Scores

Final

Kansas State 71

(11-5, 0-2 Big 12)

Kansas 87

(12-4, 1-0 Big 12)

8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2009

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

1 2 T
KSU 24 4771
KU 37 5087

Top Performers

Kansas State: L. Colon 12 Pts, 6 Reb

Kansas: S. Collins 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

Kansas 87, Kansas St. 71

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Sherron Collins scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half, Tyshawn Taylor added 20 points and Kansas beat Kansas State 87-71 on Tuesday night in its Big 12 opener.

It was the 18th straight conference opening win for the Jayhawks, who've won the last four Big 12 titles.

Kansas (12-4, 1-0) jumped on Kansas State at the start, scoring the game's first 18 points. But the young Jayhawks got sloppy, letting Kansas State get within three before pulling away in the second half.

Cole Aldrich had 15 points for Kansas, which has won 34 straight games at Allen Fieldhouse and 37 of 39 meetings against Kansas State.

The Wildcats (11-5, 0-2) clawed their way back from the big early hole with pesky defense, but they couldn't keep Collins and Taylor out of the lane and had no answer for Aldrich inside.

Jacob Pullen led Kansas State with 13 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
KU
Points 71 87
FG Made-Attempted 25-64 (.391) 28-48 (.583)
3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 5-12 (.417)
FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 26-37 (.703)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 18

2008-09 Season

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