Kansas extended the nations longest winning streak with their 59-55 win over Kansas State in Manhattan. The Wildcats made a few runs at Kansas throughout the game, but in the end the Jayhawks made the plays needed to come away with the win. Kansas State had their largest lead of the game, 2 points, with 18:24 left in the game. The Wildcats would later find themselves up 1 later in the half before the Jayhawks took control of the game.
Kansas was led by guard Travis Releford who scored 12 points and dished out 3 assists. Releford spent much of his time guarding Kansas State’s top scorer, Rodney McGruder. Jeff Withey added went for a double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Ben McLemore also went for 11 points and 2 monster blocks. McLemore only played nine minutes of the first half after picking up two early fouls.
Kansas hit 45.7% (21-46) of their shots while KSU hit 35.1% (20-57) of their shots. 30 of KSU’s shot attempts were from three point range.
Kansas outscored KSU 26-16 in points in the paint.
KSU outscored KU 14-8 off turnovers.
KSU outscored KU 10-9 in 2nd chance points.
KSU outscored KU 14-6 in fast break points.
KU outscored KSU 14-6 in bench points.