Kansas came away with another road win Saturday, this time over Shaka Smart and the Longhorns.
KU got off to decent enough start, but the offensive struggles they've been battling of late hit hard as the first half went on. A six and a half minute drought took the Jayhawks from up four to down eight. Kansas found a little offense toward the end of the half, but still went into the locker room down five, 31-26.
Texas scored the first bucket of the second half, but it was answered with a 10-0 run by the Jayhawks, putting them on top once again. Kansas never really took over after that, but they never relinquished that lead, either. For most of the second half, the Longhorns were battling to stay within one or two possessions. Devon Dotson had a low efficiency performance once again, but also had a few big offensive rebounds and some key shots down the stretch.
After a few late free throws, KU came away with a 66-57 win.
Dotson led the team in scoring with 21, but did so on 6-16 shooting. Udoka Azubuike put up 17 points with nine boards, and Marcus Garrett had 13 points with seven boards and a team high seven assists. He also had a scary moment early in the second half when his head hit the floor on a drive, but only missed a few minutes before returning.
KU will play the first installment of the 2020 Sunflower Showdown next, with a matchup in Lawrence with the Wildcats looming Tuesday at 6:00 Jayhawk Time.