3 turnovers.
Tech outrebounded Kansas 39-34. Lucas led the Jayhawks with 8 boards.
As a team, Kansas hit 9/21 (42.9%) from behind the arc.
Svi was 5/5 from 3.
Graham and Mason struggled from 3, combining for 1/8.
Tech was 6/16 (37.5%) from behind the arc.
Kansas went 10/15 (66.7%) from the free throw line.
Tech was 16/18 (88.9%) from the line.
What a game by Svi.
What a game by Gotcher as well. What a baller.
Tech played tough, but Kansas wasn't about to lose today.
Diallo saw more minutes than usual, and collected six rebounds.
Now that #12 is sown up, will we see more of Diallo, Bragg, and Svi in these last two games?
The Jayhawks travel to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns on Monday, February 29. The game is scheduled for an 8 PM tip (Jayhawk time) and will be televised on ESPN.