12/07 20:31 CST No. 2 Kansas hands No. 20 Colorado first loss 72-58
No. 2 Kansas hands No. 20 Colorado first loss 72-58
By MADDY TANNAHILL
LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) --- Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and Devon Dotson added
18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 72-58 victory over No. 20 Colorado on
Saturday, snapping the Buffaloes' season-opening seven-game winning streak.
Ten days after claiming the Maui Invitational title, the Jayhawks (7-1) built
an early 6-0 lead over their former conference foes. David McCormack fueled the
hot start, contributing six of the Jayhawks' opening eight points.
Holding leading scorer Tyler Bey scoreless from the field through the first
half, Kansas used a 9-0 run to build a 19-9 lead. Colorado (7-1) shot 26.9%
from the field in the first half and that allowed the Jayhawks to take a 34-22
lead at halftime.
With Bey and D'Shawn Schwartz quieted, Evan Battey lead the way for the
Buffaloes, scoring 14 points on a 5-for-8 shooting.
Schwartz picked up a technical foul on a dunk that temporarily quieted the
raucous Kansas crowd, and Agbaji knocked down four 3-point baskets in the
second half to keep the Buffaloes at a distance.
Colorado forced 21 Kansas turnovers, but the Jayhawks shot 52.9% to outlast the
Kansas: The size of the Jayhawks overpowered Colorado inside, especially with a
two-big lineup, outscoring the Buffaloes 38-22 down low. The Jayhawks also
found some late success from outside, shooting 85.7% from 3-point range in the
second half after missing all six first-half attempts.
Colorado: With Bey contained by the swarming Kansas defense, the Buffaloes
struggled to find any momentum offensively, turning the ball over 17 times and
shooting 30% from the field.
Kansas: Hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Colorado: Hosts Northern Iowa on Tuesday.
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