If you've watched the Jayhawks' games against subpar competition this season, you've likely gotten used to frustrating offensive dry spells and games that spend a lot more time in question than they have any reason to be. That theme did not play out Saturday as Kansas cruised past Wichita State at what I will continue to call the Sprint Center.
In the early going, Kansas did miss some open shots and Wichita State tied the game at 14 with just under nine minutes to go in the first half. After that, Kansas took flight and never looked back. From that point, Kansas went on a 37-13 run spanning the rest of the first half and the early second half. The Shockers were outgunned and never did anything even resembling getting back in the game, making this the first game Kansas has dominated wire-to-wire since Chaminade. You could make a case for the UMKC game reaching that level of domination, but in that game KU jumped out to a solid early lead and mostly set the cruise control from there. The foot was firmly on the gas in this one, up 59-36 by the first media timeout of the second half. The Jayhawks would ultimately start sitting some key players and held serve to come away with a win, 86-67.
Dickinson scored a game high 22 points, followed closely by Kevin McCullar at 20. Dickinson added 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block. McCullar had seven boards, but was inefficient on his way to 20 points, going just 5-14 from the field and 0-4 from deep. KJ Adams added nine, with a career high 11 rebounds with five assists. Dajuan Harris scored all six of his points on a pair of early threes, but would go on to add a game high nine assists with a pair of steals.
Kansas wraps up the non-con at 12-1. They get a week off to prepare for the start of Big 12 play, with a home game against TCU and a familiar face in transfer center Ernest Udeh next Saturday.