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Kansas Pulls Away at Stanford

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NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Stanford Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Both teams had a sluggish start in Palo Alto, but fortunately, Stanford's was much more sluggish than KU's. The Cardinal nearly made it to the under-12 before getting their first points, as Kansas jumped out to a 15-2 lead. Things only got uglier from there as KU struggled to score while Stanford finally saw a few shots fall. At the under-4 it was 20-11, but the scoring picked up slightly from there, with the Jayhawks up 28-18 at the half. The two teams combined to shoot 17-55 (31%) from the field and 4-23 (17%) from three while turning it over 23 times.

The offense picked up, especially for Kansas, in the second half. Isaiah Moss, who's mostly been quiet this year, found his shooting stroke and would end up with 17 points and hitting four of seven from deep. Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji had 14 apiece, but on an inefficient combined 10 of 26 from the floor. In the end, KU ended up with the 72-56 victory.

Next up is the first game of conference play as the Jayhawks host West Virginia Saturday at noon Central Time.