The Kansas Jayhawks remain unbeaten after they beat the Tigers 76-70 Saturday night at Mizzou Arena. With the win, the Jayhawks move to 18-0 and will move up to at least #2 in the country following UNC’s two point loss.
The Tigers came out of the gate red hot, jumping out to a 7-1 lead. The game would go back and forth throughout the night with ten lead changes through the game.
The game really lacked much of a flow as the officials called a tight game and blew the whistle quit often. It appeared, and I’m not being a Mizzou homer here, but there were a lot of questionable calls that seemed to always go into KU’s favor. Not using that as an excuse, the fact is heading into the second half, with the score 38-36 at the half, KU extended their lead to as many as 8 with seven minutes to play thanks in large part to poor shot selection by the Tigers and a 38-14 advantage for KU on the defensive boards.
Stefhon Hannah led the Tigers with 23 points, Leo Lyons with 10. Four Jayhawks scored in double digits with guard Russell Robinson leading KU with 18.