LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Sherron Collins scored 17 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and helped spark a second-half surge that carried slow-starring Kansas past Jackson State 86-62 Saturday.
Struggling against Jackson State's 2-3 zone defense, the Jayhawks (7-1) trailed much of the first half and did not take a comfortable lead until Tyrel Reed scored eight straight points with a pair of free throws and two quick 3-pointers for a 56-42 advantage with about 13 minutes left.
Collins, after going 2-for-9 in a dreadful first half, also had five assists, five rebounds and three steals against the Tigers (1-8). He had career highs with five made and 10 attempted 3-pointers. Cole Aldrich had 13 points and eight rebounds for Kansas while freshman Tyshawn Taylor had a double-double with 10 and 11 assists.